If you are looking to hop on a vespa, throw some coins in the Trevi Fountain and stuff your face with spaghetti, a tour of Italy with Israel Tour is your best bet. You can choose from our three tours: Cia Roma (in which you explore Italy’s beautiful capital), Florence Cradle of the Renaissance (where you can step back in time to the ultimate Renaissance city), the Glory of Venice (where you can indulge in the city of gondolas and marble palaces), or you can create your own custom crafted tours. Whatever floats your gondola! In this blog post, Israel Tour explores the most popular tourist attractions in the three famous Italian cities in which we offer tours.
Rome is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, so it’s no surprise that the Italian capital is jam-packed with fun once in a lifetime things to do. These include (but are in no way limited to): the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon and the Coliseum. The Trevi Fountain is placed among a bunch of cool hotels and great shopping and nightlife and is one of the most ubiquitous parts of Rome culture. Finished in the 18th century, the Trevi Fountain is one of the best examples of the baroque architecture that Rome is so famous for. Toss a coin in the fountain, smooch your lover, eat gelato outside- all at the Trevi Fountain. Another must-see attraction is St. Peter’s Basilica, an active catholic church located in Vatican City. It’s more than worth the 323 step trek to the top of the basilica, for a view of the city unlike any other. Another great way to experience the basilica is to attend a church service. Lastly, before you leave Rome, you have to check out the Pantheon and the Coliseum. The Pantheon was a former pagan temple where you can pay homage to former Italian kings and Raphael, the artist. The Coliseum is similarly historical and architecturally striking, the site of many bloody gladiator fights is an engineering wonder.
The home of the Renaissance boasts a lot of cool cultural and historical attractions, many based around art, not surprisingly. Israel Tour ranks a few here. Our favorites are the PIazza della Signoria and the Duomo. The Plazza della Signoria is a free, open-air museum where you can soak up Florence culture and the Duomo is a cathedral that also serves as Florence’s epicenter and number one attraction. Don’t miss out on either sight!
The historical charm of Venice (not to mention the romantic gondola rides) is the main reason most people visit this city that is so ubiquitous in Italian culture, but you should definitely try to get out and see the sites as well. Some of our favorites at Israel Tour are: St Mark’s Basilica and the Rialto Bridge. St Mark’s Basilica is an architectural wonder of a church that sits on a must-see piazza of the same name. The Rialto Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Grand Canal, the epicenter of the city where you can hear music playing, see gondolas floating and eat the best food of your entire lifetime.