Italy Highlights



Officially the Italian Republic,

is a country consisting of a peninsula with the Alps in the North and a few islands on the west side. Italy is in the centre of the Mediterranean in the southern part of Europe but is also considered part of Western Europe. Italy shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino. It also has a maritime border with Tunisia.

Italy’s history rolls back millennia. As soon as you enter Italy, you will spot its ancient history and culture everywhere.

Catch the Dolomites in the northeast, the snow-capped Italian Alps in the north. The eighteen peaks of the Dolomites, rising above 3,000 metres, and will offer the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs, and a high density of narrow, deep, and long valleys. Explore Italy’s magnificent lakes that are dotted among the valleys of these stunning mountains. Do not miss the lakes set in the north, lakes Como, Lake Lago Maggiore and Lago Garda surrounded by green mountains and wonderful hills. Historic Italian cities such as Rome will show you gigantic traces of a mighty ancient empire, the Papal kingdom, and Renaissance noble families, while smaller cities like Florence will take you through the Middle Ages. You will also find Middle Age imprints in the towns of Viterbo, Bracciano, Perugia or Venice and visit Sardinia. As the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Italy is home to Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, historical centres of Florence, Naples and Rome and the Dolomites. Explore the preserved ruins of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy; in its northwest, it is located between France and Switzerland. At its core are its majestic peaks (the region is mostly mountainous). Here we can find the highest peaks in the Alps: Cervino, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the king of them all, Mont Blanc, which at 4810 meters is the highest mountain in Europe. VENICE is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. Our last visit was in 2006 and that time fifty thousand tourist visited the city daily. (Eighteen million visitors a year) There are endless gorgeous views, canals, gondolas, and buildings. And the most gorgeous place in Venice is the Rialto Bridge. It is a white bridge that crosses the Grand Canal.

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