Italy Travel
Italy is a country of great diversity and a lot to offer: let our Italy travel guide help you. In the mountainous north, you are greeted with alpine peaks and mirrored lakes surrounded by picture-perfect villages, forests, and castles. In the cities of Veneto, explore canal side palaces, art galleries, and ancient Roman arenas, and in scenic Tuscany follow in the footsteps of the Renaissance art movement, exploring fascinating museums and impressive landmarks like Florence’s Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a veritable feast of architectural wonders with the Colosseum, Vatican City, and Trevi Fountain to discover, and further south, the glittering Amalfi coast attracts those who seek the finer things in life. There’s so much to see and do in Italy, in lesser-known places too. The southern regions of Puglia and Calabria offer a real taste of Italian hospitality, and along eastern shores, popular tourist resorts of Marche and Emilia-Romagna beckon with beautiful sandy beaches and lively nightlife.
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Capital City
Rome
Currency
Euro
Language
Italian
Traditional Dish
Cannoli
Power Outlet
C, F, L I 230V ~ 50Hz

Cities & Regions in Italy

Rome
Rome

Custodian of some of the most important artefacts in the western world, Rome’s status as the ‘eternal city’ is no idle boast. From the banks of the Tiber to the Pope’s backyard, Rome can muster delight in even the most jaded of visitors.

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Explore Milan
Milan

Italy’s undisputed fashion capital, Milan’s streets sometimes feel like the scene of a catwalk show. Once suited and booted, be sure not to miss da Vinci’s Last Supper at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, before jumping several centuries to the city’s newest architectural gems.

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Tuscany
Tuscany

Tuscany in central Italy is known for its verdant landscapes, artistic inspiration, history and culture. The region was birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to great scientific and artistic minds such as Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Puccini. You can visit world-class museums and galleries of Florence and Pisa, or spend time soaking up the sun and browsing upscale boutiques in Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. Alternatively, venture into the glorious Tuscan countryside to medieval towns of San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca and Cortona to sample some of the finest cuisine and wines in Italy. Tuscany is a region for those who wish to discover ancient history and artworks, wander through palace gardens and marvel at unusual architecture. It’s also a fantastic location to connect to nature, where you can spend days biking along country lanes, hiking to remote walled villages and imagining life as it was in the region centuries ago.

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Sicily
Sicily

The largest island of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a rich history all of its own. The island has been inhabited by Ostrogoths, the Byzantine Empire, Normans, Greeks ,and Romans. This mixed heritage can still be viewed today in its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cathedrals, and palaces, making it the perfect holiday destination for culture and history lovers. Sicily is also a place for foodies with farm-to-table restaurants, vineyards, olive groves and luxurious Agri turismo hotels where you can fully immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. Explore the island’s vibrant capital Palermo with its colorful markets, cathedrals and palaces, visit romantic hilltop city Taormina which boasts incredible views of Mount Etna or discover national parks, beaches and ancient villages near Syracuse, Cefalù and Catania. Sicily is a unique blend of modern and traditional, diverse scenic landscapes and a fabulous island for all ages and interests.

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Florence
Florence

Magnificent Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is brimming with exquisite architecture, artwork, and museums. The capital of Tuscany, Florence was once an important center for European trade and one of the wealthiest cities in the world. The city attracts millions of visitors each year who come to see Brunelleschi’s famous red-tiled Duomo, discover world-class art and architecture, and delve into Florence’s vibrant fashion and culinary scene. There are many highlights to be found in Florence. Culture lovers will enjoy discovering the open-air Loggia dei Lanzi museum, marveling at magnificent frescoes of the Duomo, and exploring ancient map rooms of Palazzo Vecchio. Art aficionados should make Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell ’Accademia a priority and those seeking a spot of retail therapy will enjoy browsing the city’s markets, designer boutiques and atelier workshops. Florence is a feast for all the senses, with luxurious hotels set in historic houses, fine restaurants and charming neighborhoods, and no visit to Tuscany would be complete without spending at least a few days in this incredible Italian city.

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Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre can be found in the Liguria region of Italy. The picturesque area is made up of five stunning villages – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso Al Mare. These charming villages are all interconnected via cliff-side walking trails and regional trains, each one unique with pastel-hued houses cascading down hillsides, harbor-side restaurants, and secluded beaches. There are historic churches, hillside sanctuaries, and vineyards to visit, or you can simply wander through narrow cobbled streets browsing quaint shops selling hand painted ceramics and artisan jewelry. You can participate in cookery classes, enjoy romantic boat trips at sunse,t or swim in crystalline waters. When it comes to dining, Cinque Terre tempts foodies with abundant fresh seafood, pesto drizzled gnocchi, and delicious wines and desserts. So, if you’re seeking a laid-back, romantic glimpse into old Italy, with wonderful nature walks, spectacular views, and fine dining, this is the place to be.

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Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna

One of Italy’s largest, wealthiest, most gastronomically rich, and geographically diverse regions, Emilia-Romagna is an entire country within itself. There are beaches in the east, mountains to the north, and so much to see - and eat - in between. Bologna, its capital, is home to the oldest continually-operated university on the planet. Though off the typical tourist path, it features some incredibly beautiful historic architecture, namely red-bricked, medieval masterpieces. Here you’ll find a lively, authentic, student-filled atmosphere that’s unique in the country. As the region where prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and balsamic vinegar originated, it’s worth visiting Emilia Romagna for the cuisine alone.

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Campania And Amalfi Coast
Campania & the Amalfi Coast

Campania and the Amalfi Coast have earned a reputation as one of the most romantic areas of the country - it’s called “Divina costiera” (divine coast) for a reason. Ruggedly beautiful landscapes dotted with quaint coastal villages, seemingly suspended in time. Shockingly blue waters, pristine beaches, and rich green groves. Some of Italy’s most exquisite cuisine, from mouthwatering local seafood preparations to fried street food goodies to the world’s favorite food, pizza, famously invented in Naples. Historical treasures also abound in Napoli, the regional capital, and nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. One can truly get lost in this region’s abundant natural beauty, fascinating historical sites and a truly fabulous vacation atmosphere.

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Venice
Venice

Venice is an iconic destination, like no other place in the world. Spending time in the “Floating City” induces an almost dreamlike state, with an unmatched romantic atmosphere. Ornate marble palaces, stunning piazzas and breathtaking basilicas flank misty, winding canals punctuated by picture-perfect bridges and floating gondolas. Intimate bacaros serve up Italian tapas, or cicchetti, while bright pink sunsets illuminate the city’s faded grandeur. Its storied past is replete with masked carnivales, operas and historical intrigues, imbuing every canal and twisting alleyway with an air of magical glamour. Poetically sinking into the lagoon it was audaciously built upon, Venice is a work of art that you simply must visit before it disappears.

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Dolomites And South Tyrol
The Dolomites & South Tyrol

The Dolomites and South Tyrol are a rugged mountain wonderland with some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in Europe. The unique and unusual shapes of the Dolomites, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, are a must-see for mountain lovers. The soaring cliffs are adorned with bountiful crumbling castles and ruins, vineyards and picturesque villages, all mirrored in crystal clear lakes. The region is perfect for lovers of hiking, biking and skiing, and boasts the world’s biggest ski resort. The unique cross-influence between Mediterranean climate to the south and Austrian influence from the north make it truly fascinating.

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Verona & Lake Garda
Verona & Lake Garda

Verona is perhaps most famous as the setting for William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. You can even visit ‘Casa di Giulietta’, where countless tourists leave love notes below the balcony as a tribute to one of the most famous leading ladies in literature. But this scenic city built on the banks of the Adige River has much more to offer. From the Arena, a giant 1st-century Roman amphitheater still in use today, to numerous examples of medieval architecture, stunning churches, pretty piazzas, photogenic lanes, and delectable regional cuisine, it’s one of Italy’s most tourable cities. Nearby is sparkling Lake Garda, a popular holiday destination of the rich and famous, surrounded by verdant mountains. Wineries and vineyards abound in the area as well.

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Piedmont, Aosta & Western Alps

The Western Alps are magnificent, whether you’re slaloming down the slopes above Aosta or enjoying the scenery while tucking into a meal of seasonal produce in Piedmont. Sharing much of its culture with neighboring France, the landscapes are as diverse as the ingredients grown here, ranging from mountain ridges to rice paddies.

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