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Discovering some of the most beautiful Italian cities!

“In art, the hand can ever execute anything higher than the heart can imagine” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Italian cities have always been a destination for tourists from all over the world. Enjoy our short trip to discover some of the italian most beautiful art jewels!

Venice, a city worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. The symbol of the city is piazza San Marco, all around priceless works: from the Basilica, to the 99-meter high bell tower, to the Palazzo Ducale embellished by the huge amount of works of art it holds. The Canal Grande ("Canalaso" as the Venetians call it) is the main axis for transport in the city; you should definitely visit the Ponte di Rialto with the nearby Rialto market to savor the popular atmosphere of Venice and, if at some point you get hungry, you can go in search of a real Bàcaro (traditional Venetian pub).

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, among the most loved, photographed, filmed and visited ever, Rome is the city of eternal beauty. Every corner hides a treasure: villas such as Villa Doria Pamphili, Villa Borghese, Villa Adriana; the squares: Venice, Navona, piazza di Spagna, piazza del Popolo; the Basilica of San Pietro, the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea, the Fori Imperiali, the Altare della Patria, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo and the famous shopping street via Condotti. It is not possible to list all the cultural attractions that the city offers, but Rome is also a true and quality culinary tradition, to be savored in the characteristic restaurants of Trastevere.

Verona is known for being the capital of troubled love, having hosted the story of the two most famous lovers in the world, Romeo and Juliet. The city has a unique historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco where the majestic Arena di Verona stands out, as well as a rich choice of museums, shopping streets and shows.

Brescia or "lioness of Italy", as Carducci defined it for the courage shown during the 10 days of revolt with the Austrians, has many things to offer. Let's start from the squares: that of the Loggia, an ideal shelter for cold winter days; piazza dei Duomi, one ancient and one younger; finally Piazza del Foro with the theater and the Capitolium, evidence of Roman Brescia. There are many churches that enrich the city, a splendid art gallery and the Castle overlooking the foothills and Franciacorta. Brescia is also a land of wines and great cuisine.

La Dotta, la Rossa, la Grassa: this is how Bologna is defined. La Dotta for the presence of one of the oldest universities in Italy that still maintains its role as a very active cultural center; Bologna la Rossa for the color that the roofs and houses give to the city and Bologna la Grassa for the sublime gastronomy: Bolognese cuisine is known all over the world and has conquered even the most critical palates.

Florence is the most famous Tuscan city in the world, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance", full of museums (the most famous are the Uffizi, a treasure trove of immortal works), monuments, churches, palaces and places of interest. The center of Florentine culture is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore (third basilica in the world after San Pietro in Rome and St. Paul in London), together with Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni that can dazzle with its mixture of white and green Carrara marble.

Naples, the city of the Vesuvius, the home of pizza, the protected city of San Gennaro. It is difficult to tell all the nuances of the city; the best way to experience it is to walk through "Spaccanapoli" (heart of the old city that starts from the Spanish Quarters and ends in Forcella), visiting the Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral, piazza del Plebiscito and admiring palaces, churches and monuments.

If living in an art city has always been your desire, contact us, we will be happy to help you choose between the beautiful Engel & Völkers proposals!

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