About Italy

ItalyThere are many reasons to visit Italy too many to list. Heirs of over three thousand years of history, all of Italy is a history book open to every one, every corner of Italy offers generous and account history through its buildings, monuments, art and gastronomy.

But Italy also has a unique geography and climate that is warmed as we descend southward proud owners of a sun that never goes out: the lakes of the north, the Apennines, the rolling hills of Tuscany, the beaches , volcanoes ... Italy is open to hiking, to biking, to holiday cottages.
Its cuisine, which take the whole world knew, healthy and refined cuisine. The meeting with the resident and their quality of life ... the famous "dolce vita" ... Italy gives us a journey full of emotions, a classic European worthwhile to discover again and again.

The plane is fastest way to reach any region of Italy, to all international or domestic flights arrive. The flights are not only served by Alitalia, many other companies like Lufthansa, Air France and other companies also have international flights arriving directly to cities such as Pisa, Florence, Venice, Milan, Naples, Palermo ...

Regarding the train, arrive high-speed trains to Turin and Milan, from these stations can make links to all regions of Italy (although this transport is cheaper also consume several days of our vacation, is something we should have into account).

We can also travel to Italy by bus from any country in Europe or car as there are many steps to enter tunnels in Italy and the road network is in good condition, although the quality is not uniform and varies by region.

Riding on the highways have tolls, Viacard, different values, lets go debiting the amounts each way and can be purchased by credit card. The major highway is the autostrada "A1", the backbone of Italy, connects Milan to Naples.

The time available for our vacation is crucial to deciding an itinerary and organize themselves. It is not just a romantic getaway to Venice for a cultural tour to the mainland!

For a short break of three or four days in Italy it is best to choose a big city: Rome, Florence or Venice overflowing with monuments, museums, gardens and historic centers. In between enjoy the ride through the streets, appreciate the life of citizens and try to discover his true idiosyncrasy.
If, however, we prefer to escape the big cities, rural supply of Italy is huge, its lakes, parks, beaches and islands offer everything to rest.

If you have at least a week, these circuits are a tempting offer and not essential to opt for auto or camping holidays as public transport in Italy, whether the bus routes or train, are very efficient and make up a network communicate throughout.

  •     Northern Italy, Milan and the Lakes: three days in Milan to admire the Duomo, the Scalla, the church Santa Maria delle Grazie and the treasures of the Brera art gallery, then three days between Lakes Como and Maggiore.
  •     The Veneto: Verona two days on, one day at Ravenna (admiring its famous mosaics) and three days in Venice (Piazza San Marco, San Marco Basilica, Doge Palace, church of Santa Maria della Salute) and of course ride down the Grand Canal gondola, if the budget allows, or the democratic vaporetto.
  •     The Tuscany: a day in Pisa (Baptistery, the Duomo, the Leaning Tower), a day in Siena (Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, Palazzo Pubblico), three days in Florence (il Duomo, the church of the Holy Croce, the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi Gallery) a day in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
  •     Umbria: Orvieto one day, one day in Assisi (Basilica of St Francis, Church of Santa Chiara, San Rufino Cathedral) one day in Perugia (walls, squares, Gothic cathedral), a day in Gubbio (Duomo, Palazzo Bargello), beach in Rimini, on the Adriatic or days instead of relaxation in an amusement park.
  •     Rome: four days are not enough to discover the capital and the Holy See!, A day in Pompeii and a day in Naples.
  •     Naples: A Day in Pompeii and Vesuvius, three days in Naples (Museum of Archaeology, il Duomo, Castello il Nuovo, the church of Santa Chiara), a day on the island of Capri, a day visiting the Gulf of Naples or the Amalfi Coast.
  •     Sicily: a day in Palermo (Cappella Palatina, Monreale Cathedral), a day or half day in Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples, a day in Syracuse (Greek theater) and the beautiful beaches of Sicily, a day trip in Etna and Taormina finish with a boat tour of the Aeolian Islands.

 

A good tip is to get to the destination city by the end of the day, make a first visit to appreciate the complexity urbanism before visiting the monuments in its particularity, the next day.
We must not forget that "Anyone who all trades" is preferable to visit certain places chosen carefully, according to our tastes, which make the stay in a race against time.

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