The romance and beauty of Italy cannot be overstated, from the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the famed islands of Capri, Sicily and Sardinia, to the mountains and lakes of the north, such as Garda, Como and Maggiore - and then of course, there are the cities, from the living museum of Rome, to Renaissance Florence

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: Milan: 50 kilometres, Rome: 30 kilometres, Venice: 13 kilometres, Bolonga: 10 kilometres | TIME ZONE: Summer: GMT +2 hours, Winter +1 hour | CURRENCY: Euro (EUR). No problems using credit cards, or tracking down ATMs all over the country | LANGUAGES: Italian, with English spoken in main tourist areas. |