Feel the excitement and adrenaline of the gladiatorial games as we step into the Colosseum. Imagine Michaelangelo’s David coming to life as you stand in front of him. Let all you have heard about Italy’s famous historical figures – her Emperors, her artists, her writers and her philosophers – come alive as you walk the streets once walked by the Caesars, visit the buildings and sculptures created for the Medici, and immerse yourself in the cities that have inspired so much over the years.
Or how about a visit to Venice, the thriving (though sinking!) city which sounds more like a place from a fairytale than reality. With roads of water, it appears to float on the corner of the Adriatic, ready to drift away. But its beauty belies an amazing history as a major maritime power, trade centre and staging point for the Crusades, as well as one of the historically most important centres of trading and exploration!
Throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain means that you will one day return. You don’t need to be in Italy long to understand why people are queuing up to toss in their coin.