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.

Capital City
Rome

Currency
Euro

Language
Italian

Traditional Dish
Cannoli

Power Outlet
C, F, L I 230V ~ 50Hz

Cities and Regions of Italy

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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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 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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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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Taormina

Perched atop a mountain in Sicily, overlooking simmering Mount Etna and the deep blue Ionian Sea is Taormina, a charming town filled with romance, narrow winding streets, fine hotels, and quaint trattorias. This magical tourist destination on the east of the island is packed with historic treasures and cultural attractions. You can explore remnants of the city’s Greek and Roman heritage at the ancient amphitheater, visit Taormina’s public gardens, or investigate the 13th century Duomo Cathedral, which houses abundant artistic treasures. Alternatively, spend leisurely days browsing specialty shops of Corso Umberto, take a cable car to Taormina Mare beaches, or sip cappuccinos in Piazza IX Aprile and soak up the laid-back Sicilian atmosphere.  

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