#4 best destination in the world

 

Naples

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  • One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
  • Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the area in the second millennium BC
  • Was the most bombed Italian city in World War II
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Spiaggia dei Conigli

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  • #21 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Monte d’Accoddi

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  • Neolithic archaelogical site that consists of a massive raised stone platform
  • Thought to be an altar for animal sacrifice constructed by the Ozieri culture around 4,000-3,650 BC
  • Discovered in 1954 in a field owned by the Segni family
  • The structure was abandoned or destroyed around 3000 BC with traces of fire found in the archaeological evidence
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world

 

Nuraghe La Prisgiona

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  • Nuragic archaeological site occupied from the 14th-9th century BC
  • Consists of around 90-100 buildings
  • Some evidence shows that the region was occupied by Romans during medieval times
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world

 

St. Peter’s Basilica

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  • Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave partially completed with Michaelangelo
  • #4 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • Largest church in the world
  • Completed in 1626
  • The burial place of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s Apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Milan Cathedral

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  • Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity and currently the seat of the Archbishop of Milan
  • The cathedral took 6 centuries to build
  • Largest church in Italy

 

Museo Egizio

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  • Archaeological museum specializing in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology
  • #14 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities
  • Contains more than 30,000 artifacts

 

Uffizi

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  • Art museum in the Historic Centre of Florence
  • One of the largest and best known collections in the world, holding priceless works, particularly from the Italian Renaissance
  • One of the first modern museums, opening in 1581
  • Art collections were gifted to the city of Florence after the ruling house of Medici died out

 

Venice

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  • City situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by 400 bridges
  • Named after the Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC
  • A wealthy city throughout most of its history, Venice is considered to have been the first real international financial center, reaching its peak in the 14th century
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Pompeii

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  • Ancient Roman town that was destroyed and buried under 13-20 ft of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD
  • The town was founded in 7th or 6th century BC by the Osci
  • The site was lost for 1,500 years until its rediscovery in 1599
  • The town is preserved well because for more than a millennium it has had a lack of air and moisture
  • The exact position a person when they died can be seen in the archaeological site
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Florence

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  • City that was the center of medieval European trade and finance, one of the wealthiest cities of that era
  • The birthplace of the Renaissance, as is reflected in the art, architecture, and monuments
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Agrigento

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  • City founded on a plateau overlooking the sea and 2 rivers
  • Established in 582-580 BC by Greek colonists
  • One of the richest and most famous of the Greek colonies

 

Sassi di Matera

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  • City well known for its ancient cave dwellings
  • Characterized as one of the most unique landscapes in Europe
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Ortygia

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  • Small island which is the historical center of the city of Syracuse

 

Piazza del Duomo, Florence

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  • City square and historic center in Florence

Cappella Sansevero

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  • Chapel in historic Naples containing works of art by some of the leading Italian artists of the 18th century

 

Piazza del Campo

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  • Public space in the historic center of Siena, Tuscany
  • One of Europe’s greatest medieval squares due to its architecture

 


 

Costs

all flights $2,294

food $55/day x 22 days = $1,210

hotel $42/day x 20 days = $840

tickets (all attractions) $78

TOTAL for whole itinerary $4,422