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    Attractions

    The Colleseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

    The one ticket gives you access to all three of these archeological treasures and its worth devoting a day to explore them properly. Awe inspiring.

    St. Peter's Basilica

    We couldn't miss this one. The Vatican, St Peter's square and fountain, wandering round them is an interesting experience of chills and awe. I really can't describe it other than it's a mistake to not visit for at least an hour.

    Mark

    Monastero dei Benedettini

    I thoroughly suggest taking a guided our around here, the monastery is beautiful, and our guide was very knowledgeable. We even got to go into some parts that were not open to public access. It's interesting to see and learn about the changes that had to be made during an earthquake and when lava flowed through during an eruption nearby.

    Mark

    Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

    Stunning. Absolutely stunning. There is so much detail in everything - carvings, banisters, staircases... The sculpture of Saint Teresa doesn't look like it could be made of hard marble, her clothes look soft and fluid. The church itself is a masterpiece, don't just rush through here.

    Mark

    Museo di San Marco

    We spent quite a while wandering through here - the atmosphere and architecture were absolutely stunning. The works by Fra Angelico we just awe inspiring. The museum used to be a convent and church and it was interesting to see the 43 monk's cells, the small area they called home.

    Mark

    Places To Eat

    Life

    Ia perfect location not far from the Spanish Steps, Life specialise in a quirky modern take on traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on luxurious ingredients such as black truffles and fresh lobster.

    Tenuta del Gelso

    A beautiful winery and restaurant. Ariana taught us all about their wine making process and we took a walk though the orange orchard. We sat at a window and looked out onto the vine yards while we ate. Our lunch was delicious, especially the sweet, juicy oranges we got to taste.

    Mark

    La Porta Del Principe

    This place is so beautiful and romantic. Coming from a guy, I know, but it was juts fantastic sitting outside in the garden with the restaurant in the background, softly lit and ivy crawling up the walls. The staff were very nice and made us feel special even though there were many other couples and groups eating that night.

    Mark

    La Prosciutteria

    It was very busy when we arrived, but we were lucky and got a table pretty quickly. It was a perfect way to end the day, having a meat and cheese platter and a couple of glasses of wine. It's not a fine dining experience but the rustic kind of atmosphere makes it better.

    Mark

    I' Pizzacchiere Restaurant

    Real Italian pizza.... mmmm! This is a family owned restaurant favourited by tourists and locals, so we knew it would be good, so god in fact that we went back two more times! The napoli and marinara were great, and our two pizzas plus two beers only cost 26 euro.

    Mark

    Traveller Tips

    Stay overnight at Orvieto

    Ovieto is a beautiful town, teeming with tourists during the day. But by night, they've got into the buses and gone. Stay a night or two to enjoy Orvieto without the throngs.

    James

    Book in advance

    Because there are so many tourists in Rome, it's a good idea to book tickets in advance if you don't want to spend hours waiting in line to see the most popular attractions. Sometimes advanced bookings earn discounts too!

    Mark

    Easy access

    Getting to and from the airport can be a hassle if there is a lot of traffic - and there often is! The best way is to take the train from the airport into the city or vice versa.

    Mark

    The hills are alive...

    Arezzo is built on an incline, so most of the places you walk will be uphill - wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.

    Mark

    Cycle around Elba

    Porto Azzuro is a perfect place to stay on Elba, and you can get to know the island by biking to secluded beaches. The island is only about 200 sq km so once you have your favourite spots you can get there easily by bike.

    James

    Facts about Italy

    In the shadow of a mountain

    Catania lies under Mt Etna and has experienced a number of devistating lava flows and earthquakes because of it. However, the entire old part if town was rebuilt in a beautiful Baroque style... with lava!

    Mark

    Oval shaped roads of Panicale

    Panicale is a beautiful hilltop town, and its roads follow an oval shape around the hill.

    James

    Perugino, Renaissance artist

    Citta della Pieve is a very beautiful town, and was home to the Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino. Many of his works can be seen in the town.

    James

    Mineral Springs of Parrano

    Parrano is a beautiful medieval town, and one of its unusual attractions is the mineral springs used for hydrotherapy.

    James

    Main piazza of Todi

    Todi is a very beautiful town. Most of Todi's impressive medieval buildings face onto the main piazza.

    James

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