Whilst the Italian cities are treasure troves of the country’s sizzling history they also offer exquisite shopping, enticing ruins, vibrant nightlife, amazing food and breathtaking sceneries.
Rome -Genoa- Florence -Venice-Milan
With a historic center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site , wonderful palaces, amazing shopping avenues, millennium-old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues ,graceful fountains and a growing night scene Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
What to do
Sightseeing is a must in Rome you have lots of options like Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum .
Walk along the River Tiber, Trevi fountain, Piazza Navona and villa Borghese gardens.
Meander through Via Cola di Rienzo, the commercial heart of the Prati neighborhood just north of the Vatican, it is a popular shopping destination for Romans.
Castel Romano Designer outlet would be a good bet for bargains.
With cozy alleyways, exquisite cuisine (notably fish and seafood), renovated old port, dazzling sights (including one of Europe’s biggest aquariums), pastel-colored terracotta-roofed houses, artistic churches, charming seaside villas, and also several luxurious boutiques, Genoa is a must see
Search for the whimsical lighthouses and the charming fountain of Piazza de Ferrari.
Visit the gorgeous Cathedral of Genoa.
Via Caffa is the most popular outlet for designer labels, while Almanacco and Betty Page sell a wealth of pre-owned, vintage couture pieces, enough to please the most discerning shoppers.
You can shop at the Serravalle Designer Outlet easily reachable by bus.
Unveil the charm of Florence and walk through the charming medieval streets hiding over 80 museums, magnificent churches and basilicas, the splendid Vecchio Bridge and a tantalizing cuisine rich in olive oil.
One of the gems of Italy is the awe-inspiring Cupola Del Brunelleschi and its smashing paintings.
To get a great overview of the city, you have plenty of choices: climb the dome of the Cathedral or Giotto’s Bell Tower which is much easier or head for Piazzale Michelangelo or climb a bit further to the church of San Miniato al Monte, a sublime 11th century masterpiece, with superb Renaissance sculptures. At the hour of vespers, the place becomes magical with the chants of the monks
Serious shoppers can spend a blissful afternoon exploring the shops of Piazza Santo Spirito.
There are also a few places to buy things, from the high-end jewelry stores lining the Ponte Vecchio to some of the most famous shops in the world; Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, Prada, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Buccellati, Frette, as well as many more wonderful shops that aren’t yet world famous.
Discover the bargains of Barberino designer outlet.
You can buy some amazing leather jackets or shoes from La Pelle shop or Wilma Firenze.
Ride a gondola and cruise through the whimsical canals, the amazing restaurants the waterfront palazzos, majestic palaces and churches, operas and classical music performances, art galleries, fresh pasta and pastries. Even though it is one of the most touristic destinations, Venice has retained its fascinating atmosphere and romantic charm.
What to do:
Visit piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sights and Ducal palace.
Take a boat tour to Grand Canal.
Don’t come back without the ubiquitous awesome carnival Venetian mask.
You can find it at MondoNovo Maschere: One of the oldest mask-making shops.
Shoppers can delve into the glorious collection of labels in Piazza San Marco.
30min away from Venice you will find the MC Arthur Glen outlet Noventa-di-piave Designer outlet
Trade-fair complexes, sparkling nightlife, the prestige of opera at La Scala, elegant towns , opulent gardens , bewitching lakes, Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where creativity and fashion are a must. It’s also a city with ancient roots and extraordinary treasures.
Visit the Duomo, the Sforza Castle and La Scala opera.
Discover the enchanting Cathedral of Milan.
Try the outlets around the corso Vittorio Emanuele II, where you will find awesome bargains. Serious shopaholics should invest in a copy of the factory outlets bible Scoprioccasioni.
Among Milan’s best known and longest established outlets is Il Salvagente (‘the lifesaver’), which has three floors of top stuff for men and women, all carefully arranged by size and color.
Equally worthwhile bargains can be found at discount outlets with more convenient, central locations – places like Dmagazine Outlet.