Rome is the capital of Italy and of its Latium region. It is situated on the Tiber and Aniene rivers, close to the Mediterranean Sea, at 41°54'N 12°29'E. The Vatican City, an independent commune within Rome, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope.
Rome is the largest city and commune in Italy. Within the city limits, the population is 2.553.873; almost 4.3 million live in the general area of Rome as represented by the province of Rome.
Florence is well-known amid tourists and intellectuals for her magnificent artwork, her cultural heritage, and the major role she played in the Renaissance and Humanist movements. All these aspects combine to make this one of the most splendid cities in the world.
Venice was founded fifteen hundred years ago on a cluster of mudflats in the centre of the lagoon. It became Europe’s chief trading center between the West and the East, and at its height controlled an empire that spread north to the Dolomites and over the sea as far as Cyprus. With an increase in its wealth and population, the fabric of the city grew denser.
Milan is alienated into 20 distinct zones that are recognized numerically by the local council together with having names. Each zone has played a significant role in the history of Milan; from the importantissimo historical centre to the modern “dormitory quarters” of San Siro.
Naples is one of the most interesting parts of Italy. It’s a lively place but with a difference. It has a very flamboyant lifestyle and the crime rate is very high. The city is very noisy and not much interest is taken in maintaining the civic amenities. Even with such follies the city holds its own rustic charm.
Siena is the perfect solution to Florence, a united, modern city comfortable with its medieval facet, ambience and ethnicity.
Sorrento tops the rocky cliffs close to the end of its peninsula, 25km south of Pompeii. Basically it is a resort city and currently only packaged tours are allowed in it. Its inspired location and mild climate has drawn foreigners from all over Europe for more than 200 years. Ibsen wrote portions of Peer Gynt in Sorrento, Wagner and Nietzsche had a well-publicized row here, and Maxim Gorky lived for over a decade in the town. Cheap restaurants and reasonably priced accommodations are easy to find here.
According to Henry James Genoa is "the most winding, incoherent of cities, the most entangled topographical ravel in the world." The city is a perfect blend of highly charged environment and rough-edged style. It lies behind the huge port, which is the largest in Italy and is also the most popular stop off for international cruise liners..
Palermo is located in its own wide bay under the limestone bulk of Monte Pellegrino, in front of the broad, fertile Conca d'Oro Valley. Initially it was a Phoenician, and then a Carthaginian colony, this amazing city was long considered a prize worth capturing. It was named Panormus which means ‘All Harbor’. It gained popularity due to the immense business attractions and under Saracen and Norman rule between the ninth to twelfth centuries Palermo became the greatest city in Europe – celebrated for the wealth of its court, and unequaled as a centre of learning. There are numerous relics from this era, but it's the renovation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that shaped the city as it is today.