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[y] Italy Travel Guide

Italy is a glorious travel destination, beckoning every wanderlust traveler with its contrasting charms, from the snow-capped mountains and even volcanic ones to lovely Mediterranean beaches, from idyllic hill villages and quaint islands to the architecturally rich and bustling cities, endearing with their romantic charm. Before you travel to Italy it’s advised to plan out a schedule which will cover visiting the best places to see in Italy. Italy has plenty to offer to everyone, from the artistic riches, storing the immortal works of Renaissance greats like da Vinci and Michelangelo, to gorgeous Roman classical architecture, from great food and wine to fantastic coastlines along the Adriatic Sea and Alps.

Italy MapTourists love to travel to Italy for its rich cultural treasures. The ‘eternal city’ of Rome in Italy has many places people travel. Places like the Colosseum, Capitoline Museums, the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Angelo, Scala Santa and many others worth travel. The public gardens of Villa Celimontana are also a treasure of Italy. You should travel to the floating city of Venice and take a ride down its canal on the gondola for a memorable travel experience in Italy. Some of the places one must travel in Venice are the Galleria dell’ Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Rialto Bridge and St. Marks Square.

Tourists also travel to Milan in Italy for the Duomo, among the largest churches anywhere, the adjacent piazza, the San Lorenzo Columns, besides shopping for Italy’s best designer wears. You have to travel to Florence in Italy for its wonderful art riches, galleries. You also can’t miss out on a travel to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Italy also is a convenient travel destination for getting around. Its major cities have international airports connecting Italy to other big cities in the world. The extremely convenient modes of train and bus networks make it possible to travel around Italy and many places in Europe easily. One can travel to the lovely islands of Italy and explore the sea, thanks to wonderful ferry and boat rides.

Italy as a travel destination also offers plenty of accommodation facilities. It has some of the most luxurious hotels that you can find on a travel hub. Besides, Italy also has plenty of mid-range hotels, hostels, villas and family apartments, private houses, bed and breakfast, pensions, campsites, holiday house, religious institutions which suit varying budgets and make it an ideal travel destination.

Lastly one has to travel to Italy for its fabulous range of food. It’s overwhelming to find a variety of food items, as you travel across different regions. Italy has a lot more than pizzas, pasta, and spaghetti as you’ll realize when you travel there. Italy’s rice items, pastries, cheese, sausages, and exquisite wines promise a big feast for every food buff.

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Emilia-Romagna Italy

Emilia-Romagna Travel Guide

Provinces: Bologna, Forlì, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza, Parma, Ravenna, Reggio nell’Emilia, Rimini This region is on Italy’s east coast and is very popular with other Europeans who enjoy the mile and miles of beaches. With airports at Rimini, Forli and Bologna, Emilia-Romagna has good communications and is ideal for anyone planning a vacation in Italy. This … Read more

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Florence Italy

Florence Italy Travel Guide [y]

[y] Florence Visitors Guide Florence: Culture, art, architecture, fashion and history, Italian style. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has a rich cultural heritage to match. The Tuscany capital is an Italian jewel that allures discerning travelers to its fairytale cobblestone streets, renowned art galleries, whimsical gardens, elegant piazzas, and … Read more

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Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy

Friuli Venezia Giulia Travel Guide

Provinces: Trieste, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine The region mainly consists of flatland, near the Tagliamento River and the Adriatic coastline. This is Italy’s northeastern region and is not very well known when it comes to tourist or guidebooks. This is a great region to explore and discover since it is not very crowded year-round. Depending on … Read more

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Marches Italy

Marches Italy Travel Guide

Provinces: Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Pesaro, Urbino An essentially mountainous and hilly region, facing the Adriatic Sea. The mountain area is rugged, with narrow valleys, deep gorges and numerous rushing, sometimes inaccessible streams. The coastline presents rolling hills as well as flat plains crossed by rivers. It’s not unusual to see comments along the lines … Read more

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Palermo Sicily Visitors Guide

Palermo Sicily Travel Guide [y]

In its own wide bay underneath the limestone bulk of Monte Pellegrino, and fronting the broad, fertile Conca d’Oro (Golden Shell) Valley, PALERMO is stupendously sited. Originally a Phoenician, then a Carthaginian colony, this remarkable city was long considered a prize worth capturing. Named Panormus (All Harbour), it’s mercantile attractions were obvious, and under Saracen … Read more

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Piedmont Italy

Piedmont Italy Travel Guide

Piedmont, Italy – Travel and Tourism Provinces: Torino, Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Ivrea, Novara, Verbania, Vercelli This Region occupies a vast Alpine area containing Maritime, Cotian, Graian, Pennine Alps. It includes 2 large hilly areas, the Langhe and the Monferrato. Also, the Po river has its beginning in Piedmont and the whole region is crossed … Read more

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A trip to Italy is on the “vacation wish list” for many people. Italy is known for its art and historical landmarks. More than half, close to two thirds, of the world’s works of arts are housed in Italy. Italy also has more towns/cities than any other country in the world. However, before planning some favorite vacation spots to visit, one should consider the differences from Italy versus their own country.

The hotel rooms, for example, are generally smaller in comparison to American hotel rooms. Also, air conditioning isn’t available year-round and is only turned on when it is considered needed. The need for air conditioning in Italy is often different from what many Americans feel would be a need. So if a person is traveling to Italy in the summer, they should prepare for the hot weather.

There are many popular places to visit in Italy. The Canals of Venice, which is considered a water city, is known to be a romantic stop for many. There’s also the Colosseum, a very large and famous amphitheater in Rome. Other tourist attractions include The Spanish steps, Tevi fountain, and the Sante Maria del Flor just to name a few.

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