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ITALY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR TRAVELING

If you come up with an ideal country for tourism, then the list will definitely include a warm clear sea, good beaches, a variety of natural landscapes (mountains, sea, lakes, plains), rich cultural life and no less rich history, delicious food, shopping … But nothing comes up with necessary: ​​such a country exists – this is Italy.

Flight

From Kiev to Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice, Verona, Naples) fly Alitalia, Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air. In high season, charter flights to Rimini are possible. There are also flights from Lviv, Donetsk, Odessa, Kharkov, mainly with transfers in Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines), Riga (Air Baltic).

Customs

You can import duty-free 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 16 liters of beer and 2 liters of wine or 1 liter of alcoholic beverages with a strength of over 22 ° C, 250 ml of toilet water and 50 ml of perfume.

There are no restrictions on the import and export of local and foreign currencies. You can freely export up to 10,000 EUR or the equivalent in other currencies. For the export of precious stones, works of art, archaeological objects, it is necessary to present a sales receipt and permission of the Ministry of Fine Arts.
Italy will surprise the most demanding tourist
Climate

The climate of Italy is very diverse. In the north, moderately hot summers (in July from +22 ° C to +24 ° C) and foggy winters (in January about 0 ° C). In the south, dry, hot summers (from March to October, dry hot winds from the Sahara – sirocco blow) and the temperature reaches +35 ° C. Winters are warm and mild (from +8 ° C to +10 ° C in January). Snow falls extremely rarely, with the exception of the mountainous regions of the Alps, where at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters it lies up to 200 days a year.

Security

In Italy, it is relatively safe, but you should adhere to the general rules: leave money, jewelry, documents in a hotel in a safe or keep in a safe place, do not carry large amounts with you, keep track of things in large cities (especially Rome, Naples) and resorts . Theft of ladies’ bags by passing motorcyclists is common.

Transport

Italy will surprise the most demanding tourist
In Italy, a developed bus and rail public transport network. It will not be difficult to get to almost anywhere in the country. Between distant cities it is usually most convenient to travel by domestic flights.
A one-day tourist ticket (BIG) costs 3-5 EUR and entitles you to unlimited travel on any type of public transport. One week ticket (“Settimanale” or CIS) costs 12 EUR. You can buy it only at ATAC kiosks.

Shopping

Many tourists deliberately opt for Italy to relax and at the same time update their wardrobe. A good selection of fur clothes and shoes, quality leather goods, clothes of Italian designers and much more attract thousands of tourists every year. And if you take into account that the season of discounts and sales falls from January 7 to March 1 and from July 10 to August 31, then you can even “recoup” the cost of the trip.

The capital of fashion and design is considered Milan. Most of the shops and boutiques of famous Italian and international brands are located on Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Via Sant ‘Andrea and Corso Vittorio Emanuele (Corso Vittorio Emanuele).

The second and third places are occupied by Rome and Florence. The main shopping street in Rome is Via dei Condotti, and Florence is Via de ‘Tornabuoni. If you have the time and opportunity, then you can go to the outlet – a large shopping center in the suburbs, where you can buy quality goods at a substantial discount.

Italy will surprise the most demanding tourist
Kitchen

For Italians, food is a celebration of life, an art that needs to be learned, since few people value their cuisine the way Italians do. Italian cuisine is distinguished by excellent taste and a variety of variations of dishes. And culinary recipes improved as naturally as styles in painting or preferences in fashion. It is worth noting that the cuisine of the north and south of Italy is noticeably different from each other.

Dine in a restaurant for two will cost 40-60 euros (without alcohol). The budget option is offered by establishments with a special menu for tourists, which includes the first (soup or salad), the second (pasta) and inexpensive wine / beer. Such a set lunch costs 15 – 20 euros.

Italy will surprise the most demanding tourist
For those who are only involved in Italian cuisine, TOP main dishes that are worth a try:
pasta is the basis of any meal, always served with sauce, whether it is tomato sauce or a mixture of olive oil and garlic essence. The simplest dishes are Spaghetti Napoli (Neapolitan spaghetti) – with tomato sauce, Spaghetti Bolognese (spaghetti Bolognese) – with tomato sauce and minced meat, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (spaghetti with garlic and butter) –

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