Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, the colosseum, tower of Pisa, Trevi fountain are but a few must see sites when visiting Italy. Italy boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, and quaint smaller villages each featuring a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country.
You will find countless archaeological sites dating back to Roman empire and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets. Italy has it all, designer fashions, supercars, and a flavour all its own.
Things to know before visit Italy
Climate in Italy depends on the region. Usually, in the south temperatures are higher than the north. July and August are the hottest months. Spring ( April to June) and autumn ( September and October) has good weather and there isn’t too much rain.
Visit Rome to explore Italy’s rich past. Rome is also loved for its colorful and lively streets which must be experienced as a local. From wine to coffee and historical monuments to scenic views, Rome is full of life.
Venice is literally the place of architectural beauty in Italy that was built on a lagoon. Venice is a must go place as it offers the best combination of art, culture, fashion and lifestyle all together. It is a traditionally transporting yet a modern city to seek inspiration from.
A melting pot of diverse cultures and civilizations, Tuscany continues to attract the travelers with its landscape beauty. It is the Italian hub for artistic creations, exceptional delicacies, beyond perfect scenery including the very famous Tuscan hills.
Florence is the place to be for all philanthropists and romanticists. It is covered and known for its Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Bargello and more. Florence is also titled the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ since it can never fall short of life, sight-seeing, artistic inspiration, and romance.
Amalfi Coast is the ultimate tourist destination of Italy for its amazing landscape, where mountain and sea come together effortlessly. The coastline is filled with stylish boutiques, open shacks and finest restaurants and beach beds for the sun-tan lovers. It is also the start point of many trekking routes.
Italian lakes are a thing of beauty. Tourists can dive into the magnificent views at Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Garda and more to explore the natural beauty of Italy. The lakes also pave way to small villages and the city of Como that are set on the coastal lines. Travelers must take a boat ride to explore the adjoining places and learn about the culture and experience native Italian living.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Electricity in Italy takes the highest of the standardized ranges i.e. 220 volts with 50 cycles alternating current.