With a history as colorful as the Baroque facades of the city’s iconic structures, Saint Petersburg evokes a regal air of dignity and opulence. Designed as a “window to the West” by Peter the Great, the city’s style reflects a charming fusion of Italian sophistication and Russian presence. Enjoy the refinement of the tsars aboard your Alitalia flight to Saint Petersburg.
Moscow may be the Russian capital, but visitors seeking Russia’s beating cultural heart travel to Saint Petersburg. Here you will find the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, housed in the striking Winter Palace and home to more than three million pieces of priceless international art. You can visit the final resting place of the great tsars inside the Peter and Paul Fortress, and then ascend the cathedral’s lofty bell tower for an incredible panoramic view of the city. For a more traditional experience, head to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, with its vibrant onion-domed towers reminiscent of the Kremlin.
Book your tickets to Saint Petersburg for May or June to enjoy the city’s White Nights Festival – a celebration of the midsummer sunlit glow that bathes the city all evening long. Unforgettable canal tours of Saint Petersburg’s greatest attractions are also available during the summer months.