One of many great things to do in the Vatican City is to climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica, that’s if you’re not afraid of narrow, curvy staircases! The view from the top of St. Peter’s Square and Rome is phenomenal!
The Nottolini aqueduct (named after its architect, Lorenzo Nottolini) was built in the 19th century to carry water from the springs on Monte Pisano to Lucca in the Tuscan region of Italy. With its 400 arches stretching more than 3km, it is a wondrous sight. There’s a path along the aqueduct which is great for a walk or a bike ride. Eco guide organises lovely tours in and around Lucca, including walks and bike rides along the aqueduct.
The famous Roman city of Pompeii was completely destroyed by an eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Today, Pompeii is one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing visitors from around the world who come here to explore the ruins of the city and admire it’s impressive frescoes and statues. Wherever you are in the city, the cone of Mt. Vesuvius looms large in the distance, a reminder of the city’s tragic fate.
Lucca is a lovely historic town in northern Tuscany, Italy. Famous for its Renaissance architecture, including its magnificent Cathedral and the Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca is also home to more edible delights like chocolates.
Lago di Lugano is an alpine lake high up in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. I took this photo from 30,000ft on a flight from Amsterdam to Milan. The town of Lugano in Switzerland, including its airport (bottom left), can clearly be seen. The causeway that crosses the lake (bottom right) carries highway no. 2 which is one of the main road links between Switzerland and Italy.
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