Italy - Attractions
Tuscany is, typically, one of vine-covered hills, cypress woods, remote hilltop villages and fields of sunflowers. Chianti, the best-known Italian wine, is made in the area north of Siena, and several wine cellars are open to the public.
Discover the sights of Turin. Its Egyptian Museum is the second-largest in the world after Cairo. The city's symbol is the Mole Antonelliana, housing the Museum of Cinemas. A copy of the famous Turin Shroud may be viewed in the cathedral.
Milan (Milano), appreciate Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, which may be viewed at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. La Scala remains the undisputed world capital of opera.
In Genoa (Genova), the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, go and see the Galleria di Palazzo Bianco. It has an exceptional collection of paintings by Genoese artists.
Understand how first-century Romans lived their daily lives when you see the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, engulfed in the great eruption of AD79.
Visit the Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Franciscan order of monks.
Art and Culture
Florence the font of learning from languages to architecture. Italian language and art courses are available throughout Italy. Language courses are often complemented by subjects such as cooking or architecture. Art courses are offered by the Palazzo Spinelli and Università Internazionale dell'Arte in Florence.
Piazza del Campo
Stand in the stunning Piazza del Campo in Siena, the shell-shaped heart of this walled medieval city in southern Tuscany. Amazing views can been seen in the morning or at sunset.
Ancient Greek Locations
Sail to Sicily to see the remains of successive invading cultures. The most important ancient Greek sites include the temples of the Valle dei Templi at Agrigénto, said to be better preserved than any in Greece itself. The catacombs at the Capuchin Monastery contain thousands of mummified bodies.
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