Italy Tourism & Travel
Welcome to Italy!
Defined by its stirring landscapes and soulful people, Italy entices. Tuscany seems blessed beyond reason with Florence, Siena and Pisa among its cities, all touting exceptional architecture and remarkable countryside. In the region of Veneto, Shakespeare's Italy includes Romeo and Juliet's Verona, and Othello begins in the sinking island city of Venice.
Modern Milan is Italy's epicentre of fashion, while capital city Rome boasts evidence of its expansive, three-century reign with the Colosseum and Pantheon. The Vatican, the world's smallest independent state, is home to the ornate St. Peter's Basilica and the 1,400 room Vatican Museum, featuring Michelangelo's awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Genoa's coast begs to have its picture taken, and central Italy's medieval towns are rife with culture, fine cuisine and mysterious traditions. In the south, the vicious volcano Mount Vesuvius looms over Pompeii, and Naples' buzzing port offers access to the popular, nearby islands of Ischia and Capri. Noble and resilient, Sicily has been subject to numerous foreign rules, and artifacts abound on ancient Sardinia, inhabited for 400,000 years.