MAGIC ITALY
5 Nights / 6 Days
Rome, Florence, Pisa,Venice

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INCANTO ITALIANO
8 Nights / 9 Days
Rome, Naples, Amalfi, Pisa, Pompeii, Florence, Venice

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[pbs_toggle title=”About Italy”]Italy People have visited Italy for centuries, yet the first actual tourists to come to Italy for touristic reasons were aristocrats during the Grand Tour, beginning in the late 17th century, and flourishing in the 18th century. Rome, as the capital of the powerful and influential Roman Empire attracted thousands to the city and country from all over the empire, which included most of the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, mainland Great Britain (England) and the parts of the Middle East. Traders and merchants came to Italy from several different parts of the world. Islands such as Capri became popular in the late 18th century and first decade of the 19th century When the empire fell in 476 AD, Rome was no longer the European political and cultural epicentre, yet the base of the papacy, which then governed the growing Christianity meant that Rome remained one of Europe’s greatest religious centres and places of pilgrimage. Pilgrims, for centuries and still today, would come to Rome, and that would have been the early equivalent of “tourism” or “religious tourism”. The trade empires of Venice, Pisa and Genoa meant that several traders, businessmen and merchants from all over the world would also regularly come to Italy. In the 16th and early 17th century, with the height of the Renaissance, several students came to Italy to study Italian architecture, such as Inigo Jones.[/pbs_toggle]

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