Italy is a boot-shaped country in Europe. It has a long history of culture, arts, and religion that attracts millions of people in the world. The population of its capital and largest city – Rome, comprised of more than 80 percent of Roman Catholic people. With this, tourists should keep in mind the major Catholic holidays that could mean huge crowds during these kinds of events. During ordinary days, anyone can explore the country’s famous attractions. If time is the problem, worry no more as there are iconic landmarks that can be explored within a day.
Milan Cathedral, also known as Duomo di Milan, is the third-largest church in the world. It was built to honor St. Mary of Nativity and took six centuries to finish. This Gothic-style cathedral is famous for its exquisite sculptures and spires that dominated the whole religious site. It has more than three thousand statues. Madonnina sits into the topmost point of the dome.
With its rich and long history, Florence Dome has a lot of stories to tell. Also known as Santa Maria del Fiore or The Duomo by locals, this religious landmark took 140 years to complete. The construction of the cathedral began in 1293 and finished in 1433 after series of the conception of how to complete the dome. The creation of the dome was inspired by the well-known Pantheon landmark in Rome.
The Colosseum is the world’s largest amphitheater that survived many natural disasters and important historical events such as gladiator’s tournaments. There are more than 80 entrances and can accommodate more than 50,000 people. Aside from this, it has numerous rooms, trap doors, and underground passages that served as the keeping area of the gladiators and animals.
Michelangelo’s David is an iconic masterpiece that attracts tourists all around the world. It was the reflection of art and politics of the Renaissance. This artwork is also a symbol of human beauty, youth, and strength.