Beautiful Places To See in Italy

Italy is one of the most famous places for travellers. If you are going to visit the country, check the following places and see why the country is full of life, tradition and culture:


Juliet’s Balcony

The city of Verona is famous in Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Verona is home to the balcony of Juliet.

The city of Verona bought the home featuring the balcony in 1905 to attract tourists although the real-life Romeo and Juliet does not exist in real life. The balcony has now become a tourist attraction and couples come to this place to declare their love for each other.


The Coliseum

Rome is the home of the famous Coliseum and if you are in Rome, you should never miss this amphitheatre. The ruins of this magnificent place once held over 50,000 spectators during its time. The amphitheatre was famous before its gladiator matches. Now, it stands as a famous ruin for tourists to imagine the violent spectacles that once entertained the crowds.


Pompeii

Pompeii is famous for its open-air museum where you can find preserved houses and relics, ancient Roman forums, baths that are well-preserved because of the events that took place in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the village down below.

The eruption also signifies the preservation of Roman life where tourists can now see what it was like during that time.


Vatican City

If you are a religious person then you should visit Vatican City. The city is also home to powerhouses like the Piazza San Pietro and St Peter’s Basilica.

Free Things to do in Washington D.C.

Washington is a great place to visit as it offers many attractions, as well as great bars and world-class restaurants. It can, however, be very expensive. That’s not to say that it isn’t an enjoyable place for the budget traveller; there are plenty of national monuments and parks to visit, so those who love the outdoors and learning about history can keep costs pretty low! Let’s look at some of the main free things to do in Washington D.C.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court makes the final decisions on legal matters. You can even see it play out for free as court sessions are open to the public, with free 30-minute lectures on offer in the main hall. There is also a visitor film and various exhibitions in addition to the lectures, which can be very interesting and informative.

US Capitol Building

US Congress meets in the Capitol Building, and you can take a free tour through it if you get there early enough to score one of the tickets, which are given on a first come, first served basis. Plan to be there early as the tickets usually go very quickly. You can also score free tickets to sit in the galley to watch Congress in session.

The Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Institution offers a selection of museums and research centres which are free to enter and feature IMAX movie theatres too. The buildings to visit are so fascinating and include the Air and Space Museum, American Art Museum, Natural History Museum as well as the Smithsonian Gardens.

Vietnam War Memorial

The National Mall is a tree-lined park with many monuments that you can walk around and explore.  Some of the monuments include the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Here you will also find the Washington Monument, a marble obelisk at the centre of the park to honour George Washington and the World War II Memorial. This memorial is dedicated to the 16 million people who served during WWII, including the 400,000 who died in the war for America.

Take advantage of all the free activities and sights on offer in Washington, to soak up the city and learn about the incredibly rich history while saving your money to make it last longer during your travels.