Italy has some of the world's most ancient tourist resorts, dating back to the time of the Roman Republic, when destinations such as Pompeii, Naples Ischia, Capri and especially Baize were popular with the rich of Roman society.
Popular destinations: Rome, Venice, and Florence are the top three destinations for tourism in Italy. Other major tourist locations include Turin, Milan, Naples, Bologna, Perugia, Genoa, Sicily, Sardinia, and Cinque Terre. Two factors in each of these locations is history and geography. The Roman Empire, middle ages, and renaissance have left many cultural artifacts for the Italian tourist industry to use. Many northern cities are also able to use the Alps as an attraction for winter sports, while coastal southern cities have the Mediterranean Sea to draw tourists looking for sun.
Cities to visit in Italy: Rome, Milan, Napoli, Torino, Bari, Catania, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Venice
Airlines to fly to Italy: Delta, Air France, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Sacandinvian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International, Alitalia, British Airways, Finnair, US Airways, Czech Airlines, Malev, LOT, Iberia.