Italy, the birthplace of pasta and pizza provides a broad range of choices for artwork lovers to experience. A temperate climate exists here with very hot summers and not so cold winters. The weather is the best in spring and autumn with pleasant temperatures and scenic views. At that time of the year, the place isn’t crowded much and things can be enjoyed in leisure.

Culture:

Italian is generally spoken and is the official language. English isn’t very recognizable to the locals. Family ties are of utmost importance here and hence social courtesies mean a lot to the locals. There is a huge impact of the Roman Catholic Church on the culture here. There is a high content of chlorine in tap waters, so bottled water is recommended for staying fit during the trip. Since Italian is spoken on a wide scale, it is highly recommended to learn few ordinary Italian phrases which can be of great use. Social gatherings call for formal wear, but one can dress in casuals otherwise. At some religious places, sleeveless shirt and shorts are frowned upon. So they are superior avoided. Purses and wallets should be well guarded and in case of any theft, police should be informed about the incident.

Site Seeing:

The first thing to check out is the openness tower of Pisa, where Olympics originated. At places similar to museums and art galleries, photography, especially flash photography is restricted. Check out the ticket counter for more information. Italy should be majorly discovered on foot for a thorough viewing of all the gorgeous buildings and monuments. Coaches and trains are a good option to get to a tourist spot.

Shopping:

Shops here are open from 9am to 8pm, closed for lunch. Excellence of goods is great although the prices are very less. Items like crystals, lacework, leather good, and jewelry can be bought at the stores. Remember to hold on to the receipt. Tipping of 10% is customary along with the service tax levied on the bill. Italy is well-known for top designers of the world, so do buy clothes and accessories to update your wardrobe. Cruises have formal gatherings in the evening, so ensure to buy a cocktail dress or some formal wear, though casuals can be worn at other times.

Getting there:

Alitalia is the national airline of Italy. Many other flights bond to Italy from USA, Canada and Australia and there is big opposition to attract passengers giving a wide range of offers to travelers. Rome airport is located 26 km away from the city and it takes 45 minutes to get there from the airport. Trains connect directly to Termini Station from where one can take taxi to get to their destination. Duty free shops, bank, car hire and restaurants are the other services provided at this airport. Milan has another famous airport here, which is at a distance of 45km away from the city.

Brindisi, Ancona, Naples and Venice are the major seaports of Italy. Italian State Railways connects many European cities. But, Eurostar provides the fastest train service.

If choosing to drive, don’t forget to carry international driving license and international insurance certificate. Roads connect Italy to France, Austria and Switzerland. Many coach services are provided from the neighboring countries.

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I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. I love to share travel journey by writing. In order to be grateful for cultures of another nation, one need to go there, know the people and blend with the culture of that country.