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Italy attractions … to many to count. If March is a good time to think about touring Sicily, April, when the sun is getting higher and the days are pleasantly warm, is perfect for a weekend break to this wonderful Sicilian hilltop resort. Famous for its panoramic views of the sea and Mount Etna from the ruined Roman theatre, it is also some to some of Sicily’s best hotels and restaurants. DH Lawrence came here in the Twenties and loved it – it is just as seductive a century later.

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Nestled in the Graian Alps is Gran Paradiso National Park, a gorgeous destination with stunning mountain views and incredible hiking opportunities. The Gran Paradiso National Park was first established as a way to protect the local ibex population, and wildlife today includes those ibex as well as badgers, wolves, lynx, ermine and more than 100 bird species. Seasonal activities include summer hiking, spotting the foliage in autumn, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in winter and photographing flowers come spring.

The city of Ravenna in Northern Italy was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and today it is best known for the Basilica of San Vitale. The basilica was constructed in the sixth century, and it is home to an extensive collection of mosaics. These mosaics depict stories from the bible, and they cover every inch of the available surface in certain rooms. Bold designs and a cacophony of color make these Ravenna mosaics a popular spot for religion, architecture and art enthusiasts in Italy.

In many other top 10 tourist attractions in Italy lists, you won’t find Da Vinci’s Last Supper (Il Cenacolo). But if you are an art lover and don’t want to miss the magnificent work of great Da Vinci, you got to keep it in your visiting list. “The Last Supper” is Da Visci’s visual interpretation of an event narrated in all 4 of the Gospels. The famous wall painting, measuring 15 x 29 feet (460 x 880 cm), depicts the evening before Jesus Christ was betrayed by one of his disciples. He gathered everybody to eat his last supper and to tell them that he knew what was coming. He showed all his disciples how to eat and drink in his tribute. The painting is located on the wall of the dining hall beside the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, on the western periphery of central Milan.

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Having more than 150 canals and being called as “The City of Water”, Venice wins the crown of best water city of among all water cities around the world. Grand Canal, Romantic gondolas along with Italian architecture helped Venice earn this rank. The romantic charm of all its canals attracts both local and international tourists. Canals of Venice are something that you got to admire at the end of your Venice tour. Most tourists will rank Canals of Venice in the top of top ten tourist attractions in Italy. Maybe my love for archeological sites makes me rank Colosseum on top.

The Amalfi Coast is a holiday paradise, ideally to be stayed in for as long as possible. The range of the Lattari mountains, directly exposed to the sea, forms an indented coastline with multicolored villages growing out of Mediterranean vegetation. Rich in history, culture and folklore, this portion of Italy may take weeks to explore. Yet mission ‘Amalfi Coast in one day’ is also possible if you book a private boat tour with an experience captain who will cruise from one staggering spot to another, serve drinks, and often steer away from the coast deep into the sea until you reach Capri, where, after some ample time to roam the island, you will be able to dive straight off the boat into the sparkling blues of the Mediterranean.

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