Italy Holidays

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Imagine yourself roaming around on a water steamer and grasping the beauties and the most striking artistries in the world around you as well as getting into the very pit of the gladiator's fight. Isn't it amazing? Isn't it Dreamy? We at citrusholidays.co.uk have brought you a brilliant offer to travel your amazement and dreams through our Holiday Deals.

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A Spoonful of Italy Before Your Visit If you were to grow up in the best of all places it would be Italy. Italy is all about three things- Tradition Passion and Pride. It is a country famous for many things be it food be it wine or be it about artefacts. It is a country said to have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country in the world. Italy has inspired thinkers artists and writers for centuries and it would not be wrong to say that Italy has given a vast contribution to Literature art and philosophy. From the architectural designs to the culture there is always an abundance to talk about when it comes to Italy. Italy is about many things and one of those things is Passeggiata- an evening walk or stroll for socialising purposes participated by all age groups. Talk about food and wine no one knows about the discovery of Pizza. It was made famous by Naples and since then Pizza is the primary food of Italy. Moving further Italy has its cultural heritage downing on the cities still inclined with traditionalism and history. There is always more architecture more food more history and more legends just waiting for your acknowledgement. Let your travel kick off list starts with Rome and Venice.

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Rome- Rome a city of gladiators also known as The Eternal City. The ancient Rome was known to be eight times more densely populated than modern New York. During centuries Rome grew into a dominant empire rising during the rule of Marcus Aurelius in 161-180 A.D. Just like the ancient city todays Rome built on seven hills: Capitolino Palatino Quirinale Viminale Esquilino Celio and Aventino. The central area is called Campo Marzio named after the Roman god of war and was the ancient army’s training grounds. It is where many of the famous sights located. Other well-known areas are Trastevere on the other side of the Tiber River and Monti. Little Pigneto is considered the most typically Roman neighbourhood. Things to do and see in Rome: Rome is one of a kind. No other city - not even Athens Istanbul London or New York - has as many world-class sites as Rome. Walking down Via del Fori Imperiali towards the Colosseum will impress even the most spoiled and shopping-crazed teenager. The city has so much to offer. In addition to the Roman heritage there are also Medieval neighbourhoods well- designed squares colourful markets and of course Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. A Roman guide suggests a few other places that a must see. Venice- Venice is a place known for its beauty as well as its enchantment. A city built miraculously on water has many tourist temptations to look up for including the remarkable history of traditionalism and contemporary artistry. The most attractive part about visiting

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Venice is its beautiful monuments and artefacts Leave the other tourists at St Mark’s square and the Rialto Bridge and explore the maze-like little neighbourhoods instead. The most striking areas and islands are Cannaregio SanPolo/Santa Croce Dorsoduro San Marco and Castello. Things to do and see in Venice: The Doges Palace- The Doges Palace locally known as the Palazzo Ducale used to be the residence of the Doge of Venice and also space where the government could lodge. The court and the prison both were located within the palace walls albeit since 1923 the building is better known as a museum. Canal Grande- Canal Grande is the longest canal in town almost 4 km long and 90-metre- wide in some parts with an average depth of 5 metres. Public transport is available in the form of vaporetti - water buses- gondolas and water taxis. Venice has a large variety of restaurants. As usual with Italian cities the best dining experience can be enjoyed at a simple neighbourhood trattoria off the tourist crowd. Venice has many culinary specialities like bigoli in anchovy and mushroom sauce or castraure—tiny artichokes with Parmesan shavings and olive oil. Lets move to more destinations for us to explore-

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Naples- The historic city of Naples was founded about 3000 years ago as Partenope by Greek merchants. Later an agreement took the name of Palepolis the old city and in 475 BC it became Neapolis-the new city. Under various phases of foreign rule the city developed continuously until it became the capital of the most important of the pre-unification states the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The rulers of that Kingdom the Bourbons constructed a magnificent palace in nearby Caserta and filled the city with historic structures of all kinds. Things to do and see in Naples: The historic centre of Naples with its splendid palaces and its democratic and vigorous working-class districts is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Naples also boasts an underground city as well as its famous picturesque views. Moreover this courteous city marked by contrasts and democratic traditions the annual miracle by San Gennaro’s ‘blood’ turned liquid in front of the eyes of his followers. Naples is famous throughout the world primarily because of pizza which youll discover only constitutes a small part of the rich local cuisine and popular music with famous songs such as O Sole Mio. Florence- A Latin word Florentia—literally "florid city"—was the name given by the Romans to this settlement founded in I century AD along the Arno river at the foot of Fiesole an Etruscan city whose ruins are visible on the hill which dominates the city. The flowering of Florence in art culture and international trade began in the 13th century and reached its peak in the 15th century under the reign of the Medici family who ruled over the city for more than three

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centuries. Everywhere you turn in Florence you find extraordinary works of art and architecture which attract almost 8 million tourists every year—from the Palazzo Vecchio to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery to the Cathedral with its magnificent dome and the tower designed by Giotto every square of Florence is flourishing with talent and art. Things to do and see in Florence: Florence is a place best known for its Food. It is known for the combination of the fresh ingredients and homemade sauces proceeding from its extended countryside. Of course the list kicks off with Florences most renowned dish Bistecca Alla Fiorentina or Florentine Steak as well as Ribollita and Pappa al Pomodoro which literally means "Reheated" a traditional Tuscan dish a soup made with stale bread tomatoes beans usually cannelli and any other in-season vegetables along with some herbs. In Florence there is so much to see and experience outdoor that pleasant weather is ideal and the alternation of good Italian Ice-cream can make your holiday unbeatable. In extension the century city of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year ranked as one of the world’s most visited destination by Euromonitor International. As you can see it is only a fraction of the places to discover and get the idea of what Italy is all about. It is all about its tradition people jaw-dropping artefacts and unforgettable memories of this beautiful paradise that will remain forever in your mind and make your Italian holidays worth remembering.

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