Italy | Italian Republic.

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People mainly visit Italy for its rich culture, cuisine, history, fashion and art, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and priceless ancient monuments. Italy also contains more World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world.

San Marino (map) and the Vatican City (map) are two microstates surrounded by Italy. As they use the euro, the Italian language and have no border controls, they are easy to visit.

Rome, as the capital of the powerful and influential Roman Empire, attracted thousands to the city and country from all over the empire, which included most of the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, mainland Great Britain (England) and the parts of the Middle East.

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Real “tourism” only affected in Italy in the second half of the 17th century, with the beginning of the Grand Tour (wikivoyage). This was a period in which European aristocrats, many of whom were British, visited parts of Europe; Italy, Greece and other Mediterranean places were amongst the most popular.

This was in order to study ancient architecture and the local culture. Due to the Grand Tour, tourism became even more prevalent – making Italy one of the most desired destinations for millions of people.

I Borghi più belli d’Italia – is an association of small Italian towns of historical interest (wiki).

One of the great things about Italy is that its long thin shape means that when you get fed up with sightseeing, you are often near a beach. In many of the more popular areas, large sections of beach are reserved as paid beaches.

Every major city has museums, but some of them have national and international relevance. Uffizi Gallery (map) and Galleria dell’Accademia (map) in Florence, is one of the greatest museums in the world and a must-see. Pinacoteca di Brera (map) in Milan. The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona, Tuscany. Egyptian Museum in Turin, holds the second-largest Egyptian collection in the world. Roman Civilization Museum in Rome, hold the world’s largest collection about ancient Rome.

The Vatican Museums. Not, strictly speaking, in Italy as the Vatican is a separate territory. Visit the 54 “galleries” of the museums to see the Sistine Chapel, the rooms painted by Raphael.

Italian food inside of Italy is different than what they call “Italian food” in America. It is truly one of the most diverse in the world, and in any region, or even city and village you go, there are different specialities. In Italy, cuisine is considered a kind of art.

Violent crime rates in Italy are low compared to most European countries. If you’re reasonably careful and use common sense you won’t encounter personal safety risks even in the less affluent neighbourhoods of large cities.

 

Thematic collection.

Plan your visit according to your interests.

Tiqets is an online booking platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture.

Italy is a popular tourist destination with a wide range of thematic areas to cater to different interests. Here are some of the main thematic areas of tourism in Italy:

Cultural tourism: Italy has a rich cultural heritage with a history that dates back to ancient times. Many tourists visit Italy to explore its art, architecture, and history. The country has numerous museums, art galleries, and historical sites, such as the Colosseum (map), the Vatican Museums (map), and the Leaning Tower of Pisa (map).

Culinary tourism: Italy is known for its delicious food and wine. Tourists often visit Italy to experience its culinary traditions, such as pasta, pizza, gelato, and wine. There are many food and wine tours and cooking classes available to tourists.

Coastal tourism: Italy has a long coastline with beautiful beaches and seaside towns. The Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, and the Italian Riviera are some of the popular destinations for coastal tourism in Italy.

Historic Centre of Rome is shared with the Vatican; the Monte San Giorgio and Rhaetian Railway with Switzerland; the Venetian Works of Defence with Croatia and Montenegro; the Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps with 5 other countries; The Great Spa Towns of Europe with 6 other countries; and the *Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe are shared with 17 other countries. In addition, Italy has 31 sites on the tentative list.

I Borghi più belli d’Italia” (instagram) is a network of small, picturesque villages in Italy that have been recognized for their beauty, history, and cultural heritage. The network was founded in 2001 and now includes over 300 villages across the country. + Bandiera arancione / Touring Club Italiano

The network aims to promote these villages as tourist destinations and to help preserve and promote their cultural heritage. Tourists who visit these villages can experience authentic Italian culture and traditions and explore historic sites, museums, and local cuisine.

Some of the villages included in the network are:

Each village has its own unique charm and character and offers visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Italy’s small towns and villages.

Some of the most famous wine regions in Italy include Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, and Sicily. Each region has its own unique characteristics, grape varieties, and wine-making techniques, which make it a fascinating destination for wine lovers.

Tuscany, for example, is known for its Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino wines, which are made from the Sangiovese grape variety. The region is also home to many historic wineries and charming hilltop towns, such as Montepulciano and Montalcino, where visitors can enjoy wine tastings and tours.

Piedmont, on the other hand, is famous for its Barolo and Barbaresco wines, which are made from the Nebbiolo grape variety. The region is also known for its truffles and hazelnuts, which make for excellent food pairings with its wines.

Veneto is another popular wine region in Italy, known for its Prosecco sparkling wine and Amarone della Valpolicella, which is made from partially dried grapes. The region also has a rich history of winemaking, with many vineyards dating back to ancient Roman times.

Sicily, located in the southern part of Italy, is known for its Nero d’Avola and Marsala wines. The region also boasts beautiful landscapes, historic architecture, and delicious food, making it a great destination for wine and culture lovers.

WineTourism.com – This website is dedicated to wine tourism and offers a comprehensive directory of wineries, vineyards, and wine tours in Italy.

Italian Wine Central – This website is run by the Italian Trade Agency and offers information about Italian wines, wine regions, and wineries. It also provides educational resources for wine professionals and enthusiasts.

⇒ *Italian wine (wiki) / History of Chianti (wiki) / List of Italian DOC wines (wiki) / List of Italian DOCG wines (wiki) / List of Italian IGT wines (wiki).

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Italy.

Trenitalia – Your best friend while traveling in Italy.

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BUS: Abruzzo ⇒ Arpa / Apulia e Basilicata ⇒ Marino / Calabria ⇒ Saj / Lombardy ⇒ Autostradale S.p.A. / Tuscany ⇒ Sena / Sicily ⇒ Sais. + More: Flixbus • EuroLinesBusabout Adventure Coach Travel EuropeEurope by BusBuses on the Web.

TRAIN: Nuovo Trasporto ViaggiatoriTrenitalia + International RailRailEurope. ⇒ *Rail travel in Italy

AIRPORT: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport • Ciampino Airport • Milan Malpensa Airport • Linate Airport • Orio al Serio Airport.

FERRY: Grimaldi LinesGnv Grandi Navi VelociMoby LineSnavEmilia Romagna LinesSaremar.  ⇒ *Ferries in the Mediterranean

Trentino – Paesaggi d’Italia | Viaggio Italiano.

Paesaggi e cammini, natura e sport, arte e sapori. Nel nostro Paese c’è sempre qualcosa che ancora non conosci.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Useful information on the travel documents required to enter Italy. Consular Services and visas. Visa for entry and stay in Italy.

Visit Rome.

Our article about the city of Rome. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

TRENITALIA.

Trenitalia offers national rail transport in Italy and international connections to Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Walks of Italy: Walks of Italy offers guided tours and activities throughout Italy, including food tours, walking tours, and cultural experiences. Their website provides a wealth of information on the history and culture of Italy, as well as practical travel advice.

Italy Beyond the Obvious: Italy Beyond the Obvious is a travel planning service that offers personalized trip planning advice and itineraries for travelers who want to explore Italy in-depth. The website also provides travel tips and recommendations for activities, attractions, and restaurants.

WineTourism.com – This website is dedicated to wine tourism and offers a comprehensive directory of wineries, vineyards, and wine tours in Italy.