On leaving China to travel back to Morocco, Ibn Battuta made a brief visit to Sardinia. This was the only Latin Christian destination that Ibn Battuta visited. Sardinia is a part of Italy and a large island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a part of the Mediterranean Sea. An excellent destination…
The home country of pasta, renaissance palace and impressive roman ruins, Italy is truly a mesmerizing country that offers beyond the expectations of the visitors. There are several interesting sights that travellers can visit and also enjoy some exclusive scenes of nature. Located in Southern Europe, the country comprises of…
Endemic Plants & Pebble Beaches - Explore the Zingaro National Reserve
Stretching over 10Km along the coast between Scopello and San Vito lo Capo is the fascinating Zingaro National Reserve in Sicily, Italy. The coastline in the area becomes rugged, rocky and in some places, stunning. The area was established in…
Rabbit Beach Sicily, Italy - Dip your Toes in the Clear Waters.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Rabbit Beach Sicily is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. The calm crystal clear waters and the glittering white sand are truly awesome and very inviting.
Beauty found within a Tragedy - Explore Pompei
Ruins of an ancient Roman City, Pompei is preserved under the volcanic ash of the Mount Vesuvius. Pompei was a flourishing city at one time and was home to wealthy Romans as well as being a popular holiday destination. The city was struck…
Interesting facts on the Grand Canal, the largest canal in the city of Venice
Locally called as Canalazzo, the Grand Canal is the largest canal in the city of Venice. The Grand Canal meanders across the city in an S-shape from the Saint Mark Basin at one end to a lagoon…
Located in Southern Europe, Italy comprises a number of islands. The country has a total area of 301,230 km².
A population of close to 60,700,000. Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population
Highly diverse, the climate of Italy can range from humid and hot to wet and snowy depending on the location.
Italian is the official language. English is widely spoken as well.
UTC +1 Summer: UTC +2
BUSINESS HOURS / HOLIDAYS
Government Offices: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.
Shops in Italy are usually open from 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7.30 PM, Monday to Saturday.
New Years: January 1st Epiphany: January 6th Labour Day: May 1st Republic Day: June 2nd Christmas Day: December 25th
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
12 - Telephone Directory Assistance Number 112 - Carabinieri 113 - Emergency Police Help Number (also ambulance and fire) 115 - Fire Department 116 - A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance. 118 - Medical Emergencies
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