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Italy General

Italian Almanac
An interesting site with contemporaneous facts and figures
In Italy Online  
American guide to accommodation, cooking schools, tours and transportation, villa rentals, travel bargains and Italian life in the 
Wandering Italy  
Collection of people's stories of their journeys in Italy. Experiences are in text, pictures, video and sound.
Lonely Planet -  Italy  Excellent general overview from this renowned guidebook publisher, covering history, culture, travel tips, essential info, transport and travelers' reports
ItalyTour.com  
Virtual tour of Italy includes stops at all the famous cities and attractions as well as peeks into Italian fashion and "la dolce vita."
Real Italy  
A breezy tour of Italy is brought to life by thousands of color photos and information on museums, events, food and shopping
Welcome to Italy  
Travelers can select a region or town and find reviews of hotels, pertinent details of local attractions and lists of services and restaurants.
Hotels and Travel on the Net - Italy  
Read the Italian section of this exhaustive travel directory. With links to nationwide and local directories, hotel sites, maps and tourist info.
Italian Tourist Web Guide  
Comprehensive travel resource with city and regional info, hotel directories and guides to culture, transport and tours. In English and Italian.
Travel Italy  
Find extensive info on hotels, spas, transport services, school tours, religious tourism, amenities and tour operators.
Italy Links  
Find links to sites detailing attractions in various Italian regions. Many are in Italian, but they include contact info
Travel Italy  
Comprehensive guide provides an index of Italian hotels that have web pages and online reservations.
Italian Hotels and Villas  
Search by region for hotel and villa reviews and rentals. Features daily news and provides travel, transportation and tour tips.
Car Rental Italy  
Offers limousines and cars for rent throughout Italy. Read rental FAQ's and get background on the company.
Hotels in Italy  
Check the map to locate a preferred destination and find accommodations sorted by city and region.
Wonderful Italy  
Search engine provides tourists with a plethora of information. Find hotels, services, schools, transportation, museums, sports, spas and news.
Cybertravel Network - Italy  
  Booking center offers discounted rates on hotels in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. View photos and discover the amenities.
Casamassima
A Site about the history of the town and family (both) named Casamassima.  This site also includes information about the province of Bari and the region of Puglia.
Milan
Best of Italy - Milan  
Section of this travel guide spotlights local attractions and tourist destinations. Find restaurants, hotels, museums, and cultural spots.
A Key to Milan  
Primer for this locally produced English-language guidebook includes excerpts on galleries, museums, consulates, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Cybertravel Network - Italy  
  Booking center offers discounted rates on hotels in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. View photos and discover the amenities.
Naples
Napoli Porte Aperte  
Take a walking tour of Naples' famous sights and attractions. Find maps that highlight the tourist spots, and read descriptions of each of them. 
Naples in Virtual Reality 
Take a QuickTime tour of the city's major sights and attractions. Also find a similar tour of Rome, and sign the guest book.
Italy in a Flash - Naples  
View graphs depicting the average monthly minimum and maximum temperatures in the city. Also find the same information for other Italian cities.
Italian Tourist Web Guide - Naples  
Fill out a form to access this database of places to stay. Choose the type of lodging, number of stars, price range, and requested services.
Napoli  
View images or read the Italian lyrics of songs about Naples. Includes links to sites with city information.
Capri Web - Naples  
Read about the city, and find pictures and descriptions of some of its major sights and attractions, such as the Plebiscite Piazza.
Naples Today  
Find a local weather forecast and links to maps and tour descriptions of the city. View the current exchange rate, and link to art resources.
Weather Underground - Naples  
View the current temperature, heat index, relative humidity, dew point, air pressure, and wind speed and direction. Find a four-day forecast.
Rome
Realitas Virtualis  
QuickTime tours of historic Italian attractions take you to Rome's Pantheon, Coliseum and Forum. Also includes Pisa and Naples.
Aqvileia, Italy - Archeological Site  
Provides a guide to one of Italy's most interesting archeological sites located in the southern part of the Friulian plain.
Time Out - Rome  
Guide to accommodations, sightseeing, arts, entertainment, eating and drinking in the world's major cities offers its intro to the Eternal City.
Lonely Planet - Destination Rome  
Succinct city guide from this renowned guidebook publisher has overviews of city history, major attractions, excursions and entertainment.
Roma 2000  
Explore Rome's artistic heritage by looking at the provided itinerary. Discover where to stay, eat and shop.
Travel Italy  
Select a hotel in Rome and make your reservation online. Includes information on Rome's major sights.
To Know Everything About Rome  
Searchable city guide includes tips on accommodations, transport, restaurants, cinema, nightlife and tours.
I Love Rome  
Search the database for hotels, maps, transport services, travel tips and sightseeing spots to make the most of a visit to the Eternal City.
No Place Like Rome  
Aims to provide international residents or visitors with info about dining, renting a flat, transportation and emergency medical and legal help.
Wanted in Rome  
Biweekly guide details museum exhibitions, dances and festivals in the Eternal City. Also provides classified ads and editorial articles.
Italy Hotel Reservation - Rome  
Browse this directory and select from a range of one to five-star hotels. Make reservations and explore the neighborhoods.
Rome B&B  
Search a list of almost 40 bed-and-breakfasts and find a photo, a location and an amenity list for each. Includes contact info and a map of Rome.
Hotels in Rome  
Search this comprehensive index for a hotel by region or rating. The listings include room descriptions and rates.
Travel Italy - Rome Hotels  
Select a hotel in Rome and make a reservation. Also includes some tips on restaurants, major sights, tours and scooter rentals.
AAA Hotels Network - Hotels in Rome  
Lists two, three, four and five-star hotels, with profiles of each that include photos, rates and descriptions.
Italy Hotels - Worldwide Discount Hotels Reservation  
Branch of AboutHotel.com offers up to 70% discounts on full rates for rooms in Rome and throughout Italy. Review rooms and reserve online.
Cybertravel Network - Italy  
  Booking center offers discounted rates on hotels in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. View photos and discover the amenities.
ZefiroWorld Tour Operator 
Organizes tours and accommodations to hotels, religious villas and monasteries in Rome and Italy. Learn about its business and group services.
Roma Termini Railway Station 
Offers general info and hours for the left-luggage rooms, exchange office, and Alitalia baggage service. Features a station-to-airport timetable.
Monuments  
Directory of Roman monuments, each with a description, a location map, and public transport directions from central Rome.
Museums of Rome  
Find opening times, addresses, telephone numbers, costs and directions to the archeological, medieval, modern and Vatican museums of Rome.
Palatine Hill   
Features numerous photos from the remains of this hub of the Roman Empire.
Catacombs of Rome  
General outline of the Christian catacombs, with related links such as persecutions, spirituality, and letters about the catacombs.
City of Rome - Architecture 
Highlights several of the city's structures, including arches, forums, columns, and temples. Select from a variety of photographs.
A Romp in Rome  
Travel feature by Fiona Morgan in which she, a young American feminist, is liberated by Italian men. From the archives of Salon's Wanderlust.
Traveleurope - Rome  
Find a brief history of the city and a summary of its artistic and religious contributions. Find a list of hotels and make reservations.
Roma in Realta Virtuale  
Explore several Roman landmarks with these QuickTime virtual-reality presentations. Sights include the Pantheon, the Coliseum and St. Peter's.
Tuscany
Italian Sojourns  
Read about villa rentals, specialty tours in Tuscany and wining and dining. Includes contact info.
Gruppo Pancioli  
Make online reservations at one of five hotels throughout the Tuscany region of Italy. Includes room rates (given in Lira).
Bettoja Hotels  
Small hotel group with properties in Rome and Florence. With a map, photos, room descriptions, rates and contact details.
Tourism in Florence  
Tour the museums, churches, and dance scene of Florence, or explore the hotels, campgrounds, and tourist routes of Tuscany.
Firenze.net  
Details the activities, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, theaters, nightclubs, and tourist offices in the city. In both English and Italian.
Lonely Planet - Florence 
Guide from this renowned guidebook publisher offers overviews of the history, major attractions, excursions, and entertainment of this city.
Florence - MSN Expedia 
Comprehensive overview for visitors includes a guide to transport, attractions, nightlife, activities, hotels, and restaurants.
Mega-Zone - Firenze by Net   
All-encompassing guide to the home of the Italian Renaissance features news, travel guides, event listings, and maps in both English and Italian.
Uffizi Gallery  
Official site for the Florence art museum. Provides museum information, lists artists exhibited and shows selected works.
Firenze Albergo  
Bilingual guide to more than 80 hotels in Florence features maps and a search tool for selecting lodging that matches desired criteria.
Florence - Fodor's Personal Trip Planner 
Specify a preference on where to stay and where to eat out to create a personalized travel guide to Florence.
Florence Art Guide  
Explore the monuments, artists, artwork, and history of the city by clicking on an interactive map. Find event listings and transit information.
Italy - Florence Bike Pages  
Tour the Italian city on bike with the help of this Web site. Check out maps, biker testimonials, web cams, weather reports and local links.
Aeroporto di Firenze  
Official site for Florence City Airport in five languages. With flight timetables, services, links and useful information.
Hotels in Florence  
Italy Hotel Reservation offers links to dozens of hotels, from five-star luxury to budget establishments. Features a map and a search tool.
Galleria dell' Accademia  
Describes this Florentine museum which contains Michelangelo's sculpture of David and works by minor Italian painters. Find contact details.
Florence - The Most Beautiful City in Europe  
Take a look at some of the artwork in the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia by enlarging the pictures reproduced by this lover of the city.
Your Way to Florence  
Find out what to do, see and eat, how to get around and where to stay. Includes a mailing list for news and postcards about key attractions.
Virtual Tour of Florence 
Download the QuickTime application to view the historical landmarks of the city from any angle. Sights include the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.
Firenze On Line  
Read English or Italian versions of this guide to get tips and ideas for traveling in Florence. Includes shopping and tour information.
Florence - Italian Tourist Web Guide  
Search for hotels, B&Bs, hostels, campgrounds, and restaurants. Search results include price ranges and contact information.
Cybertravel Network - Italy  
  Booking center offers discounted rates on hotels in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. View photos and discover the amenities.
Art Events in Florence  
Search for current and upcoming entertainment events in Florence by specifying the date and type of event. Look for films, dance, and concerts.
Florence - Travel Europe  
Read a brief outline of the city's history, and find an introduction to the region of Tuscany. Search for a hotel and make reservations.
Florence - Italian Nights  
Find contact info for a collection of hotels, restaurants, and pubs in Florence. The hotel listing includes room rates and a reservation service.
Florence - Thirty Years After the Flood  
Exhibition commemorates the flood of 1966 and celebrates the survivors. Read first-hand accounts of the event, and view the photo gallery.
Florence Web  
Find a no-frills list of museums, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping centers. All listed items include an address and contact information.
Florence Hotel Discounts and City Guide  
Find out where to eat and sleep in this Toscana-region city. Reserve a room, look at maps and photographs, and get details on area weather.
Fodor's Smart Travel Tips - Florence  
Guidebook offers concise tips on arriving and departing, getting around, guided tours, climate, festivals and events, and accessibility.
Florence, Italy  
Managers of the hotels Pendini and Ritz offer links to maps, transport timetables, and tips on galleries, theaters, trattorias, and concerts.
Dreaming Florence  
Salon magazine's Wanderlust presents a travel feature by Jan Morris in which she visits the city she describes as the most civilized of all time.
Shopping in Florence  
Scan this directory to find links and contact information for a variety of shops in the city, including clothing, book, and jewelry stores.
Countryside Tours  
Provides brief descriptions of suggested day trips out of Florence, including excursions to Fiesole and the hill town of San Gimignano.
Go Tuscany  
Magazine for Tuscany's English-speaking community. Find out about local events, hotels and pensioni, food and wine, and museums.
Venice by the Books  
Journalist offers an account of his first visit to the city. With photos, recommendations and contact info for the Italian Gov't Travel Office.
Golden Keys  
Tuscan Association of Hotel Concierges offers recommendations for hotels, shopping, entertainment, and transportation services in Florence
Christian Florence  
Take an historical journey to the Roman city of Florentia, before Christianity became widespread. Features pictures, maps, and descriptions.
La Maschera  
Electronic newspaper offers a directory to Florence's cinemas, theaters, music events, exhibitions, and festivals. Find a map of the city.
Florence by Net  
Discover Tuscany's main city by reading about accommodations, history, shopping possibilities, entertainment, and local businesses.
Florence and Dante  
Read selections from Dante's "Divine Comedy" and learn how they were inspired by the famous monuments in Florence.
District of San Lorenzo  
Guide provides a list of sights and itineraries to explore. Read about Carlo Lorenzini, author of "Pinocchio," who was born in this district.
Florence 2000  
Succinct guide provides pictures and backgrounds of the major landmarks, such as the Ponte Vecchio, the statue of David, and the Duomo.
Venice
Meeting Venice  
Find a calendar of events and a searchable archive of hotels, restaurants, services and stores in the legendary canal city
About.com - Venice for Visitors  
Comprehensive travel guide offers illustrated articles and annotated Web links.
Guide to Venice  
Complete guide presents an index of museums, churches, exhibitions, bridges and transportation in the island city. Includes sample itineraries.
Living Venice Guide  
Visit the major tourist sights through pictures. Includes online hotel booking.
Venice World  
Use the directory to search for hotels, events, restaurants, museums and services such as parking, taxis, and gondolas.
Venezia Net  
Comprehensive guide presents the history, culture, shopping, lodging and tourist info of Venice. Includes a guide to the famous Carnival.
MSN Encarta - Venice, Italy  
Read all about this romantic city known for its canals. Encyclopedia article focuses on Venice's history and tourist attractions.
Apartments in Venice  
Guest in Italy describes the flats and studios available for vacation rental. Book a stay on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Rough Guide - Venice 
Respected UK publisher's chapter on Venice comes from their Europe guidebook. Explore attractions, transport, lodging, restaurants and nightlife.
Virtual Venice  
Focuses mainly on art events and festivals unique to the city. Learn the Venetian dialect with videos.
Architecture of Venice  Contains images and descriptions of the city's greatest buildings, such as St. Mark's, Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Includes 3D models.
Baby Boomer's Venice  
Find practical tips for independent over-40 travelers, including what to see and where to stay, eat and drink. Recommends books, maps and videos.
Venice Hotel Discounts and City Guide  
Visit luxury hotels in Venice and make reservations. Get tips on what to do and where to eat while visiting, and check out maps and photographs.
Cybertravel Network - Italy  
  Booking center offers discounted rates on hotels in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, Italy. View photos and discover the amenities.
Venice Italy Index  
Explore present-day and historical Venice. With event calendars, feature articles, history, maps and guides to sights, lodging and culture.
Venice - Marco Polo Airport  
Extensive official site for this airport in northern Italy. Includes maps and FAQ's. In Italian only.
Fodor's Smart Travel Tips - Venice  
Find concise tips on arriving and departing, getting around, climate, taking a guided tour, festivals, events and accessibility.
Veritable Venice  
John Krich revisits the city and contrasts its eternal spirit with the contradictions of modern Venice. From the archives of Salon's Wanderlust.
Venice Incoming  
Find practical tips on lodging, getting around the city, sights, restaurants and museums.
Venetia  
Search this guide for historical details and anecdotes, tourism indexes, transportation information and links. Spotlights the Piazza San Marco.
Frommer's Budget Travel - Venice  
Veteran travel publisher shares the secrets of the city and offers sightseeing, transportation and lodging tips. Shop for Frommer's guides.
ItalyTour.com - Venezia  
Click to see a list of hotels and restaurants in Venice. Also take a city tour in Italian that highlights the famous landmarks.
Fodor's Restaurant Index - Venice  
List of recommended restaurants includes descriptions of the food and ambiance. Includes price ranges and recommended dishes.
Free Pictures of Venice  
Find a collection of photographs of landmarks such as Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal and the Basilica. All are available for downloading.
Let's Roam Italy - Venice  
Brief introduction to the city includes several pictures and a history. Find drawings of some landmarks and a link to a map.
Enjoy Venice - Walking Tours  
Embark on a three-hour tour of Venice that walks to sights such as St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and the Rialto markets. Find a Venice map.
Regency International Apartments - Venice 
Click on a property to view photos, see rates and read a description about the unit and its surroundings. Features tourism links.
Specialty
Parks in Italy  
Lists Italy's national and regional parks and reserves. Offers panoramic views, articles and details regarding the Alps, Apennines and islands
Ciclismo Classico  
Tour company offers bicycling and walking vacations in Italy. Read about trip themes, find prices and contact an agent