Sunday, 7 January 2007

Welcome to the Italy Sightseeing Blog

Hello and welcome to the Italy Sightseeing blog. Here you'll find lots of information, photos, advice and sightseeing tips about the different regions and towns of Italy. Including Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Siena and much more.

Italy has drawn people in search of culture and romance for many centuries. Few countries can compete with its classical origins, its art, architecture, musical and literary traditions, its scenery or food and wine. This makesItaly a fantastic vacation destination. Italy has climbed into the top ten world economies, yet at its heart it retains many of the customs, traditions and agricultural heritage.

Travel to Italy and you will notice there in not a single culture identity. From northern snow capped peaks of the Alps, to the rugged southern shores of Sicily, lies a plethora of distinctive regions of many different types of people. Politically, Italy is a young country. It did not exist as a unified nation state until 1861, and its 21 regions have maintained their cultural individuality. Travelers to Italy are often pleasantly surprised be the diversity of its dialects, cuisines and architecture.

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