italia.it

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.


  WTI Magazine #67    2015 September, 4Author : italia.it      Translation by:   With its still expanses of olive trees as far as the eye can see, the Itria Valley is red soil, green groves and vineyards, and white trullo houses under a serene blue sky – essentially, a marvelous chromatic effect that repeats it...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : italia.it      Translation by:   From north to south, Italy boasts festivals all over the Peninsula, beginning with the Sudtirol Jazz Festival in the northernmost region of Alto Adige. This musical event in the South Tyrol is marking its 30th season this year, and will feature artists of international fa...

  WTI Magazine #48    2014 November, 26Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The splendid Isle of Capri rises from the Tyrrhenian Sea and greets the Sorrentine Peninsula. Having become famous with the discovery of its Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra in 1826, Capri is a place of legend that continues to be a m...

  WTI Magazine #43    2014 September, 17Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Alba Fucens, ancient Roman city at the base of Monte Velino (Province of Aquila), is an archaeological jewel that one should most definitely explore. In fact, the ruins that emerged from excavations initiated by Fernand De Vissche...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Crystal clear waters and coasts that are still partly wild; inviting countryside for those looking for relaxation away from the busy pace of the city; villages nestled on ancient castles and a rich cuisine where you can find, unchanged, traditional, local food and w...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Pizzica: A Tradition between Dionysus and the SaintsThe sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small subregion in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of t...

  WTI Magazine #26    2014 Apr, 18Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Ancient Reghion, in modern times the city of Reggio Calabria, is universally known as the City of Bronzes. Indeed, it is the Museo della Magna Grecia. In the city center, it hosts the famous Riace Bronzes, the sculptures of two warriors from the 5th Century (found at the...

  WTI Magazine #25    2014 Apr, 11Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, constitute a unique and exceptional testimoney of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age. The frescoes inside the tombs – true-...

  WTI Magazine #15    2014 Jan, 31Author : italia.it      Translation by:   The Teatro Olimpico is one of Vicenza's artistic wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This theatre is the absolute climax of the creativity of one of the greatest Italian architects, Andrea Palladio, who was openly inspired by the...

  WTI Magazine #14    2014 Jan, 24Author : italia.it      Translation by:   One of the most famous towns in Italy is Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and, above all, homeland of St. Francis, the man who renounced all his possessions in order to devote his life to helping the needy.   Dedicated to him is the splendid Basilica, one of the e...

  WTI Magazine #14    2014 Jan, 24Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Many know it as the Riviera of Fun, given its expansive and well-maintained beaches and innumerable attractions; the Adriatic Riviera (in Emilia Romagna) is one of Italy's best-known beach resort localities, and no doubt that the Riviera of Fun is a definition that suits...

  WTI Magazine #13    2014 Jan, 17Author : italia.it      Translation by:   An exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia's presence in this area, as well as to subsequent epochs, the archaeological site at Agrigento, in Sicily, was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The remains from the...