Travel in Italy

 

Life In Italy is not a simple travel and tourism site: we offer two general categories of Italian travel information. First, we provide useful, general information for foreigners travelling to Italy, including many helpful hints not always offered by other standard tourism-oriented sites. For example, we have pointers to help you use your American telephone in Italy as well as how to drive here. We include information about summer festivals put on by many Italian cities such as the Estate Romana that includes free concerts and other festivity held in historic locations and parks in the warm summer evening.

 

Dancing Italy

Dancing Italy

 

The second category is a collection of articles about specific Italian locations. This section is growing and we are continually adding articles, but recognize that our task of covering Italian tourist locations can never be completed. If you have visited an out-of-the-way location and wish to contribute with an article, please use the contact us form and inform us.

 

 

Taste of Italy
Tuesday, October 21TH, 2014 by FrancescaBezzone
  I lived abroad for fifteen years, and the taste of Italy, I certainly missed. During this time, I have learnt a lot about my country. Yes, because for some mysterious trick of the mind, it is always when you are far from a place or from someone that you truly begin to know them: does that not happen to lovers as well, sometimes? Anyway: fifteen years away from Italy, fifteen years where I learnt to look at it more objectively. It is hard, because right now, one may think that the cons of being in the country (high taxes, no work, a risible political force) are overwhelmingly sup...
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...
Most visited Italian attractions Part I
Friday, December 24TH, 2010 by Glauco
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.   The Coliseum We could not start anywhere else other than t...
Italy viewed from the water
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by kattypiazza
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 Ph. depositphoto/vale_t   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.   ...
Top Italian Mountains Part 2
Sunday, July 27TH, 2014 by Glauco
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
Wednesday, June 25TH, 2014 by admin
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...