Sicily's seasideThe island of Sicily is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in Italy. It is a popular resort with incomparable beauty supplemented by a rich cultural and architectural heritage.

What makes Sicily particularly unique is its blend of cultures and nations which can be attributed to the region’s rich history. Over centuries Sicily has seen a succession of rulers including Normans, Phoenicians, Arabs, Greek, and Romans just to mention a few. There are many remnants of Phoenician settlements, Greek temples, Norman castles, Punic cities, and even Aragonese churches all over the island.

Italy has a robust transport and communication sector that includes all the main means of transportation used all over the world. With sea ports and an elaborateTravelling through Tuscany by car road and rail network, Italy boasts of a well-developed railways system, modern roads, standard airports and sea-ports. In this post, the main focus is on railway and road networks in this European nation. Away from the port cities, there is no better way of touring the Italian cities other than by train.

The railways network in Italy is so diverse that it links almost every important city or town. It is true to state that all the cities of Italy are intertwined in the railroad network. A major benefit of traveling by train in Italy is the shorter times you can take depending on the kind of train you take and the destinations in question. A major train in the country that many use is the 186 mph Frecciarossa train that links Naples through Rome and into Florence before going all the way to Milan in only four hours. At 186mph, you cannot beat these speeds by road.

“It was impossible to recreate the places, the smells, the sounds and the flavors of the city in a studio, so the whole movie was filmed on location in the streets and along the canals of Venice”. These are the words of the director, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who won an Oscar for “The Lives of Others”.