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Italy Tourist Information. Welcome to Italy!

Dear visitor, welcome to my Italy web pages. Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Some experts say that 50% of the world's artistic heritage is in Italy.

Here you will find tourist information, photographs and travel tips about Italy's main destinations. I consider this site only a starting point. Italy has so much to offer ...

When to Go/Climate: The best seasons to travel to Italy are Spring and Fall. Summers can be a little too hot in some cities, but even during the cold winters it is ok to come to italy.

Get in: The main Italian airports are Milan Malpensa's (MPX) and Rome's Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino (FCO), but Italy has many other international airports.

Get around: Italian cities are well communicated by road, train and bus. I recommned trains. Distances are short, most cities are less than two hours apart.

Money and Costs: Italy uses the Euro, and as in the rest of Europe prices are not cheap. Accommodation and transportation are particularly expensive. If you like pasta and pizzas, food is affordable.

Length of stay: if you want to visit italy's main tourist destinations, you will need three or four weeks.

Languages/People: 60 million people live in Italy. People are friendly and open. Italian is the local language, and although English is widely spoken in tourist businesses, most local people are unable to have a fluent conversation in English. An Italian phrasebook will be very useful..

Food: Italy's cuisine is one of the richest in the world, and more successful abroad. Pizzas and pasta dishes are served in pizzerias, and regional cuisine is served in the Trattorias, which tend to be more expensive.

Bellow these lines you will find a short description of Italy's main tourist attractions. I hope you enjoy my virtual presentations. Enjoy

 


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Rome photo tour

Rome

Rome, with its more than 2000 years of history, has one of the biggest cultural heritages in the world. From the Roman Empire times through the Renaissance and Baroque to the current age, Rome is a fascinating city.

 
 
Venice photo tour

Venice

Venice, the city of the canals, is known as the most serene (the 'serenissima') among Venetians, because of the absence of cars and mopeds in its streets.

 
 
Florence photo tour

Florence

Florence, Tuscany, is the most beautiful city in the most beautiful region in Italy --one of the most beautiful countries in the world. That makes of Florence (probably) the most beautiful city on earth. If you come with me I will try to show all the splendor of this city.

 
 
Siena photo tour

Siena

Town in Tuscany famous for its narrow streets, its cathedral and its central square, the Campo, where a horse festival takes place twice every summer, the Palio.

 
 
Pisa photo tour

Pisa

The Tuscan town of Pisa is world renown for its leaning tower, the Torre Pendente, but the town has many other attractions worth seeing.

 
 
Bologna photo tour

Bologna

Bologna is a beautiful mid-sized city located in the North of italy. Its location makes of it a perfect stopover when visiting the North of Italy.

 
 
Verona photo tour

Verona

Verona is the city of the most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet. But Verona has much more to offer. The city, also known as Urbs Nobilissima, is the second biggest city in Veneto. It is one of the cities that has better preserved its artistic heritage in Italy.

 
 
Padua photo tour

Padua

Padua is one of the cultural and economic centers in the Northeast of Italy. Padua is a pilgrimage city, millions of pilgrims come here every year to visit the "Basilica di Sant'Antonio", where the grave of "Sant'Antonio" is preserved.

 
 
Naples photo tour

Naples

Naples is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. It has a great bay with nice views of the Capri and the Ischia Islands. Not far from Naples there are two more reasons to come to this city: Pompeii and Herculaneum. These two cities were buried by Mont Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD.

 
 
Umbria photo tour

Umbria

Umbria, the province of Italy situated half-way between Florence and Rome, which is known as the «Green Heart of Italy».

 
 
Campania photo tour

Campania

In this tour you'll get a good introduction to Sorrento, Capri, the ruins of Pompeii, Amalfi and Positano. There are so many places to visit that it's quite impossible to do the whole area justice in just one tour. Indeed neither is one visit sufficient to see and do everything you'd like to.

 
 
Milan photo tour

Milan

Milan is Italy's cultural, industrial and financial center. The capital of Lombardia (North of Italy) is also one of the main fashion centers in the world, and the second biggest city in Italy. But probably what has made this city famous is its Design industry.

 

 


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