Italy Tours Website Launched By PureTravel

Italy adventure travel guide for worldwide holidays featuring tips, advice and useful information on adventure activities on tours provided direct from local tour operators. This guide helps you find out what to see and do and plan your travel itinerary.

Online PR News – 13-April-2010 – – There is a new addition to the travel world in the shape of a dedicated Italy adventure tours website just launched by PureTravel. The website features activity and adventure tours supplied directly from Italian tour operators.

Whenever a traveler tours Italy, he or she must take either an Italian dictionary or an Italian phrasebook with them in order to understand the locals and to translate menus and street signs. Italian is Italy's official language, but there are also several Italian dialects spoken in the more remote areas of the country that are quite different from standard Italian. Ladin, Fruali and Frulano are just some of the more intriguing variations.

Naples is located in Southern Italy's Campania district and, given that the city lies close to Mount Vesuvius, one of its more intriguing attractions is the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which holds the relics recovered from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were destroyed by the volcano in 79AD. Further highlights of the museum include the Egyptian artifacts from the Borgia and Picchianti collections and the Greek, Etruscan and Oscan epigraphs including the famous Tablets of Heraclea.

The city of Turin lies in Piedmont in Northwest Italy and is home to the magnificent Duomo di San Giovanni or Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. This church is famous for holding the enigmatic Shroud of Turin, and nobody who tours Italy and who is interested in its religious artifacts should miss seeing this world-renowned piece of cloth. The Shroud is, however, only exhibited through Papal Decree, and exhibitions take place every few years.

The Emilia-Romagna region of Northeast Italy contains the city of Bologna, which is famous for its La Cucina Bolognese cooking style. When in Bologna, tourists should make sure to visit the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna or National Picture Gallery and view the extensive collections of Venetian and Emelian paintings that date back to the 13th through the 18th centuries. Individual artists whose work is on display at this beautiful museum include Tintoretto, Raffaello and Perugino.
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