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Italy is rather special and it's easy to understand why, in reply to our top 10 destinations survey, Italy was ahead of the competition as a favourite travel destination.

If you're into beaches, there are plenty of them encircling Italy's long and diverse coastline -- the shore around the boot extends 5,000 miles.

While the French C�te d'Azur may have glitz, the neighbouring Italian Riviera is delightful in its own right.

South of Naples is the scenic Amalfi Coast and the Adriatic has its pearls too.

Venture down to Puglia and you'll find some outstanding beaches and romantic grottos, seldom mentioned by the been there, done that crowd.

Winter sports fans will love skiing in the Italian Alps and Dolomites in the north of Italy,  while hikers can enjoy the fresh air and pristine lakes in the summer.

And of course the culture vulture has plenty of museums to visit. Indeed, much of Italy is a museum piece in itself.

Italy Travel Guide -- Italy is easily remembered by the dumbest of geography students as the country that is shaped like a boot, kicking Sicily further into the Mediterranean Sea. Find out more about Italy @ 1800-Italy.com

Visiting Italy

Link directory for the Italian Alps.

Atlas Italia:
Involved in Italian tourism since 1929, Atlas Italia promises a different, exciting and smooth running of events for incentive travellers.

Central Italy:
Every town in Toscana has wonderful art treasures and none more so than Florence. Here and in Siena, Pistoia, Lucca and Pisa, every kind of Italian art is on display from the 13th to 16th centuries. Links to lots of smaller treasures too.

Emmeti -- Italy Online:
Travel services in Italy -- organised by itinerary, locality or region.

In Italy:
Large collection of hyperlinked pages on Italy and plenty of outside links to related websites.

Italian Connection -- Go Porta: cool.gif (93 bytes)
Nicely presented information on the main points of interest in Italy with illustrated snippets on attractions. Well worth a visit.

Italian Islands:
Italy’s many Islands include Sicily, Sardinia, Capri and Ischia, the Aolians and Egadis, Pantelleria and Ustica as well as Asinara, La Maddalena and Caprera near Sardinia and Tremiti. Also Elba, Giglio, and Giannutri.

Italian Parks:
There are 20 national parks in Italy, with 4 to be added soon, and over 100 regional parks. On top of that there are some 150 national natural reserves and 250 regionaly protected ones.

Italy for Visitors:
Scott Holt, the About.com guide for Italy, has lived in Rome and traveled throughout Italy using practically every available mode of transport and staying in youth hostels, monasteries, budget hotels and luxury resorts.

Italy Tour:
Zanigni designed link directory that likes to keep you in their frames, although you can close the frame once you've been redirected.

Italy Travel Forum:
Discuss general regional questions, travel itinerary, travel experiences, favorite places and stories, strange customs..... anything related to visiting Italy, really.

More Italy:
Italian holidays in villas and farmhouses with cookery classes and wine tasting.

Northern Italy
The largest cities in Northern Italy are Turin, Milan, Venice, Genoa and Bologna -- but Guide105 take it further and have collected a comprehensive list of travel-related links for the whole area; not all of them in English though.

Southern Italy:
Settled over the centuries by many different groups, evidence of Greek, Norman, Roman, Swabian, Aragonese and Bourbon remains are everywhere. Some of the links on this site seem ancient too and not all of them are in English.

Virtual Italia: thumbsup.gif (264 bytes)
Discover the delights of the different regions of Italy.

VTC Italy:
Veronica Tomasso Cotgrove runs a successful but personal organisation in the renting and selling of handpicked period properties in Italy.

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Rick Steves' Italy:
In addition to hosting a popular travel show on television, Rick Steves is the author of one of the most dependable series of travel guides around.

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