Travel Tips – Visiting Italy
Europe, a continent with a vast tropical coastline, has made a strong impression on Western society and cuisine. Rome, the capital of Italy, is home to both historic ruins and modern art and landmark architecture. Other large cities include Florence, home of Michelangelo’s” David,” and Venice, the Roman townscape. Milan, Italy is the fashion capital of Europe and a popular destination for designer and couture traveling. Other smaller towns include Ragusa, Genoa, Palermo, Trapani, Modena, Cavalli, Tirano, Perugia, and Vittoria.
If you are planning on traveling in Italy, there are many ways to enjoy your time in Italy. One of the most enjoyable ways to travel in Italy is to ride on the train. Stretching between major cities via the euro-era railways, the tourist will see the many faces of Italy and be able to experience Italy from every point of view. St Pancras station in Rome is one of the world’s most famous stations for train travel throughout Italy and is often used by tourists as a point of interest or as a starting point for trips to other Italian cities.
Another of the best ways to travel in Italy is by air. Travelling by air through Italy is much safer than travelling by automobile, as there are fewer vehicle accidents on Italian roads than on many other European countries’ roads. When traveling in Italy, it is important to ensure that you are safe in advance by getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Travelling by air is also a good way to see Italy, as there are a wide variety of routes available to travellers. There are many cheap flights available throughout Italy and flying from most major airports is generally cost effective.
Travelling by sea can be an interesting way to travel in Italy. Between Venice and Sicily there are many islands that are only accessible by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Travelling by sea through Italy is an affordable and unique way to experience Italy, as not many other tourists experience the same experience. For travelers that are concerned with safety when travelling by sea, it is strongly recommended that they consult the local Sicilian customs for any required precautions that may need to be taken.
Travelling by air is also an option for those that would like to travel throughout Italy during the summer months. Flybe, one of the most popular airlines operating in Italy, flies out of a number of locations across the country each day. Travellers can book tickets at any one of the over 200 airports throughout Italy and reach their destinations on either a Friday or Saturday. The major air routes are situated along the coast of Sicily, as well as along the Adriatic. Flybe operates out of the cities of Modena, Venice, Pisa, Augusta, Barano, Cortege, Hermosola, Tirana, Genoa, Venice, Barolo, Cavalleria, Barolo, and Reggioja.
Those that are interested in visiting Rome will first want to obtain a tourist visa before traveling to Italy. Before applying for your visa, speak to your consular department in the Canadian embassy in Rome. They will be able to offer you information on the exact procedures involved and the requirements needed for your visa. Once you have obtained your tourist visa, you will be able to proceed with applying for your tourist tax at the local customs in Rome.
Food tours are also very popular with tourists visiting Italy. If you are planning to visit Venice, La Porta, and Ovieto along with visiting some of the lesser-known smaller towns in Italy, you will need to acquire a visitor visa. You can find a map of all the tourist areas in Italy at the tourism office in Rome. You will need this when you visit any of the Veneto towns in Italy.
Tourists in Italy are closely monitored by both the U.S. and Canadian governments for security purposes. This is due to the high number of visitors to areas that are considered “out of the ordinary”. Even though there are no travel restrictions affecting travelers in Italy, there are some areas that you should avoid. Some of these areas include, but are not limited to: Campi d’Adda, Albirs de Capoleta, Crespi d’Adda, Cameri di Triora, Corso Varese, Esposizione Terramare, Fumane, Garaventa, Soldeu, and Vicenza.
I’m a passionate traveler, writer, and Italophile. My fascination with Italy’s history, art, and culture has led me on countless adventures across the Italian landscape. Through “I Live Italy,” I share my love for this extraordinary country and aims to inspire others to explore its boundless beauty.