travel in Italy


  • Required documents
  • Take care of your health
  • How to preserve the memory of impressions received
  • Road trip to Italy

So he came, the long-awaited vacation! You were waiting for this for several long months, anticipating a warm sun and soft, delicate sand under your feet. Finally, you can relax and not to think about the hated alarm clock in the morning and traffic jams. Vacation time relaxing and enjoying - and it very close!

Required documents

So you have to travel in Italy 2 weeks What to bring? Of course, the main thing that you need to immediately put in a travel bag - a passport, cash euros or bank card, with which you can withdraw money from an ATM. It is advisable to take both, in the event that cash is not enough, this could happen! If you buy tickets through the Internet, you do not worry about anything, you just need to come with your passport to the front desk and check in. And if you still have the tickets in hand, they also immediately have to put in the bag, so as not to forget.

 travel in Italy by car

Take care of your health

For people with low vision can recommend to stock up with new contact lenses and a special solution to the volume of the package is not more than 100 ml. If the amount is greater, for customs control you will be asked to remove the container from the bag and not be allowed to take with you on the plane. Think carefully about where you pack the luggage to avoid rush at the last minute to shop in search of a suitable travel bag or suitcase.

Of course, any thing is not a problem to buy on arrival at the store, if you forget something at the training camp. So do not do from this tragedy. But some things you need to take care in advance. For example, buy comfortable shoes if you have to walk a lot.

On a trip you should always have a first aid kit with a minimal set of essential drugs. Many people completely forget about it and very sorry for later, when the road suddenly grab a headache or stomach. Therefore analginum, tsitramon mezim and you should be sure to. Also it does not hurt to stock up on patches and green paint, activated carbon, and some cold remedies. Your luggage will weight is not much, but to help in an emergency can.

How to preserve the memory of impressions received?

In the journey to Italy is very handy phrase book. You'll feel much more comfortable if some basic phrases will be able to speak Italian. Such a phrase book you can buy in any bookstore, and if you have a smartphone or another handy gadget, can be downloaded to a great Italian-Russian Dictionary and phrases in Italian.

Italy - a wonderful country, and most of the tourists go there not only for a beach holiday, but also to get acquainted with its attractions. Therefore, it is desirable to pre-buy guide describing all the most famous places and events that you can visit during your vacation. Generally, guides also contains lots of useful information related to national traditions, addresses of banks and hotels, telephone emergency services. In addition, you can not do without a camera, because to go to Italy and bring back but a great mood, and souvenirs, and even photo evidence of your journey - is unforgivable! This country is worth it to the memory of her visit is stored in your family photo album.

Road trip to Italy

If you are going to make a trip to Italy by car What to take with you is the number one issue. On this trip, the chief mate and your friend - your machine, which necessarily must be properly taken care of. Therefore, the car must be fully functional. You can not hope in this matter on "maybe", it is not a serious approach. Pre-visit Autotechcenter and make sure the car is all right.

Also, it is useful to have a spare tire in the trunk and a tire repair kit, you can buy in any auto. For petrol, the refueling is everywhere, but it will be very prudent on your part to take on the road a couple of cans of petrol, who knows what!

It is difficult to find a driver who does not use the navigator. But if the road is to be in unknown territory, the question, to take or not take the navigator, is eliminated. Brother, definitely! And it does not hurt to take a paper version of the maps of the area ,. Technical assistants, of course, are very helpful, but even old-fashioned card will be on hand.

And, of course, bring a driver's license, and it will be very frustrating if, after driving a good distance from the house, you will find their absence; Such cases happened at the hapless traveler.

As you can see, for the trip to Italy need to prepare more thoroughly than, say, a trip to the most popular among Russians, Egypt or Turkey. A story about what to take with you on a trip to Egypt, Turkey and other warm countries - that's another story.

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  • Tbilisi - history and modernity close
  • Mtskheta - the cradle of the origin of Christianity
  • The modern tourist center in Batumi
  • Cave fortresses and monasteries

Georgia - a country with a long history. On the territory of this country you can see ancient villages, temples and monasteries.

The most conservative estimate in the country, there are about 10 thousand monuments of architecture, history and culture.

The oldest of them, the acropolis in Mtskheta, dates back to the I century BC To see all the sights of Georgia, need a lot of time. Many of the old buildings have no analogues in the world and are included in the UNESCO heritage list. The unusual stone architecture against the backdrop of beautiful mountain landscape, with numerous natural monuments - a unique and unforgettable spectacle.

Sightseeing can be combined with leisure at the health resorts of the region.   There are about 300 resorts, including the seaside balneological, mountain and mud hospital.

The republic is situated 118 museums. The most famous of them - the State Museum of Georgia, which has existed since 1852. There are historical artifacts stored Georgia and the entire Caucasus - exhibits that allow to visualize the development of civilization in this mountainous region.

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Tbilisi - history and modernity close

The capital of Georgia - Tbilisi - among the most ancient cities in the world, in which a huge number of monuments from different eras. Its history dates back to the VI-III centuries BC "Tbili" means "warm". This was due to the name of the city of hot springs nearby.

Tbilisi - the largest city in the country, located in the valley of the Kura River at the foot of Mount Mtatsminda, which translated means "Holy Mountain." Tbilisi can be found next to the objects of ancient architecture with modern high-rise buildings, parks and bridges over the full-flowing Kura.

Children's amusement park and recreation Mtatsminda

At the top of Mtatsminda broken a wonderful children's park. You can get there by cable car or local bus. The park is considered to be childish, but it will be interesting to see everything. The park has a number of unusual sculptures and statues, which are worth a look. Inside buildings, on facades which entwined strange shapes of trees, decorated with figures of birds and animals, you can find cozy restaurants. The Mtatsminda especially beautiful at a time when there is blooming roses, planted in the park. From the mountain offers a magnificent view of the city Tbilisi. From here you can see the temples - the most famous sights of Georgia, who are in the Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi Cathedral, built in honor of the 2000th anniversary of Christianity, the old town with its winding streets and ancient churches.

On the left bank of the Kura River is a monument to Vakhtang Gorgasal king of Iberia, which is considered the founder of Tbilisi, and the medieval church Metekhi (III c.).

Attractions and extraordinary flavor of the Old Town

Once in Tbilisi, it is necessary first of all to visit its historic part - the Old Town, which is located in the south-eastern part at the foot of Mount Mtatsminda. Only here you can feel the special touch of old Tbilisi architecture and see its attractions. Brick houses in 2-3 floors with carved wooden balconies, and below them the narrow streets of the Old Town. In the central part of the city is the country's most ancient fortress Narikala (Shuristsihe) - IV-VIII centuries. and many other interesting objects. Must-see Anchiskhati - the oldest city church of St. Mary (VI-XVI centuries).

The main cathedral of Georgia - Sioni Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, named in honor of Mount Zion in Jerusalem, as well as other churches Sioni, dedicated to the Mother of God. In Tbilisi Sioni it houses the famous shrine of Georgia - the cross of St. Nino, who according to legend was handed over to her the Mother of God. Until 2004, the Sioni Cathedral, founded in the V-VII centuries., Was the residence of the acting Georgian Catholicos. The temple was destroyed several times during wars and earthquakes, but each time to rebuild. The Cathedral is a typical medieval architecture of the late period. As inside the building and on its facade can be seen preserved fragments from different eras.

By the later monuments of the old city that are worthy of attention include Kashveti Church (1910), Norashen (1793), the Palace of Queen Darejan Sachino (1776), Paliashvili Opera House (1851) and other interesting objects.

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Mtskheta - the cradle of the origin of Christianity

After seeing the sights of Tbilisi, is to go to the small town of Mtskheta, which is 30 km from the capital, "... where the plums are noisy, though embracing two sisters, jet Aragvi and Kura ..." (Lermontov). He founded one of the city's famous sons Kartlos, the progenitor of the Georgian people, whose name was Mtskhetos. He built a fortress around which the city grew - the capital of Iberia. Tbilisi became the capital in the V century AD In Mtskheta, the 736 was looted Arab Caliph, governor of the Caucasus Marwan II, and since then has ceased to play a meaningful role in the political life of the country.

Mtskheta is considered the Georgian Jerusalem. There are two important Orthodox shrines laid during the reign of Mirian, who in 337 proclaimed Christianity the state religion. At the behest of the king it was built two shrines - the Temple and Monastery Svetitskhoveli Samtavro.

Samtavro Monastery - shrine for all Orthodox

The territory of the monastery is an architectural ensemble of Samtavro Transfiguration Church and convent of St. Nina. The church was built in the IV century. Later it was destroyed several times and re-erected. It contains several shrines, including the miraculous icons, the graves of Mirian and his wife Nana and other holy relics.

Near the temple is a small inconspicuous building. This is the church of St. Nino - Makvlovani, meaning "blackberry". Nino preached Christianity, finding refuge under the branches of a blackberry bush. It is believed that Makvlovani was built on the very spot where she lived and preached holy Nino.

Historical place of Tbilisi - Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

Famous Svetitskhoveli - is the main cathedral of Georgia, which for millennia has been and remains a stronghold of the Christian faith. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral was the coronation site and burial place of the kings of the family Bagration.

Svetitskhoveli erected on the spot where in I century was buried Rabbi Elioz sister, who died with the Lord's riza hands. The shrine was buried along with the woman, but after a while this place has grown cedar that was worshiped as a relic. The temple was built much later, at the urging of Saint Nino. Cathedral, which can be seen today, was established in 1010. The trunk of a cedar remained in place. Because of his miraculous power to cut the tree failed. Later it was called "a life-giving pillar", a tree trunk, and to this day can be seen in the center of the temple.

From the central part of Mtskheta well seen significant tourist attraction - the temple Jvari. It stands on a hill above the city. Translated from the Georgian "Jvari" means "Monastery of the Cross." This is one of the best creations of medieval architecture in Georgia.

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The modern tourist center in Batumi

Batumi City - the capital of Adjara, a tourist center that is loved not only Georgians, but also the numerous visitors. This seaside resort town, well refurbished and is always ready to receive important guests. There are many restaurants and hotels, and in the vicinity of the resort town, which offers a beach holiday. There is something to see in the old town, which is located in the north of Batumi. Within this area of ​​the city existed in the early centuries.

The city itself can be considered a landmark of the country, because it has been almost completely restored, and the eastern streets of the Old Town are made in the European manner. The famous boulevard on which it is imperative to take a stroll, planted with palm trees and pine trees. This famous tourist destination.

It is worth a walk down the street king Farnavaz. There you can see an old Greek temple striped area and the Italian style of Venice. Batumi is planned in such a way that on the streets is difficult to get lost. Going from one avenue to another, you can see a building with amazing architecture, fountains, churches, and to make his impression of this extraordinary seaside town.

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Cave fortresses and monasteries

Take a trip to Georgia, want to see this amazing cave monasteries of the country. These monuments include Vardzia - is a city carved into the rock at a depth of 50 m and consists of 600 rooms. Kind of amazing cave complex - its length of about 900 m and a height corresponding to the height of the many layers of 8-storey building. Cave monastery dates from the XII-XIII centuries.

Build a fortress-monastery Vardzia strengthening, which was to block the way to the invaders, attacked from the south. During construction, there were 3000 of cave galleries with numerous nooks and lazami rooms that can accommodate up to 50 thousand soldiers. Centre facilities is carved into the rock temple, the walls of which are preserved frescoes from the faces of George III and his daughter Queen Tamara. It is this unusual rock structure in 200 km from Tbilisi, near the town of Akhaltsikhe.

The mountainous area in ancient times people settled, and the Caucasus is no exception. It has survived an unusual city, houses which are carved into the gentle slope of the rock. The ancient city was founded in the II millennium BC. Carved into the rock cave houses can be seen near the town of Gori, on the banks of the river Mtkvari mountain. Name Uplistsikhe survived since most times without changing the meaning "fortress of God." Usually in our understanding of the way the city is not, there is a tunnel that served the residents of the village of stone secret passageway to the river.

Georgia welcomes visitors not only monuments of culture and ancient architecture, but also the beauty of its landscape, the hospitality of the locals. Caucasian cuisine and famous Georgian wines, the ability to improve their health in a sanatorium complex and visit the local attractions make the visit to this country's rich and interesting adventure.

 Unusual Georgia and its ancient and modern attractions