Holidays in Italy cannot be compared with traveling to other countries: a variety of tours and entertainment, visits to famous cities and the ruins of ancient settlements, luxury hotels and elite restaurants will amaze even the most seasoned tourists. Tours to Italy are a great opportunity to see luxurious Venice and grandiose Rome with its ancient ruins, visit the famous vineyards and olive groves on the slopes of the mountains.
This unique country offers not only visits to cities and towns with unique sights. The tour operator in Italy offers unusual individual tours for travelers from Moscow and other regions that will allow you to enjoy a cocktail of vivid impressions! The most luxurious beach holiday on the Mediterranean coast, elite hotels with different levels of “stardom” and with a consistently high level of service, restaurants with a kaleidoscope of dishes from the cuisines of all countries of the world, a rich excursion program with visits to cities, national parks, nature reserves, museums and galleries, unique souvenirs and affordable shopping – every traveler will remember such a vacation for a long time!
Italy (Italian Republic) is a state in the south of Europe, in the center of the Mediterranean. The total area of the country is 301,230 km², on its territory there are the southern slopes of the Alps, the Apennine Peninsula, famous for its “boot” shape, the Padan Plain, as well as the islands of Sicily, Sardinia and numerous small islands. Italy is a predominantly mountainous country: in the north – the southern slopes of the Alps with the highest point of Western Europe, Mont Blanc (4808 m), to the south – the Padan Plain; on the peninsula – the Apennines. It borders: in the northwest – with France, in the north – with Switzerland and Austria, and with Slovenia – in the northeast, and also has internal borders with the Vatican and San Marino. The washing seas are the Adriatic Sea with the Gulf of Venice in its northern part, the Ionian and Ligurian Seas with the Gulf of Genoa. The longest river in Italy, Po (682 km),
Italy is also divided into 20 administrative regions: Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Liguria, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia and Sicily.
Italy is located in the zone of subtropical Mediterranean climate, while the influence of the sea is enhanced by the Alps, which are a barrier to the northern and western winds. The climate zone is quite moderate, with hot summers and mild winters.
In the region of the Padana Plain, the climate changes from subtropical closer to temperate. In the northernmost – Alpine zone, the climate has a continental character, altitudinal zonality is manifested. Summer in Italy is very hot and dry. The average prevailing temperature in June throughout the country varies from 20 to 28 ° C, and sometimes, when the hot African wind blows, it can rise to 35-40 ° C.
Italian cuisine is unique and yet traditional, unmistakable from any other cuisine in the world, replete with easy-to-prepare and familiar dishes and delight gourmets with sophisticated culinary delights. It is bright, colorful and full of solar energy, like Italy itself. Italian cuisine is rich in variety of regional traditions, but there are dishes that are the hallmark of all corners of the country and, perhaps, represent Italy all over the world.
So, first of all, it is, of course, pasta. Pasta is not a side dish, it is an independent and obligatory dish, which is a separate chapter in Italian cooking. Pasta literally means “dough” in Italian. Or any pasta, including those with a wide variety of fillings from a wide variety of products. There are a great many varieties of pasta in Italy: long spaghetti, medium maccheroni, long and hollow inside bucatini and cannelloni tubes, thin vermicelli and the thinnest, often multi-colored cappellini, as well as all kinds of ravioli and ” ravioloni”, “farfalle” (butterfly-shaped pasta), “fuzilli” (in the form of spirals), “fettuccine” (noodles), “gnocchi” (small oval dumplings) “orecchietto” (“The second primordially Italian dish is, of course, pizza. And although the leading place in pizza recipes is occupied by Naples, which is considered the birthplace of this national Italian dish, there are hundreds of pizza cooking options. Already in the 17th century, special people (“pizzaiolo”) appeared in Italy, preparing pizza for Italian peasants. Over time, pizza “conquered” the whole world and all ages. And today pizza is offered for every taste – from classic, with tomatoes and mozzarella, or pizza with seafood to the most expensive pizza in the world – “Louis XIII” worth more than 8 thousand euros, which is served in the Italian city of Agropoli.
A colorful and rich palette of dishes is decorated with excellent wines, for which Italy is famous all over the world. It is simply impossible to list even the best wines, because almost the entire territory of the country is occupied by vineyards, and each of them serves as the basis for its own variety of wine. Excellent taste characteristics of Italian wines “Chianti”, “Cabernet”, made from grapes grown in the Veneto region, as well as “Frascati” – from the grapes of the Lazio region, are recognized all over the world;.Vermouth Martini and aperitif “Campari”, sparkling wines “Asti”, exquisite Italian liqueurs “Amaretto” and “Sambuca”. No less popular is the national Italian vodka – grappa.
January 1 – New Year
January 6 – Epiphany or Befana, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord
March 8 – International Women’s Day
April 21 – Day of the Foundation of Rome
April 25 – Day of Liberation from Nazism and German Occupation
May 1 – Labor
Day June 2 – Proclamation Day Republic of Italy
August 15 – Ferragosto, Assumption of the Virgin or Ascension
November 2 – All Saints Day, Remembrance Day
December 25 – Christmas