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Italy and Italian

General Inforamtion

BBC Online Education
Take a virtual tour of 5 main cities, learn some useful cultural information, browse a selection of web links.

Geography of Italy

CIA World Factbook - Italy
Factual background information on the country - population, geography, history, government, economy, transnational issues and more.

Culture and Traditions

Italy: Culture and Traditions

Renaissance Art
From the WebMuseum. Art history and biographies of Giotto, Bellini,DaVinci, Michelangelo amongst other greats.

Online newspapers in Italian.
List from the Internet Public Library..

Yahoo links
Categories include travel, country guides, sports, entertainment, society and culture. Great images in "Italy photos".

Italy: People and Culture
Venice Carnevale
National Geographic article with related links to virtual tours of Venice and its attractions


Lonely Planet travel guide
Search the Worldguide for Italy for useful travel information under categories such as 'When to go', 'Events', 'Sights', 'Money and Costs' and 'Getting Around'.

Discover Italia
With lots of photos and images, this is a great way of discovering facts about Italy including special events, cities, planning a tour with the help of maps, nature and traditional attractions

In Italy Online
Travel information for accommodation, transport, travel within the country, attractions, planning an itenerary, Itineraries, restaurants, hotels, museums, off-the-beaten track attractions, hidden treasures, virtual tours and plenty of beautiful pictures of every corner of Italy.

Italian Government Tourist Board
General information on planning your trip to Italy, accommodation, transport, Italy by regions, events, special interests and travel tips

Italian Tourist Web Guide
City and regional information, guides to culture, transport and tours.

Italy Tour - Virtual tour of Italy
A comprehensive website with categories for arts and cultural events, destinations, entertainment, lodging, lodging, shopping, food and wine and travel companies.

Yahoo - Travel Guide - Italy
From Yahoo, featured article on a selected destination, facts at a glance, when to go, attractions, history and culture

Famous Italian

Famous Italians

Italian Dictionaries Online Web dictionary with multi-lingual search capability. Type in a word in English and translate into Italian, or vice verasa.

Italian Dictionary. A resource for intemediate and advanced students.

Italian Language Guides

Internet lessons in 18 parts for students to learn more about the language and culture of Italy.

Grammatica Italiana.
Very useful and comprehensive aid to learning Italian.

La Carta dei Dialetti d'Italia
Interactive map showing the location of various dialects

BBC free Italian language courses


Polo Fiorentino Museale

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan
In English and Italian, this site offers a history of the museum and the home it is housed in, with information about its creation in the 19th Century and the strong Renaissance influences. You can view some of the collections and explore the rooms to see the style of architecture and ornamentation.

Museums in Florence
With links to Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Bardini, Cappella Brancacci, Museo Marino Marini and more.

Musei Vaticani.
Includes links to the gallery of tapestries, the treasury of St Peter's, the sacred museums and the collection of modern religious art.

Palazzo Barberini, Galleria Borghese, Corsini and Spada
Find where these museums are on a map of Rome, look at the history of the museums, artists and collections.

Museums of Florence

Museums of Venice

Museums of Milan