Everything you should know
before Traveling to ITALY

12 April 2022
Capital: Rome
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Italian
Dial Code: +38
Emergency Number: 1) Police - 113 (2) Ambulance - 118 (3) Fire - 115
GDP: 2.67 trillion USD (2019)
Population: 60.32 million (2020)
Time Zone: UTC+1 Central European Time
                UTC+2 Central European Summer Time

TheSassyBlogger Flag: are multiple theories regarding Italy's Tricolor. One is that the colors carry idealistic significance is where Green for freedom, White for faith and purity, and Red for love while another is where Green for the countryside, White for the snowy Alps, and Red for the blood of the Italian people shed over the course of Italy's history.

ITALY is Known for:

1. Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect.
2. Magnificence vehicles
Italy is also famous for its high performance sports cars, and produces some of the finest vehicles in the world. There’s Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani and many more supercars. Italy also makes the iconic Vespa scooter, which you’ll spot all across the country.
3. Ancient Rome
Considered the birthplace of civilization as we know it, Ancient Rome’s culture spread throughout Europe during its rule. As a result, the basis for much of Western culture comes from Ancient Rome, particularly in government, engineering, architecture, language, and literature.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Lasagne
Lasagne, or the singular lasagna, is an Italian dish made of stacked layers of this flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragu and other vegetables, cheese, and seasonings and spices such as garlic, oregano and basil. The dish may be topped with melted grated mozzarella cheese.
2. Garlic bread
Garlic bread consists of bread, topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, such as oregano or chives. It is then either grilled until toasted or baked in a conventional or bread oven.
3. Tortellini
Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta originally from the Italian region of Emilia. Traditionally they are stuffed with a mix of meat, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, egg and nutmeg and served in capon broth.

Best Places to visit:
1. Rome
The Eternal City, Rome is worth a visit at least once, with its beautiful architecture and monuments, great works of art, small-town charm, slow pace of life, and world-renowned food, albeit seeing everything it has to offer would take a lifetime. The Grand Romantic ruins, opulent monuments, graceful fountains, and ornate statues are all testaments to its wealth and beauty. it is a haven for shopaholics and fashionistas.
2. Venice
Venice is a picturesque romantic architectural marvel. The ornate Renaissance Gothic style architecture throughout the city speaks for its rich fascinating history. The main tourist attractions include St. Marks Square, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Grand Canal. Art has also thrived in Venice for centuries and is home to many beautiful paintings and sculptures.
3. Florence
Florence's Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) is famous for its most important religious building and it is a truly awe-inspiring sight. Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, it has been Italy's major tourist center, attracting people to its culture, arts, and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.
4. Milan
Milan is the world capital of fashion and design. Rich in history and culture, the city is filled with world-famous Cathedrals and fascinating Art galleries. Home to National Stock Exchange, it undeniably the hub for finance and commerce. Milan has uncountable attractions and a trip is incomplete without taking the Navigli canal tour or visiting the world-renowned Cathedral Duomo di Milano.
5. Genoa
Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy. As of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa, which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa, counted 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera.

Best Season to visit
Spring and Autumn - The best time to visit Italy is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November), when the temperatures are comfortable and there are fewer crowds. Wildflowers in early April and rising temperatures through to the end of June are a real draw.

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