Italy

Italy  Audio Travel Guides

Italy is the home of European civilisation and the Roman Empire. It’s also a country with the mighty mountains of the Alps … right through rich, rural regions like Umbria and Tuscany to the exotic island of Sicily…

Italy is one of our favourites at CitySounds.Travel for its food, wine, history, art and architecture… join us to hear monks sing Gregorian chant at evening time in Rome… or maybe come and hear how Florence’s finest ice cream parlour makes it irresistible gelato…

  1. Join us and our guide on a tour of Rome’s huge, beautiful fountains…
  2. Hear all about the luxurious lifestyle in Herculaneum and Pompeii before the volcano Vesuvius ended it all…
  3. Hear how the original, historic “ghetto” in Venice got its name…

Milan is the powerhouse of the Italian economy - there's big industry and banking around the city - but the centre has historic charm around the fabulously ornate Duomo - the cathedral - and around the chic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele…

Milan is the powerhouse of the Italian economy - there's big industry and banking around the city - but the centre has historic charm around the fabulously ornate Duomo - the cathedral - and around the chic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele…

Venice is unique. The canals, the architecture, the history ... it's simply a stunning, world-class place to visit. This guide brings you all the sounds of the city as we tour St Mark's Square, the original "Ghetto" which was simply…

In this guide to World Heritage city Venice you'll be visiting the beautiful island church of San Giorgio Maggiore opposite St Mark's Square... take an early morning stroll around the bustling food markets of the Rialto... travel the Grand Canal…

Bologna is known in Italy as "the fat one" because of its fine food and wealth - from ancient times through to successful modern industry and technology.  So join me around the weekend market on Via Independenza. At a great…

The huge, resounding midday chimes of the city's cathedral and other churches is a great introduction to Florence the Divine. We’ll climb to the summit of the Doumo's dome, tour the great Santa Croce church, a sixteenth century pharmacy which…

Our guided walking tour will take you to ... the famous Cafe del Professori;  we'll discover Naples brilliant energy despite its reputation for crime; see the five storey elegant Gallery Umberto; ride one of the four funiculars worth a trip…

Perugia is the regional capital of Umbria and has a fascinating and historic old city centre. Just down the road is Assisi home of St Francis with its great religious buildings. Umbria is quieter and more relaxed than Tuscany and…

The sculptures and architecture of Bernini define a huge amount of what we think of as the glories of Rome - the Fontana di Trevi, the fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona, and great sculptures and church…

This guide provides some fresh insights into Rome's best-known tourist attractions, but with several off-the-beaten track little gems too. So hear about the Colosseum, the Forum, St Peter’s and the Spanish Steps – but also the hidden attractions of hearing…

Let's start by climbing 400 steps to top of great campanile in Campo. This is where that crazy horse race the Palio is held using bare-back horses. The 17 medieval Contrada ( or districts of Siena) compete. The local bank…

Romanesque cathedral of Trento.. Catholic fightback against Reformation; pedestrian area; fountain of Neptune; frescoes on buildings; 1240 Castle; River Adige runs through town; Ristorante Chiesa serves great mountain food; Rovereto fifteen miles south is known for its Peace Bell made…