Italy remains one of the most visited holiday destinations in Europe for obvious reason. The country is home to gorgeous cities, many remarkable museums and art galleries, the world’s best restaurants, ancient ruins and historic sites, and beautiful beaches.
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Italy has so much to offer, which is why you can visit the country multiple times and still have new things to try on your next holiday. If you’re interested in trying new, fascinating things on your trip to the country, here are the holiday activities to look into.
A Moment with a Masterpiece
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Many people don’t get the chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, despite having visited Italy multiple times. The mural can be found in the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan. It is also known as one of the most recognizable works of art – if not THE most recognizable one – in the world.
You can’t just visit the Convent of Santa Maria and see the mural painting directly. You have to book tickets in advance to be able to see the painting. You will be given 15 minutes to enjoy the beauty of this masterpiece, after which you’ll be escorted away from the painting. However, it is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that is well worth the hassle.
Wild Boar Hunting
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Going on a wild boar hunting trip in Tuscany is one of the most exhilarating holiday experiences you can have in Italy. It doesn’t matter if it is your first time on a hunting adventure or if you are an avid hunter; the experience is definitely a must-try.
Thanks to tour operators in the area, you can go on a wild boar hunting trip rather easily. The warm weather of Tuscany and its beautiful landscapes are the perfect settings for an exciting hunting trip. Afterwards, you can have a lovely dinner in a nearby vineyard and enjoy the region’s best wines.
If this is your first time on a hunting trip, make sure you choose a tour package that offers everything you need to get started. A guide to help you navigate the terrains is a must. Don’t forget to check the details – such as how challenging the terrain will be – before finalizing your preparations for the trip.
Climb the Duomo
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While you’re in Tuscany, don’t forget to spend one or two days in Florence. The city is absolutely remarkable, with its unique architecture and beautiful surrounding landscapes. The centerpiece of Florence, however, is the Duomo, also known as the Florence Cathedral or the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
If you do visit the Duomo, go all the way and climb the dome of the Duomo. You will see how remarkable the engineering that went into making this structure is by the time you reach the top of the dome. The Giotto’s bell tower is another must-visit since you can actually see the dome of the cathedral from this spot.
These are just three new and fascinating things you can try on your next trip to Italy. There are countless of other holiday activities just waiting to be explored. What are your favorite ones? Be sure to share your Italy experience in the Comments section below.