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Where to go for new impressions and emotions? - To Italy! Mountains, sea, lakes, architecture, food, shopping, entertainment - those are what you will find in this country. Travel is transformation, travel is the best thing you can do for yourself, travel is life! Don't wait - travel now!

A Glimpse of Italy

Even highly experienced travelers will be totally fascinated by the incredible beauty of Italy. Every time you come back here you will find something new to see. If you are longing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get into nature, the destinations likeTuscany Valleys, Lake Garda or Mount Etna in Sicily are the best places for you to visit. If you’re a big fan of modern architecture and modern art, visit  Milan, Palermo or Turin. Our travel specialists will do their best to keep things running smoothly and make your trip unforgettable. 

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Must-Visit Places In Southern Italy

Natural Beauties and Lakes

Natural Beauties and Lakes

Lago di Resia

Lago di Resia

The lake is a special place not only for its incredible beauty and crystal clear water. You will definitely be impressed by a fantastic view of a bell tower just in the middle of the lake.

San Giulio Island on Lake Orta

San Giulio Island on Lake Orta

It’s a tiny and stunningly beautiful island which lies just in the middle of crystal clear waters of Lake Orta.

Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands

The complex of the seven Aeolian Islands is a volcanic archipelago located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the northern coast of Sicily. The breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, deep blue sea and delicious Italian food in fishing villages are truly worth your attention.

Blue grotto

Blue grotto

Blue grotto on Capri island is a sea cave in which the surface of water seems azure blue due to the sunlight that illuminates the cavern. To get the Blue grotto from the coast you have to board a tour motorboat following a small wooden rowboat.

Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

Villa Palagonia in Bagheria

Villa Palagonia in Bagheria

The Villa located in Sicily seems to be some sort of depiction of the first owner’s magical imagination and ingenuity. The whole place is decorated with the statues of grotesque and scary creatures. The Hall of Mirrors located inside the Villa is another great place to visit. Once you step inside you will immediately be impressed with its size and magnificence.

Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano

Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano

The 'Maddalena's Bridge' of asymmetric structure is located near the town of Borgo a Mozzano in the province of Lucca. The construction of the bridge also known as 'Devil's Bridge' goes back to c. 1100. Beautiful scenery with the Serchio river, forest covered mountains, adjacent old railway and mysterious construction of the bridge composed of five asymmetric arches resembling the wing of a bat - all that make the location so impressive and even magical.

Port in Camogli

Port in Camogli

Port in Camogli also known as “Port of Camogli” or “Marina di Camogli” is located in the fishing village of Camogli. The harbor, the coastline full of colorful buildings and beautiful view of gulf Paradiso make it the most perfect place for a romantic stroll.

Arch of Augustus in Rimini

Arch of Augustus in Rimini

The Arch of Augustus in Rimini formerly served as the entrance to Rimini on the Flaminian Way which connected Rome and the Adriatic Coast. It is one of the oldest Roman arches which has survived to this day (27 BC, the reign of Rome’s first emperor, Augustus).

Cities

Cities

Rome

Rome

Is there anyone who doesn't know this city? Rome is the heart of modern Italy and in ancient times it was the heart of the entire Roman Empire as well. It’s a must-visit city of great historical value!

Bologna

Bologna

The city of Bologna is located between the Apennine Mountains and Pandan Valley. For centuries Bologna has been some sort of a hub where people of different cultures all over the globe could connect and communicate, thus making the city a special place with a charming atmosphere.

Florence

Florence

Florence is a lovely and enchanting city on the Arno River. A city of art, feast and real magic can become the most exciting experience even for the choosiest of tourists.

Cortina D'Ampezzo

Cortina D'Ampezzo

The town of Cortina D'Ampezzo is often called “The Queen of the Dolomites”. Some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites like Tofane, Cristallo and Pomagagnon surrounding the town make it one of the top-rated ski resorts in the world.

Attractions For Kids

Attractions For Kids

Caneva World

Caneva World

Caneva World includes two parks: Caneva Movieland and Caneva Aquapark. Caneva Movieland is a theme park dedicated to the world of cinema. The Caneva Aquapark is located right to the Movieland. It’s the most perfect place to cool yourself off and have fun in the most exciting water and amusement park.

Fasanolandia

Fasanolandia

Fasanolandia located in the town of Fasano, Apulia is the first animal attraction and theme park in Italy and one of the largest ones in Europe. In Safari Park visitors can view various wildlife inhabitants like tigers, lions, Tibetan bears and elephants, antelopes, giraffes, bisons, deers, zebras, camels and pink flamingos.

Pinocchio Park

Pinocchio Park

Pinocchio park is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio, one of the most popular children’s tales. Walking through the Park full of the adventures, you will find yourself among various scenes from the book played out in the sculptures, buildings and vegetation. In Pinocchio park, Land of Fools and Laboratory of Words and Pictures various art galleries, puppet shows and workshops are held all year round.

Gommosi Trampoline Park

Gommosi Trampoline Park

In addition to the beach the Gommosi trampoline park is the main amusement place to visit for youngsters. The park offers various attractions like jumping castle slides, pirate ships, ball pools and others. Little tourists aged 2-5 years can play there for up to three hours while their parents spend time relaxing themselves over a cup of coffee.

Museums

Museums

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the must-visit places in Italy. The Gallery holds an outstanding collection of absolute masterpieces. Due to the vast exhibition space you will feel pretty comfortable while strolling through the Gallery.

Stradivari Violin Museum

Stradivari Violin Museum

Stradivari Violin Museum located in Cremona is famed for its collection of stringed instruments like violins, violas, cellos and double basses crafted by famous luthiers, including Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù.

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums

Immense collections of art, archeology and ethno-anthropology gathered by the Popes throughout the centuries are displayed in Vatican Museums. Visitors are inspired both by the collections and rich decor of the rooms and galleries.

Parmesan Museum

Parmesan Museum

Parmesan Museum is located near the city of Parma. The museum is open only on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. From Monday to Friday - only upon email reservation. The most exciting and tasty tour of the Museum includes observing a collection of Parmesan Knives, tasting and sampling different types of parmesan cheese and learning about the process of making the authentic parmigiano-reggiano.

Expert Tips

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Restaurants in Italy are closed for dinner hours.

Restaurants in Italy are closed between 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. You have to find a fast food restaurant or buy street food if you want to eat dinner before 7.00 p.m. But you really do need to make a reservation for the night in advance as the restaurants usually have very limited tables available.

 

Don’t forget to validate your ticket before catching a public transport vehicle.

If you do not validate, you will be subject to a heavy fine for breaking the law.

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Transport strikes

Public transport strikes are common in Italy. Take into account that on strike days certain types of public transport are not running. When buying a ticket get detailed information about any upcoming transportation strike.

 

In trains, especially fast ones, you should take the very seat you reserved or purchased. Otherwise you will have to pay a fine.

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Don’t forget to control your parking time limits.

Always make sure when the maximum parking time limit is reached no matter what time of day it is. Avoid parking fines by extending the parking session in advance.

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Make sure the taxi meter is on

When taking a taxi make sure the taximeter is turned on otherwise you will pay over the odds. You can also use tried and trusted services like Uber and the like.

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Limited Traffic Zones

Be careful when driving into Italian cities because many of them have Limited Traffic Zones or ZTL. If you enter the historic center you will receive a heavy fine. 

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The Largest Areas in Italy

Abruzzo, Ancona, Aosta, Apulia, Bari, Basilicata, Bologna, Cagliari, Campobasso, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Genoa, Calabria, Catanzaro, Campania, L’Aquila, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Milano, Molise, Napoli,  Palermo, Perugia, Piedmont, Potenza, Rome, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Trento, Trieste, Turin, Tuscany,  Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto, Venice

Travel Budget

Travel Budget

Budget / day Cost ($)
Daily budget
For a couple in Florence
Accommodation US$1 109 + taxes and fees (US$11)
Meals US$ 200
Entertainment US$ 150
Car rental US$ 210.63

Useful Information

Currency

Euro, €

Local time

10:05, GMT +1

Level of English

547 (EF English Proficiency Index)

Voltage and plug type

230В / C, F, L

Do I need a visa?

Yes

Best months to visit

April - June
September - October

Driving

Is it worth renting a car

Yes

Traffic features

On the right side of the road

Your first trip to Italy

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Your first trip to Italy

Purpose - visiting key tourist attractions

7-10 days

02

Long family trip

Purpose - nature, children's amusement parks

10-11 days

03

Romantic Honeymoon All Around Italy

Purpose - Italy from North to South Tour

15-20 days

Flight duration

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Tel-Aviv - Rome

3 hours, 35 minutes

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London - Rome

7 hours, 55 minutes

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New-York - Rome

2 hours, 35 minutes

Italian Airports

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Treviso

Via Noalese 63/E 31100 Treviso

The international airport Treviso located 20 km from the city center is suitable for passengers who travel e.g. to Venice.

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport

Via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy

The international airport Leonardo da Vinci. It is the biggest airport in the country with over 43.5 million passengers being served a year.

Turin Airport (Torino, Piemonte)

Turin Airport (Torino, Piemonte)

Strada San Maurizio 12, 10072 Caselle Torinese TO - ITALIA

In 2012 Torino Airport was given an award for its energy efficiency infrastructure. Besides, the airport won first prize at the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards

Naples International Airport

Naples International Airport

Viale F. Ruffo di Calabria, 80144 Napoli NA, Italy

Naples International Airport is the main airport in Italy serving Naples. It is located approximately 7 km northeast of Naples city center in the Capodichino district.

An example itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

1:00+1 a.m.

Milan Milan Bergamo International Airport (BGY)

2:00 a.m.

Hotel check-in / Overnight stop Hotel Palazzo Delle Stelline 1 night, 1 adult € 80 +€ 4 taxes Breakfast included

Day 2

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel

10:00 a.m.

Renting a car (AT + air conditioning) 323,47 € / approximately 5 days

10:30 a.m. Leaving for Verona

11:30 a.m.

Stopover near Lake Garda in Sirmione. Sightseeing tour of the town

1:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Guided tour of Sirmione: Villa of Maria Callas presented to her by a Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis; the remains of the Villa of Gaius Valerius Catullus, one of the most famous Latin poets; pink colored marble cliffs surrounding the incredibly blue waters of the largest lake in Italy; a panoramic lakeside promenade.

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Guided 20 seat boats cruise across the crystal blue waters of Lake Garda (12 € / 30 minutes)

1:00 p.m.

Lunch on Lake Garda. Variety of lovely restaurants located under palm trees (maximum price 100 € per person). Enjoy fresh fish from the largest lake in Italy and refresh yourself with Aperol Spritz on the terrace. Tip: When buying an Italian ice-cream don't forget to say the magic word “piccolo” (which means “small size”), otherwise they will bring you a huge portion as if you eat like a horse.

4:00 p.m.

Arrival in Verona / Agriturismo Ai Dossi Hotel check-in 1 night, 1 adult € 95 +€ 1 taxes Breakfast included

6:00 p.m.

Night tour “In the Heart of Verona” (20 €) One night stay in Verona

Day 3

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel

10:00 a.m. Leaving for the Dolomite Alps in Val di Fassa

You will find yourself in the region of “charmed valleys” known as King Laurin’s kingdom.

10:30 a.m.

From here a cable car will take you up 2500 meters for you to enjoy the most breathtaking aerial view of the Catinaccio massif peaks. (The entrance fee is 15 € per person) Legend says it is the place where the famous King Laurin's Rose Garden was located.

1:00 p.m.

Lunch at the Rifugio Friedrich August Restaurant located in Col Rodella, the Dolomites, between Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, Trentino-Alto-Adige. The cost per person will range from 60 € to 90 €.

2:15 p.m. Leaving for Campitello di Fassa

By a 125-person Funivia Col Rodella cable car you can reach 2000 meters high to one of the panoramic viewpoints located in the Sella mountain group (3000 meters). The place is also known as a great picnic spot. The entrance fee is 16,60 € per person.

5:00 p.m. Leaving for Canazei and one night stay in hotel

Hotel Garni Gonzaga 1 night, 1 adult € 177 +€ 2 taxes Breakfast included

6:00 p.m.

You can enjoy a relaxing evening in one of the wellness centers that offers a wide choice of free facilities including water parks, SPAs, saunas and Turkish baths with a price range to suit every pocket from 10 € to 60 € depending on range of services and level of comfort.

Day 4

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel

10:00 a.m. Leaving for Bolzano

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

A sightseeing tour of Bolzano city, strolling along its picturesque streets (like via Portici) with various meat stores, modern boutiques and sporting-goods shops. Tour of Walther Platz where you can find a statue made in honor of the mythological King Laurin. Visiting the Archaeological Museum where Ötzi, the famous Similaun mummy of a man who lived around 5300 years ago is kept. The mummy frozen in the glacier near Similaun mountain was found in 1991. He was supposed to be a tribal chief. (9 € per person, 3 € for a multi-language audio guide)

12:00 p.m.

Sampling local wine, cheese and speck (approximately 12 € per person).

1:00 p.m.

Lunch at Ristorante Castel Flavon - Restaurant Haselburg (with price range from 65 € to 90 € per person).

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A trip to Merano and Trauttmansdorff Castle (10 €). You may take a tour of the Trauttmansdorff Castle, The Empress Sissi museum housed in the Castle, magnificent botanic gardens with beautiful lakes, flower-beds and a stunning view of the mountains. (Admission: 11 € per person) Merano is known as a multicultural city. As it’s a mixture of Germanic and Italian cultures, both Italian and Tirol music can be heard here. Besides, Merano is the host of the beer festival “Oktoberfest” which is similar to the Munich festival. The highlight of Merano City Day is an entire bull roasted on a spit and then served to all the respectable citizens.

7:00 p.m. Hotel check-in in Bolzano

Hotel Ristorante Lewald 1 night, 1 adult € 335 +€ 1 taxes Breakfast included One night stay

Day 5

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leaving for Riva del Garda, a town located at the northern tip of Lake Garda. A sightseeing tour

12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tour of waterfalls down the steep cliffs (6 € per person). Tip: Take your jackets or raincoats otherwise you will get wet in the blink of an eye.

3:00 p.m.

Back to Riva del Garda. Leisure hours in the town

3:40 p.m.

Tour of the Madonna della Corona, a unique sanctuary perched on the vertical cliffs high in the mountains. (25 € per person)

6:00 p.m.

Back to Riva del Garda. Hotel check-in Hotel Bellariva 1 night, 1 adult € 220 +€ 3 taxes Breakfast included

Day 6

9:00 a.m. Breakfast in hotel

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Leaving for Lake Iseo and the similarly-named town. A walking tour of the town center. The most popular species like trout and pike live in the deep waters of the lake. The area near Lake Iseo is known for its production of extra virgin olive oil and sparkling wine Franciacorta.

1:15 p.m.

A Sailing Tour of Lake Iseo and a picnic on Monte Isola Island (10 € per person)

2:00 p.m.

Monte Isola Island ranks as the highest lake island in Europe. Going ashore near the town of Sensole or Peschiera Moraglio. Leisure time in the olive grove. Swimming is permitted.

3:30 p.m.

Night Bergamo tour starting at cableway. A funicular will take you to the Upper City. The tour also includes: exploring the exterior of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Cappella Colleoni, Piazza Vecchia with the Contarini Fountain.

4:45 p.m.

Shopping time. It’s your chance to buy souvenirs, e.g. in the Oriocenter, a large shopping mall in front of the Bergamo airport.

5:00 p.m. Leaving for Milan

5:30 p.m. Returning the rental car

One night stay in hotel Hotel Flora 1 night, 1 adult € 95 +€ 4 taxes

Day 7

6:30 a.m. Departure (58 € for one way flight)

Milan Milan Bergamo International Airport (BGY) Arrival

11:15 a.m.

Tel-Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV)

The Five Pearls of Italy

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Village of Pitigliano.

Village of Pitigliano.

It’s an ancient place carved of tuff stone. From a few panoramic viewpoints you can admire the most breathtaking views of the area.

Lake Molveno.

Lake Molveno.

An incredibly beautiful mountain lake is located above an altitude of 900 m surrounded by mountains of the Dolomites.

Grottoes of Neptune.

Grottoes of Neptune.

The most charming stalactite caves in Sardinia. The grotto is accessible either by boat or via a 654-step staircase. But the most delightful views of the place make it all worth it.

Thermal parks of the island of Ischia.

Thermal parks of the island of Ischia.

What makes the place unique is access to the sea. You can combine relaxing time in thermal SPAs and swimming in sky-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Fjord Furore.

Fjord Furore.

Furore is peculiar for its natural beauty. A spectacular fjord with turquoise water and golden beach is surrounded by the coast's steep cliffs and old fishermen houses.

Italian cuisine

«Solo Per Due»

«Solo Per Due»

The smallest restaurant in the world, «Solo Per Due» translated “just for two”, is located about 70 km north of Rome. Only one table and two chairs for two guests are available there. It’s the most romantic and lovely place for lovers and married couples to spend a delightful evening in. The extensive menu of Solo Per Due includes dishes from all of Italy's regions, though a meal here costs 250 € per person. But as it's said true love can conquer all.

Arnolfo Restaurant

Arnolfo Restaurant

Arnolfo restaurant is located in the old town of Colle Val D’Elsa, amidst the stunning Tuscan hills. The restaurant offers traditional Tuscan dishes by a great Italian chef Gaetano Trovato. He is a person thanks to whom the restaurant was awarded two MICHELIN Stars. The wine selection is beyond all praise too.

Artichokes

Artichokes

If you've never had artichokes before, you should definitely try them. Italians cook them everywhere and in every way. However, the Roman-style artichoke recipe is considered to be the most delicious way to cook them. Artichokes cooked in a mixture of garlic, aromatic herbs and white wine are especially delicious.

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Italians cook them with fried eggplant slices, layered with tomato sauce, basil leaves, mozzarella and Parmigiano or Pecorino. The pudding is then put into the oven and baked until brown on top. You can use the zucchini in place of the eggplant for “white” eggplant Parmigiana or meat for a healthy lasagna. It works really well both hot and cold and can be served as an appetizer or main course.

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