Italy through the eyes of a tourist

What tourists and locals share on the forums.

Someone calculated that in Italy, namely in Rome alone, there are about two thousand fountains, but only about 120 that a tourist wants to see. Fountains, as they say, were earlier as storage for water - during the siege of the city, they saved the inhabitants from thirst. According to another version, every self-respecting rich city dweller perpetuated his memory by building a fountain.

Tourists are happy - in Italy, the fastest trains run between cities, the speed of which reaches 300 km / h. Just an hour and a half, and you are already in another city hundreds of kilometers away.

In Italy, there is a tourist tax for accommodation in the amount of about 3 euros. And in winter or late autumn, the rooms may not have heating. The owners save electricity, which is expensive in Italy.

Everyone knows that in Italy they love small transport. There is a problem in the country: narrow streets to which you have to adapt. Therefore, small cars, scooters, motorcycles are very popular. But the trick is in the black - the tax on a small car is less than for a "normal" car.

Many people know that in Italy delicious food, quality products. In stores, even in winter, there is always a rich assortment of vegetables and fruits, and you can go to the market like a museum, the main thing is not to forget why you came)))

In Italy, in cafes, restaurants or in any places of public catering, tourists are charged a service tax of 2-3 euros, if they sat down at a table, they can include this amount immediately in the bill.

Fashionistas know that Italy is a place for great shopping. People come here to order the highest quality clothes and shoes from the master. The richest selection of clothing, oddly enough, men's clothing and for every taste.

And in Florence, there are private shops selling handbags at every step. You can also pick up a bag on the market, but you have to be prepared that you can run into a fake - Indians sell bags. It is better to buy a bag in shops that are kept by local craftsmen.