|Italy as one of the most ancient European civilizations is
unknown to none. Italy had been the land of Roman Empire for
long. Today the country has a rich history and tradition that
speaks for itself and gathers tourists from all round the world.
Italy is a place known for its wonderful cities and their
archaic art and architecture. There are great Roman structures
like Roman Colosseum and Pantheon; the Sistine Chapel,
sculptures by maestros Leonardo, Michelangelo etc. and many more
attractions that can make your vacation a dream come true.
A Walk through the Italian Cities-
The cities of Italy are quite popular across the globe. For
instance the land of Julius Caesar i.e. the city of Rome also
known as the "Eternal City" has an aura of exotic Roman art and
architecture. Rome is famous for its architectural masterpiece
of the Colosseum, the National Gallery of Ancient Art which in
itself is a magnum opus and displays the work of Bernini,
Raphael and Titan. The Capitoline Museums houses the complete
history of Rome, the Gallery of Modern Art presents the 19th and
20th century at work by eminent artists and the Galleria
Borghese museum in Rome has the largest art collection in the
The city of Venice seeks no introduction. It is the city where
tranquility prevails and the beguiling art and architecture
makes everyone's day. The visitors are attracted by pulls like
the Grand Canal, the museums such as the Museum of Modern Art
and Museum of Oriental Art in the Santa Croce region of Venice,
which put at parade the art work from countries like Japan,
Indonesia and China. Also worth visiting are the Academy of Fine
Art and the Correr Museum known for its Renaissance art.
The fashion city of Milan has always been inviting visitors. It
is a primary economic and cultural center of Italy. Milan is
popular for the Romanesque architecture in the Lombardy region
of which Milan is a part; The Cathedral of Milan that is a
paradigm example of Gothic architecture. The Milan museums
include some of the fascinating museums in the world. For
instance the Brera Gallery that presents the tour de force of
geniuses like Raphael and Giovanni Bellini. You can also gaze at
the awesome "The Last Supper", Jesus and his disciples at the
Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
Since the entire Italy is swarming with museums and art, the
city of Florence too grounds few wonderful ones. The Uffizi
Gallery which is best known for the art work of Sandro
Botticelli - "Birth of Venus", Leonardo da Vinci's strokes, and
apart from these the Dutch, French and Spanish work of art it
Besides this, Florence is thronged for its delectable cuisine,
hill slopes and the oldest archaeologically significant region
of this place i.e. the Tuscany region. One among the wonders of
the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is nestled in the Italian
town of Pisa in the Tuscany region.
The Vatican City is a center of attraction in Italy
particularly for magnificent Sistine Chapel, designed by the
architect Baccio Pontelli and feathers added to it by Bernini.
The galleries of this Chapel present some of the exclusive art
works-paintings and sculptures like "run-of-the-mill", the
archaic bronze statue of Apoxyomenos, Michelangelo's sculpture
'The Pieta' and so forth.
After these Italy has many other cities that have always been
welcoming visitors with their pleasant surroundings and amazing
So one should, in one's life time definitely bask in the glory
of the skill of distinguished artists, painters and architects,
no where else but Italy.
About the author:
Mansi gupta writes about italian travel .
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