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Tourism in Italy

Tourism in Italy

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General information about Italy


Italy is a country located partly in southern Europe on the Italian peninsula and also on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean: Sicily and Sardinia.

Italy shares the northern alpine borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. While within the Italian territory there are two independent states which are the enclaves of San Marino and the Vatican City, and there is also an enclosure Campione Ditalia in Switzerland.

The Italian territory covers an area of ​​301,338 km2 and is affected by a moderate monsoon climate. The country has 60.2 million people and is the sixth most populous country in Europe, and is the 23rd most populated country in the world.
The lands known today as Italy were the cradle of European cultures and peoples such as the Etruscans and Romans. The Italian capital, Rome, was for many centuries the political center of Western civilization as the capital of the Roman Empire.




After the decline of the empire, Italy was subjected to invasions by foreign peoples from the Germanic tribes such as the Ostrogoths, the Lombards, the Norman people at a later time, the Byzantines and others.

After several centuries, Italy became the cradle of the Renaissance, which was a very fruitful intellectual movement that proved its ability to shape the course of European thought later.

Culture and history
Ancient Rome was initially a small agricultural society around the eighth century BC, but it grew over the centuries to become a formidable empire controlling the entire Mediterranean basin, thus merging the Greek and Roman civilizations into one civilization. This civilization was highly influenced by later civilizations, as some of its laws, administrative organizations, philosophy and arts are still clearly visible in its contemporary Western counterpart in particular, and thus it forms the ground on which Western civilization is based.



During its existence, which lasted for 12 centuries, Rome transformed from a kingdom to a republic and finally to an authoritarian state, before entering a steady decline since the second century AD, and then divided into two parts in 285 AD: the Western Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire in the East. The western part collapsed under the pressure of the Goths’ raids in the end, leaving the Italian peninsula divided into small independent kingdoms and rival city-states during the next fourteen centuries. As a result, the eastern part became the sole heir of the Roman legacy.



Tourist areas in Italy
It is one of the most romantic cities in the world, also called Venice and the city of lovers, full of corridors and water channels that you can walk by by classic and romantic boats, as well as all the buildings in it with an attractive and charming building, and the romantic environment can be seen, and historical architectural buildings and magnificent palaces can be seen in them.
In the event that you go to Venice, you should visit St. Marco Street, which is home to the most important museums and international art galleries, where rare antiquities are available to get to know the beautiful world of Venice full of romance since ancient times.



Amalfi Coast:
This coast stretches 30 miles along the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula.
Where this coast is famous for its abundance of green and fruit trees, especially lemons and oranges. You can also spend the most beautiful times in the cafes on the edge of the wonderful Italian beach while enjoying the wonderful Italian music and watching the calm sea waves there.

City of Florence:
Its location in the eastern part of Italy, and it has the most historical places and ancient monuments in terms of buildings and streets that mix between ancient Europe and modern Europe.
There is also the Florence Cathedral, Piazzale Michelangelo Park and distinctive malls such as the Fashion Outlet Florence so that you can enjoy seeing the finest Italian fashion, luxury shoes, and especially famous leather coats in Italy, from the most famous international brands, and you can also spend a wonderful time on the top floor of the mall and eat the most delicious Italian dishes, especially The famous delicious pizza in the whole world.



Pisa tower
Where one of the Seven Wonders of the World is available, the bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa in Rome, known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Which makes this region attract huge numbers of tourists to enjoy seeing the wonderful place and seeing the greatness of the Creator in making such a building stand until now.



It is one of the giant Roman stands, which in the past was considered a wrestling arena for battles between wrestling boxers, that is, like the arena for them, in which in the past they used to fight slaves and soldiers among themselves or with wild beasts.



Trevi Fountain:
It is the most famous and largest fountain in Rome and the world, and as the old sayings say that the one who throws a coin in the water of the fountain will have the day when he returns to Rome again, but with the most people who make them happy in the future.