Italy is not just Rome
Italy is not just Rome, Milan, Venice or Florence, there are a lot more cities less famous but yet outstanding in their own way. Major cities like Naples, Turin or Padua is just a small percentage of Italy.
Here, you will discover smaller cities yet rich in cultural heritage and are scattered throughout the Italian Republic. This site is about and dedicated to the least famous cities that everyone should know about.
Because of the Apennines, mountain ranges of 1,300 km present in the Italian peninsula, a large number of hill towns have been developed throughout the centuries. Towns like Civita di Bagnareggio in the Lazio region, Orvieto in Umbria, Cortona and San Gemignano in Tuscany is really worth visiting.
And the long Italian coastline possesses some amazing cities, which host fabulous beaches that tourist all over Europe yearly visits every summer time.
Lakes like the Lago Maggiore in the Piedmont region and the Logo di Como in the Lombard are very enchanting to see, and navigable rivers like the Po are also some place to go for cruising, sight seeing or for sports fishing.
Italy is not just Rome
Discover Italy’s Botanical System, trees like the red and white Populus (Poplar), the Maple, Spruce, Laburnum, Alder and Rowan. Century old Olive and Oak trees are still can be found scatter in the peninsula. And fruit trees like Apple, Cherry, Oranges, Pear, and varieties of Prunes. In the coastal area pined trees, palm trees and, with regard to aquatic plants and algae.
Not to mention the flowers that bloom from spring to summer, aside from different kinds of Rose and Orchids, Italy’s landscape also grows small flowering plants about an average height of 60 to 70 cm. scientifically named as Silene Vulgaris. This kind of wild flowery plant’s amounts to about 700 types but only 70 species are present in the Italian Republic.
And for the animal lovers the Italian Fauna has a lot in store, in 2003 the Italian Minister of Environment, land and sea have done a checklist on the numbers of wildlife living inside the Italian territory, and the result was there are about 57.468 species of animals, including 1.812 species of Protozoa.
The Arthropods is the most represented (45.888 species, nearly 80%), consists essentially of the class of insects (37,303 species, about 65% of Italian fauna), dominated in turn by the order Coleopterans (12 005 species, equal to 21.7%).
The Vertebrates, however, are only 2.2% (1,255 species), with: 120 species of mammals, 473 of birds, 58 reptiles, 38 amphibians and 568 of fishes. An endemic species of butterflies the Papilio Hospiton, the checklist includes 4,777 types, which is equivalent to 8, 6% of the total.
The main purpose of BestPlacesInItaly.Com to show that Italy is not just the ruins left by the Romans or the arts and architectures of the Renaissance, even though it’s our duty the feature them as well right from the start. We will then focus our attention to feature the entire characteristics of the peninsula.