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Emblem of Italy

Emblem of Italy
The emblem consists of a gear wheel with a big star in the center, all rounded by a little oak branch on the right and by a little olive branch on ... ...

Ethnic groups in Italy

Ethnic groups in Italy
A land of emigration Traditionally, Italy has been a land of emigration, as witnessed by the massive flows of Italians to North and South America ... ...

Curious facts about Italy

Curious facts about Italy
Italy is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Here you find some interesting facts that you might not know about the country. ... ...

Flag of Italy

Flag of Italy
The hoist side is a green band while white forms the center and the outer stripe is red. The design of a vertical tricolor was inspired by the French ... ...

Planning your trip

Tourist offices in Italy

Tourist offices in Italy
Tourism in Italy The Italian National Tourist Board is responsible for planning and promoting tourism. It maintains 23 offices in 11 European ... ...

Sightseeing

Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
Location Spanish Steps is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome located on the Spanish Square (Piazza di Spagna). The long, ... ...

Shopping in Italy

Shopping in Italy
The country provides lots of amazing shopping opportunities. Although it might seem as simply activity, there are some rules to stick to. Italian shopping etiquette does exist. It is very important to know how to behave in certain shopping situations. Shopping rules First of all, first impressions do count: respond to being greeted upon entering the store. This is common courtesy and sets a pleasant tone for your shopping experience. Do not assume the seller speaks your language. Even if ... ...

Italian resale boutiques

Italian resale boutiques
Mercantino Shopping in Rome provides you with lots of opportunities due to a great number of resale boutiques. There are numerous stores in the city ... ...

Shopping in Sicily

Shopping in Sicily
Outdoor markets Shopping in Sicily is best done in the outdoor markets where you can buy plenty of quality handicraft items, ceramics, artifacts and ... ...