Italy is one of the most interesting, unique and beautiful countries in the world. This country has its own character, its own flavor… Italy is a large country, located in the south of Europe, from the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of: the island of Sicily, the Apennine Peninsula and Sardinia. Italy is a classical country for tourists. It is impossible to see all sights of once powerful Roman Empire for a short period. That’s why one who at least once visited Italy will return here again. In addition to the countless cultural monuments and ruins of Roman Civilization, the country has excellent natural conditions – snow-white slopes of the Alps, beautiful beaches of the Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts and charming lakes of the north. The climate is temperate in the north and subtropical in the middle and southern regions. Po valley’s climate is transitional – from subtropical to temperate – summer is hot (+20-24 C or +68 – +75 F) and winter is cool and misty (0 C or +32 F). In the south of the Apennine Peninsula, there are hot dry winds, blowing from the Sahara. These winds called “sirocco” or “shirocco”. During this period, temperature rises up to +35 C or 95 F. At the same Period increases dryness and dustiness of the air. Also there are cold northerly or northern-easterly winds, called “tramontana”, blowing from the Apennines (mostly in winter). Transport system is well-developed.
There are buses, taxis, subway, water transport, which is presented as gondolas and river taxi. River taxi and gondolas are very popular among the tourists. First one’s capacity is four people and, like an ordinary taxi, it counts yardage. Price for a 50-minutes journey in gondola is 80 000 Italian liras in day and 110 000 Italian liras at night.
Italy and shopping – identical things for majority of a female population. The further south the town is – the lower prices there are. In addition, if you try, you will find small province shops at the wholesale shops, which sell collections “pret-a-porte” – at prices much lower than in large cities. The most popular Italian cities for shopping are Milan and Naples. As for the luxury brands – the best prices you will find in the Roman boutiques. In Italy’s capital fashion industry has won over than a quarter. In Italy the seasonal discounts system is widespread especially in spring. There is a general sale from 7th of January till 1st of March. Sardinia is a second largest island of Italy, after Sicily. It is called the island of one hundred colors and one hundred smells. The swimming season of the island lasts from June to October. Provinces of Sardinia are: Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristani, Sassari. Sicily is located in the middle of Mediterranean. It is the largest island of the region separated from Italy by the Strait of Messina. The provinces of the island: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa, Trapani. Elba Island is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Elba is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Currently, Elba is a conservation area and a luxury resort. Visit this beautiful country. You will not regret coming here and returning home you will dream of returning again to plunge into the atmosphere of love and ancient architecture!