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Italia.it is the official website for tourism in Italy, sponsored by the Italian Government. Its principal objective is that of being a knowledge source on the places, attractions and services relevant to Italian tourism.


Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...

Apulia is truly a fascinating Region, and to discover some of its most beautiful places by bicycle makes traveling it an unforgettable experience. Apulia, given its gorgeous and diverse natural settings, and its numerous history- and culture-rich towns and cities, offers numerous delightful itineraries.  Vacationing by bike all over the Region lets...

Vicenza, a city to live in its every detail, to discover street by street, to admire from the very first moment. It is one of the most beautiful places in Veneto and in all of Italy, where architecture happily marries with city planning: palazzi, villas, monuments and churches contribute to the harmonious splendor that form this city.  Vicenza poss...

The Prosecco hills - between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, in the north-east of Italy – are an extraordinary land, where an internationally renowned wine is produced, a small world of the past covered with vineyards worked by hand on steep slopes that in July  2019 received an important recognition: the title of Unesco’s...

The ancient and popular heart of the city, Bari Vecchia, is the ideal starting point to the discovery of the city's most authentic characteristics: among the alleys of this district history and the daily life of the inhabitants are interconnected. Here you will find the three main monuments of the city: the San Nicola Basilica, the San Sabino Cathe...

Travelling through beautiful Tuscany, among the rolling hills and small lakes on the border with Umbria, you will come across this ancient town, Montepulciano, which stands on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana and val d’Orcia. This is a town which is rich in history and art, set in the agricultural landscape of Siena, the ideal place to relax, b...

Twenty-one legs and a 395 kilometer-long route, from Dante Alighieri’s birthplace in Florence to his tomb in Ravenna, crossing the Apennine Mountains and immersing in silent woods and historic villages, waterfalls and Middle-Ages castles: on occasion of Dante’s 700th death anniversary, we recommend Le Vie di Dante (Roads of Dante), an exciting tour...

Much of Italy’s Region of Calabria is coastal, a peninsula in itself surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Its southernmost riviera, running along the Ionian Sea between the cities of Riace and Locri, is known as the Costa dei Gelsomini, or Jasmine Coast. One of the wildest coastlines and steeped in history, the magnificent Costa dei Gelsomini winds...

Those looking for ideas and inspiration for the top resorts for skiing in Italy have a wide interesting range of options in front of them: along the Alpine range there are some of the top-end ski slopes in the world, many glamourous ski resorts, high-end hotels and spa facilities, gourmet lodges and every kind of outdoor activity for grown-ups and...

The pieces created by Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio will always leave an impression: realistic, dramatic and provocative, they reflect the myth of a proud and exuberant character. The scenes depicted are able to engage us in a direct manner, as if we were witnesses to events which seem to be taking place here and now.  During the course o...

The ancient tratturi (singular tratturo) is one of the main features of the Molisan landscape. The tratturi are the mountain grassy paths that shepherds traditionally used two times a year for transhumance (precisely at the end of the summer and the beginning of the spring) to move their herds from the mountains in Abruzzo to the Tavoliera, or Plai...

A classic, an icon, it shaped Italy’s post-World War II pop culture, starring in one of the world’s favorite films and defining the Bel Paese in both image and reality. It is nothing if not an international symbol of Made in Italy style and design. Historical and Social Context With its musically-flowing yet minimalist lines and its practical funct...