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Let’s see few of Italy’s tourist attractions Puglia is most famous for its idiosyncratic, conical-roofed trulli houses, and its fabulous masseria hotels which have been converted from traditional fortified manor houses. But the long coastline makes it a good choice for a seaside holiday, and the appeal of the historic medieval ports of Bari and Brindisi, as well as the city of Lecce are often overlooked. Because its so far south, Puglia is also great for an early or late season break. By May it will already be properly warm and the strawberries and peaches will be ripening.
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At the base of Mount Vesuvius is the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. Nearly 2,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption destroyed Herculaneum. However, just like its larger rival Pompeii, the eruption and resulting layer of mud preserved and fossilized much of the architecture. Visitors to Herculaneum can see original homes, refurbished to appear as they did 2,000 years ago, as well as fossilized skeletons, ancient advertisements and beautiful mosaics that showcase art from millennia past.
The city of Ravenna in Northern Italy was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and today it is best known for the Basilica of San Vitale. The basilica was constructed in the sixth century, and it is home to an extensive collection of mosaics. These mosaics depict stories from the bible, and they cover every inch of the available surface in certain rooms. Bold designs and a cacophony of color make these Ravenna mosaics a popular spot for religion, architecture and art enthusiasts in Italy.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, also known as La Torre Pendete, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. Tourists love to take funny pictures with the tower like they are pushing the tower with their hands or legs and bending it. Actually the tilt of the tower made it the most famous. The tower was built over a 177 years of time. In 1173, when the construction of the tower started for the first time, the tower started to sink because of a defectively laid foundation, causing the tilt we currently see. Around a century later, in the second half of the 14th century, the construction of the tower was completed. From 2001, tourists are allowed to climb up the stairs of the leaning tower to have an amazing view of the entire Pisa city.
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In the 79 AD’s eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the city of Pompeii and nearby areas was mostly buried and destroyed under 13 to 20 ft (4 to 6 m) of pumice and ash, and consequently preserving the city in its condition from that historic day. Excavation of the city of Pompeii has provided a marvelous view and insight of people living there around 2000 years ago. Currently, Pompeii is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Italy. Every year, around 2.5 million tourists visit this ancient city of Pompeii.
Carved out of white tuff rock and baked by the Mediterranean sun, the Sassi form a city complex of prehistoric dwellings, many of which are mere caves located on the rooftops of other houses. A maze of underground labyrinths and caverns hides relics of such distant a time that one finds it hard to believe the city was built by men. Hailed to be an outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, the Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera have been classified by UNESCO as a legacy left by allegedly the first human residents in Italy.Tags: Private Italian vacation rentals, Vacation homes in Italy, Vacation in Italy