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Italy is easily remembered by geography students as the country
shaped like a boot, kicking Sicily further into the Mediterranean Sea.
Italy Travel and Tourist Information with links
to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors
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Vacations, Map of Italy, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Tuscany.
Driving From Brindisi, Driving From Catania, Driving
From Florence, Driving From Genoa, Driving from Milan, Driving
From Naples, Driving From Palermo, Driving From Rome, Driving
Countries neighbouring Italy are: France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.
The independent states of San Marino
and Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula.
The two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea are Italian: Sicily
Campione d'Italia is an Italian commune (municipality) of the Province
of Como in the Lombardy region, occupying an enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino.
Weather in Europe:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Europe.
Compare hotel prices in Italy.
Cities in Italy.
Italy by Regions
Apulia Coast, Capri,
Chianti Region, Cinque
Terre, Dolomites, Italian Riviera,
Lake Garda, Portofino,
dei Fiori, Sicily
Coast and Islands, Tuscany.
The Amalfi Coast, or 'Costiera Amalfitana' (in Italian), is a
stretch of coastline in the southern part of Italy (Province of Salerno), extending from
Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.
The towns lying on the Amalfi Coast are Vietri sul Mare, Cetara,
Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano and
The nearest airports and train stations are in Naples and Salerno.
Starting from Naples, it is possible to reach Sorrento by a local
train called 'Circumvesuviana'. The SITA bus company, connects the Amalfi Coast to
Salerno, Sorrento and Naples.
Amalfi Coast Accommodation:
Choose from a refined selection of self-catering luxury villas and exclusive apartments to
rent on Italy's Amalfi Coast; near Sorrento and close to the Isle of Capri.
Michaelangelo, whose David is a symbol of Florence, is buried in
the city's church of Santa Croce.
|Beauty in Italy:
Located in Bagno a Ripoli, overlooking Firenze, Violetta Buti specialises in walking tours
of Florence. Through her travel company, cruise visitors to Italy can also book shore
excursions from Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples and Venice.
Be prepared for long queues to view the works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della
Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da
Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are also
well represented with important works by Durer, Rembrandt and Rubens.
the fashion capital, is the second largest Italian city, after Rome, and home to two of Italy's
most famous football clubs, Internazionale and AC Milan.
There is lot to see around the Gulf of Naples and the distance
between the sights can be deceiving, when trying to organise your visit on public
transportation. Allow more time than you think you'll need; if you don't want to be
You can fly into Pisa, for easy access to Florence.
The Cathedral Square is the heart of Pisa and stands as the immortal
symbol of the splendour and power of the golden age of the Republic of Pisa.
Pisa and Florence International Airport - Galileo Galilei. Provides real time flight
schedules, information about airlines, cargo services, ground transportation, parking, car
rental, shops and duty free, restaurants and airport news.
is the capital of Italy and once the nucleus of an Empire.
The Pellegrini family - Cristiano, Sandro and Federico - are official Rome guides and can
help you with Rome tours, Italy cruise excursions and services related to the religious
holidays and pilgrimages in Italy.
Within Italy are two independent countries: San Marino and the Vatican City.
Summer on the beach is very popular in Italy, but most travellers
visit the country for the culture.
Italy holds one of the major positions in world culture. Their
nationals have presented us with masterpieces in architecture, painting, sculpture,
literature, and opera.
Italian culture at its best.
Pasta, Pizza and Parmigiano...... Please, there's a lot more to Italian Food.
Fancy tasting the grape in Italy?
Then maybe you should try one of the Wine Tours.
Tuscany Travel Tips
Bypass the high-priced, crowded but beautiful Chianti area of Tuscany
and instead go to the Etruscan Coast and Pisan Hills area in Western Tuscany.
Accommodations cost a lot less, and fewer tourists come here than the
more famous Tuscan spots.
There are excellent places like Volterra and Campiglia Marittima and
numerous other worthwhile hill towns and wine areas to check out.
By David Freda.
Bed and Breakfast in
Provides rooms and apartments for holiday rentals in the historic centre of Florence, as
well as accommodation in typical Tuscany villas located in the Chianti countryside.
Montecatini Terme is close to Florence, Siena, Chianti, Lucca and Pisa - an ideal base to
discover Tuscany at your leisure.
Rent a self-catering villa in Tuscany with
swimming pool; nestled in a landscape of olive groves and vines.
The Northern part of Italy is generally more prosperous, and most
Italians associate themselves with their particular region.
Some of those around Lombardia even want a federal republic of
Padania, independent from Rome and the rest of Italy.
Italy has one of the most extensive toll-paying highway networks in
Europe, with 3,020km serving 15 Italian regions and 60 provinces.
Bologna was founded by the Etruscans under the name of Felsina. As a Roman metropolis it
was known as Bononia. Later Bologna became a free Commune and then a papal city. Today,
Bologna offers visitors one of the best preserved historic centers in Europe.
Regional listings for Italian tourist boards; mostly just an address and telephone number.
Italy For Real:
Rem Malloy and Deborah de Maio offer small group tours and luxury Italy
vacations for those seeking a truly authentic trip to Italy.
Parks in Italy:
National parks and protected areas in Italy.
Siena - The Palio:
Continuing in ancient tradition, the contradas compete on horses around the town square of
Siena, Italy, every July 2nd and August 16th.
Travel by Train:
Italian train timetables can only give you a rough idea, as the long distance trains often
Welcome to Italy:
As stylish as the passagio on a Sunday. Stroll through the site by itinerary, region, or
province. (In English, Italian, German, and Japanese).
Eighteen kilometres of sheer rocky coastline in northern Italy,
terraced hills and vineyards sloping steeply down to the sea. Five little villages are
built into the rocks between the beach and the hills.
From the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast.
Local Sites in Emilia Romagna (some in Italian only):
Cervia; Ferrara; Lizzano; Modena; Parma; Piacenza; Ravenna; Reggio Emilia; Rimini Commune; Rimini Turismo; Sestola.
Giuseppe Verdi was born in Roncole, on the 10th of October, 1813.
Castles of Parma:
Constructed in strategic points throughout the province of Parma, the castles are a
From the Parma Municipal Administration Tourist Information and Assistance Offices.
The world's favourite cheese to top spaghetti comes from Parmigiano-Reggiano; a true
aristocrat among cheeses. And doctors claim it's good for you.
The City of Ravenna boasts many sights in the World Heritage List: The
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Neonian
Archiepiscopal Chapel, Mausoleum
of Theodoric, The
Basilica of San Vitale, and Sant'Apollinare
One of the best ways to get around Ravenna is by bicycle. Four locations where you can get
one of the yellow tourist bikes for the day.
The Lake Garda region is close to Brescia.
Barodino, Lazise and Garda are just a few of the
main resorts offering a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and
entertainment for the whole family all year round.
Situated between Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino, Lake Garda is the
largest Italian lake.
A whole collection of Lake Garda websites rolled in to one Garda World.
Other popular lakes in northern Italy are Lago di Como and Lago
Getting around the lakes couldn't be easier.
Le Marche is Italy's secret region. Everyone has heard of Tuscany. Le
Marche is near by, and more rugged. Actually, it is more everything. We have higher
mountains, more lakes, more truffles, more mushrooms, more wild boar, more sheep, more
small farmers, more beautiful scenery, more delicious fish....the only thing we have less
of, is people and tourism!
Fly to Ancona (with cheap flights from London). Visit Urbino, Loretto,
Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Tolentino, Camerino and Matelica for art, culture, churches, food
and wine, but don't forget to visit the rural parts too. Stay in agriturrismi (farm house
hotels run by a local family) to sample the rustic way of life.
By Angeline Davies.
With beaches, mountains and medieval villages, holidaying in Marche can be planned at
anytime of the year; depending on your interests.
Italy Trip: Florence, Pisa and Venice.
If you're short on time and fancy a taste of Italy, then five days exploring three of
Italy's most romantic cities - Florence, Pisa and Venice - is the perfect way to combine
aspects of Italy's rich culture: art, history and authentic cuisine.
Italy Farmhouse Rentals:
Not just farmhouses, but villas, castles, cottages, apartments, houses in Tuscany, Umbria
or Lazio. The site also offers useful tourist information about Italy.
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