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    These Five Dreamy Italian Cities Will Have You Packing Your Bags

    Italy has long captivated travellers with its rich history, delectable cuisine, and breath-taking landscapes. From the ancient ruins of Rome and the romantic canals of Venice to the Renaissance splendour of Florence and the fashion-forward streets of Milan, Italy offers a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered.

    For South Africans, getting to this popular European destination is easier than ever, thanks to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. With daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town and a short layover in Amsterdam, KLM provides a seamless travel experience. In celebration of this, KLM highlights five must-visit Italian cities that should top every traveller’s bucket list.

    Rome

    As the capital of Italy, Rome is a city brimming with history and legend. Explore the iconic Colosseum, the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican City. Don’t miss tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain to make a wish or savouring a traditional Roman pizza in one of the city’s charming piazzas.

    These Five Dreamy Italian Cities Will Have You Packing Your Bags, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Venice

    Venice is a city like no other, built on a network of canals and adorned with stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Wander through the narrow streets and picturesque bridges of the historic centre, take a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal, and visit the iconic St. Mark’s Square and Basilica. Indulge in local Venetian cuisine, including seafood risotto and cicchetti (small tapas-style dishes).

    Florence

    Florence exudes beauty and creativity at every turn. Home to some of the world’s most renowned art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi’s dome of the Florence Cathedral, Florence is a paradise for art lovers and history buffs. Stroll through the winding streets of the historic centre, visit the Uffizi Gallery to see masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael, and climb to the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo for panoramic city views.

    Milan

    Milan is Italy’s bustling metropolis, known for its high-end fashion, cutting-edge design, and vibrant cultural scene. Explore the glamorous boutiques of the Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion Quadrilateral), marvel at the iconic Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) and the opulent La Scala opera house, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the fashionable Navigli canals. For a taste of natural beauty, venture to Lake Como, just a short drive from Milan, and soak in the breath-taking scenery of this picturesque lake surrounded by lush mountains.

    These Five Dreamy Italian Cities Will Have You Packing Your Bags, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Naples

    Located in southern Italy, Naples is the gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast and the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Explore the historic centre of Naples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its narrow alleys, vibrant street life, and mouth-watering Neapolitan cuisine. Sample authentic pizza margherita, invented in Naples, and indulge in local delicacies like sfogliatella (a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese). From Naples, embark on day trips to the nearby islands of Capri and Ischia or journey along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with its picturesque cliffside villages and crystal-clear waters.

    Italy’s incredible history, world-renowned food, and diverse attractions make it an ideal destination for South Africans and travellers from around the globe. Thanks to convenient connections through Amsterdam with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, exploring this remarkable country has never been easier. If you’ve been looking for a sign to book that trip, this is it!

    With a quick connection in Amsterdam, visiting Italy is a breeze with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. There’s so much to see and do in Italy—truly a destination worth visiting.

    Main Image: The Independent

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