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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Irisa L Ynn
he rich artistic architectural allure will captivate you while the sensational food choices will leave you wanting more. Trying to find that perfect vacation option that appeals to all age levels yet provides intellectual stimulation? Consider the beauty of Italy and the prestige of Florence.
Italy is among the top vacation destinations in Europe. Traveling alone or with a family can become challenging during any season. Being prepared for any unforeseen occurrences while overseas is a great way to offer assurance to yourself as well as your traveling companions. Keeping all-important documentation together in a safe place insures identification when required. Obtaining currency or utilizing the use of a credit card is a great way to securing funds. Consumers traveling over seas are able to cancel a credit card if it appears to be lost or stolen. Planning to have additional funds for a return ticket or purchasing a round trip ticket is a great way to ensure a safe return home. Traveling the world is a great way to open your awareness of different cultures and lifestyles, yet there is nothing like returning home.
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By Mike Romano
There is little doubt that food lovers will thoroughly enjoy a trip to Italy because of the marvelous dishes that are a part of the country. Food is as much a part of the culture of Italy as the stunning art work and the wine. The relaxed and laid back atmosphere in Italy makes it the perfect place to eat great foods the way they should be enjoyed.
The foods in Italy are specialties of the particular region of the country that you find yourself. There is no country with a greater diversity of cuisines native to the area than Italy. Some of the cooking practices have been passed down through the generations and continue to add to the flavor of this wonderfully diverse country.
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By Helen Forbes
Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, if not the world, and when you consider its rich artistic legacies, its extraordinary history and its stunning beauty, it is little wonder why. Travelling Italy is easy, and many visitors arrive in search of fine wines, simple but delicious cuisine, the delightful people and the incredible countryside. Italy is also a great place for students on their first experience travelling Italy to expand their knowledge of the wonderful culture and country.
Tuscany is the true gem of the country and lies just north of the centre of the Italian ‘boot’. Bursting with iconic cities, a fascinating culture and some breath-taking scenery, anyone travelling Italy should spend some time in this province, which encapsulates the heart of the country.
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By Jacob M Martus
taly is one of the most popular places to visit while backpacking Europe. With its impressive historical structures, unique culture, and inspiring landscape, it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy traveling to Italy. The country was once home to the greatest empire to walk the face of the Earth, and seeing the remnants of the Roman Empire is one of the primary draws for travelers here. Today we are going to look at 3 places that you must see while visiting Italy. Some of them you undoubtedly know of, while others may be completely new to you.
The Colosseo District of Rome
Home to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Capitoline Museum, the Colosseo district is one of the most popular and highly trafficked areas in Rome. People from all around the world travel to Rome to witness the impressive work of the Roman Empire. There are enough inspiring attractions in this area alone to keep a traveler busy for weeks which makes it one of the most exciting places to visit while backpacking in Italy. Below you will find just a few of the most popular sights to explore while in the Colosseo District:
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By Harris Raza
ravel to Italy which is known as an ultimate resource for a perfect adventure and dazzling nightlife as the cities, the latest picks of restaurants, Italian piazzas, bars and cafes, pizzerias, the nature from Italian national parks, Italian lifestyle, Alps to the breathtaking Islands are quite unique places and to enjoy every bit of them. If you are not aware of important facts and figures for your travel to this hotspot then let all your worries go as this guide will lead you to enjoy your cheap Italy flights at all the renowned places of this region. Not only the travel & tourism information but an insight into the famous people of Italy, Italian fashion, the culture, history and arts are also a helping hand to give your journey a perfect touch.
While traveling to this enchanted country, the flourishing tourist’s trade has emerged as a true resource to let them a part of the overall economy and certain useful procedures are laid down by the government to make use of such part time trade. Stylish, cultured, good-humored and volatile are all the characteristics of this charming country with its golden light, stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, has inspired poets and painters for centuries. So reserve a flights to italy and be a part of this heavenly destination.
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By F. Iglesias
It is never a good idea to carry a lot of money while in Italy or Europe. While the Italian Lakes district is a very safe area, pick pocketing is a common problem in all areas of Europe. Don’t carry lots of cash at a time, and make sure it is not easily accessible to pick pockets (the wallet in the back pocket is an easy target).
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Traveler’s checks are somewhat outdated these days, and a lot of places no longer accept them. Use a credit card; they are accepted in most places and have the best exchange rate. To pull out Euros you can go to Italian ATM machines, known as BANCOMATS. They accept all major debit cards.
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By Mohammed Abdul Nadeem
With its long stretched coastline, Italy is one of the major tourist destinations for all the Mediterranean cruise ships. These luxurious cruise ships travel all across Italian waters, and they also anchor in a few port towns. You will be allowed to go shopping and mix with the local flavour, while on your Italian cruise trips.
There are a number of good ports in Italy, but some of the Ports Of Call are very popular among the tourists who travel on cruises. Once you get to know about the ports where your ship will be anchoring, then you could find some more information about those places.
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