This is a long 14-day route through Italy.
We used Teatime hotel in Rome, It was just perfect/!
Day 1 - Rome
Church of San Pietro in Vincoli - there is the famous "Moses" by Michelangelo. The Roman Catholic church and a small basilica in Rome, Italy, known for being the home of the statue of Moses Michelangelo, part of the grave of Pope Julius II.
Colosseum - an oval amphitheater built of concrete and sand, is the largest amphitheater ever built in the world. The construction began with the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. and was completed in 80 by his heir Titus.
Church of San Clemente - The building has three levels: the basilica of the 12th century. Relying on the basilica of the 4th century. And that on the Roman structure of the 1st cc. And an apartment house in the courtyard of which is the temple of the god Myrta
The terms of Caracalla - Ruins
Pyramid of Cestius - Mausoleum of the 1st cc.
Castle of St. Angel - here was the main residence of the Inquisition. Mausoleum of Hadrian, commonly known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Adriano Park, Rome, Italy. It was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Adrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and a castle, and now - a museum. The castle was once the tallest building in Rome.
Day 2 - Rome
Villa Farnesina - Raphael frescos and living rooms
Church of Sant Ivo - Almost no straight lines and very unusual ceiling
The Pantheon - is a former Roman temple, now a church, on the site of an earlier temple, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during his reign. The rectangular vestibule connects the porch with the rotunda, which is under the caisson concrete dome, with a central hole (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after its construction, the Pantheon's dome still remains the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. This is one of the most preserved of all ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been constantly used throughout its history.
Trevi Fountain - Drop one coin to return to Rome and the second to fulfill the desire. a fountain designed by the Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. 26.3 meters (86 feet) high and 49.15 meters (161.3 feet) wide, it is the largest baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world
The Triton Fountain
Piazza Navona. Being a public space in the last years of the 15th century, Piazza Navona has become a very important example of baroque Roman architecture. It has important sculptural and architectural creations: in the center stands the famous Fountain dei Cuatro Fiumi or the Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, headed by the obelisk of Domitian. On Piazza Navona there are two more fountains. At the south end is the Fontana del Moro with a pool and four newts fashioned by Giacomo della Porta (1575), to which in 1673 Bernini added a statue of a Moor or Muslim from North Africa fighting the dolphin. In the northern part is the Fountain of Neptune (1574), also created by Giacomo della Porta; The statue of Neptune, Antonio Della Bitta, was added in 1878 to create a balance with La Fontana del Moro.
Church of the Capuchins (Chiesa dei Cappuccini) - Halls decorated with human bones. Capuchin's crypt is a small space consisting of several tiny chapels located under the church of Santa Maria della Concecioni dei Cappuccini in Via Veneto, near the Barberini square in Rome, Italy. It contains the skeletal remains of 3700 bodies, considered to be the Capuchin monks, buried at their command. The Catholic order insists that the image should not be an eerie but silent reminder of the rapid passage of life on Earth and of our own mortality.
Church of Santa Maria della Victoria - Sculpture "Ecstasy of St. Theresa"
Day 3 - Rome
Vatican Museums are Christian and art museums located within the city of the Vatican. They store works from a huge collection created by popes for centuries, including some of the most famous classical sculptures and the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. Museums contain about 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are presented to the public. Be sure to book tickets online, as this can save a lot of time. Vatican. St. Peter's Cathedral - Sculptural group of Michelangelo "Lamentation of Christ"
- Vatican. Pio-Clementino Museum (Pio-Clementino) - Antique Sculpture
- Vatican. Pinakothek - Painting
- Vatican. The Sistine Chapel
Coronari Street - In the evenings it is lit by torches. On it there are interesting antique shops
Plaza of Spain and the Spanish Steps - Square in the form of an hourglass. Very beautiful. a lot of steps that rise along a steep slope between Piazza di Spagna at the foot and Piazza Trinita dei Monti, where the Trinita dei Monti church is dominant at the top.
Church of Santa Maria del Popolo - Frescoes of Pinturicio, Raphael, Caravaggio
* In the Vatican, it is best to buy tickets to the museum in the morning. Near the ticket office there is a bus schedule to St. Peter's Cathedral. You need to know the bus schedule before entering the museum to plan an excursion. This bus passes through the Vatican and it can be viewed from the window.
Day 4 - Rome
Borghese Gallery - Painting
Church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale - Small but very ornate
Piazza Venezia - It houses a monument to Victor Emmanuel, who at the beginning of the century united Italy and the Venice Palace where Mussolini lived and from whose balcony he read his speeches. Now the museum. Piazza Venezia is the center of Rome, in which intersect Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via del Corso. In the square is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of Italy in the Altar della Patria, and the monument to Vittorio Emanuel II, the first king of Italy.
Campidolio Square - The Stairs to the Capitoline Hill designed by Michelangelo
Cordonata - Designed by Michelangelo. Very elegant.
Excursion to Rome at night with dinner or without dinner: 4814309 Vastur via Piemonte 34 4882523 Carrani tours via Torino
Day 5 - Rome
Saint-Injanzio Square - Proportional palaces in the shape of outstretched wings
Gesu Church - One of the first Jesuit churches. The altar of Andrea Pozzo, the ceiling of Baciccio.
Doria-Pamphili Gallery - Caravaggio, Titian, Velasquez
Foro Romano - The Roman Forum is an area surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings in the center of Rome. Here was the ancient center of Roman social life: the place of triumphal processions and elections; Place of public speeches, criminal trials and gladiatorial fights; as well as a commercial center. Statues and monuments were erected here, marking the great people of the city. Currently, the Forum is in a small valley between the Palatine and the Capitol Hill. Today, these are vast ruins of architectural fragments and archaeological excavations, attracting 4.5 million tourists annually.
Day 6 - Assisi - Urbino
Roman Forum - Not the best restoration
Church of Santa Chiara
View of Mount Subasio, the Basilica of St. Francis. - Very beautiful
House-Museum Raphael - Everything is very simple
Duke's Palace - Collection of paintings
Day 7 - Bologna - Venice
Towers of Garisenda and Azinelli - Inclined Towers
Pinakothek - Painting
Gallery of the Academy - Venetian painting (Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Tiepolo, Guardi ...)
Ca'Rezzonico - Museum of the life of Venice in the 18th century.
Day 8 - Venice
St. Mark's Square - Feed the pigeons
St. Mark's Cathedral - The Golden Altar (Pala d'Oro)
Library of Sansoviniana (libreria Sansoviniana) - One of the most beautiful buildings in Italy. It is enough to look outside.
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore (San Giorgio Maggiore) - Interesting interior. Works of Tintoretto
Doges Palace - Picture Gallery. The main halls. Former prison.
Bridge of Sighs - Connects an art gallery and a former prison. If you swim under him on the gondola and kiss - love to last
Eat ice cream in "Bar Vivoli Gelateria" adress: Isola delle Stinche. The best ice cream in the world.
Go with the Gandole
Day 9 - Sirmione - Mantua
Rocca Scaligera - Fairytale Castle
Gonzaga Palace (palazzo Ducale) - Interesting: apartment of Arazzi, a conjugal bedroom (Camera delgi Sposi)
Church of Sant'Andrea - Fresco Correggio
Day 10 - Parma - Genoa
Palazzo della Pilotta - Painting. Correggio
Cathedral and Baptistery - Fresco Correggio
Palazzo Bianco - A Good Assembly of Flemings
Plaza San Mateo - Very elegant. Built for private purposes by the ruling family of Doria
Luccoli Street - Evening promenade for wealthy people
Church of Santa Maria di Castello - Contains a number of beautiful courtyards and gardens
Day 11 - Florence
Church of Orsanmichele (Orsanmichele) - Many sculptures
Museum of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (museo dell'Opera del Duomo) - Treasures of the Cathedral. Sculptures by Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria
Palazzo Vecchio - Florence City Hall. It overlooks Piazza della Signoria with a copy of the statue of David Michelangelo, as well as a gallery of statues in the neighboring Loggia dei Lanzi. The building acquired its present name, when the residence of the Duke of Medici was moved through the Arno to the Palazzo Pitti.
The Square of the Blessed Virgin - Bruneleski's Masterpiece
San Miniato (San Miniato) - Romanesque church. A real pearl
Day 12 - Florence
The Medici Chapel (Basilica di San Lorenzo) is one of the largest churches in Florence and the burial of all the main members of the Medici family from Cosimo-il-Vecchio to Cosimo III. This is one of several churches that claim to be the oldest in Florence. The church is part of a larger monastery complex, which contains other important architectural and artistic works: Brunelleschi's "Old Bless" with interior decoration and sculpture by Donatello; Michelangelo's Michelangelo Library; New Sacristy, based on the projects of Michelangelo; And the Chapel of the Medici Matteo Nighetti.
Piazza Del Duomo - Located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, it is one of the most visited places in Europe and the world, as well as in Florence and the most visited area of the city. In the square there is a cathedral of Florence with the dome of the Brunelleschi, the Giotto belltower, Florence baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the opera house, the cathedral and the Archwiscovile palace and the Kanoni.
Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone enclosed spandero, located along the Arno River, in Florence. Known that around it were built stores, as it once was. Originally there were butcher shops. Today it's jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers.
Piazzale Michelangelo - this Florentine square was built in 1869 on a hill south of the historic center. The square dedicated to the sculptor of the Renaissance Michelangelo, has bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the heart of Florence - from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, through the ice arches and bridges crossing Arno, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of Badia Fiorentina. Outside the city are the hills of Settignano and Fiesole.
Palazzo Pitti - Living rooms, painting. a huge Renaissance palace in Florence. It is located on the south side of the Arno River, near Ponte Vecchio. The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the main residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The Palazzo is the largest museum complex in Florence.
Church of Santa Croce - This is the main Franciscan church in Florence, and a small basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is located on the square of Santa Croce. This is the burial place of many of the most outstanding Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, so she is also known as the Temple of Italian Glory (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).
Day 13 - Florence
Monastery of San Marco - Frescoes Fra Angelico
Bargello (Batgello) - Museum of Sculpture
Gallery of the Uffizi
Day 14 - Tuscany
Montepulciano. - Wine tasting "Nobili". Interesting cafe "Poliziano" (Via di Voltaia nel Corso 27) - also Tastings
San Gimignano - The most picturesque city of Tuscany. It's good to come in the evening, stay overnight ... To look without tourists. View: the tower museum with frescoes depicting wedding scenes (Museo Civico), Piazza della Cisterna
Pisa. The cathedral and the leaning tower - a Catholic cathedral in the Muslim style!
Montecatine Terme - The most elegant resort in Italy