Live the Romance of Italy with Avanti Destinations | TravelResearchOnline

Image
Image

Live the Romance of Italy with Avanti Destinations

It has been said that you cannot be all things to all people. Perhaps that is not true about Italy. To some Italy means sunshine, music, food and romance. To others it is history, art, culture or religion. Italy has inspired generations of writers, painters and musicians. At one time, Italy was the focal point of the “Grand Tour” – the rite of passage for young, wealthy Europeans and Americans to experience the culture of Europe. Today, Italy is one of the top 5 destinations for North Americans.

60-Second Geography

Italy

Whether it is a seaside holiday, summer lakes and mountains in the Alps, winter-skiing, fashion shopping or religious pilgrimages, Italy remains the wellspring for la dolce vita.tuscany istock
  • Separated from Northern Europe by the Alps and surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean, the fertile land of Italy is one of the finest and most important agricultural settings in the world.
  • Italy became a unified country only in the 19th century and still today great regional differences in cuisine, dialects and culture are evident.
  • Italy has an excellent rail and road system which can easily be accessed from the rest of Europe. The rail fares are some of the lowest in Europe and a terrific way to travel the country.
  • Italian ports-of-call have become important to the cruise industry and represent major ports of call on Mediterranean itineraries.
  • There are more than 4 million hotel beds in Italy, available in a wide range of categories and all types of properties. Italian villas, some costing many thousands of dollars a night, are in high demand.
  • It is easiest to think of the country as broken into three regions: the North which includes the Alps and the North Italian Plain, Central Italy encompassing Tuscany, Rome and Umbria and Southern Italy.
  • To the north, the Italian Alps are a favorite destination for world-class skiers from Europe and elsewhere. Large lakes dot the area and provide a summer resort setting.
  • Venice is one of the most unique cities in the world. Built on a lagoon, there is no vehicular traffic in the city. The canal system is not for tourists only – it is an important transportation option. At times, the city floods as merchants and hotels calmly pick up furniture and rugs, moving them to a higher floor until the ground level water recedes hours later.
  • Some of the finest art collections in the world are housed in Italy and the architecture of its major monuments are immediately recognizable and iconic, from the Roman Coliseum to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Rome, the “Eternal City”, has been a center of Western civilization for more than 3000 years.  Enveloped in the city is another country—Vatican City—home of the Roman Catholic Church and St Peter’s Square.
iStock_venicerialto
Picture
© Copyright 2009 Travmarket. LLC.

 

See ITALY with Avanti Destinations!

Click Here!
  • Semi-private Pompeii and Sorrento Tour by RailExplore the historic center on foot with your guide and enjoy a 3-course lunch. In the afternoon, a tour of the excavations at Pompeii provides a glimpse of life in Roman times just before the eruption of Vesuvius.
  • Semi-Private Florence and Uffizi Tour by RailAnother daytrip by high-speed train from Rome to spend the day with your guide on a walking tour of Renaissance masterpieces of art and architecture, including the famed Uffizi Gallery, repository of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli.
Travel Agents: You can use the content above on your own website or newsletter, compliments of the supplier sponsor above who has paid for your use of the materials. All you need to do is to follow the directions in the TRO Licensing Agreement. Also, please take a moment to check out the travel supplier that makes your use of this material possible.To use – Follow the procedure outlined in the TRO Licensing Agreement. Then, right click on this page and choose “View Source”. Copy the HTML and paste the copied html into your own webpages or newsletter. You may remove advertising.

Share your thoughts on “Live the Romance of Italy with Avanti Destinations”

You must be logged in to post a comment.







Image