Italy Travel Guide

Italy Travel Guide

You can find it here few centuries of history, beautiful islands, the best pizza in the world and even more each region can give you fantastic opportunity to try tasty food. You can relax in romantic riviera, explore Vatican, meet crazy people and much more only in Italy…

Italy Travel Guide

Capital: Rome

Language: Italian / Population: 61 million / Currency: Euro

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Climate Winters are cool and humid in the north and the mountainous zone, occasionally cold air from northern Europe can spread south into Italy, bring snow to most mountains, while the coasts are kept warm by the high sea temperatures. The summer can be quite hot in Italy, mainly in the south of the peninsula, with high nocturnal temperatures of usually 28-33°C (82-81 F), but sometimes even 40°C (104 F).  In spring and fall there is Sirocco (a warm wind from Africa) raises the temperature of the peninsula. In The summer these Winds can bring very hot, unpleasant weather.

Suggested Clothing: Light T-shirts and cotton clothes are recommended for the summer, while warmer clothes are necessary for the winter.

Cuisine influenced by local traditions, history as well as by the local and seasonal availability of products. Italian cuisine is Characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only four are eight ingredients. The Italian menu is typically structured much the same way all over Italy: Antipasto, Primo, Secondo and Dessert. It is very hard to recommend the best dishes to try. Food depends on which part of Italy you are. If you are in Naples try to get pizza in Rome saltimbocca alla romana eat in Milan Risotto alla milanese. I could list goes on. My advice is to try almost anything, drink a lot of wine and do not forget about coffee and dessert.

Foreign Relations: Founding member the European Union and the NATO. Italy was admitted to the United Nations in 1955.

How to Save Money

I wrote full comprehensive article about saving money in Italy: How to Save money on travel in Italy, so if you like let’s check it.

Expense Report

Expense report for Italy travel guide  are based on my individual experience, big Mac index and online research. (2015)

Big Mac € 4,29
Bread  from 1.09
Budget Lunch for 1 (with drink) € from  13,00
Budget Dinner for 1 (with drink)  from 18,00
Beer (0,5)  from 1,00
Wine (0,75) € from 4,00
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Adult tickets)  13,00
Bus Ticket  1,60
Hotel (**** double room)  from 65,00
Budget Hotel (double room)  from 45,00
Hostel  from 25,00

Places and Attractions to Visit in Italy

I wrote as well full comprehensive article about Best Italian destinations, so if you like let’s check it.

1. Colosseum The Colosseum in Rome is the largest and most famous amphitheater in the Roman world. Its construction was started by emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty in 72 AD and was finished by his son Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum was capable of holding some 50,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances. Spectators were protected from the rain and heat of the sun by sails called the “velarium”, that was attached around the top of the attic.

2. Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the third largest church in the world(after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London) and was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century. It is 153 metres long, 90 metres wide at the crossing, and 90 metres high from the floor to the bottom of the lantern. The third and last cathedral of Florence, it was dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, the Virgin of the Flower.

3. Canals of Venice Anyone who’s been to Venice, Italy, knows that it’s one of the most magical place on earth. Sitting in the Adriatic Sea like a vision (especially if one first approaches it from the mainland by boat), the city is an emblematic symbol of art, culture, and evokes the power of imagination. It simply seems to float over the sea by nature.

4. Pompeii

Top 10 Sights in Italy

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naple. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.

5. Piazza del Campo One of Europe’s greatest medieval squares, the Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico and its famous tower, as well as various palazzi signorili belonging to the wealthiest of Siena families surround the shell-shaped.

6. Positano  Once a vital part of a mighty sea power, Positano is today a sophisticated resort on the central Amalfi Coast. Moorish-style architecture rises up steep slopes that gaze out on the Sirenuse Islands. Smart boutiques, selling fashions for visitors to display on Grand Beach, abound in the village. And it’s a great base for exploring the area—you can easily travel by boat to Capri and Ischia.

7. Pisa  is most famous for its Leaning Tower. Many visitors arrive into this university town and visit thePiazza dei Miracoli, or Square of Miracles, where thetower, the cathedral and baptistery form the city’s main attraction.

8.Manarola is famous for its sweet Sciacchetrà wine. It’s also awash with priceless medieval relics, supporting claims that it is the oldest of the five. Due to its proximity to Riomaggiore (852m away), the village is heavily trafficked, especially by Italian school parties. The spirited locals speak an esoteric local dialect known as Manarolese.

9. Lake Como Like the other Italian Lakes, Lake Como has been popular as a resort since the days of the Roman Empire. Visitors ever since have admired the blue waters and relaxed in luxurious villas in the wooded lakeside slopes above. Today, most of the towns around the shores of Lake Como are popular with tourists, walkers, cyclists and swimmers. Italy travel guied recommend this amazing lake.

10. St Mark’s Basilica One of the most important tourist sites in Venice is St Mark’s Basilica. Most visitors wandering around Venice will find themselves in the famous square, Piazza San Marco, in front of the basilica, looking at the main west facing facade. The cathedral contains a vast treasure of artworks, but the building itself is also a work of art, with a mix of architectural styles.

Activities

Italy travel guide offers endless opportunities for those seeking a vacation dedicated to sports and physical activity in the both summer and winter, surrounded by breathtaking sceneries and unique landscapes.

Italy’s countless marinas and ports, and various tourist organizations offer opportunities to indulge in water sports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming, sailing and motor-boating, and waterskiing. 

For mountain lovers during the summer: biking, walking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and kayaking along streams and rapids, fishing in the rivers and lakes, paragliding and hang gliding over spectacular landscapes. During your winter Italy travel, the mountains become a paradise for those who wish to practise winter sports.

Italy is as wel perfect place for golf, cycling and cycle excursion, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding along amazing bridle paths…and many other outdoor sports.

Emergency Numbers

According Italy travel guide The European emergency number 112 is not the only one in Italy 113 – police, 115 – fire brigade, 118 – first aid.

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