Italy, a country in parts of Southern Europe that is famous throughout the world has many beautiful historic cities, both in terms of architecture and history. No doubt, the country bordering France and Switzerland is one of the tourist destinations that are visited by tourists all over the world. For those of you who intend to vacation in this country, there are those who ask to make a list of the places you visit so as not to be confused because Italy has many tourist destinations. Here are some tourist attractions in Italy that are suitable to enter in the list of places you visited:
10 Famous Tourism Spots in Italy
It is a tourist spot in Italy that is already very well known throughout the world. It seems incomplete if you go on vacation to Italy without visiting this phenomenal building. Yes, is the Colosseum, Located in Rome, the capital of Italy? Colosseum is a historic building with a unique architecture. It was built around the years 72 to 80 AD by Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian Dynasty. Colosseum stands like a football stadium, it is said that the Colosseum can accommodate a large audience of up to 55,000 people with 80 entrances. This elliptical building has a height of up to 48 meters with a size of 188 meters x 156 meters. This building is also known as the Flavian Amphiteatre.
As one of the attractions, the Colosseum is always visited by tourists both local and international. The number of visitors even increases during the summer. For those of you who intend to visit this place, it helps you come in the morning to avoid crowding with other visitors. For information, Colosseum’s opening time is 08:30 local time, while the closing time is about one hour before the sun sets.
The Pantheon is a temple from the Roman Empire which has now been converted into a Roman Catholic Church. The building is located on the edge of the central square of Rome or Piazza della Rotonda, adjacent to Piazza Novona. The distinctive feature of this building is its high pillars on the terrace, which later on today inspired many designs for buildings such as libraries, universities, government buildings, and so on.
The Pantheon was designed around 27 BC as a temple. The construction itself was completed in 126 CE, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. As its original purpose, the Pantheon was a temple that served to worship Roman gods. However, a fire broke out in 80 AD and left the front pole building (Portico or front porch). Then, Emperor Hadrian fixed it and added the Rotunda, a circular building, to the interior of the Pantheon. Then, since 609 AD, the Pantheon converted into a church until around 1885 AD In addition; the Pantheon was also used as a place to bury the national heroes of Italy such as King Emmanuel I and Raphael, Renaissance painter.
Piazza Navona is a very large and beautiful square, located in the center of Rome, west of the Pantheon. Especially in the afternoon, this busy location is used as a place to relax by both locals and tourists. In fact, it is recognized that the strongest attraction of Piazza Navona is in the afternoon. On the right and left side of the Piazza Navona there are rows of magnificent buildings typical of European architecture. Restaurants are also widely available here which is certainly very crowded, especially in the afternoon for those who want to enjoy the beautiful scenery while sitting eating typical Italian dishes.
In Piazza Navona there are three fountains namely; Fountain of the Four Rivers at the top there is a statue of the Obelisk of Domitian, then there is Fontana del Moro which has four Tritons (sea gods who have lower bodies such as dolphins) in the pool, and finally the Fountain of Neptune. For those of you who want to admire these three fountains from a short distance, there are places to sit around them so that visitors won’t get tired of standing. In addition, if you visit Piazza Navona, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the giant Baroque Sant’AAgnese church in Agone which is on the back side of Piazza Novana. Guaranteed you will be amazed by how big this one church is.
Castel Sant ‘Angelo
Castel Sant ‘Angelo is an ancient building which is actually a cylindrical castle. Castel Sant ‘Angelo is also known as Castel Hadrian, because when the Roman Emperor died in 138 AD, his body was buried in this place. Not only Hadrian, other Roman emperors were also buried here. Castel Sant ‘Angelo is located on the right bank of the Tiber river and is connected to the entire city on the Ponte Sant’ Angelo (Hadrian bridge), which was the original building of this bridge built around the 17th century. Along the bridge Hadrian is decorated by various marble statues which are considered as the embodiment of angels in various poses. Be one of the main attractions when you want to go to Castel Sant ‘Angelo.
Castel Sant ‘Angelo can be said to be a multifunctional building. Because, in addition to being used as a meal for Roman emperors, this building also changed its function several times as a fortress, military barracks, prison, residence of the Pope, part of the city wall, until the last one at the same time is its function until now is as a national museum. The building is located in Lungotevere Castello, you can visit it every day with opening hours starting at 09.00 am local time.
As the name suggests, one of the fountain attractions is located in Trevi, Rome. Compared to other fountains throughout Italy, the Trevi Fountain is the largest and most famous fountain in the entire world. This Baroque Style fountain has a height of 26.3 meters and a width of 49.5 meters. Built in 1732 AD by order of Pope Clement XII and designed by Nicola Salvi. Trevi Fountain is decorated with many statues that tell of “Taming of the Waters”, someone who tames the water.
In the middle of the Trevi Fountain there is a statue depicting Poseidon or Neptune, the God of the Sea, riding a battle chariot pulled by two sea-shaped sea monsters, while later held by Triton, the dolphin-tailed god. Described how the horse’s expression; some are calm and some are restless, which illustrates the changing state of the sea. Then on the left side of the statue of Neptune is the Abudance relief symbolizing prosperity, pouring water from a jug. On the right side there is Salubrity; symbol of health, is holding water that is drunk by a snake. The purpose of this story is to illustrate the story of the construction of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct, along with one of its developers, Agrippa.
Besides being admired by its majestic design, the Trevi Fountain is also famous by its myths; the myth of throwing a coin in a pond. That said, whoever throws a coin is believed to be able to return to visit this city someday. So, tourists flock to perform this ritual with the rules; the pitcher must turn his back to the side of the fountain. Every day, it is estimated there are around 3000 Euros collected in the pool. However, all the coins are not arbitrarily left unchecked but are collected for later use as subsidies to the poor and those in need. Indirectly, perform this ritual, meaning you are also at the same time doing charity.
The decision of Pope Julius II in 1506 to buy Laocoon, a first-century marble statue discovered by a wine farmer in Rome, was the right decision that finally made the largest museum in the Vatican one of the most visited tourist destinations. During the 500 years of its acquisition, the Pope really succeeded in making the Vatican Museum a popular place. With so many works of art that adorn this museum, as Pope Julius II is an art lover.
Visitors can admire the greatness of Michelangelo’s works beautifully carved on the walls of the Sistine Chapel. Meanwhile, to witness the beauty of the work of Raphael the Renaissance artist and the Laocoon statue, there is another part of the museum. Although visiting hours vary, generally the Vatican Museum can be visited at 08:45 local time, until the afternoon. Starting from Monday to Saturday, but sometimes on Sundays are still open. The Vatican Museum is mainly closed on holy days.
Milan is one of the cities in Italy that is famous for its fashion and has long been one of the direction of the world fashion mecca. But apparently, the appeal of the capital city of Probincia in Milano, Regione Lombardia is not only in terms of fashion. There is one tourist attraction that is quite famous in Milan, namely artificial natural tourism in the form of a vertical park located in a shopping center Fiordalisa Shopping Center. That said, this park is the highest vertical park in Europe, even in the world.
It was conceived by Le Corbusier from France, with Francesco Bollani and his team from Montpellier in France as the architect. In Milan’s vertical park there are about 44,000 types of plants, while the total area of 1,263 square meters. This vertical park has existed since 2010, but only about 2 years later received recognition as the largest vertical park in the world, beating one of the largest parks in Madrid (which covers 844 square meters).
Gianicolo Hill offers the best view of Rome from the top of the hill which lies between the Vatican and Trastevere. Because of its location on a high place, the hill Gianicolo also has several historic buildings that are used for religious purposes. To reach the Gianicolo hill, you can start from Puri San Angeli on the edge of the Tiber River, followed by a fairly steep hike starting from Via Urbando VIII. It takes about an hour on foot to reach the top of Gianicolo, but believe me, all the fatigue and fatigue will be paid off by the treats that you see on the hill later. Even along the way to the hill you will be interrupted by interesting places such as the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital. Gianicolo Hill is most suitable as a destination to enjoy the sunset view and the night atmosphere of Rome.
At the top of the Gianicolo hill there is a historic cannon Gianicolo Cannon. Every day, at 12.00, this cannon will be fired into the air as a signal to all churches in Rome to ring a bell simultaneously. In addition to the Gianicolo Cannon, there is the Piazza Garibaldi park, where around it we can see luxury residences of the world ambassadors. There is also an Acqua Pauloa fountain that inspires the Trevi Fountain fountain. Adjacent to Acqua Pauloa, the church’s 9th century church stands; San Pietro in Montorio, Which church is intended for St. Peter, because according to local belief, this is where St. Peter was crucified upside down. Down from the hill Gianicolo, you are still treated to a beautiful view of the old city of Rome called Trastevere which has beautiful and romantic building architecture. In addition, Trastevere also offers typical Italian treats at restaurants standing along the road at affordable prices.
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the historical buildings in the city of Bergamo. Especially for those of you who like historical places, then you should not miss this one building that has the uniqueness and beauty that is in it.
This place has a number of historical relics in ancient times that you might not have known, so it’s no wonder that many visit this place to find historical relics in the past that will provide knowledge and usually researchers or teenagers who are doing research on historical sites which has a variety of unique and historical relics in the past.
Cinque Terre is a small colorful city in the Riviera region of Italy. For those of you who have been satisfied tapping into the hustle and bustle of the city of Italy, it never hurts to visit this one place. Cinque Terre is a unique city with colorful buildings. This has been true for centuries and has been maintained until now. The location is not far from the edge of the Mediterranean sea so Cinque Terre can also provide you with delicious sea food.
Cinque Terre has been designated by UNESCO as one of the worlds protected heritage sites. Cinque Terre which means five regions, extending from north to south, consists of five villages namely Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.