If you want a route out of the ordinary Russia is certainly for you … the largest nation in the world by extension certainly has many variations of landscapes that attract the most enterprising tourists on the globe and the planet.
In a nation so huge within 2 continents it is obvious that the lists of unforgettable places to visit is extensive.
Those who visit Russia cannot fail to visit Moscow, this huge, very original and very beautiful capital.
When we talk about Moscow, we inevitably speak of the “Red square”. This square is the real heart of Moscow: it divides the Kremlin, an ancient Tsarist residence, from the neighbourhood once home to merchants and businessmen, also from here all the main roads which then become main road once outside the city.
In the square there is the Cathedral of San Basilio, a real architectural Wonder built by Ivan the Terrible in 1561, the Lenin Mausoleum, the monument to the national heroes Kuz’ma Minin and Dmitrij Porskij and the walls of the Kremlin.
Lake Baikal is the deepest freshwater basin on the planet (reaches 1,642 m deep) and certainly one of the most beautiful corners of Russia.
This lake, elected one of the Seven Wonders of Russia, is the perfect place for those who love travelling in the wild and unspoiled nature, for those who love travelling alone and also for a wonderful romantic holiday, since this beautiful lake is one of the most romantic in the world.
How not to visit “The Hermitage” in St. Petersburg? Wanted by Catherine the Great, “l’Hermitage” is one of the largest and most visited museum structures in the world.
The huge museum is made up of several palaces, once the residence of the tsar and contains more than 3 million works of art.
And what about Mount Elbrus? It is located in the heart of the Caucasus, and is one of the 7 highest peaks on the planet.
This 5,642 m massif is one of the most important symbols of European Russia; the peculiarity of this ancient volcano is the presence of a twin peak.
The name “Elbrus” means “Twin Peaks”. This mountain is a real challenge for lovers of climbing and trekking: much of the tourism in the area lives thanks to these extreme sports.
There is another world wonder in St. Petersburg: “The Peterhof Palace”. It stands on the shores of the Gulf of Finland.
It was built at the behest of Peter the Great between 1682 and 1725 and is today one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Russia.
Its history is troubled: from imperial residence it became a national museum after the October Revolution, only to go under Nazi occupation during the World War.
In Volgograd (St. Petersburg) the huge statue of Mother Russia, another wonder to visit.
The statue is the allegory par excellence of the Russian homeland, erected in 1967 to celebrate the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad, in the city of Volgograd (precisely Stalingrad).
Today the statue, which exceeds the Statue of Liberty by 8 meters, is one of the Seven Wonders of Russia and is a favourite stop for an incalculable number of tourists.