Tours to Italy are the best leisure for those who like to combine trips abroad with visits to cultural and historical sights and holidays on the sea, lakes, and in the mountains. Individual tours are a great opportunity to plan your trip in the most appropriate way. Resort, hotel, transport, leisure, vacation and excursions in Italy are the components of the trip that can be selected in the most convenient and desirable way.
Last minute tours to Italy are often offered a few days before group tours, when there are vacancies before a certain date of the trip, which are offered at lower prices. Hoping for luck, you can go on a cheap tour to Italy.
Classical tourism in Italy is highly developed, but along with it, other types of tourism are also popular: medical, recreational, sports. Ski tours in Italy offer active holidays in the best Alpine resorts. In the Piedmont region, you can enjoy ski slopes of varying difficulty, admire the majestic beauty of the peaks of Monte Rosa, Paradiso, Monviso and Argentera.
Wellness holidays in Italy are provided at the Abano Terme SPA resorts, at the Fiuggi thermal resorts or other balneological resorts. The country is washed by 5 seas (Adriatic, Ionian, Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian) and offers a beach holiday at the best seaside resorts.
A lake tour in Italy provides a great opportunity to admire the fabulously beautiful alpine lakes such as Garda or Como and Maggiore. The picturesqueness of these places was appreciated back in the days of the Roman Empire, when the noble Romans built their luxurious villas on the shores of Lake Garda.
Cultural and historical tourism in Italy is massive, especially in Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence and other large cities, in which ancient monuments are located in abundance. Natural conditions and architectural wealth make Italy one of the most visited countries in the world.
According to a2z Countries, Italy is located on the extreme southern peninsula of Europe – Apeninsky. Italy also includes the islands of Sicily, Sardinia and many small islands. Italy borders Switzerland and Austria in the north, Slovenia in the east, and France in the northwest. It is washed by 5 seas: in the west – by the Lycurgian and Tyrrhenian, in the east – by the Adriatic, in the south – by the Ionian and Mediterranean seas.
Italy is a predominantly mountainous country, the Apennines stretch across the entire peninsula, in the north – the southern slopes of the Alps. Italy has the highest point in Europe – Mount Mont Blanc (4807 m) and the largest active volcano in Europe – Etna (3340 m). The population of Italy is about 60 million people, Italians (94%), Germans, French, Albanians also live in the country. Religion – Catholicism prevails (99%), the center of which – the Vatican – is located in the capital of the country.
Temperate and subtropical Mediterranean. In northern Italy, the climate is transitional from subtropical to temperate – hot summers (July from + 22 * C to + 24 * C) and cold foggy winters (January – about 0 * C). The climate of the island part of Italy is Mediterranean. Snow falls extremely rarely, with the exception of the mountainous regions of the Alps. In the south of the peninsula, dry hot winds from the Sahara blow from March to October. During this period, the temperature rises to + 35 * C.
The official language is Italian. In hotels, restaurants, tourist centers they also speak English and French. German is understood in the resorts of the Northern Adriatic, in the mountains. There are signs “we speak Russian”.
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Currency can be exchanged at currency exchange offices, banks, post offices. At airports, as a rule, the exchange rate is unfavorable, but the exchange points there work around the clock. Banks are open from 8.30 to 13.30 and from 15.00 to 16.15 (Monday – Friday), Saturday and Sunday are days off. Credit cards and traveler’s checks are also accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Diner’s Club, Carte Blanche).
There are no restrictions on the import and export of local and foreign currencies. You can freely take out up to 10 thousand euros or an equivalent amount in other currencies. The export of large amounts must be authorized by the customs authorities. From outside the EU, one person can import no more than 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco; up to 2 liters of wine or up to 1 liter of spirits; up to 250 ml of eau de toilette or 50 ml of perfume. The export of especially valuable works of art is prohibited. For the export of precious stones, archaeological antiquities, in addition to a sales receipt, you will be required to obtain permission from the Ministry of Fine Arts. As a rule, the seller takes care of these concerns.
Telephone boxes can be found everywhere. Call to Russia – 007 + area code + subscriber number.
For intercity travel, trains and buses are convenient. Metro is in Rome, Milan, Naples. Tram and bus tickets purchased at newsstands and tobacconists are valid for trips with transfers within 90 minutes from the date of validation. Taxis can be ordered by phone, found at a special parking lot or stopped on the road. Although car rental is relatively expensive, for many it is the most convenient and easiest way to travel around the country. Ask if the car rental price includes tax, full insurance and unlimited mileage. Car rental is carried out with a credit card or a cash deposit. Russian driver’s international licenses are not recognized in many rental offices. Confirmation is required either from the Embassy of the Russian Federation or from the Automobile Club of Italy and its branches. Most roads are toll roads.
Festivals and exhibitions
Carnival in Venice – February-March. In April, the world exhibition in Milan. Venice International Film Festival at the end of August. Biennale – an exhibition of contemporary international art in Venice – from June to September in even years.