Italy facts and information

Looking for interesting Italy facts? More information about Italian people, culture, fashion, lifestyle, tourist attractions, food and wines? Planning your own trip or considering some organized tours?

Whatever the reason you're here, I would like to introduce you to more opportunities to appreciate and love this beautiful country through the eyes of a native Italian.

What is your favorite thing about Italy? There are much more facts than just capuccino, pizza, spaghetti, wine, lifestyle, fashion, art and history.
(Do I forgot mafia and corruption?)

Rome: the Colosseum

Italy: Rome Colosseum - Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

This is my country, I was born here and still live here. Italy is not only a tourist destination and on this website we'll cover more topics.

Please forgive me for any spelling mistakes: I encourage you to contact me and correct my English, thanking you in advance.

Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe and in the world, there are all sorts of attractions you can visit by yourself or through organized tours. It is quite difficult to choose what to see if you have a limited time available, there are so many sites with things to do and great food to taste.

Italy facts: Italy on Europe's map

This country offers its world-famous historical and cultural attractions, with ancient architectural monuments, wonderful cathedrals and churches with spectacular frescoes, sculptures and paintings.

Thousands of small little villages, medieval towns and beautiful luxury villas are also treasures to be discovered.

There are many places with huge warehouses full of sculptures and paintings out of sight, because they are too many and there is not enough space in museums to display them!

There are museums with works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Tiziano (Titian), Raffaello, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, Tiepolo and many more; theaters for Italian opera lovers like "Teatro alla Scala" in Milan or ancient "Arena" in Verona.

Venice: Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge - Venice Italy

Towns like Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, Verona, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Pisa, Siena are very interesting tourist attractions to taken into account while planning self catering tours.

Aside from historical and cultural attractions, there is a variety of Italian regions (20) from north to south, splendid panoramic sites with great scenery, starting from Alto Adige and Veneto with the Dolomites, Lombardy and the lakes area to Sicily, Sardinia and Eolie Islands, touching areas like Val d'Aosta, Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria etc.

The Italian seaside is popular with many coastal villages and towns, nice beaches and great entertainments: Riviera Romagnola, Capri, Cinque Terre, Costiera Amalfitana and Positano, Apulia, Calabria, Sardinia, Elba and Sicily are often included in group tours.

Italian Food & Wine take a big part in Italy facts, every region has its own cooking traditions and they differ from place to place.

The list of facts and reasons to come here goes on...

National parks and reserves offer great hiking trails, horse riding and bicycle tours

Theme itineraries: Italian gastronomy with culinary courses, religious, spiritual

Spectacular mountains to enjoy the winter ski season and the summer vacation,

Thermal towns with wellness centers with cozy hotels

Venice and the Venetian villas, great samples of luxury villas

Theme parks for fun and relaxation etc. etc. etc.

I want to give you an abundance of information about Italian lifestyle, Italian culture, Italian living and work, Italian food and wine, tours...
You are invited to visit our country, there is so much to see and do!

Benvenuti in Italia, welcome to Italy!

Italo (yes it's my name)

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Italy Blog - What's New
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Italy Facts Blog, dedicated to the wonders of Italy.
This Italy Facts blog is aimed at those interested in the beauty of Italy.
Italy Facts
Italy facts and italian lifestyle, Italy tourist attractions, travel information about Italy, news and more.
Fun facts about Italy
Fun facts about Italy: interesting facts and funny information about Italy.
Detailed Map of Italy, with some tourist information of different areas
The Detailed Map of Italy is the startpoint for discover this beautiful Country.
Travel guide to Italy: the many ways to reach Italy
On this travel guide to Italy you will find information on how to reach and visit the Country.
Airports in Italy, how to reach Italy and where to land.
A list of airports in Italy, where you can find the closest destination.
Places to visit in Italy, what to see
A list of places to visit in Italy, including towns and popular villages.
Main Italy cities to be discovered.
Wich Italy cities are the top 10 most visited towns? Discover them among the other italian cities, divided by regions.
Tourist Attractions in Italy with great italian Masterpieces.
You will find many tourist attractions in Italy, with great examples of italian Wonders.
Famous Italian Operas.
List of famous Italian Operas where you can also find the music and the Booklet Authors.
Italy Video, a nice selection to see Italy's beauty.
On a series of Italy video you can have a taste of this wonderful Country.
Hotels in Italy, Price Comparison and Reservation
Find all the hotels in Italy, compare hotel rates and make your reservation.
Italy Small Hotels , charming and attractive italian family-run hotels.
On this Italy small Hotels page, why to stay in family-run cozy places and accommodations.
Florence Italy rental Villas and Apartments
There are many Florence Italy rental opportunities to live the charme of beautiful Firenze and Tuscany.
Map of Rome Italy, tourist attractions and information.
Map of Rome Italy with information about tourist attractions, pictures, transport, museums, hotels, things to do and more..
Map of Florence Italy, tourist information.
Map of Florence Italy with tourist information, attractions, pictures, transport, museums, hotels, things to do and more..
Naples Italy, with tourist attractions and information.
Find information about Naples Italy, tourist attractions, pictures, transport, museums, tours, hotels, things to do and more..
Verona Italy, tourist attractions and information.
Tourist information about Verona Italy, with attractions, pictures, transport, museums, hotels, things to do and more..
Venice Italy Map: the city of Canals
Venice Italy map with information, description of the City, pictures and tips.
Cinque Terre Italy, five pieces of World and beauty.
Cinque Terre Italy is a land full of charme and beautiful dramatic scenery.
Amalfi Italy: Travel Information Resources and Tips.
Italian charme? Amalfi Italy is a small and fascinating town to visit full of charme.
Sorrento Italy, World-famous Seaside Resort
Sorrento Italy is located on a terrace of tuff at the foot of the Lattari mountains.
Italian Food Culture
The Italian cuisine is made of and full of Italian food culture.
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
Italian pasta salad recipe is a fresh dish, prepared with simple and light ingredients, such as tomatoes, basil, tuna
Italian Meatball Recipe with Spaghetti
The Italian meatball recipe for spaghetti is a rich first course that can be considered a substantial full meal.
Italian Dressing Recipe, fresh.
The typical Italian family use the Italian dressing recipe to season the salad.
Italian Bread Recipe, a tradition to follow
The Italian bread recipe is one of the oldest and at the the same time one of the most traditional and used recipes in Italy.
Italian Wedding Soup Recipe or Minestra Maritata
The traditional Italian wedding soup recipe, a typical neapolitan dish.
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Trevi fountain, Rome


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