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Florence


The home of the Renaissance, Florence is a vast and beautiful monument, artistic and cultural reawakening of the 15th century. The best Renaissance art in Europe, where writers and artists such as Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Donatello turned the City into one of the world’s greatest artistic Capitals.
Florence first sprang to life as a Roman colony in 59 B.C. Captured by the Lombards in the 6th century, the city later emerged from the Dark Ages as an independent  city state. In time, power passed to leading noble families, of which the most influential were the Medici, a hugely wealthy banking dynasty. It remained under them for three centuries. By 1737 the Medici had died out, leaving the City under the Austrian control till Italian Unification in 1860.
Between 1865 and 1871 Florence was the capital of the new Kingdom of Italy.
Today Florence is Info & Booking

Naples


Naples (Napoli)…This is one of the oldest cities in Europe, where the contemporary urban fabric keeps the elements of its eventful history. The layout of its streets, its wealth of historic buildings that characterize different periods, gives to the site a universal value without equal, who has exerted a profound influence on much of Europe and beyond the boundaries of this.
The compact centre of Naples, filled with palaces, churches, convent and monasteries, revolves around just a few streets:
the Piazza del Plebiscito (It is named for the Plebiscite taken on October 2 in 1860 that brought Naples into the unified Kingdom of Italy ), it is bounded on the east by the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). It is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings of Naples during their rule of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies (1730-1860). Today the palace and adjacent grounds house the San Carlo Theatrea museumthe National Library of Naples and on the west the church of San Francesco di Paola with colonnades extending to both sides (the church is reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome).
The historical and noisy heart of the city Info & Booking

Paestum


Paestum, Latinized name of the term Paistom with which it was called after its conquest by the Samnites, is an ancient city of Magna Graecia called Poseidon, in honor of Poseidon, but was a devout also to Era and Athena. Found in more recent time as Pesto, a name kept until 1926, when it was renamed in the current version. The extension of the town is still clearly recognizable, enclosed by its Greek walls, as amended Info & Booking

Pompeii&vesuvius Park


POMPEII

Ancient Pompeii sprawls in a decrepit heap at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, which erupted in AD 79, destroying the town. Buried by stones and ash, and it lay undiscovered until the 17th century. In 1748 excavation began, revealing a city frozen in time. All around, buildings have survived, often replete with paintings and sculpture. Graffiti is still on walls, streets are paved; the ghosts of that distant past are almost tangible on the site. Highlights of the Ancient town are:

House of Vettii: one of the Pompeii’s finest house. The Vettii were Info & Booking

Rome


As the mayor says:”Rome dares to dream again“!
For many the name of Rome recalls the dreams, the idea of charm. It is like crossing from one world to another!
The Eternal City is still today one of the most suggestive places in the world, “The Caput Mundi“, an open museum which must be seen, at least, once in your life.

Today Rome is Italy’s political capital, the capital of Catholicism. As you peel through its fascinating and jumbled layers, you’ll find its buildings, cats, laundry, traffic, and 2.6 million people endlessly entertaining. And then, of course, there are its magnificent sights. Admire Europe’s most sumptuous building, the Borghese Gallery, and take an early evening Info & Booking

Siena And San Gimignano


Siena is the quintessential hill town, with Italy’s best surviving medieval skyline. Seven hundred years ago, Siena was a major military power in a class with Florence, Venice, Genoa. Siena and its historic center offers Italy’s best Gothic city experience; the first city in Europe to eliminate car traffic from its main square, Piazza del Campo.
Siena is just 50 kilometers away from Florence and 240 from Rome. Explore the center, Piazza del Campo, which is a great medieval square. the piazza is located at the heart of the city’s 17 contrade district, a series of parishes whose ancient rivalries are still acted out in the Palio which take place twice a year. Loyalty to the contrada is a must, and as you wander the streets you will see the parishes’animal symbol on flags, plaques and carvings.
The Palio is Tuscany’s most celebrated event and it occurs Info & Booking

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