What To Do In Italy

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Italy is a large country in Southern Europe. Together with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art, monuments and fashion (see Cheap Milan hotels) are to be found everywhere around the country. It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashions, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its many beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the Bel paese (beautiful country).

Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Region and the European Monetary Union, (EMU).

It's always relaxing to go for Italy holidays. This place is perfect both for families and couples looking for a fantastic getaway. There are lots of amazing places that you can visit in this famous European country.

Italy is largely a peninsula situated on the Mediterranean Sea, bordering France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia in the north. The country, which is boot-shaped, is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea, and the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian and Ionian Sea in the South, and Adriatic Sea in the East. Italian is the official language spoken by the majority of the population, but as you travel throughout the country, you will find there are several distinct Italian dialects corresponding to the region you are in.

Italy has a very diverse landscape, but can be primarily described as mountainous including the Alps and the Apennines mountain ranges that run through the vast majority of it. Italy has two major islands as part of its country: Sardinia, which is an island off the west coast of Italy, and Sicily, which is at the southern tip (the "toe") of the boot.

Italy has a population of around 60 million and Rome is the capital and largest city with a rich historical heritage. There are many things to see and do in Rome; museums, palaces, churches, ruins, statues and fountains, as well as the Vatican City. If you only have a few days, it might be best to book one of the many different Rome tours, whether you're after art, architecture, food or wine, there's something for everyone in the 'Eternal City'.

A city not to be missed, but slowly sinking is the romantic Venice. Take your sweetheart on a Venice gondola ride to see all the nooks of this beautiful labyrinth.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Western Europe
Population 401.1 million
Highest Altitude 4,810 m
Mont Blanc, France 15,781 ft
Lowest Altitude -7 m
Lammefjord, Denmark -23 ft
Lowest Temperature -66.0 °C
North Ice, Greenland (1954) -86.8 °F
Highest Temperature 47.4 °C
Amareleja, Portugal (2003) 117.3 °F

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