The country of great food, romance, high fashion, the country known for beautiful scenery, architecture, art and rich culture.
Charming Italy will leave you breathless.
Everyone who has had a chance to come to Italy, for sure has also wanted to go back again – I know I have… and that’s why I keep going back and always will.
In the following text I will present to you a couple of beautiful destinations to visit in the spring time.
Why spring you might ask?
Simply because it brings a breath of brightness, clear blue sky and the most gorgeous playful colors.
Every corner of this city tells a story.
It is situated in the Port of Trieste in the north of the Adriatc Sea. What makes Trieste different to other italian cities is the influence of Austrian architecture, because it used to be the main seaport of the Habsburg monarchy.
The biggest town square Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia lures visitors’ fascination with its magnificent architecture.
Also worth your attention and admiration is the fairytale-like Miramare castle which is set on the waterfront and surrounded by a beautiful botanical park.
An absolute must see is also the San Giusto castle if you want the most picturesque view of Trieste.
The one and only city of Venice – situated across a group of 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon and is reknown for its canals and gondolas.
My first visit to Venice was in the summer of 2011. and then in spring 2017. Both times I was enchanted and amazed by the beauty of the architecture and artwork.
Venice offers numerous churches, museums, galleries and also many romantic settings filled with emotions.
St Mark’s Basillica, the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, Santa Maria della Salute are only a few of the most famous sights in Venice that will leave you breathless.
This is a little fishing town with a few canals, of which canal Vena is the biggest and characteristic narrow streets.
Choggia is often called „Little Venice”.
Chioggia has many medieval churches, with the cathedral Santa Maria Assunta being the most famous and built in the 11th century.
The city I fell in love with is Ravenna. Because of its soul, history, misteriously enchanting streets and vibrant life of the city.
And that is exactly why Ravenna is such an attaction for tourists.
Ravenna is well known for its mosaics and countless monuments, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the famous architectures is Basilica of San Vitale.
Between 1819. and 1821 this town was the home of one of the world’s most famous poets: Lord George Byron.
It’s believed that he came to Ravenna through his love for Teresa Guiccioli, who was a married woman from a noble family. In this city Lord Byron wrote many of his famous works, including some pieces of “Don Juan”.
This beautiful city has inspired many famous writers such as Oscar Wilde and Dante.
Another city that stole my heart right away and to which I would gladly return anytime.
Visiting this city, located at the Adriatic Sea, will impress you with a handful of attractions.
Every year La Notte Rosa is celebrated, a festival that lasts from dusk until dawn and thus marks the start of summer season.
This probably most popular holiday destination in Italy doesn’t only offer great parties and fun, it also has a rich culture and an unmistakeable beauty.
Due to its rich history, Rimini has got many historical and artistic buildings and sights from the Romans: Arch of Augustus, Tiberius Bridge and still preserved parts of the Roman amphitheatre form the 2nd century.
Ferrara is a town surrounded by nine kilometers long wall that was mainly built in the 15th and 16th century.
The most important and also most beautiful architecture in Ferrara is the Castello Estense, which is in the middle of the city surrounded by the canal.
Palazzo dei Diamanti, that was named after the diamond shaped marble blocks in its exterior walls, is one of the most striking palaces.
This town is also known for its botanical garden Orto Botanico dell’Universita di Ferrara.
Even though this is a small town with about 50 000 inhabitants, it has many attractions.
The most notable sight is La Rotonda, the church of Beata Vergine del Soccorsobuilt in 1594, which has paintings by Venetian artists from the 14th to 18th century. Another famous attraction are the ruins of the Castle of Rovigo from the 10th century.
A picturesque city with ancient streets and numerous bridges over the river Bacchiglione, which is guaranteed to leave you in awe by its beauty.
Some of the beautiful sights you have to visit while you stay in Padova are: Palazzo della Ragione, Scrovegni chapel, Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Piazza Prato della Valle and Abbey of Santa Giustina.
What is interesting about Padova at the University of Padua, which is almost 800 years old, Galileo Galilei was a lecturer.
San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe and is surrounded by Italian territory.
San Marino is protected by three towers on the mountain Monte Titano, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
The Three Towers of San Marino were built between the 11th and 13th century and are one of the main attractions.
San Marino is the perfect place for relaxing and vacationing, especially for those in love with picturesque panoramas and nature.
Back in 2006 when I first came to Trieste, I fell in love with this amazing country. I fell in love with the language, culture, music, hospitality, friendliness, good hearted smiling people, the way of life…Since then Trieste has also been a regular destination of mine when visiting family.
Moreover a few years ago I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful capital of Italy, Rome. On that trip also went to Bologna and Florence, which both left me amazed by their beauty.
My lovelies, would you be interested in a post about my trips to those cities?
I appreciate every comment, advice or suggestion. Feel free to share your opinion with me.
I am curious to know whether some of you have visited Italy, and if so which cities. And if you haven’t yet been to Italy, is it on your list and which city are would you love to visit?
Lots of love,