There is so much to see and do in Italy; with sprawling vineyards, gorgeous lakes, towering mountains, and adorable villages, it's almost impossible to keep track! Luckily for you, I've pulled together a list of the 37 best things to do in Italy in the Ultimate Italian Bucket List.
The Galapagos Archipelago is situated 800 kilometers west of the Ecuadorian coast and lie directly on the equator. The archipelago encompasses over 50 islands of volcanic origin that are spread out over an area of about 4,500 square kilometers. The volcanic Galapagos platform originated probably not more than 15 million years ago and the oldest island not more than 2.4 million years ago. Volcanic eruptions still occur in the islands.
The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of 13 major volcanic islands and more than 40 small islands, is a treasure chest of plants and animals -- many found no where else in the world. The islands are situated on the equator 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador. A three-hour flight from Quito, with a short stop-over, takes you to the island to Baltra, where you pass through the Galapagos National Park gate.