Information about Italy
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Essential Information of Italy
Here is some basic travel information on Italy that every traveler should take a note of before planning a visit to this beautiful European country.
Culture of Italy
A saying goes, the language of Italy makes every speaker a poet. The cradle of Western Civilization, Italy is a cultural powerhouse. Monuments and ruins still testify to the glory of classical Greco-Roman, the Renaissance, and the Baroque eras. All 20 administrative regions in Italy such as Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, and Sicily have their own distinct cultures. Italy’s fashion industry – centered on the city of Milan – is famous for well-known designers like Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Versace.
The music genre of Opera, which emerged from Florence, is the soul of Italy. Music of popular opera music composers like Verdi, Rossini, and Puccini is played even today in some of the most prestigious opera houses around Europe. The Italian cinema is internationally known for major movie stars and film directors. Football and Grand Prix racing are popular sports in Italy.
Food of Italy
Food is music inside the body for Italians. An Italian meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. Spaghetti with tomato sauce, pasta, and pizza are as ubiquitous as vineyards in Tuscany. Italy is famous all across the world for its gastronomic delights. Regions in northern Italy are renowned for alpine cheese, risotto, polenta. Tuscany in Central Italy is popular for bean dishes, wine, and olive oil. Emilia-Romagna region is known for ragu. Hearty and vegetable-based food of southern Italy and seafood of Sicily or Sardinia also attracts foodies from all over Europe. Teetotalers can refill their cup of latte and cappuccino anytime they wish in Italy’s atmospheric cafés.
Festivals of Italy
Italians need no excuse to start a revelry or celebrate events. Ranging from food and music to sports and traditions, festivals in Italy reflect the spirit of this lovely nation. The Battle of the Oranges in February is held in the northern Italian city of Ivrea. The Festa Della Sensa in Venice is held in the month of May to promote culture and crafts. Carnevale in Venice, Procession of Mysteries in Sicily, Scoppio del Carro in Florence, Taormina Opera Festival in Sicily, and Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia are other popular festivals in Italy.
Tips about Italy
Always wear clothes that wear knees and shoulders while visiting religious sites in Italy.
Avail Citycard for free entry to museums, restaurants, and public transport.
Don’t forget to validate your train tickets before boarding a train and avoid fine.
Most restaurants and establishments remain closed for a few hours in the afternoon.
It is better to hire a scooter/vespa than a taxi in Rome or Florence.
Learn a few essential phrases to get around comfortably in Italy.
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Trip to SwitzerlandWe undertook a 14 day trip covering Italy, Switzerland and France from 02 to 16 Oct 19. Right from discussion on iternary, suggesting suitable locations to visit as per our interest, booking of hotels and air tickets and vouchers for various visits, all was done in a very professional manner. The complete team was ever available in real time to resolve any issues that we had including during the trip My compliments to the entire team who made sure we had a great time. Look fwd to more such trips in future too.
Trip to EuropeOverall it was good except the point that more could be covered in Italy within the same time on the same price i.e. may be planned more better. Capri Island visit
Trip to ItalyIt was a wonderful experience, the management at the Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas were so kind , we fully enjoyed the entire stay at this property. Thank you for planning and taking care of our entire trip at such short notice. It was a great experience!
Trip to ItalyThe overall experience was really good.we had a great time in all the three cities.Things moved as per our planned iternary.However would like to share few experiences so as your team can keep this in mind for any other travelers.first experienxe-the driver who came to pick us up looked little irritated as he had to wait for quite sometime.Though our flight arrived on time but I guess he came there an hour before and thus had to wait long but with no fault of ours. Second I-I believe planning a visit to Venice itself makes Gondola ride inevitable.It is a kind of experience which every traveler looks forward to.I would suggest to keep it a private tour instead of a shared tour so that the experience goes at par with expectations.I would suggest to prediscuss this with each traveler and then take it forward accordingly and customize if need be.Rest all was really good,the services and responses from the agent were very prompt and supportive .Thanks for making it so beautiful..Will definitely like to take your services in future as well Visit to Vatican city, florence -tower of pisa and so many others
Trip to EuropeHi, We recently booked our Italy & Croatia trip of 17 days through Centaur Vacations & first of all i would like to mention that these guys were availble 24/7 from the planning till the end of d trip for all d queries & solutions. I was travelling with my 9 months old baby & i was really skeptical about things but everything was planned & executed well.There were few ups & downs & some lack of coordinations but “Rishabh” managed to help us with every situation.I initiated the trip with Kusum cz she was extremely sweet & friendly to understood my requirements & prepared d itinerary accordingly & keeping the baby in mind. Major Pros - -The distance from hotels to the stations & the sightseeing pick up points were perfect & well planned. -Local transfers were spot on. -Keeping d class up they gave Business class in Eurorail from one destination which was nice. Thanks a lot Rishabh & Kusum ... Looking forward fr more trips. keep up the good work
Trip to ItalyA big shout-out to Duniya Safari, who recently planned our 10 days Euro trip . What we really appreciate is the customisations they made to cater to our taste . Their proactiveness is worth mentioning .Keep up the good work and thanks a lot for making our trip so hassle free and memorable ..
Trip to EuropeWe had the most memorable trip to Italy and Switzerland for 10 days. The trip was very well customised by Duniya Safari and we could visit all the sight seeing places as planned. Based on our hotel preferences and places of visit, Ishita took care of all the hotel bookings, intercity travel, sight seeing passes, etc. Thanks to Arindam as well in helping us with the schedule everyday. In short, our tour was very well planned. Thanks to entire Duniya Safari team, especially Ishita and Arindam. :)
Trip to New ZealandWe would like here to take a moment and appreciate Mr. Rohit Thakur and his team for the efforts they have put in organising a trip for us that will be cherished forever. Our’s was a 12 day 11 night trip to Europe covering Paris and Italy. The trip was very well organised and planned. We had received all the vouchers and details well in advance. Hub holiday team was easily accessible when in need. Looking forward to future trips with traveltriangle.
Trip to ItalyEverything was managed well. Hotels could have been better. Communication gap at the time of finalisation needs to be improved.
Trip to EuropeMe and my friends had an excellent trip to Switzerland and Italy, Thanks to you and your Team! The entire tour was well planned and very much within our budget. We are especially appreciative of the 24/7 travel assistance that you and your team provided throughout our travel. The response time to all calls and messages (right from the initiation till the end of Journey) was excellent!! Overall we had an wonderful experience with this travel team!!!
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FAQ's of Italy
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The Eurail and bus services are the best bet for traveling to different cities within the country.
Since Italy is a part of the European Union, the Schengen Visa will cover your visit to Italy.
Spend at least 10 days in Italy if you want to explore it properly and fully.
Apart from the usual Italian cuisine of pizzas and pastas, Gelato, a form of frozen dessert, is a must have when here.
Italy is relatively safer, although caution should be exercised in the old city areas of Rome and Florence against pickpockets and purse snatchers.
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