Popular Destination: Italy

The Roman Empire, Middle Ages, and renaissance have left many cultural artifacts for the Italian tourist industry to use. There are fifty-one UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, the most in the world.

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Pisa Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Pisa Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

With 50.7 million tourists a year (2015), Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City.

People mainly visit Italy for its art, cuisine, history, fashion and culture. Also for its coastline and beaches, its mountains, and ancient monuments. Rome – the capital city of Italy, along with Florence, Assisi, Venice, Siena, Pisa, and Naples are its most renowned cities of art, but the whole country can boast towns of breathtaking beauty.

Tourism
The Roman Empire, Middle Ages, and renaissance have left many cultural artifacts for the Italian tourist industry to use. There are fifty-one UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, the most in the world.

Tourists can explore and discover the private residences of ancient and noble families; visit world famous museums such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Capitoline Museums in Rome, or the Brera Art Gallery in Milan; explore impressive archaeological sites, such as Pompei and Herculaneum, to immerse themselves in an exciting, grandiose past. That is by no means all – there are numerous cultural, artistic, and musical events that animate Italian life.

Climate
The climate of Italy is highly diverse. It has a largely temperate seasonal climate and Mediterranean climate. In most of the inland northern and central regions, the climate ranges from humid subtropical to humid continental and oceanic. While the coastal areas of Liguria, Tuscany and most of the South generally fit the Mediterranean climate stereotype.

Conditions on peninsular coastal areas can be very different from the interior’s higher ground and valleys, particularly during the winter months when the higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy. The coastal regions have mild winters and warm and generally dry summers, although lowland valleys can be quite hot in summer.

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Weather

Rome, IT
shower rain
11.2 ° C
14 °
8 °
66%
5.7kmh
40%
Tue
8 °
Wed
14 °
Thu
10 °
Fri
16 °
Sat
15 °

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Airport Code in Italy (IATA)

Rome – Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” (FCO)
Milan Malpensa (MXP)
Milan Linate (LIN)
Bergamo (BGY)
Venice – Marco Polo (VCE)

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