Italy - Traveling
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
|Name||Type||Domestic flights||International flights|
|Air One||Low Cost||Yes||Yes|
|Alpi Eagles||Low Cost||Yes||Yes|
Traveling by yourself
Different forms of tourism
A great number of the most well-known and visited historical monuments are in Rome, among them: the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican.
Other cities have many visitors, such as, for example, Venice and its famous canals, Florence and its Uffizi gallery, Pisa and its Tower.
Night life in Italy caters for all tastes: Opera and theater, as well as many bars, discotheques and night clubs.
Health and safety
Time difference and climate
Antipasti : this is the traditional hors-d'oeuvre, vegetables marinated in olive oil (artichokes, aubergines, mushrooms, olives, peppers, dried tomatoes, etc.).
Typical dishes: marinated aubergines, aubergines Parmigiana (Melanzane alla parmigiana : aubergines baked with Parmesan and mozzarella), asparagus with Parmigiano Reggiano, broccoli alla romana, scalopina alla milanese (veal escalops), pizza, risotto alla milanese (risotto is served as a starter but it can become a main dish. It is a round-grained rice flavored with saffron).
Pasta: Lasagne, spaghetti, ravioli...
Desserts : Tiramisu, Zabaione (Zabaglione) and Italian ice-creams.
There is a wide variety of cheeses in Italy such as gorgonzola, Parmesan, mozzarella, mascarpone, ricotta and many others.
The most famous is Chianti from Tuscany. In the Rome region, the greatest wines are Frascati and Albano. In the Valle d'Aosta it is Barolo; Valpolicella in the Veneto; Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio (white wines); Cabernet and Pinot Nero (red wines) in Friuli-Venezia; and Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello in Tuscany.
The most well-known aperitifs are Campari and PunteMes ; among the liqueurs there are Amaretto, Limoncello, Grappa and Strega.
Italians enjoy drinking a coffee or a cappuccino in a bar, usually in a hurry. Young people like going to bars in the afternoon for a tea or an aperitif. You can find plenty of bars, wine bars, pubs, etc. ready to serve aperitifs from 6pm until dinner time.