In many ways, the tranquil 15-minute ferry ride is indicative of what lies ahead. The island of Itsukushima, popularly known as Miyajima, is like a step back in time with its dirt roads and wildlife roaming through the city’s streets.
While the economy may result in a decline in business travel, leisure travelers could benefit from lower rates and assorted other deals and promotions, according to Zagat’s 2009 U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas survey.
Visitors don’t need days to see the major sites to gain a new respect for the capital of Italy. From aqueducts to roads, the Romans were ahead of their time and their influence can still be felt on society today.