An Overview of Italy for Travelers

Word Count: 512 Summary: Rome, the Winter Olympics, Wine, Ferrari, beautiful beaches – Italy has it all. If you are considering traveling to Italy, here are some things you should know. Keywords: italy, italian, rome, vatican, roman, gladiators, michelangelo, ferrari, caligula, roads, emperor, Article Body: Rome, the Winter Olympics, Wine, Ferrari, beautiful beaches – Italy has it all. If you are considering traveling to Italy, here are some things you should know. An Overview of Italy for Travelers From a European perspective, there is little doubt that Italy is the foundation of modern society in the West. This is conclusion is primarily due to two facts, the reign of the Romans and the Roman Catholic Church. In more modern times, …

How to do Florence in 48 hours

Word Count: 1696 Summary: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay in Florence. Keywords: Italy, Florence, travel, tourism, guide, city guide, backpacking, duomo, ponte vecchio Article Body: You have just arrived in the Renaissance capital of the art world with a couple of days to spare, so where do you go and what highlights can you see in such a short time? This is the guide for you to get the maximum out of a short stay …

Italy – Romancing with a Romantic City

Word Count: 685 Summary: “There is no doubt that Italy is the most romantic place in the world. With its Victorian charm, old-worldliness and old-fashion atmosphere, it is not surprising that Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.” Keywords: travel italy,italy vacation travel,italy travel tip,italy travel,guide italy travel,romantic travel,romantic travel destination Article Body: This interesting article addresses some of the key issues regarding travelling to Italy. A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in how you think about travelling to Italy. There is no doubt that Italy is the most romantic place in the world. With its Victorian charm, old-worldliness and old-fashion atmosphere, it is not surprising that Italy is one of …

Italy: a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio

Word Count: 391 Summary: A small guide to the little town of Civita di Bagnoregio in Italy. Keywords: italy, travel, civita di bagnoregio, guide Article Body: Between the Tevere River and Bolsena lake, in the green latium countryside, on the top of a clay hill, rises the small town “Civita di Bagnoregio”. Civita appears isolated on a cliff spur to dominate the around valley and, thanks to this isolation, the town shows intact its medieval architectonical structure. Joined to Bagnoregio, and to the world, through only one bridge, Civita appears in an unreal isolation due to landslip series and downfall of argillaceous ground on which the entire town is built and that is still in danger. The History of Civita …

Italy – Naples and Sorrento

Word Count: 364 Summary: Italy is really two countries in one with the wealthy, historic north dominating. To get a taste of the south, Naples and Sorrento are your destinations. Keywords: italy, naples, sorrento, pompeii, mount vesuvius, southern italy, Galleria Umberto I Article Body: Italy is really two countries in one with the wealthy, historic north dominating. To get a taste of the south, Naples and Sorrento are your destinations. Naples If ever there was a city with a reputation, it is Naples. Dirty, nasty, crime infested and fanatical are all words thrown around when describing. In this case, the descriptions are true and it is GREAT! The place is a madhouse and colorful beyond description. Crime is a problem, …

Italy – Milan and Pisa

Word Count: 319 Summary: When visiting Italy, it seems every destination has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a month. Oddly, Milan and Pisa don’t fall into this category. Keywords: italy, milan, pisa, milan cathedral, leaning tower of pisa, duomo Article Body: When visiting Italy, it seems every destination has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a month. Oddly, Milan and Pisa don’t fall into this category. Milan Milan is a thoroughly modern city and I would hazard to guess a wealthy one. This is not really the place for a budget traveler, but then again budget travelers seem to survive anywhere. Milan is a good city to stroll around in. One can see a lot …

Italian travel guide

Word Count: 605 Summary: Italy as one of the most ancient European civilizations is unknown to none. Italy had been the land of Roman Empire for long. Today the country has a rich history and tradition that speaks for itself and gathers tourists from all round the world Keywords: italy, art, travel, overview, michelangelo Article Body: Italy as one of the most ancient European civilizations is unknown to none. Italy had been the land of Roman Empire for long. Today the country has a rich history and tradition that speaks for itself and gathers tourists from all round the world. Italy is a place known for its wonderful cities and their archaic art and architecture. There are great Roman structures …

Hotel in central rome

Word Count: 437 Summary: How Rome hotel service can find cheap hotels in Rome for its customers traveling in Italy. Keywords: hotels in rome Article Body: FIND YOUR CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN ROME ENJOY YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN ROME WITH ROME HOTEL SERVICE. As with all holiday accommodation, the golden rule of ‘cheaper out, nicer in’ applies to Rome – That is to say, you can save a lot of money by choosing a hotel in central Rome, but it’s much more fun to be staying right in the middle of the city – You catch more of the atmosphere that way. However, public transport in Rome is incredibly cheap and quite efficient, so it’s not such a hardship to ‘commute’ into …

Lake Como, Italy – My View Of The Lake

Just a short bus ride, 25 miles north of Milan, is one of the most scenic spots in all of Italy – Lake Como. Its shores are circled with charming little towns and fabulous century-old villas; one larger, and more ornate than the next. The glistening water beckons one to sit, and take time to enjoy all that the lake and surrounding lush scenery have to offer. Lake Como being the third largest lake in Italy, I found it not only tranquil, but magical. With its lush Mediterranean gardens and spectacular views, it is easy to see why it has earned the reputation as one of the most romantic getaways in Italy. Traveling with my husband, son and daughter-in-law, we …

Italy Vacation

Italy Vacation – A Walk with Michelangelo – Travel Tips For great vacation ideas, I highly recommend Italy! Here are a few things that you should ‘know before you go’ because Italy is very different from many of the places that you may have traveled to before. In the US, anything goes but this is not so in Italy. Knowing these things before hand will help you have a more successful trip. Traveling to Italy When you are getting ready for your trip, think about what medications you need to pack and how much of each medication you need. You can’t always find your medicines in Italy. Drugs that are common and easy-to-find here, may not be available in Italy. …

Italy: The Art Of Good Living

Most people’s perception of Italy is that of style, a country whose taste for the good life is matched only by its panache. The food is full of flavour, created with a desire to serve nothing but the best. Variety is the spice of life; kitchens all over the country try to outwit one another with new recipes, each one tastier than their neighbours. But what drives the Italian people is their passion, their zest for life. Nowhere else is life lived with so much enthusiasm. The boys cruise by street cafes in their open top sports cars looking cool, trying to catch the eyes of the girls. The girls drink their coffees, dressed to the nines in their Versace …

A day in Florence between food and art

Let’s start with wine bars and cafes! In Italy bars are literally on every corner. Do not confuse them with the classic American bars. Italian bars ( or caffè) serve café, cappuccinos, hot chocolates, tea, light snacks and aperitifs. We recommend in particular 2 historic places. The Gilli which is a wine bar and restaurant and since 1733 it has been serving also all kinds of treats and light meals.. (Piazza della Repubblica,ph: +39 055 213 896). And just in front the Giubbe Rosse Cafè where you can have brunch from 9€ or a complete menu from 18€ ( Piazza della Repubblica 13/14; ph: +39 055 212 280). Tip: a coffee is way too cheaper (up to 1€) at the …

3 stars hotel in Rome

Rome is a reality. For Rome, more than for most cities, this always has been the central dilemma of city life:how to maintain its priceless heritage while improving the lot of its cheerfully inhabitants. Certainly the 2000 year Jubilee inspired efforts of recent years and have made a difference. Transport has been boosted, new museums have been opened and old ones renovated, and the long awaited Auditorium has opened to universal praise. The city hasn’t re-found the heady days of la dolce vita, but it’s looking good and it’s feeling better than it has for a long time. Pride also informs much of the typical Roman character: romans are first and foremost Roman and only then italian. In a country …

A Quick Guide To Tuscany

Tuscany has long been a favourite destination for anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience. Where is it? Tuscany is a large area in central Italy that stretches to the Mediterranean coast. It is divided into ten provinces, which include some of Italy’s most beautiful towns and cities; Florence, Siena and Pisa. Where can I stay? Many people choose to stay in villas when they visit Tuscany, preferring the independence of self-catering to the routine of a hotel. The next time you consider visiting Tuscany, take a look at the benefits of a boutique hotel. Giving you the comfort and service of a regular hotel, but with a home-from-home atmosphere and service that anticipates your every need, you can come …

A Quick Guide To The South Of France

The South of France has the enviable combination of miles of coastline and fertile rural landscapes and has been the inspiration for artists, composers and writers as well as the new visitor. Where is it? The term “South of France” is usually used to describe the southern stretch of the country’s coastline that runs between Spain and Italy, and the rural inland areas that include Provence and the Lubéron. With its warm climate, fertile landscape and developed coastline, it is one of the most regularly-visited parts of Europe. Where can I stay? Unsurprisingly, for somewhere as popular as the South of France, there is no shortage of hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and camp sites. For a true taste of …

5 Reasons Why European Championship Failure Is Good For You

This time last year in the Search Travel Online offices, we were looking at our calendars and predicting a sales lull around the time of June and July 2008. Why? Because of the European Championship in Switzerland and Austria. It was a foregone conclusion that England would take their rightful place amongst the final 16 teams – after all, England had an easy looking group with the likes of Russia, Croatia and Israel. It would take a major slip up for England not to make the finals, and as we currently don’t sell holidays to Switzerland or Austria we expected little business with everyone staying home and helping pub landlords around the country make a tidy profit. Fast forward 12 …