ITALY

 

MAIN DESTINATION

Traveling to Venice

Traveling to Florence

Traveling to Rome

Traveling to Naples and Pompeii

Capital city

The mecca for religious pilgrimages throughout the ages, Rome serves as the capital city of the Italian Republic.

Enclaved within Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is the biggest church ever built.

Nicknames for Rome include “The Capital of the World”, “The Eternal City” and “City of Seven Hills”.

Research website number ranks Rome in the bottom quarter compared to the 250 cities evaluated on its overall quality of life index in June 2020. Rome scored in the upper 15% for the highest property price-to-income ratio, worst 26% for pollution, and lowest 38% for purchasing power. Rome’s climate excels placing in the top 17% compared to number’s other benchmarked cities.

Rome was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the site where the largest pizza ever was prepared. Not only did it measure 13,580.3 square feet (1,261.7 square meters), but Rome’s also gargantuan pizza was both named “Ottavia” after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus and was fully gluten-free.

THE LOCATION

Italy is located in Southern Europe (it is also considered a part of western Europe) [19] between latitudes 35° and 47° N, and longitudes 6° and 19° E. To the north, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia and is roughly delimited by the Alpine watershed, enclosing the Po Valley and the Venetian Plain. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula and the two Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia (the two biggest islands of the Mediterranean), in addition to many smaller islands. The sovereign states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within Italy,[149][150] while Campione D'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.

Peak Season

The travel year in Italy is generally divided into three seasons: peak season (mid-June through August), shoulder season (April through mid-June and September through October), and the off-season (November through March). Each has its pros and cons.

Low Season

The travel year in Italy is generally divided into three seasons: peak season (mid-June through August), shoulder season (April through mid-June and September through October), and the off-season (November through March). Each has its pros and cons.

Main Airport

Leonardo da Vinci Airport

43 Mio. passengers

The Leonardo da Vinci Airport by Rome is the largest airport in Italy and the main hub for Italy's largest airplane company Alitalia. The airport is located west of Rome near the Mediterranean coast by the city of Fiumicino.

EMERGENCY CALLS

If you find yourself in serious difficulty and need help, the single number to call for emergencies in Italy is 112, a free number you dial without any area code: the operator will put you in touch with the authority or service that can help you.

PEAK SEASON

Summer months (typically May through September) are the peak tourist season, so if you hope to score a deal on flights or hotel rooms, aim for a less popular time of year. Popular cities like Rome and Florence are usually inundated with tourists almost any time of year, except winter.

LOW SEASON

Low season or the off-peak season (unless, of course, you're in the mountains and near a winter sports resort) is roughly between mid-November to mid-March. The in-between parts of the year are the seasons we know as fall and spring: in other words, the shoulder seasons.

TEMPERATURE

Average temperatures: 66-86°F in the north. 66-86°F in central Italy. 74-95°F in the south.
 

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