Italy conjures up images of passion, pizza and beautiful piazzas. Discover its rich history and heritage with a visit to Rome, the capital of the ancient world. Explore the fantastic remains of the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Take a sneak peak into the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Catholic capital of the world. Uncover its romantic side with a charming gondola ride in Venice and eat your body weight in delicious gelati and pasta. Wander the winding alleyways and wonder at breathtaking Renaissance art in Florence, then shop til you drop in Milan, the fashion capital of Europe. Find love at the famous wishing fountain of Trevi or make your way to Vesuvius to see the ancient relics of the Pompeii archaeological site. Be part of the Holy in the Italy where notable processions take place in Taranto (Puglia), Chieti (Abruzzo), Sorrento and Trapani (Sicily). On Good Friday, the pope leads a candlelit procession to the Colosseum and on Easter Sunday he gives his blessing. Experience volcanic spectaculars and complete sense of isolation at the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily.