Italy, projecting into the Mediterranean Sea like a long haute-couture boot, tempts divers with an extremely long coastline, myriad islands and warm, clear water inviting you to slip beneath the surface.
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Italy Sea Life
The Mediterranean holds a unique array of creatures. You can see moray and conger eels, lobster, octopus, scorpion fish, nudibranchs and large species such as tuna, grouper, snapper and barracuda. Whales and dolphins are regular visitors. The interestingly colored corals and fabulous sea fans are unlike any other in the world, and there are many large sponges to capture your attention. Pelagic species such as yellowtail tuna and amberjack can be seen on the offshore sites.
How to Get There
If you come from abroad, flying in is the simplest option. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport outside of Rome and Milan’s three airports – Milano Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport and Caravaggio Airport Bergamo Orio al Serio are among Italy’s busiest. You can also fly into airports like Palermo Airport on Sicily, Cagliari-Elmas Airport on Sardinia, Naples International Airport (NAP), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) and others. From other European destinations, traveling to Italy by train or ferry is another option. Once you inside Italy, getting around the country is best accomplished by taxi or the extensive rail system.
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