Explore Italy

February 5, 2018

"The greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all" Situated on the Ionian Sea in southeastern Sicily, Siracusa was once one of the most powerful cities in the Mediterranean. It was founded by the Greeks nearly 3000 years ago. Its many layers of history are easily traced in the surviving archite...

An hour's train ride from Palermo will take you to the village of Cefalù, dramatically set between Sicily’s North coast and a towering granite mass known as “La Rocca.” Modest in size, its permanent population of about 14,000 swells significantly in the summer season. This is your quick guide to a day in Cefalù...

October 11, 2017

I had heard a lot about the Amalfi Coast from friends that had been there. Although they all said it was gorgeous, this stretch of coastline exceeded all my expectations. It is so stunningly beautiful I couldn't stop looking - I was left speechless.

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Italy General Info

Italy - what a stunning country. 

Bella Italia is recognized across the globe for its high art, monuments, delicious cuisine, fast cars and inspiring coast, lakes and mountain ranges. It is also home to a great number of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This Italy travel guide will help you plan your next vacation.    


Good to know:

National Language: Italian

Currency: Euro (1 Euro about 1.20 USD)

Population: ~61 Million

Capital: Rome

Italian power voltage is 220/230 V 50Hz;  Plug C & F.
Value added tax (IVA) is charged on purchases, such as meals at restaurants, shopping expenses and hotel accommodations. If you are resident of a non-European Union country, you can get a refund of this tax in certain participating shops. For more info on VAT refunds, click here.


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