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Italy Travel Guide featuring articles, images, and links to books, hotel reservations, flights, and car rental.


Italy North to South

A look at the North, Center, and South of Italy including the islands Whether your passion is art or architecture; wine or cuisine; or historical churches or castles, there will certainly be a variety of places to visit in Italy that will pique your particular palette. Your experience here will...
woman on a cell-phone in Italy

How to use a Cell Phone in Italy

If you're in Italy and want to use a cell phone, here's how to do it Italians are known for talking and their zest for talking on their cell phone is no exception. In fact, Italy has one of the highest cell phone penetrations in the world. Most travelers to...

Region of Abruzzo

The name Abruzzo appears to derive from the Latin form Aprutium. The name Aprutium, however, was not in use in Roman times when the region was known at various times as Picenum, Sabina et Samnium, Flaminia et Picenum and/or Campania et Samnium. This region was known as Aprutium in...

Free Sardinia Travel Guide

As it usually happens to most Italian regions, Sardinia is mainly described as a summer destination and it is hard to get a clear picture of the island when relying only on incomplete or poor descriptions. Sardinia boasts the largest Italian coastal development, and indeed its heavenly beaches are its...
Val d'Orcia, Siena

Images of Tuscany

Tuscany was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and its artistic heritage includes architecture, painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of museums, the best-known of which is the Uffizi and the Bargello in Florence, but also in many other towns and cities in the region. Tuscany was the birthplace...
Cinque Terre

Visiting Italy on a budget

A brief guide on how to plan an affordable vacation to Italy The richness of Italian life is an irresistible lure - from its cuisine and architecture to its fashion and art. Unfortunately, indulging in all that the country has to offer can take its toll on even the most...
Trentino-Alto Adige

Region of Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige is something of an anomaly: a mixed German-Italian region, much of which has only been part of Italy since 1919. Before then Alto Adige was known as the South Tyrol and was part of Austria. At the end of World War I, Austria ceded South Tyrol to the...

Map of Italy

Interactive map of Italy and Europe This map of Italy allows you to view the country in several ways including satellite view, street view, and standard road map view.
Forum in Pompeii

Visit Italy now!

Why visit Italy now? Italy is perfect for romantic Couples Fall for Italy's inspiring beauty, as seen in cities like Venice, Rome and Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet. All along the Amalfi coast places like Positano, Sorrento, Praiano and Ravello offer spectacular views of the coral-blue sea and the fabled...

Region of Campania

The region immediately south of Lazio, Campania, marks the real beginning of the Italian south or mezzogiorno. It's the part of the south too, perhaps inevitably, that most people see, as it's easily accessible from Rome and home to some of the area's (indeed Italy's) most notable features -...

How to choose the best beaches of Sardinia

A colourful point of view! Do you know why Sardinia is one of the most voted destinations for beach vacation? Why are Sardinian Hotels so special? 3 points are enough to answer the question: 1. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean sea and one of the most ancient lands in...
rome at night

Images of Rome

Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber. According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC. Archaeological evidence supports claims that the city was inhabited since the...
Borgo Finocchieto

The Most Luxurious Villas in Tuscany

The Villas in Tuscany Nestled deep within the rolling hills of Italy lies the old land of Tuscany, home to some of the most historic homes in all of Europe. Built with European splendor and space, these magnificent villas offer a taste of the true heart of Italy, each a...
aosta valley

Region of Aosta Valley

Fringed by Europe's highest mountains, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, veined with valleys and studded with castles, Valle d'Aosta is undeniably picturesque. The central Aosta valley cuts right across the region, following the River Dora to the foot of Mont Blanc on the French border. Along the river...

It is in Italy where I feel most alive

Why Italy? It's not what you think! This is a question I am asked often when people find out I have been leading writing and culture tours to Italy since 2008. The answer is many-fold and layered, and involves far more than something as clichéd as "the countryside / the...
Villa Adriana Tivoli

The Call to My Adventure in Italy

Why travel? Why to Italy? A friend handed me a book one day. “Here,” she said. “A gift,” she said. “It’s magic.” I felt a tingle as I touched the cover, presaging what would indeed be my reaction as I began reading. For days, for weeks, I pored over the book, immersed...

Region of Puglia – Apulia

Puglia was for centuries a strategic province, colonized, invaded and conquered (like its neighbors, Calabria and Sicily) by just about every major power of the day, from the Greeks through to the Spanish. As elsewhere in the South, each ruling dynasty left its own distinctive mark on the landscape and...

Recover the Romance in vacation villas in Italy

Vacation Villas in Italy are the Perfect Cure for Bedroom Blues When the old bedroom blues have you feeling down, sometimes the best cure is a change of scenery, and nothing is more romantic than a trip for two to rediscover your attraction against the breathtaking backdrop of the Italian...

Images of Portofino

The town crowded round its small harbour is considered to be among the most beautiful Mediterranean ports. According to Pliny the Elder, Portofino was founded by the Romans and named Portus Delphini, or Port of the Dolphin, because of the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. More...

Italian hotels throughout the country

This article is provided by booked.net Moreover, Italy will surprise you with the variety of sightseeing's, starting from ancient ruins in Rome and ending with the luxurious boutiques in Milan. And don't forget the divine Italian cuisine, when even an inveterate gourmet won't be able to resist the temptation, tasting...

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