Named the top destination for luxury events and incentives in our inVOYAGE Annual Report 2020, Italy has so much to offer – from the quality of the food and luxury hotels to the incredible arts, culture and scenery.
We might not be able to visit this stunning country right now due to the global coronavirus lockdown, but inVOYAGER Italy My Way DMC is inviting you to take a virtual journey with 360° views of the most famous archaeological and cultural sites in Italy, with the help of the Google Arts & Culture online platform. Here, the DMC picks out four of the best Italian hotspots to get you started…
First up it’s the Colosseum. The symbol par excellence of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheater or, more commonly, the Colosseum, is the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire.
It was a building designed for fun for everyone: any citizen could attend the shows for free. The name Colosseum derives from the size of the monument or, more likely, from the huge bronze statue erected nearby and known as the Colossus of Nero.
Next up we head to Italy My Way’s hometown of Florence, a city whose charm and splendid past have remained unaltered like it was as the capital of the Renaissance.
Famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings is the Uffizi Gallery. The Gallery entirely occupies the first and second floors of the large building constructed between 1560 and 1580 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. The collections of paintings include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
After the solo performance of the Italian tenor Andrea Boccelli, streamed live globally to give a message of love, healing and hope, Italy my Way wants to take you to the most important example of a Gothic Cathedral in Italy: the Milan Duomo.
The construction of the Milan Duomo begins in 1386 and ends in 1965, in the same place where the Basilica of San Ambrogio was located since the fifth century AD. The construction of the cathedral took place over a period of five centuries during which several architects, sculptors and artists made their professional contribution in the famous “Fabbrica del Duomo”
St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice
Last by no means least, our virtual journey takes us to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Symbol par excellence of the city, this icon summarises innumerable styles in a set of surprising harmony.
Connected to the Doge’s Palace, the Basilica was the Doge’s chapel, contained the relics of the patron Saint Mark and was the centre of the official ceremonies of the Venetian Republic.