Italy is a great seductress. If you try it, you'll have more, of course! From one end of the Italian boot to the delightful island of Sicily, this transalpine country has such a richness from each region, such diversity and so many assets that it is very difficult to summarize it in a few lines. If we had to choose, it is perhaps his gastronomy that we would remember or rather his gastronomy and slow food which highlights the know-how of the products and the know-how of the terroirs. Italy is all about cooking, eating and sharing. Delicatessens, cheeses, wines and local dishes alone reflect the diversity of the regions. What a wealth of fishing ports and mountain villages, from the oldest historical districts to the agriturismo estates. Italy is pizza and pasta, risotto, antipasti and tiramisù, fish and shellfish, not to mention coffee. This southern European country, bathed by the Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian seas, undoubtedly knows how to live. Blessed by the gods, he cultivates olives and citrus fruits, celebrates saints and harvests. If you come to stay there, it's to enjoy it. Of course, there is also the sun, the beauty of the landscapes, the richness of the heritage and the Italian hospitality. For the rest it is a festival: Rome and the Vatican, Venice the serene one, Florence the divine and its Tuscany, Siena the wonderful, the Dolomites and the Cinque Terre, Sardinia! Many large cities have preserved an intact historic centre, which gives each of them a unique character. Its nature rivals the historical heritage, judging by the beauty of the water bodies known throughout the world such as Lake Maggiore, Lake Como or Lake Garda, or the bay of Naples married to the bubbling volcano of Vesuvius! You will bring back an Italian coffee maker, but at home, it will never taste the same as at a Catania counter! This destination is undoubtedly the destination of happiness, and promises you unforgettable memories. Your travel guide will be your best ally before starting a tour in Italy.

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When to go to Italy?

You can stay in Italy absolutely all year round. Depending on the season, there will always be two or three regions adapted to your trip. Winter sport or seaside resort? Wine tourism or cultural tourism? Opera season or hiking in Valle d'Aosta? Moreover, travelling all over the country in one trip to discover its wonders is impossible. Or maybe it's a very long journey! Even for a 15-day holiday in Italy, you will have to choose a particular region or city and come back another time to discover another one. Of course, in the middle of summer in the seaside resorts, local tourists and foreign tourists alike, there are many visitors. The same applies all year round in Venice or Rome. If you want a little peace and quiet, avoid summer and the most popular tourist sites. Isolate yourself in the mountains, go to Sicily, plan a trek in a natural park, visit an ornithological reserve, discover the cellars and vineyards in the spring before the crowds. The country being very touristic, the infrastructures are developed, you will always find accommodation. Tourist establishments and attractions are open most of the time.

How to go to Italy? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The tours and stays organized in Italy are limited to one or two regions and generally have one theme: culture, hiking in the Dolomites, discovering Florence and Tuscany, Rome and Lazio, the Venice Carnival, etc... Some include flights, others bus journeys from France, Switzerland, etc....

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Italy is a destination where it is very easy to travel alone, to move, to be understood and to draw your own itinerary. In addition, except in very touristic areas - but there everything is organized so that you don't get lost! - you will always find someone to show you the way, a gas station, a restaurant, an inn...

Domestic airlines are numerous and quite expensive. The companies, two or three main ones, connect the country's main airports. Given the good rail access to the regions, with the exception of Basilicata and central Calabria, the bus is not the most comfortable or fastest way to travel. Whether renting a vehicle can be an effective way to travel in the regions. In the city, you will use public transport.

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When to travel?

You can stay in Italy absolutely all year round. Depending on the season, there will always be two or three regions a...
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Weather forecast

The climate is generally very pleasant. However, the Italian boot has three climatic zones. The mountains of northern...
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Budget

In Italy, the euro is in force and prices vary greatly depending on the region and the season. On average, the rates...
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Formalities

No visa for Italy, for European Union nationals, Swiss or Canadian citizens. A valid identity card is sufficient to s...
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Health

No health problems specific to Italy. Beware of ice cream indigestion, however! And of course, protect yourself from...
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How to travel by yourself?

Italy is a destination where it is very easy to travel alone, to move, to be understood and to draw your own itinerar...
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How to get organized?

The tours and stays organized in Italy are limited to one or two regions and generally have one theme: culture, hikin...
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Getting around

Domestic airlines are numerous and quite expensive. The companies, two or three main ones, connect the country's main...
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