Italy Travel Guide

The capital of Italy is Rome and it is one of the busiest cities in Europe for tourists. Holidays to Italy could include warm beaches with crystal clear waters; to skiing high up in the mountains and sipping wine while strolling lush green rolling hills. No vacation would be complete without touring some of the many ancient buildings and viewing historical artifacts. Italy is situated in Mediterranean Europe. It shares borders with France in the north-west, Switzerland and Austria in the north and Slovenia in the north-east. The peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the east. Italian is the language of the majority of the population.

Regions of Italy

Italy is a diverse holiday destination home to a wide range of regions and attractions. Each region is popular for its own climate, natural attractions, tourist attractions and ambiance. The most popular regions include northern Italy, home to snowy mountains and the famous Alps, the midlands which are home to the majority of historical attractions and beautiful vineyards and southern Italy which is best known for its Mediterranean influences, stunning beaches and island holiday destinations. More about the Regions of Italy

Italy Accommodation

As one of Europe's most popular cities to holiday, Italy is home to a wide range of accommodation options conveniently located close to iconic landmarks and attractions. With Italy accommodation options ranging from affordable overnight accommodation to luxury resorts by the Riviera. From deluxe holiday villas to modern apartments, boutique hotels and charming B&Bs, our Italy accommodation is designed to put the best shopping, dining, sightseeing and attractions on your doorstep. Whether you're just passing through a region or plan on staying a while to explore the city, soak up the culture and maybe even learn to cook, there are a number of quality and affordable accommodation options to suit your plans. More about Italy Accommodation

Italy Attractions

Popular Italy attractions include Rome's The Coliseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Vatican City. In Florence is the Duomo, San Marco, Statue of David and Santo Spirito. Pisa is famous for the Leaning Tower, Campo dei Miracoli, the Baptistry and Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale. Aside from its canals, Venice has San Marco, St Mark's Basilica, Guggenheim Museum and Cannaregio. In Genoa you'll find Palazzo Ducale, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Via Garibaldi and Galleria di Palazzo Bianco. The beautiful Riviera is home to San Remo, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Corniglia. The fashion icon of Milan also has San Satiro, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The Northern Lakes are home to San Giovanni and Lake Como while Naples is renowned for Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Capri. In Sicily Palermo, Valle dei Templi and Museo Nazionale Archeologico are popular. More about the Attractions of Italy

Italy Facts

Italy's name comes from the world 'italia' which means 'calf land', a reference to the Southern Italian tribal symbol of the bull. Italy has created a number of cheeses including ricotta, gorgonzola, parmesan, provolone and mozzarella. Europe's highest peak is Italy's Monte Bianco in the northern Alps. Last names in northern Italy generally end in 'i' while last names in the south often end in 'on'. The most popular surname in Italy is Russo. One of Italy's most popular ways to see and be seen is the pre-dinner passeggiata or leisurely evening stroll.