Among the oldest cities in Northern Italy is Padua. Padua has various attractions among them the Scrovegni Chapel home to a number of frescoes who in the 14th century were considered a masterpiece of painting in Padua, Europe.
Padua also has classic forms of arts like the equestrian sculpture found in Basilica de Sant Antonio. Padua is great for excursions too.
Verona, is a great destination to fans of Shakespeare. Verona is 70 miles from Venice and easily accessible. The play Romeo and Juliet was set in Verona. The arena, in Verona, is a big Roman amphitheatre which has survived crumbling.
It is the world’s biggest amphitheatre and most popular structure in Verona, erected during the first century. Verona is a great destination for theatre lovers.
Another ancient cosmopolitan city in Italy is Florence, greatly known for its amazing architecture for great day trips. Florence is regarded as a romantic province with colorful arts and great hotels. Most sophisticated and attractive accomodation is found in Florence.
Florence also has spectacular high alpine sceneries, the dolomites, and great with enthusiastic hikers. One can enjoy the scenery from Cortina d’Ampezzo known for breathtaking winter sports and jet setters. Florence has a number of museums, public squares and art galleries. One can stroll and have amazing scenery in Florence.
The Lagoon islands in Venice are also very impressive for tourists and create a great ambiance for excursions and one to stay and enjoy their vacation. The most common being the islands of Murano and Lido.