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

Tuscany

Region of Tuscany

Tuscany is like a picture that has long held an irresistible attraction for northern Europeans and Americans. The expat's perspective may be distorted, but Tuscany is indeed the essence of Italy in many ways. The national language evolved from Tuscan dialect, a supremacy ensured by Dante, who wrote the...
amalfi coast

Explore Italy with peace of mind

Millions of tourist want to explore Italy. Italy is decorated by sites and colours that bring new life to the millions of travellers who come here every year. While its many World Heritage sites may steal a majority of the international attention, there is more to this stunning destination...
Assisi-skyline

Images of Assisi

Assisi is a town in Italy in Perugia province, Italy, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor...
umbria

Region of Umbria

Within its borders Umbria contains a dozen or so classic hill-towns, each resolutely individual and crammed with artistic and architectural treasures to rival bigger and more famous cities. To the east, pastoral countryside gives way to more rugged scenery, none better than the dramatic twists and turns of the...
night in Rome

Travel Insurance Tips For Italy

Protect That Perfect Italian Holiday With Travel Insurance Italy offers endless choices for incredible holidays. Whether it's skiing in the Alps or a romantic weekend in Venice, checking out the latest fashions in Milan or exploring the history, culture and architecture of Rome, there's something for everybody. But in planning that...
lake como

Images of Lake Como

Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian, also known as Lario; Latin: Larius Lacus) is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At 410 m deep it...
Angel in grief

Visiting the Dead in “the most beautiful cemetery in the world”

Until last year I spent my time in the city ducking in and out of cathedrals in which artists and popes were buried, marveling at the sculptures and paintings created by long-gone artists, and generally had an awareness that somewhere there must be actual a cemetery. In no place is...
red vespa

Expat Advice For An Italian Move

Photo by Vincent Versluis on Unsplash Italy boasts the third largest economy in the Eurozone, and with its abundance of culture, friendly people and history, it's an exciting country to relocate to as an expat. Even though your company may organize much of your...
Emilia Romagna

Region of Emilia-Romagna

Set between Lombardy and Tuscany, and stretching from the Adriatic coast almost to the shores of the Mediterranean, Emilia-Romagna is the heartland of northern Italy. It is two provinces really: Emilia to the east and the Romagna to the west - the former Papal States, joined together after Unification. Before...
Naples

Naples without a jacket

Yes it has its glamour and glitz, but for the temporary visitor, there is no need to put on a show. Naples has all types, and takes all types, and all swirl together in a multicoloured melange. In the great hall of the "Maschio Angioino", as they call the...

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