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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. If you are travelling by train, you should check our articles on the subject. ​


Travelling in Italy you might come across people dancing in the street in occasion of Street Festivals


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.



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Sambuca di Sicilia
Sunday, April 10TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
Just before the Summer, lifeinitaly dedicated an article to the Borghi più Belli d'Italia, a national association supported by ANCI, the Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani (the National Association of Italy's Municipalities), created to promote tourism in Italy's smaller, yet highly characteristic towns and villages.    A view of Sambuca di Sicilia from the Lago Arancio (Ennio Gurrera/wikimedia)   The association has been working also with Italy's national tv, RAI, to elect every year the "Borgo dei Borghi," the fairest of all among Italy's quai...
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 an activity fill...
Top Italian Mountains Part 1
Wednesday, September 28TH, 2016 by Glauco
  When thinking of Italy, most people think of art and culture, history and great food, even beaches and gorgeous vistas, but many often forget that it is also a country of some of the world's most breathtaking mountains.   If you want stunning panoramas and glamorous ski resorts, then Italy is definitely for you. In this new series we'll be listing the Top 10 Italian Mountains, and a few of their characteristics, so you can get to know each a little better.     The world's Eight Wonder: the Monte Bianco   Monte Bianco (White Mount...
History and Tradition in Sappada
Friday, September 16TH, 2016 by elisabressan
Sappada is a beautiful town in the Veneto region of Italy, rich in history, culture and natural beauty. One of the ways to learn about this city of the Dolomites is through its folklore and the historical traditions it keeps alive to this day.   Fields near Sappada   Sappada's Carnival is one of its most popular traditions. It takes place during the three Sundays before Lent, each of which is dedicated to a particular category of people living in Sappada: the farmers, the poor and the gentlefolk. All performances are accompanied by Rollate, the masked...
Romantic restaurants in Italy
Wednesday, September 14TH, 2016 by admin
  The beauty and the magic of Italy has often come to represent the idea itself of romantic love, so in a way there is no better place to celebrate it: the sea, the countryside, art, good food, all concur to create the perfect atmosphere for a couple getaway in this amazingly charming country.   After a long, relaxing day under the Italian sun with your sweetheart, time comes for a delicious dinner: a good restaurant is not only a great place to sample the best Italian cuisine, but also to create complicity and have a good time in the spirit of love. Nothing is better t...
My first trip to Italy!
Sunday, July 03TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
Spending time in Italy today is not much of a cultural shock: in the end, both the US and Italy belong to the same western cultural context and share a good amount of habits. There are quirks and differences, though, and it's often these that make each of these countries interesting to the other.  If you're planning to visit any time soon, you may enjoy lifeinitaly's Italian "do's and dont's," a helpful hand to enjoy your stay in the Bel Paese to the max, all while avoiding everything that could put you in a bad mood. Read on, and enjoy your holiday!   Travelling to Ital...
Ancient fountain in Rome Ph.   In the world today few things are free, water included, the definitive gift from nature. Many are familiar with Rome’s famous fountains, but few seem to realize that the water coming from the fountains is not only free, but clean and drinkable. So when you’re in Rome be sure to take a sip from the waters of the Eternal City!   Notice this nasone's hole and SPQR coat of arms   The Nasoni: A Draw for Tourists The capital of Italy and one of its most populous cities, Rom...
Summer and the City
Wednesday, June 08TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
When Summer comes, Italian streets get incredibly hot: in spite of this, people love spending time outdoors, because of the scents and lights of the season. The luckiest among us pack their bags and travel to the sea or the mountains, where temperatures are more bearable than in the cities. Not all of us can do it, though: it could be work, it could be one is strapped for money, but more and more Italians end up spending the Summer in the cities and town they are from.    But there is no reason to despair: even if you have to spend the hottest months of the year f...
Italy under water
Wednesday, June 08TH, 2016 by FrancescaBezzone
Italy is a beautiful country and all that's above her soil is demonstration of it. There's also plenty of natural beauty under her sea, the Mediterranean having some of the most amazing marine flora and fauna in the world. Have you ever thought, though, about cities under water or entire Roman ports? Have you ever thought about abandoned villages, submerged by the green, cold waters of Alpine lakes? Well, Italy has some of those, too.    Mystery, history, progress... all played a part in the final dénouement of these places' existence. Here are their stories....