3 Milan is Italy's second largest city and a world centre for banking and high fashion. Famous city landmarks include the Duomo (Milan Cathedral), the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.shopping plaza and the La Scala Opera House.Many people visit Milan to shop for fashionable Italian shoes, dresses and suits. Top tourist attractions include the Sforza Castle and Piazza del Duomo. Hotel accommodation can be found near the Milan Cathedral, at the convention centre and in Milan's popular shopping districts. Milan is located centrally located between Switzerland, the French Riviera, Florence and Venice. Two international airports serve Milan: Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport. Europe's low-cost airlines provide inexpensive airfares to Milan.Milan is a major rail transportation hub. Trains depart from Milan's Central Train Station. The city also has an excellent metro and tram system.
4 Venice is one of Italy's top travel cities and a beautiful, romantic destination with many attractions. Its small, traffic-free streets along the winding canals make for great walking. You'll find many magnificent churches and palaces, lively squares, and interesting shops.Venice actually consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. The Grand Canal is like main street, cutting through the center of the city.Venice is in on northeast coast of Italy. It is protected from the Adriatic Sea by a strip of land called the Lido. The region around Venice is called the Veneto.The main public transport in Venice are the vaporetti, boats that ply the principal waterways. The #1 goes along the Grand Canal from the train station and makes many stops, so its a good way to cruise the main canal and get a good overview of the city. There are also more expensive water taxis and gondolas.Venice's Carnevale celebration is one of the most lively and colorful carnival festivals in Italy, held 40 days before Easter. The Venetians don festive masks and costumes for a 10-day street party. The Redentore Regatta is an important festival in July held on the Grand Canal. Venice has many fine attractions and museums: Saint Mark's Square,Doge's Palace,Rialto Bridge,Venice's Top Islands.
6 Florence is a beautiful quite city surrounded by hills and crossed by Arno river in the center of Italy. It is famous thanks to its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. Florence was hometown of men who have profoundly influenced the course of human history in many field of knowledge as art, literature and philosophy. and it was ”the cradle of Italian end European Renaissance”.Every year thousands of tourists come to visit the museums and the numerous historical buildings or monuments around the city, crowding city streets, shops, restaurants and so on.The city is not so big and is easy to visit by walk or bicycle. The main sights are localized in the historical center around the palace of Major (Palazzo Vecchio) and the most oldest bridge (Ponte Vecchio), a building of extraordinary beauty. The best time to visit Florence is spring and summer when the sun and nature let the city shine in its beauty.
7 Rome is the capital of the Italian Republic Rome is the capital of the Italian Republic. It is the most populous and largest municipality in Italy and is among Europe’s major capitals in terms of the amount of terrain it covers. The best time to visit the city is in spring and autumn when the temperature is mild and the days, thanks do Daylight Saving Time, are longer. If visiting the city between June and September, proper sun protection is advised. Roman cooking is essentially based on popular, working-class food, mainly using simple ingredients which has been enhanced over the centuries by various recipes brought in by peoples living in the city and surrounding area. The Villa is one of the most important remaining examples of imperial and dynastic palaces. Located in the very middle of Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Four Rivers is a masterpiece from Gian Lorenzo Bernini ( ). To an untrained eye the Circus of Maxentius just looks like a vast green pasture where locals jog or take their dogs for a walk, but in ancient times this oblong ground was, as its name indicates, Rome’s most famous and by far oldest circus. It may be two thousand years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, every year drawing thousands of visitors, meaning long queues and an endless wait. You can buy one of two tourist cards: the “Roma Pass” which is valid for three days and entitles holders to free admission and no-queue entrance for the first two museums and to free travel throughout Rome, or the “Archeologia Card” which is valid for 7 days and allows free entry into each of the following sites: Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano (Baths of Diocletian), the Colosseum, the Palatine, Terme di Caracalla (Caracalla Baths), Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Roman Forum.
8 Travel information Roma Pass Contact center PIT Roma Pass is the capital’s special tourist-cultural card that enables both tourists and interested local residents, the opportunity to benefit from various discounts and services that make it easier and cheaper to enjoy the splendours of Rome.Contact centeris here, Rome City Council’s telephone and internet service providing tourist and cultural information for Romans and visitorsPITTourist Information Points (P.I.T.) are information booths for Italian and foreigners visiting the city of Rome
10 Naples is the capital of Campania, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea. Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe and over the course of its long history has consistently been a major cultural centre; is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Culinarily, the city is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city. This dish has since become popular in many parts of the world, in 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish. The Neapolitan music was credited with the invention of the romantic guitar and the mandolin. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town near modern Naples, along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.Pompeii has been a popular tourist destination for 250 years; it was on the Grand Tour. In 2008, it was attracting almost 2.6 million visitors per year, making it one of the most popular tourist sites in Italy. The Soprintendenza Archaeological di Pompei has begun issuing new tickets that allow for tourists to also visit cities such as Herculaneum and Stabiae as well as the Villa Poppaea.
11 Palermo is a city in Insular Italy, the capital of Sicily Palermo is a city in Insular Italy, the capital of Sicily. Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife. There is currently has an international airport, and a significant economy. In fact, for cultural, artistic and economic reasons, Palermo was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe. The city is preparing to become one of the major cities of the Euro-Mediterranean area.The patron saint of the city is Saint Rosalia. Her feast day on July 15 is perhaps the biggest social event in the city. The area attracts significant numbers of tourists each year and is widely known for its colourful fruit, vegetable and fish market at the heart of Palermo, known as the Vucciria. Palermo Cathedral is the city's cathedral and main church. It is characterized by the presence of different architectural styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century. The Teatro Massimo ("Greatest Theatre") was opened in 1897 has an active schedule. Enrico Caruso sang in a performance of La Gioconda during the opening season, returning for Rigoletto at the very end of his career. It is the largest theater in Italy and the third largest in Europe.