Italy is a country that boasts of all kinds of historical and naturally beautiful places that you must visit when you are booking your Italy tour packages:
1. The Colosseum in Rome
Pictures of Italy are synonymous with the famous Roman Colosseum, built-in 80 AD by Titus of the Flavian Empire. This beautiful and historical structure was capable of accommodating over 50,000 people who would gather to watch spectacles such as gladiator wars and mock sea battles. Today, the building stands as a proud testament to the beautiful and ancient history of Rome.
Location: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
Entry fee: 12 Euros (977 INR) per adult
Timings: Monday to Sunday (closed on 1st January and 25th December)
- 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (from 31st December – 15th February)
- 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (from 16th February – 15th March)
- 8:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (from 16th March - last Saturday of March)
- 8:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. (from end March - 31st August)
- 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (from 1st September - 30th September)
- 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (from 1st October - last Saturday of October)
- 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (from end October - 31t December)
2. Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence
If you are stopping by the beautiful city of Florence, then you are bound to see the beautiful Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral standing tall on the skyline of the city. It was built sometime between the 13th century and the 15th century AD, and is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It has the largest brick dome in the world as well, while its outer walls are made with different coloured marbles, which creates a stunning effect for viewers.
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Entry fees: 18 Euros (1,465 INR)
Timings: Monday to Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa
The most iconic structure in the city of Pisa has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world because of its structural flaw. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was constructed in 1100 AD, and by the time the third floor was constructed, it is believed that the tower started leaning over, which is when it got its famous tilt.
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy
Entry fee: 18 Euros (1,465 INR)
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
4. The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
Vatican City is the holiest place for all Catholics in the world, and whether you are religious or not, visiting the famous Sistine Chapel in Vatican City is a must when you are in Italy. There are several Italy tour packages that can take you around some of the most iconic places here, including the St Peter’s Basilica that was painted by Michelangelo. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was painted also created by the famous painter.
Location: 00120 Vatican City
Entry fee: 14 Euros (1,139 INR)
Timings: Monday to Saturday (8:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
5. The Grand Canals in Venice
Venice is considered one of the most romantic places on earth and that is mostly because of its beautiful waterways and Grand Canals. When you book your Italy Holiday Packages, you should definitely sign up for a ride in one of Venice’s famous gondolas which sail through the narrow canals of the city and give you an incredible tour of the place.
Location: Venice, Italy
Price: 30 Euros (2,442 INR) for adults
Timings: Monday to Sunday (8:00 am – 7:00 p.m.) (The prices increase after 7:00 p.m.)
6. Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
When you are booking Italy packages, you have to look out for one that takes you to the beautiful countryside of Assisi, where the skyline is dominated by the Basilica di San Francesco. If you want to check out an authentic specimen of grand Italian architecture, this is the church that will fulfil all your expectations, with its sky-high towers, ancient pieces of art strewn across the building and ornate windows.
Location: Piazza Inferiore di S. Francesco, 2, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy
Entry fees: 7 Euros (570 INR)
Timings: Thursday to Tuesday (6:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.), Wednesdays (6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
7. The Trevi Fountain in Rome
You’ve seen it in countless movies, and when you book the perfect Italy tours, you’ll be able to see the world-famous Trevi Fountain in person. The fountain was built in 1762 by the famous Italian architect Nicola Salvi. It is believed that if you throw in a penny in the waters of the fountain, you guarantee a trip back to Rome. It is also frequented by lovers who throw in two pennies to find eternal love.
Location: Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Entry fee: Free entry (but do keep a few pennies handy)
Timings: Open 24 hours (although it is very crowded between 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.
8. The Pantheon in Rome
No matter what the nature of your Italian Tour Packages is, you are bound to stop by the Pantheon in Rome if you are in the city. This is one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Rome that dates back to 135 AD. It was initially built as a temple by the Romans, but today, it stands as a testament to their architectural prowess and design ingenuity. When you walk in, you can see well-preserved samples from life in the 1st century AD, along with the archways, pillars and paintings that adorn the intact hallways of the Pantheon.
Location: Piazza Della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Entry fees: Free entry
Timings: Monday to Saturday (8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.), Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
9. Milan Duomo in Milan
This is one of the largest churches in the world, with stained glass windows, 52 magnificent pillars, hundreds of hand-crafted marble statues and the most authentic symbols of Gothic architecture. The church, which is known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, has a towering roof which you can access via an elevator, to get an incredible view of the city.
Location: Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano, Italy
Entry fees: Free entry
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
10. The Amalfi Coast
The stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its spellbinding natural beauty. The coast consists of colourful houses that are built on the face of the hills and cascading down into the Mediterranean Sea below. The two main towns on the Amalfi Coast are Amalfi and the beautiful town of Positano, which are also great places to stay when you are visiting Italy.
Location: Province of Salerno, South Italy.