By Elda Rita Tessadori
Every travel starts with a big question: what kind of clothing shall I need?
Packing the wrong gear can make you feel out of place, uncomfortable and spoil your well deserved and meticulously planned vacations. The right clothes, on the other end will let you feel in tune with your surrounding, will help you blend in, feel at ease and enhance your experience.
This crucial decision depends mainly on the time of the year and the destination of your trip. Italy is blessed with a mild climate but don’t expect to wear fip flops if you go skiing on the Dolomites!
By Keith Barrett
If you’re planning a holiday in Italy then there will be a number of things that you’ll need to do. This article aims to help you cover all bases, from the practicalities to those little extras that can really make your holiday special.
First things first – have you bought yourself a good travel guide? Many people mke the mistake of booking their holiday and not purchasing a guide book until they are almost due to leave. This is a shame, since a good guide can really be invaluable.
By Tim Roseland
The culture of no other country in the world embraces life with as much zest as the Italian culture. Italy is a country vibrant with emotion, celebration, and opportunities to dive into life at full speed. But it is also a country full of quiet museums, peaceful hillside vineyards, golden beaches, ancient ruins and hushed cathedrals. Italy, in other words, is a splendid place for a honeymoon.
Spending your honeymoon in Italy can find you enjoying the romance of a moonlit Venetian gondola ride, complete with serenade. Or it might find you hiking the expanses and drinking in the magnificent Dolomite views of the Alpe de Suisi at 6500 feet in altitude Europe’s largest alpine meadow.
By D McKee
Mention Italy to anyone and it immediately conjures up certain images and provokes the senses. Thoughts of gladiators fighting in The Coliseum, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Vatican, Ferraris, incredible food and wine, and a sprawling lush countryside wake the imagination and tease your curiosity. If you have been to Italy, you have already experienced its allure.
From the gondolas of Venice and fashion capital of Milan in the north to the island of Sicily in the south and with the must-see cities and regions of Florence, Tuscany, Rome, and Pompeii in between, Italy is a country that to visit, you don’t want to miss anything. Every region in the country is distinctly Italian yet unique in its own way. The best way to get the full Italian experience is through a guided tour.
By James Robert Kavanagh
Italy is an amazing country and is one of the top tourist destination anywhere in the world. The country has so much history, culture and amazing natural beauty. Whether you are looking to visit the ski resorts in the north or head to the coast and explore the Italian Riviera you surely will not be disappointed.
Each summer various resorts employ summer staff to work in many different positions to ensure all of the guest traveling to the area have an enjoyable experience. Now if you have never has a seasonal summer job before then it might sound like the greatest thing ever, I mean spending the summer time hanging out in a cool resort what could be better. Well the thing to remember is that in these positions you are not just on holiday you are there to work. In fact you often work much harder than you would in other careers.
By Calvin Knowles
Even at a time when the value of the dollar seems to fall against the Euro every day, travel to Italy can be done on a budget. Here are a few tips to help you make that happen.
Rome, Venice and Florence are the top three most popular cities to visit when you travel to Italy. Hotel prices can really strain your budget; since these are small cities, a good way to save on your hotel bills would be to stay somewhere out of the way, in the suburbs. Italian cities have excellent public transportation, and you would just need to get into the city on a local train every morning to see all the attractions.
By Glan Stevanson
Sorrentine Peninsula – Go Shopping!
It is literally the shopping paradise of Southern Italy. The mouth-watering food, pristine azure blue water and the beautiful Sunshine at the Mediterranean cost make Sorrentine Peninsula one of the best places for shopping in the whole world. Considering the fact that the area is blessed with natural clay pit, the locals are expert in creating handmade ceramics and pottery items since 13th century.
You will also find an impressive collection of painted dishware and tiles upon your arrival in the region. Extending 50 km alongside the southern banks of the Sorrentine Peninsula is the Amalfi Coast, which is one of the most stunning places of the European continent and a major ceramic shopping hub in Italy.
By Robert Marriott
Like many others, I have had some amazing walking holidays in Italy, taking in the landmarks, cuisine, culture and art. However, if you’re traveling as a family, I recommend booking a holiday in Italy online that focuses on one area. That way, you will experience a special Italy away from the hoards of tourists. You can have great, good value and exciting family holidays in Italy if you book the trips before you go.
Photograph by RayDS
I speak from experience. I am more fortunate than most, as I have an Italian wife who was brought up on the Ligurian coast, and I have come to know this province of Italy very well indeed. It quickly became my second home.
By Barrie Le Gall
Wow, you are traveling to a wonderful country for an “Italian holiday”. Italy is a beautiful country with a great deal to offer its residents and tourists. First, to really see Italy, you must go to Rome, to see the ruins of the Coliseum and the Vatican. The architecture is truly something to behold. While still in Rome, visit the Roman Forum, a truly archeological find. After you have toured Rome, head out on a train ride to see the famous leaning tower of Pisa, only about a three hour train ride from Rome.
Another locale to visit is the Italian Rivera, where the rich and the famous flock for sea and sun. There are many smaller seaside villages nestled along the coastline where families and couples can enjoy good food and great beaches. These villages are some of the most beautiful locations in all of Italy.
By Helen Forbes
When you’re planning that dream holiday to Italy, the key is to research first and not try to do everything at once. There is so much to see while in the country, when it comes to travelling, Italy is best bitten off in small chunks. If you want to visit the countryside, take time to explore it properly by driving around one area and not overextending yourself when travelling. Italy lends itself quite well to a slow-paced ride through small villages and hamlets, stopping here and there as whimsy strikes. But, if you want to immerse in the art and history and love the hustle and bustle of a large city, you may want to explore the two cultural capitals of Rome and Florence. Here is just a taste of what you can encounter in these two very different, but equally impressive, destinations.
“All roads lead to Rome,” so the saying goes – and it is mostly true. As the capital city, and the largest in Italy, Rome requires some time for a proper exploration when you are travelling. Italy’s extensive history is on evident display everywhere here. Since its founding in 753BC, Rome has been inhabited since some 14,000 years ago. The centre of the ancient city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the arches, just to name a few attractions. There are also the markets, the museums and lesser-known sites like the catacombs and the “bone church”. Whatever you decide to focus on, be sure to give yourself ample time, as you could spend months in Rome and not truly see it all.