Pizza, pasta, wine. Gorgeous landscapes, beautiful cities, lush mountains. A language that makes you instantly fall in love. Capuccino, espresso, machiato. There are so many reasons why you should visit Italy. But you only need one, and that’s Tiramisù.
The local currency is the Euro.
Here you find the current exchange rate.
Christian 80% (overwhelming Roman Catholic with very small groups of Jehova Witnesses and Protestants), Muslims NEGL (about 700,000 but growing), Atheists and Agnostics 20%.
Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian- and Greek-Italians in the south).
Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German-speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d’Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).
Where is Italy?
Italy is a long peninsula shaped like a boot, surrounded on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the east by the Adriatic. It is bounded by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north.
Is Italy safe?
Italy is a very safe country. Of course Rome can be a dangerous place, but so can any other city.
Do I need a visa for Italy?
It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Italy.
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Experiencing a unique Venice
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The city of love
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The most beautiful valley in the world
Whether you like him or not, when a person like Hemingway says "it is the most beautiful valley in the world" you have to check it out. And so we did. After visiting my friend in Turro we headed to celebrate Easter in the Trebbia Valley, which was only a 45 minute...
The first van problems
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The land of dolce!
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