Plan your trip to Italy
Regional Population: 58,103,033
Local Currency: EUR
Italy (Italia) is a large country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites anywhere—art and monuments abound throughout the country. Italy is also famous worldwide for its cuisine, fashion, wine, luxury sports cars and motorcycles; as well as for its beautiful coasts, lakes and mountains (the Alps and Apennines).
Italy has a number of world-famous cities, among them Rome, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Venice and Verona. All are spectacular in their own right. Other popular destinations around Italy include Tuscany, the islands of Capri and Sicily, Vatican City and the Italian Alps.
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Both the birthplace and the showplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is a priceless art and architecture sanctuary that appeals to tourists of all ages.
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Find playgrounds, grottos, a maze, swimming pools, a fort, rowboats and more kid-pleasers in the city’s parks.
Florence’s hidden windows, secret towers and streets that follow ancient Roman walls will keep the kids interested as they tour the Italian Renaissance city.
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From Pompeii to Herculaneum, step back in time at the several archaeological sites near the city.
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Naples is a diamond-in-the-rough, offering stunning landscapes, historical monuments and a burgeoning art scene.
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Everyone has heard of the catacombs, but these early Christian tombs are only the beginning of Rome’s subterranean world.
With pasta, pizza and gelato on the menu, your kids may think Rome is food heaven.
More than just places for children to play and run off some spare energy, Rome’s parks and gardens offer sights of their own, and a chance to mix with the Romans.
From the toppled columns of the Forum to Vatican City to the cobblestone streets of Trastevere, Rome has something to appeal to everyone.
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Amuse the kids and teach a little history while looking for Venice's many stone lions.
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Bridges, canals and gondolas are icons in Venice, the city on the water, where travelers lose themselves in art, history and romantic streets and squares.
Il Labirinto, The Maze, is only part of the gardens that stretch splendidly behind the grand façade that Villa Pisani turns toward the Brenta Canal.
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