Architectural Tours in Italy
The mere mention of Italy immediately conjures up images of gourmet pasta dishes, pristine Mediterranean beaches, charming villages clustered into mountain slopes, and, of course, architectural marvels. From the elaborate ancient castles to the centuries-old towering church steeples, a guided architectural tour is a must during your visit to Italy.
No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to some of Rome’s most notorious monuments, like Saint Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Your guide will also introduce you to Navona Square and Saint Angelo’s Castle. And who can forget the Coliseum? One of the ancient world’s most important structures can be found right without the heart of Rome.
From there head out to the Roman countryside, where your experienced guide will introduce you to Castel Gandolfo, a summer residence for the pope. You’ll appreciate your surroundings consisting of mountains and volcanic lakes, as well as the Nemi Lake and Frascati. Be sure to check out highlights from other major Italian cities as well while on your architectural tour, such as the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, and the Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio, and the Bell Tower.
Ready for something different? Head to Palermo and Monreale with your guide for more sightseeing fun. On your architectural tour, you’ll see the Piazza Praetoria with its Renaissance fountain at the center of the city. Appreciate excellent views of the Cathedral of San Cataldo, as well as the medieval town of Monreale. San Giovanni degli Eremiti is one of those “must-do” items, especially because it’s one of the most famous Norma monuments built by Roger II. Whether you’re craving something old and classical or something new and modern, you’ll find tons of fascinating architecture in Italy.