When flying to Porto Alegre with Alitalia, you'll be heading to one of Brazil's most southerly cities. It is famed for its commerce and industry plus a diverse and energetic nightlife.
Known as “The Gaucho Capital,” this city's origins go back to the mid-18th century. With its original settlers largely immigrants from Germany and Italy, today the city has a young and positive ambiance. When you travel to Porto Alegre, be sure to visit one of the several Gaucho cultural centers to sample the food and enjoy the dancing and music. Try a boat trip on the “Rio Guaíba” to see the lagoon and local beaches. The “Palácio Piratini” is the seat of state government and architecturally important – and is also home to some very interesting paintings. If you're traveling on a budget, you should be able to find a cheap hotel in Porto Alegre without trouble.
Book your ticket to Porto Alegre with Alitalia for travel in mid-September, and enjoy “Farroupilha Week,” a commemoration event featuring a number of parades and exhibitions. If you travel to Porto Alegre during the period around Lent (exact dates vary) you'll be able to enjoy the carnival.