Even if you are not planning a trip to Italy, Lufthansa flies to a variety of other places throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Discover the beauty of Europe's rich cultural heritage with our flights to Europe especially flights to Italy are widely appreciated because they lead to radiant cities with vibrant urban lifestyles. Another great destination is India. Fly to India and discover the spices, colours of the Indian subcontinent. So travelers can enjoy longer trips to far away and exotic destinations. Or book a weekend shopping trip or a simple visit to see your friends and family. Find out how much baggage you can take.
Is it “hello” or “goodbye”? The Italian “ciao” means both, but you will be very sad indeed if it’s a “goodbye”. After entering Italy with your comfortable Lufthansa flight you are at risk to fall in love with this country. This boot-shaped land spans a thousand kilometers from the Tyrolian Alps to the shores of Sicily. Each part of the country is filled with art, history and culture. Beautiful landscapes and the finest food and wines await the exploring traveler. Where would be a good place to start your exploration? We suggest Milan (MXP) in the northern province of Lombardy. Here the economic heart of Italy is beating, but Milan has a lot more to offer than industry and commerce. Arts and culture are all over the place, with Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” firmly on top of the must-see list. Milan also has the world’s most famous opera house, La Scala. For fashion enthusiasts Milan is one big shopping town, with more than 6000 boutiques, outlets and luxury stores from Armani, Versace or Valentino, to name but a few.
If you travel east from Milan to the top of the Adriatic Sea, you will arrive in Venice (VCE). The city in the lagoon, once richest town on earth and center of a vast empire, is still on everybody’s list of Italian travel destinations. Visit the famous Piazza San Marco along the Canale Grande with the San Marco Cathedral. Take a walk from there or explore the city with one of the gondolas, the black boats that were designed especially for the narrow waterways of Venice. Of course you have to see the Rialto Bridge and the Doge’s Palace with the fabled Bridge of Sighs. The world famous glass blowers or the Venetian mask makers, who have hundreds of years of tradition in their craft, are the right places to get a souvenir from Venice.
Further to the west you should have a walk through beautiful Bologna (BLQ), where the first University of Europe was founded. Don’t miss the breathtaking landscape of Tuscany, with Florence (FLR) at its center, where art was thriving during the Renaissance. The famous Venus of Botticelli is on display in Florence. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo worked for the ruling family, the Medicis. Go to nearby Siena, where they have the Palio, a horserace on the central Piazza del Campo. It takes place twice each summer, on July 2nd and August 16th and is a tradition going back to Renaissance times.
Because all roads lead to Rome (FCO), you will be eager to explore the capitol of Italy and the center of the historical Roman Empire. The “eternal city” is full of monuments from the Empire and Republic, quite a challenge for the serious monument spotter. Just the most important buildings like the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and Circus Maximus will keep you occupied for days. Down the river Tiber lies the former Ostia Antica, a city from the republican period that has been excavated. The old harbour of Rome features beautiful mosaics, paintings, a public latrine and the oldest synagogue in Europe. While you are here, go to present-day Ostia for a day on the beach. Going south brings you to Naples (NAP) and the famous Islands of Capri and Ischia. Here you can see the volcano Vesuvius and its victims, the roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sardinia and Sicily, the biggest Italian islands, are great for a relaxed holiday and fascinating sightseeing. After that tour you have still seen just a fraction of Italy. If you buy your Lufthansa ticket to Italy, say “Ciao” as a greeting, not as goodbye.
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Fly to Italy and enjoy this very romantic country with its picturesque villages, its countryside, its lakes and its getaways at the seaside. Italy has many beautiful and historical cities with excellent restaurants, shopping possibilities, nightlife and world-class tourist attractions. Italy has more sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list than any other country. Italy is a country with many landscapes, ranging from Tuscany's historical hill towns, Veneto's wine regions, South Tyrol's mountains to Southern Italy with its beautiful beaches, its scenic coastline, the Roman and Greek sites and not to forget its gorgeous islands like Sicily, Sardinia and Elba. Smell the fragrance of lemon groves while walking along the Amalfi coast. Visit the most beautiful cities of Italy: Florence with its Renaissance art, Milan which is the fashion city and the home to the world's largest Gothic cathedral and da Vinci's famous fresco - the Last Supper, Venice which is known as the City of Water because of its canals and Rome which is Italy's capital with ancient ruins like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Italy is also a great country to enjoy its fine cuisine and its exquisite wines. Book your tickets to Italy with Lufthansa!