We have all seen the film Gladiator, the epic story of a general turned slave and then finding his freedom by becoming a gladiator in the ancient city of Rome. The Roman empire lasted just over 500 years and stretched around much of the world, but let’s fast forward 2000 years and much of that ancient history can still be found standing around this majestic city of Rome, the capital of Italy. With its splendid buildings and ancient history still visible today; the Theatre of Marcellus, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla and probably the most famous of all, the mighty Colosseum.
Although Rome is a grand city and a must see for anyone choosing to visit Italy, Italy also has many more and equally majestic and wonderful places to see, which makes it one of Europe’s top destinations to visit. Italy holidays are not only popular with fellow Europeans but also for many people around the world, and with the rise of multi centre holidays it is now possible for you to visit more than just one Italian city. Multi centre holidays offer you the chance to combine two or more destinations into one fabulous, adventure packed holiday – designed around exactly what you want to do. Creating your own unique itinerary around Italy allows you to make the most of your trip, which can involve the glamorous city life of Rome, followed by a bit of island life on Capri, west of the mainland in the Tyrrhenian Sea. You could explore the Amalfi Coast visiting its many trendy seaside villages and towns, or even head to the fast paced city of Naples or the intriguing Pompeii.
Further north you could make a stop in Milan, Italy’s second largest city, and any trip to Milan wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Santa Maria Delle Grazie which is home to Da’ Vinci’s master piece ‘The Last Supper’. You could take a gondola trip down Venice’s canals or relax at the Italian Lakes. Drive through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany and visit the medieval city Florence, home to some of Italy’s finest museums and galleries, you could even climb to the top of Giotto’s tower to get some spectacular views.
There really is endless places to visit and explore, with numerous stunning beach resorts and enchanting towns and cities on offer. The people are welcoming, the cuisine is world famous, and it really does offer the holiday of a lifetime… what are you waiting for!