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Where is Italy?

  1. Approximate Population of Italy: 60,297,396

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Rome is the capital of Italy

Rome has an approximate population of around 2,645,907 people and you can typically expect to pay around £4.29p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Rome is probably one of the most famous tourist destinations around the world. It has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. There are numerous monuments, exquisite art works, and amazing museums all around the city. If you are a history lover then this city is definitely a heaven for you.

Rome is also known as the Eternal City and is home to some of the best museums, architecture, and historic sites that Italy has to offer. There are lots of attractions to see in Rome, which makes this visited city very popular. Rome is the main city of Italy. It is also home to the center of the Rome's metropolitan city, the Lazio area, and an administrative comune called Comune di Roma Capitale among others. The city has many parks and other recreational spots. There are lots of interesting facts about Rome to read and learn.

Some of the Rome facts include the fact that Romans have lived in the city since the second century BC, with the first occupation occurring in the second century. Another interesting fact about this city is that it is believed to be the home of one of the oldest empires in the history of human civilization. The Roman Empire, which was known for its wars of aggression, eventually collapsed around the fourteenth century. However, Rome was not without civil conflicts throughout those years, which resulted in many intriguing ruins.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Italy

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Italy are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Italy

For up to date information around safety and security in Italy read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Italy.

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Best time to visit Italy?

The best months for traveling in much of Italy are from April to June and mid-September to October: Temperatures are usually comfortable, rural colors are rich, and the crowds aren't too intense (except around Easter). From July through early September the country's holiday spots teem with visitors.

Festivals in Italy

If you want to experience authentic Italian culture and traditions, you can attend any of the many Italian festivals. These celebrations are organized by local communities to celebrate different things, from religious to cultural. Here are some of the most famous events: Festa della Repubblica, San Gennaro, and Veneto Carnival. These events are held annually in the capital city, Rome. For more information, visit the official website.

Sant'Ambrogio is the patron saint of this beautiful city in the Tuscany region. In the town, the St. Joseph festival is celebrated on the day after the birth of Jesus Christ. The festival is celebrated for four days. The event is ideal for those looking to buy unique Christmas gifts. You can also shop for souvenirs, which are often handmade and unique. In addition to shopping, you can take in the colorful displays at market stalls.

In addition to traditional festivals, there are many modern celebrations to attend. The Collisioni Festival is the essence of a festival today. This multi-disciplinary event brings together world literature, art, and music. The festival is one of the largest cultural events in Italy, drawing the largest audience in northern Italy. The Siren Music Festival is a four-day alternative music event held in Vasto. It draws crowds from across the country to celebrate the birth of Christ.

The festival is held every May. The festival is the largest in Europe and celebrates the nation's labor issues. Hundreds of food-related events are celebrated throughout the country, and are advertised in the city's newspapers. Some food-related festivals are the result of regional pride, with many being held in medieval fortresses and ancient amphitheatres. Usually, opera and major concerts are featured in the event.

The Maggio di Accettura combines religion and paganism. Originally, this event was aimed at recruiting members of political parties, but nowadays, it is a traditional village fete. Typically, it includes dancing and bingo, and food tents are a major attraction. It is the union of two trees and is a popular party among locals. There are numerous other events to see and experience. The Italian calendar is filled with festivals.

Festivals in Italy are important to Italian culture and customs. Most of the country is Catholic, and the Roman Catholic Church is still very relevant. Some of the biggest holidays in Italy are the Festa del Ceri, the Sant'Ambrogio, and the Festa del Santo Spirito. In some towns, a major festival is the Sant'Ambrogio in Milan. These festivals are very important to Italians and should be celebrated in a fun and creative way.

In the cities of Tuscany, the Italian culture is very rich and diverse. Visiting Italy is an excellent way to experience the country's rich cultural traditions. The food is a big part of life in Tuscany and in the cities. There are numerous festivals in these regions. You can even attend a festival in your hometown. There are many festivals in Italy, but only a few of them can be enjoyed in their entirety.

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Do I need a Visa?

If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don't need a visa to enter Italy. If you're planning a stay of longer than 3 months contact the Italian Embassy if you have further questions.

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What currency do i need for Italy?

The official currency of Italy is the Euro (EUR). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Italy you can grab amazing Euro deals via (GBP to EUR).

What wildlife live in Italy?

There are over 100 mammal species found in Italy and common examples include the small alpine marmot, European snow vale, the Eurasian lynx, the Italian wolf and the Marsican brown bear. On the coasts, dolphins and Mediterranean monk seals can be spotted.

What is the traditional food of Italy?

Italian food? Pizza is considered the national dish of Italy. However, it is popular in many other countries, especially in the West

What Languages are spoken in Italy?

The official and most widely spoken language across the country is Italian, which started off as a direct descendant of Tuscan. However, in parallel, most Italians also communicate in one of the regional languages that are indigenous evolutions of Vulgar Latin. You can learn some basic Italian before you travel to Italy and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Italy?

The currency in Italy is the Euro (You are not expected to tip restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% - 15%. This charge must be indicated on the menu. Some may also add an extra charge for the diner ware and extras (tablecloth, silverware, plates, bread, etc.), this is normal.).

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