EXTEND YOUR STAY AND VISIT ITALY
Italy is a land of passion. Passion for sounds, colours and scents; books, art and music; nature and landscapes. History, culture, art and knowledge. Visits to cities such as Venice, Rome, Florence, Verona and Trieste will delight you with blissful fusion of innovation and tradition, territorial roots and cosmopolitan callings.
The name that creates a classical image in your mind: The Grand Canal with the palaces and gondoliers in striped jerseys, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto masked balls, golden barges, majestic squares and narrow, intimate streets. No trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Venice and situated less than 2 hours from Slovenia, the city of doges and lions is a great option for a daytrip or a weekend visit.
Trieste, for long time a major port while part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has retained a unique feel that is different from the rest of Italy. With the Slovenian border only a few kilometres away, and also an easy access to Croatia, this has always been a meeting point of cultures, architecture and natural wonders. The city has a nice climate, good shopping options and a laid-back atmosphere, so we highly recommend at least a day visit.
The capital of the Tuscany region in central Italy is a city with a turbulent and action-packed history, today packed with tourists being shepherded around the city's museums. Florence is situated on the river Arno, spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio, the only one of Florence's bridges not to be blown up in the Second World War. Florence's most striking landmark is Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo, and its most world-famous sight is Michelangelo's statue of David.
The town built on seven hills along the banks of the Tiber prides itself with thousands of years of cultural heritage. Called the Eternal City, it has just about the richest, fullest history of any city on earth, thanks to its unique position in the world's greatest Empire. Still, Rome is far from being a museum: it is a vibrant living city which offers much beyond historical facts. Food, ambience and the surrounding scenery make a visit an unforgettable experience, even if you don't visit any museums.