Italy has been the cradle of great conquerors, politicians and thinkers who have left their mark on this beautiful country. Italian tourism began to develop during the Roman Republic of Lucius Junius Brutus in 509 BC. Nowadays, Rome, Florence and Venice are cities that attract the majority of tourists thanks to magnificent historical monuments including the Colosseum, the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous canals of Venice. Italy is remarkable thanks also to its art and culture. Other fascinating cities are Turin, Milan, Naples, Perugia, Bologna, Perugia, Genoa, Sicily and Sardinia.