Each part of Italy has its own charm, tradition, history, art, and culture. Northern Italy is well worth a visit. Explore the stunning Italian cities offering contemporary culture, fine wine, and world-class cuisine. Travel from sunny Mediterranean Riviera to Adriatic coast, see Alpine mountains, and glacier lakes. The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Milan to Venice is by the train.
Ancient Milan was founded around 600 BC. Today it is the second-largest city in Italy and the world center of finance, art, fashion, and design. Milan offers a variety of UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, monuments, castles, churches, art galleries, and modern architecture. During 17 years the Italian scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer Leonardo Da Vinci was the city resident. He completed six works in Milan. His famous the wall painting “The Last Supper” could be seen in the refectory of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Not to be missed in Milan: Piazza Del Duomo, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Piazza della Scala, Sforza Castle, and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Your trip to North Italy will be incomplete without a visit the most famous town on Lake Como where beautiful surrounding and history merger together. Bellagio is known of its cobbled lanes, elegant buildings, and Villa Serbelloni Park. A great city location and the Mediterranean climate attract many travelers who like outdoor activities.
The charming picturesque town situated on the shore of the Lake Como. The Renaissance architecture reflecting the history of the city. Visit the old city, walk along the promenade, and enjoy a beautiful scenic view of the Lake Como and Alps mountains.
The city of Bergamo is divided into two parts. The upper city (called Citta Alta), surrounded by a Roman defensive wall, is the historic center with beautiful medieval buildings, churches, palaces, and narrow streets. Enjoy a gorgeous view of the lower town (Citta Bassa) and mountains from the upper town. It is worth to explore the Citta Bassa - a modern city with amazing architecture, restaurants, bars, and shops.
The beautiful lakeside town situated on the Lake Garda, the biggest lake of Italy. Sirmione is rich in history. The ruins of the magnificent villa the Grotto of Catullus dated to around 150 AD, Scaliger castle, churches, and cathedrals are the town's most interesting attractions. Sirmione is famous for its spa. A thermal water source has been known since the Renaissance. Therme di Sirmione has been operating since 1899. It is one of the most important thermal center in Europe.
Desenzano del Garda
Picturesque old town Desenzano is the largest lakeside towns of the Lake Garda. The town offers historical sites, vibrant Italian culture, great shopping, a lively nightlife, events year-round, and beautiful surrounding. The town has great ferry service, bus and train transportation for easy access to Sirmione, Verona, Vicenza, Milan, Venice, and other small charming towns along the Lake Garda.
Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. The historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Verona has numerous of monuments that include the House of Juliette, the archaeological site of Porta Leoni, the Gavi Arch at Porta Borsari, the ancient Roman Theatre, Lamberti Towers, and the Verona Arena - the biggest Roman amphitheater that hosts various events today.
The elegant city is famous due to its palaces and villas designed by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The city is named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss visiting the unique Theatro Olimpico, the last Palladio’s work. This extraordinary theater is designed in the style of a Roman amphitheater with amazing effect. The Corso Andrea Palladio is the main streets in the historic old town where many ancient building, restaurants, and shops are located.
Founded over 3000 years ago, Padua is a modern and cosmopolitan city today. You can see here the oldest in the world Botanical Garden, the second oldest University in Italy, one of the world's oldest working clocks, and many other tourist attractions and historical sites. The few kilometers away from Padua positioned the largest thermal basin in Europe - Terme Euganee, known for its therapeutic waters and mud. The main spa centers are Abano, Montegrotto, Galzigano, Battaglia, and Teolo Terme with more than 100 spas. Spa resorts specializing in mud therapy, thermal water treatments, and balanced nutrition for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases.
Venice is well-known as a beautiful romantic city. The ancient city attracts tourists with its festivals, world-famous museums, churches, ancient buildings, bridges, pedestrian alley, Renaissance and Gothic palaces, and the greatest art masterpieces of all times. Venice is the best place for the romantic celebration of a memorable honeymoon or special occasion. Not to be missed in Venice: Piazza Saint Mark, Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Basilica di San Marco, Campanile di San Marco, Ponte di Rialto, and gondola ride.