Italy is perhaps the richest country in the world for art, architecture and gastronomy. Famous in the world for its unique style and for a culture that varies from north to south. Among its 21 extremely varied, diverse and rich in features regions there is the possibility of meeting different styles and people that make this country extremely fascinating and varied.
When you think of a vacation in Italy the first cities that come to mind are Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena etc. For a first holiday in Italy lasting 10 or 14 days, we recommend that you do not participate in tours that include only these famous northern cities but only visit one or two and then continue with the exploration of southern Italy. For example Naples with the Amalfi Coast and islands like Capri, Ischia and Procida or the Puglia region in the Salento with Alberobello: the city of Trulli or Sicily which is the largest region and offers a number of places of enormous interest (from the Valley of Temples in Agrigento to the worldly Taormina to the fabulous Aeolian Islands). Italy is the Belpaese not only for its obsession with food that has its main secret in the ingredients but also for the amount of folk festivals and spectacular landscapes that literally hide in every corner of the peninsula.
Our recommended yacht cruises in Italy
Visiting Bella Italia by boat is a way to complete a unique journey through colors, scents and flavors that you will never forget. A trip along the cities of the Italian coasts arriving in the countless islands rich in life is a unique experience. Outside the crowded tourist destinations we suggest you to discover archipelagos like the Aeolian Islands and the Egadi Islands in Sicily, the Maddalena archipelago in Sardinia, the Amalfi Coast and Capri in Campania, the Pontine Islands near Rome, the Cinque Terre coast near the Tuscany etc. The Italian coast extends for 7456 km (4633 miles) offering an area bathed by the incredible Mediterranean sea with respect to the size of the country. Obviously the choice is yours! It is advisable to visit well a few places calmly because in Italy time slows down!
The city of Rome was founded in 753 BC and after only two centuries it became the cradle of civilization in Europe as the capital of the Roman Empire until 476 AD
After the fall of the Roman Empire the Germans reigned during the Middle Ages, the Ostrogoths and the Lombards one after the other characterized Italy until our days.
Since 1900 BC Italy (and in particular in Sicily) has also been subjected to domination by completely heterogeneous peoples, such as the Greeks, Arabs and Normans. This mix of cultures has contaminated these lands making them unique places for their variety of customs, traditions that reach our days even in the recipes of many delicious dishes.
Italy reached its cultural primacy in the world between the 14th and 16th centuries with Humanism, the Renaissance and the Baroque (in the artistic, literary and architectural fields). With Napoleon the Kingdom of Italy was born until it reached the year 1861 when it was proclaimed the unity of Italy with the first King Vittorio Emanuele II.
With the end of the Second World War, in 1946 a referendum sanctioned the end of the monarchy and the birth of the Italian Republic. On 1 July Enrico de Nicola was appointed the first president of the Italian Republic.
Weather in Italy
Light rain on Sunday through next Tuesday.
All destinations in Mediterranean Sea
- Aeolian islands 61 Itineraries
- Amalfi Coast 14 Itineraries
- Capri 52 Itineraries
- Croatia 49 Itineraries
- Cyclades 51 Itineraries
- Dodecanese 2 Itineraries
- France 37 Itineraries
- Greece 105 Itineraries
- Ibiza 43 Itineraries
- Ionian Islands 12 Itineraries
- Italy 237 Itineraries
- Pontine Islands 2 Itineraries
- Rhodes 1 Itineraries
- Sardinia 49 Itineraries
- Sicily 35 Itineraries
- Spain 116 Itineraries
- Stromboli 56 Itineraries
- Turkey 24 Itineraries