Italy - is a country in Southern Europe. Together with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country. It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the BelPaese (the Beautiful Country). Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy's territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.
Visit the old district of Genova, which is known for its Romanesque churches and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Santa Margherita Ligure, a community full of historical buildings, and the charming village of Portofino.
Walk through the ancient streets of Pompeii and see houses with wonderful frescoes that were once residences of Roman patricians before the tremendous eruption of A.D. 79.
Discover the part of the city lying on the other bank of the river Arno, well known for its charming corners, famous churches and aristocratic palaces.
A tour by private boat along the Grand Canal, the most attractive of the world, through the marvels of the enchanting Venetian architecture. Our tour guide will escort you on a very special trip in order to show you terrific palaces and buildings that bear witness to the great past of Venice.
Join this ideal tour for guests who are already familiar with Rome and want to discover again the city on their own, or for those guests who desire more independent sightseeing. Take your time to visit the attractions you prefer.