Milan is fashion, design, finance and also art thanks to its precious heritage sites, famous architecture and esteemed masterpieces safeguarded in the city’s many museums. Stay a few days and explore the divine relationship between Milan and food, between its shops steeped in tradition and the inner-city farms that are a living testimony to ancient agricultural traditions.
Lively and elegant, always in movement, Torino is a charming city set at the foot of the western Alps, watched over by snowy peaks and the river Po. The first Capital of Italia invites you to discover its ancient and modern history, the palaces and museums, the parks and tree-lined avenues, the restaurants and historic coffee houses. Torino is a delicate balance between the rational Roman town layout, the measured pompous of Piemonte baroque and the originality of the modern and contemporary architecture. Stay in Turin for a few days and discovered it step by step strolling along its streets and magnificent piazzas.
Explore the most famous sights of the ancient centre of Florence. Tread in the tantalizing footsteps of more than 2000 years of tumultuous history. Florence became one of the greatest art capital the world has ever seen thanks to the works of famous artists during the Renaissance like Donatello, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio.
Plan to spend a few days at a UNESCO world heritage site. The Cinque Terre are five small villages embedded like stones in the rocks, steeply descending to the sea. You can actively hike from one village to another, or lazily rest, enjoy the water view and the soothing sound of the waves. Also, from one village to another, you can take a short train ride or a more panoramic boat ride (sea conditions permitting). A convenient daily pass, that can be purchased at any train station, is an easy, simple way to travel in Cinque Terre. Make time to discover their local culinary products (lemons, pine nuts, pesto, Ligurian olive oil, anchovies, capers) or to stop at one of the village enoteca to try their specialty dessert wine: Sciacchetra’.
A stay in Venice will no doubt deliver plenty of emotions. The Floating City is tightly packed with museums and galleries, spanning everything from ancient palaces and iconic century-old collections of art to more contemporary exhibits. You'll also want to listen to the city's classical music in an appropriate setting, such as in a deconsecrated church or at its iconic opera house La Fenice.
So much to see and do in Rome! From its ancient ruins to the Baroque, from the Vatican to Trastevere to the many shopping streets; from the futuristic districts of EUR to beautiful gardens to the wonders of modern architecture. It is the ideal path for visitors planning three to four day stay or more if you have no intention of missing out anything.
Palermo is the capital of Sicily. The area has been under numerous dominations over the centuries, including Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Greeks, Arabs, Normans and Spanish masters. Due to this past, to the cultural exchange that for millennia has taken place in the area, the city is still an exotic mixture of many cultures. Many of the monuments still exist giving the city somewhat unique appearance. The city also hosts it's rich vegetation of palm trees, prickly pears, bananas, lemon trees and so on. The abundance of exotic species was also noticed by the world-famous German writer Goethe who in 1787 visited the newly opened botanical gardens, describing them as "the most beautiful place on earth".
Stay a few more days in this truly beautiful region. You can choose a farm-house and enjoy the peaceful countryside, or choose one of the many spiritual destinations like Gubbio. Dotted with medieval hamlets and quiet hermitages, the Umbrian hills are enchanting. A few kilometres are enough to find yourself immersed in nature, with centuries-old beech woods, deep caves and mountains steeped in ancient legends.