Top Places to Visit in Italy
If you say Italy, a lot of places are sure to go through your head. There are some that easily associate the place with the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Republic of Venice while some think about the Colosseum. For sure, whatever comes to mind, you want to make sure to be able to check them out yourself. It is just important to keep in mind that it was during 1870 that Italy became a unified country. Its rich history still goes back several centuries ago. In short, there are still a lot of places worth visiting in the country that is not filled with all these tourists.
This article will list down some of the underrated beautiful places waiting to be discovered in Italy besides the Republic of Venice. From ancient villages, the countryside, to the quiet islands, this article has got your covered. Make sure that you read until the end so you can visit them yourselves.
If you are looking for an amazing view of Italian villages, make sure that you check out Fiesole that takes you from Florence for 8 km. You can check out an amazing view right above the Tuscan City. It offers a charm on its own and is something that you consider going if you want some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of Ponte Vecchio. If you want to know of some remnants of the Romanesque period, make sure to check their town hall. You can also see events still being held in the Roman theater. There is no doubt that the hearts of history fans will be captured with this location. To get away from the busy city of Florence, this place will surely make the perfect day trip choice.
If you are interested in checking out the fuss surrounding the Republic of Venice, there is one place that you can visit. To get a glimpse of modern Republic of Venice, make sure to check out Carnivale. However, you might be bombarded with many tourists during the summer period. And yet, you can do and visit another place that would still let you appreciate Venice origins. Torcello is the place to be. Made up of 20,000 inhabitants, this is the where the Republic of Venice originated. Presently, the place has become an island of peace and quiet. If you want to check its cathedral, it has a Byzantine-Italian origin that dates back to about 639 AD.
If you want to know what mighty civilization Rome has encountered in the past centuries, you should check out and visit Veii. You can check Bronze Age origins rooting from its settlement as an Etruscan city-state. Sadly, in 396 BC, the Romans had wiped it out. If you want to get a glimpse of its ruins, make sure to look at the Veio Regional Natural Park. Be sure to take the time and go to Porta Ponte Sodo and the Tomb of the Ducks that started off respectively from the 5th century BC and the 7th century BC. The place also has ancient wall sections still intact.
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