MILAN: While many tourists come to Italy for the past, Milan is today’s Italy. The nation’s fashion, industry, banking, media, publishing, and convention capital, Milan is a hardworking, style-conscious, time-is-money city of 1.3 million. In this city with refined tastes, not only fashion and design are the masters but today also culture and events increasingly attract tourists from all over the world
VENICE: Engineers love Venice — a completely man-made environment rising from the sea, with no visible means of support. Romantics revel in its atmosphere of elegant decay, seeing the peeling plaster and seaweed-covered stairs as a metaphor for beauty in decline. And first-time visitors are often stirred deeply, awaking from their ordinary lives to a fantasy world unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before.
TURIN: This industrial city in the north of Italy has a lot to offer. Turin is home to the car brand Fiat. Besides, the car industry, the city has well-known sights. The Egyptian Museum can be found over here and is the biggest Egyptian museum after the Cairo Egyptian museum. In addition, the Mole Antonelliana is the eye-catcher of Turin. Inside the Mole Antonelliana is the Cinema Museum located. You cannot leave the city until you have tasted the Piedmonts coffee. The Al Bicerin is the coffee of Turin.
BOLOGNA: Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling piazza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Among the city’s many medieval towers are the Two Towers, leaning Asinelliand Garisenda. Also, food plays an important role in the culture of Emilia Romagna. Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, tortellini and Bolognese sauce – ragù – are a must to try in this region.
FLORENCE: Florence, the home of the Renaissance and birthplace of our modern world, has the best Renaissance art in Europe. In a single day, you can look Michelangelo’s David in the eyes, fall under the seductive sway of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and climb the modern world’s first dome, which still dominates the skyline.
NAPLES: Walking through its colourful old town is one of the most memorable experiences anywhere in Europe. Naples surprises the observant traveller with its impressive knack for living, eating, and raising children with good humour and decency. Enrich your experience by discovering the highlights of Pompeii and its historic past. By moving to the sea you will be captured by the beauty of the Amalfi coast, Sorrento and the well-known island of Capri.
ROME: Rome is magnificent and overwhelming at the same time. It’s a showcase of Western civilization and ancient ruins, with astonishingly ancient sights and a modern vibrancy. As you peel through its fascinating and jumbled layers, you’ll find the marble ruins of ancient times, tangled streets of the medieval world, early Christian churches, grand Renaissance buildings and statues, Baroque fountains and facades, 21st-century traffic, and nearly three million people.
UMBRIA: The green heart of Italy, called Umbria, lies between Tuscany and Lazio. Also called the wine region of Italy. Umbria is known for its medieval hill towns, dense forests and local food, such as cultured truffles and fine wines. The capital of Umbria is Perugia, a great city surrounded by ancient walls. Umbria is also known for its many UNESCO sites, such as: Assisi and the church of San Damiano.
PUGLIA: In the heel of the Italian boot is a piece of old Italy that is hardly affected by mass tourism, Puglia! Puglia is the perfect destination because in addition to sun, sea and sand it also has a rich history, unique culture, breathtakingly beautiful nature and a delicious gastronomy. The region Puglia is known for producing fine wines and olive oil and a superb Italian cuisine. Many masseria’s can be found in the region, which are typical farms renovated into beautiful accommodations
SICILY: Sicily is a fertile mix of geology and culture. Eruptions from its volcano, a glowing sun, generations of hard work, and wave after wave of civilizations storming through over the centuries — they all come together here, giving visitors a full-bodied travel experience that engages all the senses.
DOLOMITES: Italy’s dramatic rocky rooftop, the Dolomites, offers some of the best mountain thrills in Europe. The bold, light-grey cliffs and spires flecked with snow, above green, flower-speckled-meadows and beneath a blue sky, offer a powerful, unique, and memorable mountain experience.
PROSECCO REGION: The Prosecco Region is an important part of Italy for the export of the best Prosecco produced in this area. The breath-taking view of the vines that can be found all around you in this area give a wonderfully relaxing feeling. In an area where taste and beauty merge masterfully, you are encouraged to discover the cultural treasures and taste the local cuisine. The birthplace of Prosecco Superiore can be explored by following the first historic wine route in Italy, which makes its way between the cities of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene: the Prosecco Region.