Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Around the Globe


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Italy is often stereotyped as a nation of emotional people. Whether there is any truth in that or not, we do not know. What we know is, this country can evoke emotions in your heart and mind owing to its blowing diversity.


Whether you are a shutterbug or not, you simply cannot miss getting photographed with the Leaning  Tower of Pisa, the freestanding bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral. Don’t forget to try out the pose made famous by the Leaning Tower, called the “Pisa Pusher”. Feel powerful on camera at least, we say!



Home to the largest church in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica is the seat of the Catholic religion, and the official home of the Pope. The Vatican City covers a total area of just about 110 acres. It is a country within a country. “Vatican City” is an independent country within the country of Italy. It is the only country in the world that is known to lock its gates at night.

Make your way to the Vatican Museums to savour some of the finest art ever created in the world, including the famous ceiling inside the Sistine Chapel – a masterpiece of Michelangelo. He took more than four years to paint the eminent ceiling and he spent much of this time bent backwards painting on top of the scaffolding. His artwork, the ‘The Final Judgement’, will surely leave you spellbound.


Head to the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the world located in the heart of Rome. With a history dating back to AD 80, this is one of the world’s most ancient monuments that is still in pretty good shape. The Colosseum has witnessed loads of events, public gatherings, executions and the like, but is most renowned for the gladiator contests. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the midst of 60,000 spectators, cheering to the spectacular events from the Roman Civilisation. A feeling unmatched for sure!


Venice is usually described as the most beautiful city of Europe. It has hundreds of bridges and the narrowest of streets in the whole world, and a trip to Venice is incomplete without a Gondola ride. So, come and enjoy yourself on the Grand Canal. Don’t forget to enjoy the symphony of violins in the backdrop, while you sail down the Grand Canal on your Gondola Ride, the traditional water boats of this ‘city of bridges’. Walk through St. Mark’s Square, gaze at the open waters of the Adriatic Sea, and don’t forget to pick up some Venetian masks and Murano glassware while you walk about the island. And yes, hurry up and visit the city – it’s sinking at a rate of 1-2 millimetres a year!


All you need to do is toss a coin into the most iconic fountain in Rome – the Trevi Fountain. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the world. More than 3000 people toss coins into this magical fountain everyday.  To know whether your wishes will be granted or not, head to the Trevi Fountain to try your luck! Don’t forget to try the yummy gelato in all the different flavors possible, available right next to the Trevi Fountain.



Amita Bajaj: A former banker, Amita chose to leave the world of number crunching and embrace the world of the written word. You are a lucky person if this soul searcher has gifted you her exquisite DIY gifts. She loves reading and is a program researcher and content writer with EdTerra.



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