One of the aims of travellers which visit Italy is to find rarities or famous treasures full of surprises and venues where to stay comfortably enjoing all the essential services. Our travel through excellence continues with 3 stages in different regions: we suggest you the places listed by Unesco as World Heritage Sites, a uniqueness in Italy.
The oldest botanical garden in the world
In Padua rises the oldest university botanical garden, founded in 1545, it features a great assortment of plants (6000) and an extent of 22.000 square meters, a location where to admire the colors of nature and allow yourselves a break during an holiday in a very stylish region, Veneto.
The botanical garden of Padua is the cradle of science, a slice of Heaven where is possible to understand the relations between nature and culture and know the herbs, the carnivores, the orchids, the water plants and many more.
About oddities here you can find the “Goethe palm tree”, that is a San Peter’s palm liked by the prestigious German writer during his travel in Italy.
Staying in a charming relais in Veneto is a perfect startiung point for your itinerary in Padua and surroundings, discovering breathtaking landscapes and evocative venues. The garden is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and this is the official website: www.ortobotanico.unipd.it
The Pompeii ruins, an amazing attraction
It’s the most popular archaeological site in Italy, the tourists find here the only Roman town preserved, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried with ash and pumice Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplonti.
The archaeological excavations, started in 1748, revealed a lot of Pompeii history: patrician villas, domus with gardens and thermal baths, houses full of artworks (now hosted by National Archaeological Museum in Napoles) and temples dedicated to Apollo and Zeus.
A travel in Italy focused on history should have a stage in Campania to discover the great Roman civilization and others dynasties, becauses the “ gens Pompeia” descends from Oscan.
It was conquered by Etrurians for a period, in fact now Etruscan iscriptions are traceable at Stabiae thermal, and here you can see also fragments of “bucchero” a typical ceramic produced by Etrurians. A dive into ancient times is one of the ways to appreciate Italian views and traditions, beacuse here every detail tells something moving, more than a souvenir.
Visit a nuragic village in Sardinia
A bit of magic, a touch of enchantment and a lot of unpolluted nature are the ingredients of our last stage, Sardinia.
This time we suggest another peerless location: the nuragic village in Barumini, called Su Nuraxi.
This site was built between the XVI and the XIII century, the “nuraghi” are considered the greatest Megalithic monuments in Europe but we ignore the exact function.
Maybe the nuraghi were religious temples or graves, or also prisons, furnaces or fortresses.
These nuraghi, built in stone, cone shaped and perfectly preserved, are a prehistorical architecture and a sign of the power of human genius.
This island, loved by worldwide travellers, cannot be conceived without nuraghi, so if you plan an holiday in 5 stars hotel in Sardinia, you should visit this ancient village. Barumini is located in the province of Medio Campidano and is one of the oldest archaeological sites totally available for visits, don’t miss the opportunity to have a walk in Sardinia surrounded by a very amazing set.