Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Just behind the palace are the magnificent Boboli Gardens. This is one of the best examples of Italian Renaissance park architecture. According to bestitude.com, Florence has a special style. There is a lot of gothic here, but gothic is special, not as gloomy as in the northern countries. One of the most famous churches in Florence is the Gothic Basilica of Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross) – the…

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Italy Healthcare and Money

Italy Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink malaria no – typhus no – cholera no yellow fever no Overview The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health…

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Italy Population – Rural Settlement

Italy Population - Rural Settlement

Italy presents great contrasts in the ways of localization of its rural population, with settlements strongly centralized in compact villages and large hamlets, with houses all scattered on the grounds and with multiple mixed or intermediate forms. The southern regions and the islands still retain in many places the forms of greater centralization, in which the entire rural class lives in the “country” and the peasants travel twice a day between…

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Italy General Information

ITALY country symbol

Italy is a country created for tourists. It seems that it is almost impossible to see all the local attractions. Perhaps that is why sightseeing tours to Italy are chosen again and again. According to itypejob.com, Rome is the capital of Italy. Bus tours to Italy are visiting amazing cultural monuments, famous ruins of ancient civilizations, a way to see stunning natural landscapes: Alpine mountains, snow-white beaches of the Adriatic Sea, crystal…

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Italy – the Art of Twisting Part II

Italy - the Art of Twisting 2

The art of arranging ” L’arte di arrangiarsi ” – the art of twisting – is a key concept for understanding Italian society. Although the differences are great between the rich north and the poor south of Italy, there is a widespread tendency for a lot to go “on acquaintances” . 50 percent of Italians get a job after a personal recommendation, 39 percent through a personal contact and only…

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Italy – the Art of Twisting Part III

Italy - the Art of Twisting 3

In the 1994 parliamentary elections, Forza Italia went to the polls on a promise to change Italy. The charismatic Berlusconi promised tax cuts, the fight against bureaucracy and the abuse of power, and he claimed that his own success would become a model for the whole of Italy. And Italian voters were convinced. Berlusconi became Italy’s new prime minister, and not only that: he was to be the longest-serving prime…

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Venice Travel Guide

Venice

Venice is one of Italy’s most important tourist cities, and a city with such a well-preserved history that a trip there will be experienced as a journey back in time. The city is known for its many rivers and canals – and not least crossing bridges – and has an architecture and building style that dates from the 17th century. The best thing about the city is that everything seems…

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