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.
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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.
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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 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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By Ryan Stuckey
Italy is truly a feast for the senses for the average European traveler. An Italy itinerary will connect a person with the joy and passion of life – whether that is an authentic pasta and wine Italian meal in Milan, high fashion in Rome, beautiful architecture and history in Florence, or a romantic walk by the canals of Venice.
For the average person with two weeks of time available to see Italy, it can be a challenge to see as much as possible during this time. Thus, one must be organized and plan ahead to have an effective travel itinerary.
As an experienced traveler in Italy, I recommend the following action-packed and interesting itinerary so you can enjoy the best of Italy during your two weeks:
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