No country has contributed to art, culture and cuisine the way Italy has. Situated by the Mediterranean sea, a trip to Italy is surely a bucket-list worthy vacation. This place is home to the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites in the world. Italy is also the birthplace of the Renaissance movement that swept the whole world away. Read more...
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This Mediterranean is the most preferred destination for all kinds of travellers. This place has a unique charm that attracts tourists from all over the globe. The architecture of the buildings, the history of the place, the art culture, the food are all included in our Italy vacation packages. An Italian vacation is the most preferred vacation by families who are travelling with kids. The islands and beaches of Italy are what attracts the family crowd.
How to reach Italy?
Italy is well connected with other major cities in the world via air transport. Italy is also well connected with major cities and town via road and by rail.
The Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO), in Rome, is the major airport of Italy. Other major airports are the Venice Marco Polo airport(MCE) and the Milan Malpensa airport(MXP) and Pisa airport. Direct flights are available from Delhi airport (DEL) to Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino airport (FCO). There are no direct flights to Italy either from Mumbai airport or from Bangalore airport. Time of travel from Delhi airport(DEL) to Rome is around 8 hours.
Italy is well connected with other European countries via rail. The railway network in Italy is sophisticated and reliable. Rome is the major train station preferred by travellers. Other hubs include Milan, Florence, Naples, Venice. There is also a dedicated high-speed line which covers Rome, Naples, Bologna, Florence and Salerno. Why train? - The rail network here in Italy connects all major cities and small town. Travelling via train in Europe is preferred by most tourists.
The roadways in Italy are very well connected with all the major parts of Europe. The landscape along a few roads is amazing and scenic. Why road? - The roads in Italy are well maintained, and there are few roadways/highways that every tourist should visit.
Italy is a beautiful place to go on a holiday trip. Sightseeing in Italy will include the museums, the art galleries, the monuments, the beaches, the food and of course the beautiful locations such as Rome, Venice, Florence to name a few. The best time suitable for sightseeing in Italy is during the seasons of spring and fall.
Must-visit Places in Italy
Rome the capital of Italy is home to one the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colosseum. This is the magnificent ruin of gladiatorial arena from the Roman era. Venice
Venice is another beautiful location in Italy. The beautiful network of canals and the eye-catching architecture of the buildings will charm even the dullest of minds and spark up their imagination. Florence
Florence, located in the Tuscany region, is well-known for its renaissance artworks and architecture. Plan a trip to Florence to experience the romantic atmosphere and mouth-watering Tuscan cuisine. Milan
Milan, which is world-renowned as the fashion capital of the world, is also a major financial hub. It is also home to a lot of historical attractions such as the La Scala Opera, the Milan Cathedral and the Santa Maria Della Grazie to name a few. Lake Como
Lake Como is a well-known place all over the world. It is a famous resort place which is surrounded by the foothills of the Alps. The scenery here is very mysterious and breathtaking. This place is also a top-spot for celebrity weddings. This place is a must for a honeymooning couple on their Italy honeymoon trip. Naples
Naples or Napoli has a rich background in art and culture. This city is famous for its pizza and is culinary heaven for foodies. Naples is also a good place for couples and lovers to enjoy their Italy couple tour. Sorrento
Sorrent is a small coastal town in Italy. It is a must-visit spot for a couple on their Italy Honeymoon Tour. This place is a resort area with luxury hotels and restaurants. The town takes pride in its beautiful architecture, cute cafes among other tourist attractions.
Things/ Activities to do in Italy
Italy offers a lot of things and activities for its tourists. On your Italy vacation, the following activities are must :
Visit Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is a collection of five villages, each having their own significance and charm. This is a world UNESCO heritage site and also a national park. This place has a romantic aura around it and is a very busy place during the peak season. Do not miss this place on your Italy honeymoon trip.
Marvel at the amazing Colosseum
The Colosseum is one of the seven wonders of the world. This is an oval amphitheatre situated at the centre of Rome. This huge building was built way back in 8 AD. This is a must-visit place on your Italy holiday.
Travel back in time in Pompeii
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city located in modern Naples. Visit this place to marvel at the ancient structures and history. This place got buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted around 79 AD. This is the most-visited archaeological site on any Italy tour package.
Rent a Fiat 500
Rent a fiat 500 and roam around Italy. This is a fun activity that the tourists must try on their Italy tour. Zipping through the medieval streets of Italy in this car is another experience all by itself.
Drive to the Amalfi coast
Amalfi coast is another UNESCO heritage site here in Italy. It is one of the most exceptional locations in the world. A drive to the Amalfi coast is one of the must do things in Italy. The drive passes through the mountain cliffs and the scenery along this path is very memorable.
Visit Vatican city
Vatican City is an independent city, surrounded by Rome. This place is home to the Roman catholic church. Other important places here are the Vatican museums that are home to many pieces of art and Roman structures.
Ride a Gondola in Venice
Venice is well known for its network of canals and the romantic atmosphere it creates. The iconic gondola ride is a must do things in Italy. The ride along the canals, passing under the bridges and the beautiful building around is a very romantic experience in your Italy honeymoon trip.
What to eat in Italy?
Pizza is synonymous with Italy. If you are visiting Naples in your Italy trip, do not forget to try a pizza here. Roman pizzas have paper thin crusts which are admired by all pizza lovers. Lasagna
Lasagna is a typical Italian dish made up of flat pasta noodle with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese among other ingredients. Risotto
This is a rice dish which is creamy and yummy. Though Italians are not rice eaters, this dish is synonymous to Italy. Do not miss to try this dish while on you are on your holiday in Italy. Focaccia and other varieties of bread
Italy is also very well known for the varieties of bread they produce. Each region in Italy has a different taste in their bread. Liguria is home to the most famous bread, the focaccia. This is made of pizza dough, and the sandwiches are to die for. Gelato
Your Italy trip is incomplete if you do not try gelato. Gelato actually translates ice cream, but gelato has less amount of fat compared to ice-cream. If you are on a summer vacation to Italy, then you will see everyone enjoying their gelato.
Festivals Celebrated in Italy
New Years is a national holiday in Rome. The arrival of the New Year is widely celebrated with joy and happiness. Carnevale, Venice
During the end of January and the beginning of February, the entire city of Venice will be completely transformed to celebrate the anticipation of Lent. Snake Handler’s Procession
In this bizarre festival, the local snake catchers compete to see who can snare most serpents. This festival also celebrates St.Dominic and the one who catches the most number of snakes is considered a hero for years to come. Epiphany and La Befana
This festival is a tradition in all of Florence. During this festival, you can see a huge parade of people dressed in Renaissance costume along the Piazza Duomo.