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Maps of Italy

italy_map_regions The Italian state is divided into regions. Each region is subdivided into a handful of provinces. The smallest administrative unit is a comune, which has a mayor and a local authority, but may contain just a few hundred residents.Each Italian region has its own character, its own regional cuisine & its own dialect

Maps of Italy…

Amalfi Coast Italy Video

Southern Italy, the Amalfi Coast is a 28-mile winding narrow route of dramatic coastline that’s home to some of the most beautiful towns and stunning panoramas in Europe.

Tips and Advice for Traveling Italy

The important element, that comes into play, for anyone planning a trip to Italy is common sense. It can be easy to allow yourself to become overwhelmed and stressed during the pre-planning, which can carry over into your entire trip experience. Stay calm, be organized, and acquire enough information so that your trip will definitely be memorable. The following is a helpful and useful list of tips and advice to help implement a successful Italy excursion.

Tips and Advice for Traveling Italy…

Italy Open-Air Markets

As you roam and explore Italy one of the resourceful ways to pick up that unique souvenir or gift for friends back home, is to go shopping at an outdoor market. Many local villages and larger cities have a traditional weekly market. The streets are closed off to traffic and convert into a sprawling flea market. Local vendors set up table shops offering a wide range of items from the inexpensive knickknack and bric-a-brac to gastronomical delicacies.

Italy Open-Air Markets…

Information on Italy

Situated in Western Europe, on the banks of river Po, Italy is proud to boast of its ancient Italian culture and places of historic importance. It is a country with a historical background that connects to the European mainland in the North. The boot shaped country is officially known as the Italian Republic or “Repubblica Italiana”. It is also known as “lo Stivale” or the Boot or even “il Bel Paese” meaning a Beautiful Land.

Information on Italy…

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