See also Rome with Children
Everyone knows Italy is for lovers, but is it also for kids? Of course! If travelling to Italy, one shouldn't worry about bringing children along, as there is plenty for the whole family to do. In fact, taking your children to Italy may widen your traveling horizons. You may go for something cultural, yet fun, such as visiting ancient Roman ruins and exploring medieval castles, or enjoy traditional marionette shows in Naples and Palermo. If you'd rather choose a more traditional sun, sand and sea holiday, you could choose a day on...
Blue Grotto (Photo from www.airportconnection.it)
This list is not a hit parade, and the order is merely narrative; our intention is to select 10 attractions that represent Italian art, history, culture, and entertainment. There are, of course, plenty more wonderful attractions in Italy than these 10, but regardless of personal preferences and tastes, the key here is to learn about a magnificent country and enjoy every moment spent on Italian soil.
The Colosseum during Christmas 2006.
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Being a peninsula and rich in rivers and lakes, a great way to discover Italy is from the water.
There are many cruises in the Mediterranean that stop in Italian harbors: La Spezia, Genova (with amazing views of the Cinque Terre), Livorno, Civitavecchia (near Rome), Naples, Messina and Trapani in Sicily, Bari and Ancona on the Adriatic.
Italy viewed from the sea: the Amalfi Coast
If you don't like to spend days on a cruise ship, there are many ways you can see Italy from the water on a one day tour.
Gran Sasso - 2,912 meters.
Just about 100 miles northeast of Rome, in the heart of Abruzzi, is one of the most interesting mountains in Italy, the Gran Sasso. It is great to climb, and also a marvellous place to simply trek. The Gran Sasso is actually made of three peaks and it features snow almost all year long, as well as a perennial glacier. Unfortunately, the glacier has been melting and could disappear in the next decade or so.
At the middle lower level of the Gran Sasso lies an expansive flat site called Campo Imperatore, in which sits a hotel with a restau...
Traditional Events in Italy's Many Cities
Italy is a country with a long history of traditions and cultural events. Depending on which time of the year you decide to visit and where you are staying, you may have the luck to participate to one of the numerous feasts the country offers. If you're particularly interested in one of them, you may even decide to organize your entire holiday around it. Let's take a look at some of the more curious, famous and interesting. The links to their dedicated websites will help you appreciate them even better and will offer all the necessary info...