Italy Holiday Guide

Italy Tourist Information


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Enchanting Italy is a located in Mediterranean Europe and is one of the world's top travel destinations with millions of tourists visiting each year for its culture and tourist attractions. This historic country is filled with a vast array of extraordinary treasures and trendy and sophisticated cities, and is considered by many to be the fashion capital of the world.

Italy has much to offer tourists in the way of history and architecture too, with ancient Roman ruins topping the list to things to see. In Rome, visitors can explore the awe-inspiring Roman ruins including the ancient and massive Colosseum, the monolithic structure that once hosted bloodcurdling gladiator battles and animal hunts during Rome's golden age.

As Italy's foremost treasure trove, the capital Rome is also home to some of the most impressive art collections in the world. The eternal city cannot be mentioned without talking about the opulence of the Vatican. Filled with unparalleled religious structures and monuments, the Vatican has also been the home of the pope for thousands of years.

One of the most recognisable and photographed monuments in Italy is the Leaning Tower in Pisa. The tower leans an amazing 3.9 meters, but has been stabilised ensuring it is in no danger of falling.

The stunning and romantic city of Venice overflows with thousands of tourists every year. The city was built upon 188 islands, is connected by over 400 bridges and filled with stunning architectural gems. Venice is best explored on foot or by taking a gondola ride through the meandering waterways.

Shopaholics need look no further than the trendy metropolis of Milan. Renowned as the premier fashion capital of the world, this vibrant city is filled with elegance and modernisation. Besides being a shopping paradise, Milan is also the major hub of the Italian stock market and is one of the country's premier business centres. Milan also boasts a fabulous nightlife, theatre scene and spectacular restaurants.

Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Florence has remained virtually unchanged since the 16th century. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Florence offers breathtaking views over the River Arno, the impressive Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi. Nearby, brilliant landscapes, stunning wineries and wonderful little towns and villages can be enjoyed.

Whether you visit Italy's fascinating galleries and museums, take a chairlift ride to the top of Monte Solaro in Naples, tan yourself on the beaches in Rimini or visit the lost city of Pompeii, Italy is sure not to disappoint. There are plenty of Italy tours that you can enjoy.

Italy has land frontiers with Switzerland and Austria in the northern region, Slovenia in the northeast region and France in the northwest, making getting to Italy easy. Most international visitors arrive at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.