There’s no tour of Italy like a real, honest-to-goodness, on-the-ground tour. But to get in the mood, it’s fun to take one of these virtual Italy tours, whether it’s a virtual tour of Rome, Florence or Venice. In fact the Internet is popping with virtual tours, as well as cinema verite or documentary-style tours of Italy.
This set, apparently produced by the wonderful folks at Google, recently caught our eye; we liked them so much we added them to the Tour Italy Now website. They have a rollercoaster feel to them, as the “eye” dives from one monument to the next, but that makes it fun. The music is different in each one, too. As pairings go, the music accompanying the Florence tour seems to work best, but the Rome one is fun and Venice, well, who’s ready for a ride on a gondola? Taken together, each one is eyepopping in its own right, and makes you want to get up and go to Italy!
Each one lasts two minutes and change. Which one most inspires you? Once again, I cannot make up my mind!
Virtual Rome Tour Behold the Collosseum! St. Peter’s Basilica!
Virtual Florence Tour Where to begin?
Virtual Venice Tour This gives a sense of the water and the canals.
Yours in touring Italy,