What makes Italy so popular? Everything is very simple: excellent beach holiday and service, excursions to choose from, combine business with pleasure - shopping. And excellent food: pizza, wine and cheese. Reasonable prices, for those who want to visit the ski resorts, this will be an unforgettable vacation for you in sunny Italy.

The state of Italy (ital. Italia [iˈtaːlja] has the official name - Map Of Italy Italian Republic (ital. Repubblica Italiana) is a country situated in southern Europe, in the centre of the Mediterranean, the name comes from the Greek language, on behalf of the people who inhabited it.
The capital of Italy, Rome.
Telephone code: 39.
Currency: Euro.
National Anthem: Anthem Italy.
Italy comprises 20 regions and 94 provinces. Basic Province State: Bolzano, Trento, Rome, Empire, Milan, Como, Sondrio, Turin, Bergamo, Naples, Verona, Florence, Massa Carrara, Perugia, Latina, Udine, Treviso, Brescia, Genoa, Lecce, Pordenone, Cuneo, Grosseto, Reggio Calabria, Macerata, Chieti, Teramo, Pisa, Salerno and Reggio Emilia, Venice, Rimini, Pesaro Urbino, Bologna, Arezzo, Belluno, Viterbo, Varese, Foggia, Padua, Bari, Cosenza, Lucca, Brindisi, Pescara, Fermo, Lecco, Savona, Avellino, Cremona, ...
Official language - Italian, there are many regional dialects.
Religion in Italy: the main religion - Catholicism centered on the Vatican in Rome, but there are small Protestant and Jewish communities.
Italy is bordered to the north with Switzerland, Austria, in the north - east of Slovenia, in the west of France. Internal borders with the Vatican and San Marino.
The largest river in Italy - is the river PO, its length is 682 km, it starts in the Alps, from the mountains of Monte - Viso (cottian alps at an altitude of 2022 m) and flows in an easterly direction, passes through the province near the Piedmont, Lombardy, Rovigo, Veneto and flows into the Adriatic Sea, to the south of the Gulf of Venice.
In Italy, there are five largest volcanoes Eta, Vesuvius, Stromboli, Vulcano, Marsiglia.
The largest lake in Italy - Garda, an area of ​​nearly 370 sq km, maximum depth - 346 meters, the total length of the coastline - 158 km. The boundaries of the lake are in three Italian Regions - Lombardy (province of Brescia) Veneto (Province of Verona) and Trentino - Alto Adige (province of Trento).

Main attractions

Italy is one of the popular destinations in Europe, for many centuries Italy has been the European center of culture, economy and politics.
Many sights connected with the history of the Roman Empire have survived to this day, the famous hero of that time was Julius Caesar. The era of the Renaissance, when the great creations of Leonardo da Vinci were created by artists, sculptors. Raphael, Michelangelo, Machiavelli glorified Italy, in this she had no equal.
Each city in Italy is a unique attraction, with numerous cultural monuments of past eras. In addition to cultural masterpieces, Italy has beautiful natural landscapes, national parks, including meadows with olive groves, mountain peaks of the Alps, clear lakes, wonderful beaches.
Rome - the eternal city, as people used to call it, and for good reason, the history of this city goes to the distant past, the Roman amphitheater of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and others. On its territory there is the Vatican city-state - the center of the Catholic Church.
Milan - the capital of the Lombardy region, the heart of Italy's economy, the city keeps the works of the great Da Vinci. Duomo - a masterpiece of architecture, people come here for great shopping.
Florence city museum, there lived and worked Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Dante, Da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Michelangelo and others.
Venice is the only city built on water, the city of carnivals and Casanova.
Verona - the most popular city among the romantics, the city of Romeo and Juliet tale town, city love, city - history. At the heart of preserved Roman amphitheater Arena di Verona, the likeness of the famous Coliseum.
Bari - a city of more than nine centuries keeps the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
Pisa is one of the main cities in the region Tuscany, located on the banks of the Arno River, lies 12 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Famous leaning tower - the most important artistic and historical places in Italy.
Turin - the largest industrial center, the Sidon chapel with the Shroud of Turin, in which the body of Jesus was wrapped after the crucifixion.
In addition, there are many beautiful cities in Italy such as Siena, Naples, Genoa, the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Tuscany.
Islands: Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, Elba, Aeolian Islands near Sicily. A very good holiday is obtained on the islands. In Sicily, for example, it is in Palermo, or in the small colorful Balestrate, which is 40 km away, the main beach is not in the city, but in the suburbs (20 minutes walk from the center) - a calm, quiet Italian town. The most remarkable thing is that here you will taste the freshest seafood dishes in local cafes.


The capital of Rome Top view of Italy This Florence Pizza and seafood Canals of Venice Tropea Italy
The famous Piazza Navona in Rome. Under the wing of the aircraft Adriatic Sea. Panorama of Florence - hence made famous pictures in the world, here it begins a tour of the town. The famous Italian cuisine - pizza, seafood and wine. Venice attracts and worries - the city of canals, love, admiration, fancy fads and film festivals. No less attracted by the beautiful southern coast of Italy, especially where there are so many tourists.

Italy. Canals of Venice

Leaning Tower of Pisa Padua Naples Pompey Siena Statue in Piazza Duomo
The famous leaning tower in Italy, who does not know about it, of course, is Pisa. There are many small wonderful towns in Italy, one of them is Padua. Naples, as much has been said about it, this pearl of Italy, where the healing sea air is saturated with love, tenderness and the agonizing expectation of meeting with this piece of paradise. Italian provinces and interesting regions to visit: Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Lazio-Rome, Umbria-Perugia, Marche Ancona, Pulia and Solento.

Food and beverages

If you are in Italy, you should definitely taste the real Italian pizza, and in the morning vypvat cup of real coffee.

Fruits de mer in Italy. calmars

A large selection of Italian dishes: various Neapolitan pizza, Milanese, Italian pasta, risotto, Spaghetti alla carbonara, lasagne, Parmigiana di melanzane ("parmigiana di melanzane") Parmigiana baked eggplant, "Parmigiano" salad, Risotto, Spaghetti with shellfish , focaccia with vegetables, mushrooms, cheese and ham, other seafood.

The cafe in Italy Squid Fruits Italy Prices Prices of sausage This Italian Pizza

Criteria for choosing a restaurant and cafe, how to choose a restaurant to taste real Italian food?, Tips:

  1. Restaurant location. Move away from tourist routes (in places of interest, the central streets of cities), where tourists often go, for example, to neighboring streets, or deep into the block, and it is not at all necessary to go far. In these places, waiters often stand on the street and invite tourists, invite them to come to their place. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, but we want to really enjoy the taste and quality of Italian cuisine.;
  2. When you go inside the room, then pay attention to what is on the walls, what decor items, the best in Italy are family restaurants. That is, the family business is passed from grandfather to father, from father to son, an institution that has been building up its reputation for years and even decades, which has already worked and has a permanent clientele. If on the walls, for example, there are photos of the owner, photos with guests and the like, most likely it will be a good restaurant;
  3. Chat with friends who can share where they ate and what they enjoyed the most;
  4. In Italy, really good restaurants have a specialization, that is, some restaurants prepare fish and seafood dishes, while others cook pizza well, etc.;
  5. Look at the menu, if the menu is in many languages, then as a rule this is an institution for tourists, it is better if the menu is in one Italian language, well, at most one more English.
What is not recommended in Italy to buy tickets from the driver, offering a tip already included in the bill, drinking coffee during meals, to touch hands in the store fruits and vegetables. Top 10 things to do when visiting Italy.
  • Go through the path of gladiators fight to the death on their way through the arches of the Colosseum in Rome.
  • To see firsthand the work of the great Michelangelo, visit the Vatican, take a look at the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the famous fresco "Last Judgment" and others.
  • In a unique ride on a gondola in Venice during a romantic sunset to see the city from a very different side.
  • Buy in Milan's trendy new shoes first before they become available to anyone else in the world.
  • Experience real provincial Italy.
  • Take a ride on the built by order of Maserati or Lamborghini (if brave enough).
  • Inspect the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Continuing on old stone wall on the Island of Elba where Napoleon was exiled abdication.
  • Inspect that remains of Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
  • Start the morning, after breakfast in the cozy cafe, sip hot Cornetto (croissant) with a cup of delicious cappuccino in the world. Try the most delicious pizza al taglio (piece by piece). Enjoy spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, mozzarella cheese and local Chianti. Enjoy as many seafood dishes.
Sea Italy.
Italy is a peninsula located in the south-east Europe in the Mediterranean region. Most of the country is surrounded by sea, the sea of the Mediterranean basin.
What sea surround Italy? Which sea washes Italy? Only five of the seas wash Italy, except for the Mediterranean Sea (which includes four other pools) has Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian and Ligurian Sea.
Travel in Italy: Milano, Firenze, Venezia, Pisa, Roma, Verona, San Marino, Urbino, Loreto, Ancona, Bari, Assisi.

Holidays in Italy

Vacation in Italy! There are many different routes, one of them: a tour across Italy with the rest of Rimini, Riccione, Milano Marittima.
Italy is associated primarily with the romance of the national colors, hot-tempered, dizzying shopping and the best resorts. This country is striking uniqueness and beauty that again and again attract tourists from all over the world.
Sea washes the country Tirrenenskoe, Ionian, Adriatic, Ligurian, which are part of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains (the Alps), the island of Sicily, the peninsula, Sardinia and dozens of well-known attractions of the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Forum, the Caracalla Baths, the Arc de Triomphe, the cathedral. St. Paul, Capitol Museum, the National Museum and many others.
In Italy, there are the ruins of the ancient Roman civilization and modern European service. And, of course, the famous Italian cuisine!
Italy will be an unforgettable experience of your stay!
How to get to Italy
Getting to Italy and to the selected location is easiest by air on an airplane, as aerodromes are many and they are available in different cities. You can make the journey by car, reached by rail by rail, on a cruise ship by sea or to travel on the bus tour.
If you are traveling in Italy, it is easier to make them by train, there are two carriers: one public, the other private. There are two types of Freccia trains (FRECCIA) - high-speed trains and electric trains, they do not stop at small stations and Tutti treni - all trains (regional and intercity).
Trenitalia INTERCITY and INTERCITYNOTTE (night) - move more slowly and stop at small stations. Tickets are purchased at the station or via the Internet, the earlier you buy a ticket, the better, so do not delay buying a ticket, the site for purchasing tickets