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Italy

Rome? Venice? Milan? Your dream gondola ride? Yes, you are talking Italy. Home to magnificent monuments, heritage sites, art, delicious cuisines, lakes, mountain ranges, and 'the' place for fashion, sports cars and motorcycles, Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. You need a lifetime to explore this wonderland! Italy without Rome? NOO. The streets of have Rome witnessed many legendary historical events, so a walk around the streets is a must. You also have the Colosseum (the oval amphitheatre), the Vatican museum (which has an immense collection of the masterpieces of the Renaisance art and classical sculptures), The Roman Forum, the Palantine Hill, and many more to explore in this city.
Venice is often described as the World's most romantic city. A gondola ride along its canals is a must-to-do thing in Italy.
If you have a taste for art, you must definitely visit Tuscany. The massive collection of the finest art, paintings, sculptures, and architectural masterpieces will delight the art-lover in you. Other interesting places to see here are the Cathedral square of Pisa, the historic centre of Florence, and the list goes on..Tuscany is also famous for its beautiful landscape and its wonderful cuisine and wine! Cinq Terre and the Italian lake district are similar picturesque places.

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Things to do

Stroll across the Tiber, Rome - From the spectacular Colosseum and Roman Forum to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, there's much history to retrace, but so much more to this fascinating city than Shakespeare himself could describe.

Milan- With an undeniably significant say in the fashion world, extravagant complexes, a sparkling nightlife, and an immense love for everything glamorous, Milan is a metropolis of the best kind. Head out of town to the malls, dressed to the nines in your high heels, for the best of the best.

Island hopping in Venice- Serpentine streets of unending possibilities Venice is an interesting blend of art and fashion in a fascinating lagoon. Get a first-hand experience of the intricate waterways here, past bridges that join small islands like pieces of a jigsaw.

Related Trips

  • This trip takes you to the serene side of Italy. Arrive in Sorrento to breathtaking views of the coast with rows of houses on cliff faces. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii at Naples. The Amalfi coast with Italy's most photogenic town, Positano, will redefine beautiful towns for you. Take the Due Golfi Train tour past villages and hamlets high above Sorrento.

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  • When in Italy, you'll definitely be spoilt for choices. The spectacular Colosseum isn't the only stop in Rome. Wait till you see the Roman Forum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. See the beautiful city of Florence as Michelangelo did and rest assured that the leaning tower of Pisa will hold. Experience romance along the canals of Venice and explore the beautiful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.

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  • Get the taste of Italy in this 9 day trip that takes you through some pretty landscapes while offering you ultimate gastronomic delights. Get your exclusive private Italian masterchef session with a lesson on Italian cuisine and cooking in Rome. The artistic southern city of Naples will teach you about the origins of wood-fired Neopolitan pizza. Visit the ancient city of Pompeii that faced the wrath of Mount Vesuvius.

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  • The beautiful country of Italy deserves a beautiful inception. So you start this 10 day trip from the beautiful Lake Como. Como is surrounded by fascinating hiking trails, ancient pathways that are spectacular to walk through. Declared 'Historical Patrimony of Humanity' by UNESCO, Verona is all about its castles and fortresses that tell stories of the past, wars and erstwhile grandeur. The spectacular Colosseum isn't the only stop in Rome.

    9 Days | INR 77,302 per person
  • Arrive in Naples, the origin of the wood-fired Neopolitan pizza. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii at Naples. The Amalfi coast with Italy's most photogenic town, Positano, will redefine beautiful towns for you. Step foot in Sorrento to breathtaking views of the coast and rows of houses on cliff faces. This trip takes you along a lovely ride to the breathtaking side of Italy.

    5 Days | INR 63,972 per person
  • A fascinating train ride across 3 famous and ancient cities is all you need this summer. The spectacular Colosseum isn't the only stop in Rome. Wait till you see the Roman Forum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. See the beautiful city of Florence as Michelangelo did and rest assured that the leaning tower of Pisa will hold. Experience romance along the canals of Venice and explore the beautiful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello.

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Best time to visit April to October

Italy has something to offer the visitor year-round. Italy comes alive in the month of April -June and mid-September to October. The climate is generally gentle, with sunny skies and comfortable daytime temperatures, rural colours are richer making it ideal for sightseeing. County's rich culture and monuments can be best enjoyed now.

The low season runs generally from November through the end of March. August, although considered as the high season, can also be the worst month, attributable to hot, muggy, and crowded locales. Festa della Repubblica (June 2) or Ferragosto (August 15) is Italy's biggest celebrations during this period.

Winters (December - March ) in the north of Italy are cold, with rain and snow. Crowds are at a minimum in this time. Explore museums and galleries to your heart's content or shop for Christmas markets. Winter can be alluring for skiers who are looking for a little fun in the snow.

Spring (may-June) means Festivals in Italy! Flower festivals, Holy Week, and outdoor concerts and national holidays such as Easter Monday Liberation Day, Labour Day bring the best of Italy.

Untravel suggests culinary aficionados to consider the seasonal Italian kitchen calendar. The season of spring and fall see markets filled with fresh, local produce and special Italian street cuisines.

December 7.5/16.60 C
January 6.1/13.90 C
February 6.4/160 C
March 8.7/18.40 C
April 13.7/22.50 C
May 17.4/26.30 C

How to reach

Air

  • Rome Fiumicino AIrport and Milan Malpensa Airports are the main airports in Italy.

  • There are around 20 airports here.Considering the distances between north and south, domestic flights can be a good way to make these longer journeys.

  • A variety of airlines operate flights in Italy, national carrier Alitalia to European and Italian-based companies like Easyjet, Air Italy and Blue Panorama.

Train

  • Trains can be one of the most affordable modes of transport in Italy.

  • The 'Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Eurostar trains are the fastest and luxurious, but can be expensive too.The Intercity trains, which connect cities, are often slow. But it is the comparatively the best and economical way to see Italy closely.

Road

  • RoadItaly is good for driving-reasonable rentals, no language barrier, exciting rural areas, and fine roads. You will see more of Italy if you rent a car, especially the rural locale.

  • Italy has an enormous coastline, so boat travel may just be a part of your Italian vacation.

  • There are good number of ferries and hydrofoils running from mainland towns and cities.As we all know, there is an enduring love affair between Italy and mopeds. Drive the way Italians do, on a Vespa!

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