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TOURISM | Most Serene Republic of Montevento

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Ministero del
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Ministry of Tourism of Montevento
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>> ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND PAPERWORK

  • What documentation do I need to travel to Montevento?

Most foreign visitors do not need to submit special paperwork to immigration. Only a current passport or travel document is necessary. Said document or passport must be valid for at least three months following the projected exit from the territory of Montevento, and must have been issued within the last ten years. For citizens of countries bordering Montevento only an identification card is needed. Minors traveling alone need to be sure to check the emigration policy on age for the country of origin, which generally requires written consent from parents. In all cases it is recommended to consult a diplomatic representative in any Monteventani embassy or consulate abroad.

In case you are a citizen of one of the few countries that needs a Visa to enter the territory of Montevento (please consult at the nearest embassy or consulate, or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montevento), you must apply for it prior to entering Montevento. The process is simple and quick, and can be started online at any time on the websites of Immigration, Ministry of Tourism or Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as in person in an Embassy or Consulate of Montevento. The procedure has a minimum cost of 50 Monteventani Florins, up to a maximum of 250 Monteventani Florins depending on the country of origin.

Any person who meets the requirements detailed above has the right to remain in Montevento for a total of 35 days without performing any additional paperwork. It is totally forbidden to carry out any activity related to work under these conditions. If you want to get permission to work in Montevento, consult with Immigration or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Do I need vaccines to enter to the country?

The sanitary conditions are very good in Montevento. There are no epidemics and therefore there are no necessary vaccines to enter the country. Nonetheless you must be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination inside the Monteventani territories. If you are traveling to the rainforest areas of Montevento (In the provinces of Riserva Naturale Nuova Italia, Essequibo or Terra Nuova), vaccination against Malaria is recomended.

  • How do I bring my pet into Montevento?

In order to enter with dogs and cats, you should solicit a request for a health certificate from the Ministry of Livestock (or equivalent) in the country of origin. The certificate must state the health condition of the animal and rabies vaccine. You must present the animal as well as the legal sanitation certificate in the Office of Animal Health Control at the Ministry of Agriculture in order to enter Monteventani territory.

  • Can I enter with a vehicle into Montevento?

Entrance is permitted with vehicles that can be introduced temporarily: Cars, motorcycles, motorized bikes, motor homes, trailers, yachts and other recreational sports vehicles as well as vehicles that are used solely and exclusively by tourists. The vehicles must be driven personally by the owner, a duly authorized user or by their spouse or relative of up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity. The vehicle may be driven by a professional chauffer if they can prove their accreditation with sufficient evidence to the customs authorities.


>> HOW TO ARRIVE?


By Plane

The international airports of the country are served by the major airlines of the world, with flights from all around the world to San Giovanni. The main and largest airport of Montevento is the Spalla International Airport, named in honor of Mauro Spalla, a very important and influential Doge of Montevento, who served the nation for 24 years. The airport was built in 2007 and has the capacity to handle 9 million passengers a year.

The airport has a large parking area built for over 1200 vehicles. This terminal building has four jetways, separate floors for arrivals and departures and a large viewing area on the top floor. It has been cited as one of the most efficient and traveler-friendly airports in South America and the world.

The airport is located 19 km (12 mi) from downtown San Giovanni. The airport is served by public transit and a private taxi service which connect to all of the capital cities of the Provinces of Montevento (San Giovanni, Nuova Firenze, Thorntoria, Cosimia and Villa Pioviosa), allowing to reach one's final destination with a certain ease. The trip time to San Giovanni by car is 3045 minutes, while by bus it is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The cost of the trip depends on the destination point and is arranged in the airport or booked online.

Local flights can also be booked from Spalla International Airport to several cities in Montevento. These services are provided by Vento, a low-cost state-owned airline that operates throughout the territory of Montevento. Due to the great regularity and quality of the service, this way of knowing Montevento can be very good for those with limited time.

By Boat


For sea lovers, it is possible to reach Montevento by ship. There are many national and international passenger ship and ferry companies that link the main ports of the Caribbean with Montevento. Numerous cruises that depart from different parts of the world include Montevento as one of their destinations. Most of them arrive at the Port of San Giovanni, but some also usually go towards the Port of Nuova Firenze. Due to the proximity of Montevento with the main tourist destinations in the Caribbean, many times several cruises make stops in San Giovanni before continuing to their destinations.

Transport across rivers is essential in Montevento to be able to access the most internal areas of the country, where the dense jungle prevents land connections from being easily established. Most of the tourist destinations in the Jungle of the Riserva Naturale Nuova Italia require a boat trip to reach them.

These services are provided by a wide range of small businesses, which can be hired in several ports on the main rivers of the country for a very low cost. Many times these companies also offer discounts of between 25% and 50% on tourist tickets. The State of Montevento owns Fiuma, the main provider of these services. Trips with Fiuma are always accompanied by the best service on board, along with tourist guides that will provide you with all kinds of interesting data while travelling through the country's rivers.

Internal Transport


In addition to the ways already mentioned above, travelling inside Montevento is very easy. The public bus service is very comfortable and optimal for tourists with a low budget, being able to check the routes and schedules through the Andiamo! application available to download for free in most mobile devices. These coaches offer all the services and facilities necessary for an excellent journey, and of course offer services to and from the major cities such as San Giovanni, Nuova Firenze and Alcadell.

Montevento is also the ideal place for motorbike and bike tours, and in the summer, the countrys roads fill up with bikers, attracted by the breathtaking scenery offered by coastal stretches, rolling hills and tree-lined roads. A wide array of routes are offered by both public and private organisations for motorcyclists to explore the country from north to south, from the sea to the mountains. An extensive network of bicycles for rent is also available in most of the big cities of Montevento. All ferries and ships from Fiuma carry bicycles free of charge.

It is very simple to rent a car or a motorbike, but it is best to check in advance which are the requirements of the different agencies. Age generally must be 20 or over, but some agencies allow younger people to rent a vehicle. A credit card is generally necessary, plus a driving licence issued by a state recognised by Montevento.
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>> WHERE TO GO?

Costa Grande

Fiume D'oro

Terra Nuova

Essequibo

Nuova Italia


PROVINCE OF COSTA GRANDE

View of San Giovanni's Coast during the "Le Notte delle Luci"

The Province of Costa Grande (English: Big Coast) is one of the five constituent provinces of Montevento. It is home to more than 640,000 Monteventani citizens but it is also the smallest province, with 34,947 km of total area. The capital and most populous city of the province is San Giovanni, who also officiates as the capital of the Republic of Montevento.

Getting to Costa Grande is very easy, as it is home to the largest port in the country, in addition to the main airport of Montevento, the Spalla International Airport. Once in the province, moving through it is very simple too, as the public transport service connects all major cities and points of interest for a very cheap price.

Costa Grande is a very popular tourist destination, both for family tourism or as a beach getaway to enjoy the sun with friends or a special one, with the addition of a wide range of daytime and nighttime fun, being a reference as a destination for young people around the world for its busy nightlife. It also offers a wide variety of water sports, stunning sunsets and an excellent gastronomic offer.

Annually the "Le Notte delle Luci" is celebrated in the province on August 6, being one of the most important parties in Montevento. The main attraction of the event are the fireworks that can be seen from the coast of several cities, especially from San Giovanni. Although the use of fireworks is prohibited in Montevento, this is one of the few events that have obtained a special permit for its use.

In addition to the city of San Giovanni, the province of Costa Grande has several smaller cities that, although they do not have such a busy nightlife, offer a perfect place to rest and go to the beach to sunbathe, or simply observe the landscape.


Rank

FLAG

City

Population

Municipality

1

San Giovanni

443.900

Municipality of Costa Grande

2

Tivollo

92.473

Municipality of Torrelavega

3

Verocuse

46.654

Municipality of Penicos

4

Almelona

30.321

Municipality of Carcia

5

Caseto

23.362

Municipality of Carcia

San Giovanni

Tivollo

Verocuse


PROVINCE OF FIUME D'ORO

View of Hispindia's Coast during summer
The Province of Fiume D'oro (English: Golden River) is one of the five constituent provinces of Montevento. It is home to more than 540,000 Monteventani citizens and it's the second smallest province, with 36,711 km of total area. The capital city of the province is Nuova Firenze, which is also the most populous city in the province and the second most populous in Montevento.

Fiume D'oro is a very diverse province, offering many different activities. This place is considered as the educative capital of the Republic of Montevento, since most of the private universities are located in the City of Nuova Firenze, including the prestigious Public University of Montevento. Due to these reasons, Nuova Firenze is where most of the country's students reside. The city of Nuova Firenze offers a unique opportunity to do educational tourism, as most universities offer cheap and short courses on various topics.

However, perhaps the most important and the main attraction of the Province of Fiume D'oro are its beaches and its small but beautiful cities along the Atlantic coast. These offer an ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday alone or with family, taking advantage of the tranquility and serenity of being away from the big and busy cities.

Cities like Santadras are very popular among the wealthiest tourists, since the facilities of the small town offer all kinds of luxuries but maintaining the minimalist and classic style that characterizes the coast of Fiume D'oro, all within steps from the best beaches and minutes from beautiful natural parks.

Other cheaper alternatives are the city of Alcadell, a modern city centered around port activities, which has the third largest population of Montevento, or other cities such as Hospindia or Tadolid, which are very similar to Santadras but with fewer luxuries, although always maintaining the warmth and beauty that characterize this area of ​​the country.


Rank

FLAG

City

Population

Municipality

1

Nuova Firenze

359.678

Municipality of Bitorno

2

Alcadell

111.629

Municipality of Queras

3

Santadras

30.236

Municipality of Falimno

4

Hospindia

25.178

Municipality of Falimno

5

Tadolid

11.598

Municipality of Falimno

Nuova Firenze

Alcadell

Hospindia


PROVINCE OF TERRA NUOVA

Sunset in Thorntoria's streers
The Province of Terra Nuova (English: New Land) is one of the five constituent provinces of Montevento. It is home to more than 290,000 Monteventani citizens and has an area of 83,534 km in total. The capital city of the province is Thorntoria, named in honor of the English Captain Robert Thornton, who organized the first Italian expedition to northern Brazil and the Amazon river under the orders of Ferdinando the First of Tuscany in 1608.

Unlike the rest of Montevento, the main attractions of Terra Nuova are not its beaches, parties or its excellent landscapes. It is its history what makes it unique and an excellent tourist destination for foreigners. This province is the birthplace of Montevento, as these were the territories that Captain Thornton found in his first expedition to the new world under Italian orders, and it was here that the first city of the country was raised, Thorntoria.

All the cities of Terra Nuova are protected by the government in order to preserve the colonial architecture of hundreds of years ago. This is especially true in the city of Thorntoria, which has been declared a National Historic Landmark by the Government in 1987, so any type of change to the buildings and streets of the city is prohibited. This resulted in a city in which it seems that time has stopped in the colonial era, making it ideal for those who seek to know the past.

The city of Altacchia also offers a gastronomic offer like no other city can give you. The cuisine of Montevento is strongly influenced by the Italian, but with a unique touch that makes it different but still resembling the most iconic italian dishes. Altacchia is home to the best restaurants in the region. Among the most recognized dishes of this city, there are different types of pasta, such as Ravioli, Canneloni, Tortellini and the specialty of the city, the Gnocchi. It is also impossible to leave Atlacchia without trying their delicious Gelato.


Rank

FLAG

City

Population

Municipality

1

Altacchia

102.356

Municipality of Barcengo

2

Ferona

78.235

Municipality of Monterosso

3

Thorntoria

39.652

Municipality of Montemura

4

Catanto

35.155

Municipality of Vizelos

5

Ouva

34.313

Municipality of Barcengo

Altacchia

Ferona

Thorntoria


PROVINCE OF ESSEQUIBO

Kaieteur Waterfall in the Municipality of Potaro
The Province of Essequibo is one of the five constituent provinces of Montevento. It is the second largest province with a total of 142.054 km, but despite its large size, it is the second least populated province with only around 90.000 people living on it. The capital city of the province is Cosimia, a little city built in the north of the Province, where the rainforest that covers most of it is not very dense.

Essequibo is home to the Kaieteur Falls which are the world's largest single drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it, with a height of 226 metres (741 feet) and an average flow rate of 660 m/s (23,400 cubic feet per second), which also make it one of the most powerful waterfalls of the world. They are located on the Potaro River in the Municipality of Potaro near the town of Porto Potaro, in the center of Essequibo's rainforest.

The falls are the main tourist attraction of the province, with hundreds of tourists arriving every day to see the wonders of Kaieteur and hear the story about how the falls received their name, since, according to legend, Kaieteur has been named after an unpleasant old man who was placed in a boat and shoved in the fall by his relatives. Thus the fall was named "Kaieteur", which means "old-man-fall".

Getting to the falls is very easy, despite being in the middle of the rainforest. Tour guides can usually be hired in the city of Cosimia, which can be reached through public transportation in the country from any large city in the nation. The guides will make your trip to the falls an adventure.

The jurney usually start with a boat trip on the Esequibo River until reaching Puerto Potaro, from where it continues on foot through paths between the rainforest, being able to observe all kinds of wildlife and wonderful landscapes, until reaching the falls.

The city of Komori, which is located a few kilometers from the falls, offers very good hotels with all the comforts to rest or eat something after the end of the day.


Rank

FLAG

City

Population

Municipality

1

Cosimia

56.423

Municipality of Guessa

2

Komori

12.569

Municipality of Bame

3

Porto Potaro

9.567

Municipality of Potaro

4

Macedras

6.786

Municipality of Bame

5

Sabandia

5.256

Municipality of Potaro

Cosimia

Komori

Porto Potaro


PROVINCE OF NUOVA ITALIA

Rainforest of Nuova Italia
The Province of Nuova Italia (English: New Italy) is one of the five constituent provinces of Montevento. It is the largest province with a total of 165.079 km, but its the least populated one, with only around 60.000 people living here. The capital city of the province is Villa Pioviosa (English: Rainy Villa), named like that after the very common rainy weather.

The Province of Nuova Italia is usually also called as Riserva Naturale Nuova Italia because the Province used to be one of the largest natural reserves in South America, managed by the provinces of Costa Grande, Essequibo and Terra Nuova. However, due to the high autonomy of the reserve, the government decided to convert it into a province in 1991.

Although legally it is no longer a Natural Reserve, the province still retains an enormous amount of laws that protect the environment and the fauna of the place, which greatly restricts the commercial activities and development of the province which partly explains Its small population.

The Province dedicates most of its budget to maintaining the rainforest that covers practically all of its territory in excellent condition, which makes it an excellent place to go on excursions and get to know the nature of Montevento. Guided visits to the rainforest are made every day from the city of Villa Pioviosa for very affordable prices.

Another interesting activity that can be carried out in Nuova Italy is to navigate across the rivers of the province in boats until reaching some of the small towns that are located on the banks of the rivers, such as Lanada, Badandia or Luvento. The locals are very friendly and love when people come to visit their villages.


Rank

FLAG

City

Population

Municipality

1

Villa Pioviosa

57.247

Municipality of Veluz

2

Lanada

3.698

Municipality of Cololona

3

Badandia

2.587

Municipality of Cololona

4

Luvento

1.739

Municipality of Salezzo

5

Terme

1.049

Municipality of Salezzo

Villa Pioviosa


>> WHAT TO DO?

Explore

Montevento is an excellent place to explore and reconnect with nature. The country offers an endless number of natural places to visit, among which its lush green forests, pristine rivers, majestic lakes, and wonderful waterfalls stand out. The enormous biodiversity that characterises these territories will leave you surprised, being able to find from the smallest and friendliest animals, such as the Agoutis to the largest and fiercest like jaguars and pumas, without forgetting an uncountable quantity of birds of infinity of colours and sizes.

Your trip to Montevento can be an adventure, travelling by canoe through the internal rivers of the jungle, climbing hills, walking trails and roads and discovering new places and learning about the peculiar local culture of the areas furthest from the big urban cities.

Montevento also offers a unique experience for those who wish to make another type of not-so-conventional tourism, economically and with little spending. The Republic is considered one of the best places in the world to hitchhike due to the enormous hospitality of the citizens of Montevento, who are always more than happy to give you a hand offering quick transportation and even a place to sleep and try some of the most traditional Monteventani dishes.

It is also possible to find numerous places to camp alone, with friends or with family, enjoying a good bonfire and a wonderful clear night. The numerous national parks are the perfect place for this type of activities, being continuously cared for to offer you one of the best natural experiences of your life.

Learn


Not everything in Montevento is adventure and nature, as the country has a rich and deep history originating from its roots as the only Italian colony in South America, developing a typically European culture but with unique and incomparable characteristics with the rest of the world.

Tourists can explore and discover the private residences of ancient and noble colonial families as well as those of great personalities during the colonial era, from the Casona Thorntorn, which was the personal residence of Robert Thorntorn, who led the Italian expeditions to Montevento to the grand Palazzo Ducale, built in the 1700s as the summer residence of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany; visit world famous museums and explore impressive archaeological sites to immerse themselves in an exciting, grandiose past.

The city of Thorntoria, one of the first cities of Montevento, will teleport you directly to the colonial era, showing you the typical architecture of the time, the same cobblestone streets that were travelled by the first settlers and an endless number of other curiosities, such as the city walls that still remain standing, the old port and the fort on the outskirts of the city, where the army of the colony carried out its activities.

Enjoy


The country's wonderful beaches are always ready to be visited. With a warm climate during most of the year, Montevento is the ideal place for a beach getaway to relax and forget about the routine for a weekend, staying in one of the numerous and cozy coastal cities of the country or in the luxurious hotels of the largest cities.

Outdoor cultural and musical events are held daily in most of the country's parks and beaches, offering a huge variety of different activities ranging from concerts of rock, classical and electronic music to free classes of yoga, gymnastics and other sports. A host of games for kids are also offered, including scavenger hunts through the streets of vacation resorts and other inclusive activities.

Montevento is an ideal place for a sports-related vacation beyond compare! The Republic is the perfect background for golf, cycling and cycle excursion, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding along amazing bridle paths and many other outdoor sports.

Throughout the country, from north to south, it is possible for visitors to experience a unique vacation centred on general well-being at our numerous natural thermal springs. These places are renowned for their therapeutic properties and for their excellent aesthetic treatments.
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Republic of Montevento | 2021
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The Most Serene Republic of Montevento

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