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Why Visit Italy

Plan a holiday in Italy, a business trip, or just discover the country driving your hired Motorhome or Campervan, Experience new things, have fun and relax.Italy is a beautiful country but is one of those countries which you probably have some questions and preconceptions, before your coming to this special country. A place of olive oil, pasta, wine, mafia and sunshine, roman ruins and renaissance palaces, Italy has a lot to give its tourists. Although some of these conceptions are amazing and interesting, it would be a shame if that was the only thing you come away with. Italy is certainly much more complex and stimulating than these concepts.

Italy is a country full of interesting things for the casual tourist and the educated tourist, it has deep Roman Catholic roots. The tourists can stay weeks in important tourist centers without reason to feel bored, but it is equally simple to get off the beaten track. In the north, next to the Alps and the landscapes of the Po river, many cultural gems and highly developed industrial cities fascinate. In this exciting country the people live the "la vita Italiana".

Lombardia is the capital of Milan, city of business organization and haute couture, the tourist can easily stay weeks without being bored. Bergamo is only an hour of distance and has an upper Old Town. On every corner you will observe something new. Venice and Verona are the most famous tourist attractions in the north-east of Italy, maybe you can think about romantic love affairs here.

Popular sites of Italy:

Portofino and the Tigullio Gulf - are emblems representing Italy throughout the world. The coast is a serie of fashionable resorts with their marinas, colorful houses, first-rate sports facilities and the attractive atmosphere of the Dolce Vita.

Caffè Florian - is a coffee house situated in the Procuratie Nuove of Piazza San Marco, Venice. It was founded in 1720, and is a adversary for the title of the oldest coffee house in continuous operation. It is home to the Venice Biennale, an exhibition of contemporary art that has been running since 1893.

Trattoria Corrieri - Tuck into the world-famous culinary masterpieces of immaculate Parma - emphasis on five kinds of prosciutto and real parmesan cheese - at the memorable, but not overpriced, Trattoria Corrieri.

Assisi - in Italy extends out on the hills of the Monte Subasio, above the plain where the Topino and Chiascio rivers flow. Although this city can boast Roman origins, its present-day aspect, because of the buildings and also the urban structure, is surely due to the city's development during the Middle Ages.

Abruzzi - Abruzzo or Abruzzi is a town picturesque in its scenery. Many old villages were abandoned and continue largely complete and the country side is rich with historic sites. It is often said that Abruzzo has as many castles as it does sheep. Most of this sleepy region has remained lock in medieval times making Abruzzo the first stop for those seeking to take a glance at the past or a chance to see nature as it was hundreds of years ago, unspoiled and perfect.

Monte Solaro - From Piazza della Vittoria a chairlift takes you up Mount Solaro to the highest point of the island (1932 feet). You should take the scenic chairlift ride up to the top of Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island of Capri, for stupendous views of the entire Bay of Naples.

Mount Etna - Mount Etna or Mongibeddu in Sicilian and Mongibello in Italian, it is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the alps and Europe, currently standing about 3,326 m (10,910 ft) high, though it should be noted that this varies with summit eruptions.

Popular Destinations in Italy:

Rome - The most impressive features in Rome comprehend the Trevi fountain (remind Anita Ekberg in the classic scene in La Dolce Vita) and the Spanish Steps, the Roman heritage sights such as the Pantheon, the Colloseum and the Forum Romanum, at least some of the world famous churches such as Il Gesu, S. Giovanni in Laterano or Sta. Maria Maggiore. Make sure not to miss a stroll through the Vatican City with the incredibly huge St. Peter's Cathedral and the unrivalled Vatican Museum.

Venice - Is a dream that shines on the waters, a city of painted palaces and serene churches. This unique urban masterpiece has canals instead of streets, boats instead of buses, and ornate bridges instead of subways. A trip to Venice provides an unforgettable glimpse of life's defining moments played out on watery avenues: weddings, funerals, carnivals and regattas. Yet, in these opulent surroundings the daily grind continues: commuters pack on to the rush hour vaporetti (waterbuses), dustmen collect rubbish in their refuse boats and fishermen deliver their catch to the market.

Florence - An exceptional artistic patrimony, celebrated testimony to its secular civilization. Cimabue and Giotto were considered the fathers of Italian painting, they lived in this place, along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance.

Milan - Is always one step ahead: a laboratory of artistic experiments and a building site for social behavior that is continuously changing. City full of contradictions, ancient and modern trends and counter-trends, fashion and underground, middle class and working class, but always simply “cool”.

Getting Around in Italy:

By Land:
Italy Motorhome Rental
Motorhome holiday accommodation is far more luxurious than that of the traditional campervan. With a hired camper or campervan you have the freedom and flexibility to drive wherever you want and discover the real Italy that interests you - far more lies between the main attractions than one can usually visit! with your rental Motorhome / Campervan with depots to choose from:Alba (Guarene), Asti, Bari, Bologna, Brusnengo (Biella), Bra, Cagliari, Carano (Trento), Catania, Como, Cuneo, Dormelletto, Massa Carrara (near Pisa), Marino, Messina, Merate (Lecco), Naples (Nola and Villaricca), Omegna (Verbania), Padova, Pezzana (Vercelli), Rome, Rapallo (Genoa), Tessera (Venice), Trappitello (Taomina), Treviso, Turin.

Please choose from the following suppliers Freedom Holiday,  Avis Camper,  Motorhomes Milan,  Van Italy and McRent for your next RV holiday in Italy & Europe.

Italy Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Italy suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
Italy Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in Italy ?, We can help you with that too. Italy Car Rental

Italy Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Italy Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:
Canalboat Rental
If your desire is to explore Canals of Italy, We have 3 Canalboat rental suppliers. France Passion Plaisance, Locaboat Holidays and Le Boat Canal Boat Hire. We can help taylor your holiday that will suit your needs.You can choose your bases from: Casier, Chioggia, Marano and Poto Levante

River Cruising
Would you like to try River Cruising in Italy?, We can help you with that too. Our European Waterways suppliers for you to choose from.Each individual company is cruising from :Venice Islands of the Lagoon, Brenta River, Dolo, Mira, Padua, Stra.

Italian Cuisine:
Italian cuisine as a national cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political changes, with its roots traced back to 4th century BC. Significant change occurred with discovery of the New World which helped shape much of what is known as Italian cuisine today with the introduction of items such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper and maize, which are all central parts of the cuisine but not introduced in scale until the 18th century.

Americans know northern and southern Italian fare as well as something called "Italian food," which involves lasagna and cannoli. With their history, though, Italians know of no such thing. They only recognize regional fare, like that of Venetia or Rome or Tuscany.

Italy Climate:
Italy has a largely temperate climate with regional variations. In summer the Northern parts of Italy are warm with occasional rainfall, the central region is somewhat stifled by humidity and the south scorches under the dry heat. In winter, conditions in Milan, Turin and Venice are dominated by cold, damp and fog and Tuscany's winter temperatures approach freezing, while temperatures in the south of the country are more favorable averaging 50-60°F (10-20°C).

Most people visit Italy between June and August, however the best time to visit is in Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) when the weather is good and the tourists are few. The sea is warm enough for swimming between June and September. Most Italians take their vacation in August and many shops and restaurants are closed during this period. The ski season runs between December and April and the best time to walk in the Alps is between June and September.

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