Italy is well known for it´s high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine–and an insatiable taste for “la dolce vita.”
It’s also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it’s no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country).
With so many places to visit, many visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you’ll find numerous archaeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country’s cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
Regardless of what part of the country you choose, you’ll find plenty of things to do and places to see with your. You can explore Venice´s canals by gondola, walk the cliffs and beaches of the Amalfi Coast, or learn about major historical events by sightseeing Rome´s vibrant piazzas. To get away from big tourist crowds, head for the ancient villages of Tuscany surrounded by a quiet countryside made for day trips on foot or by bicycle.
Famous for its cuisine, Italy has long influenced the eating and drinking habits of people around the world. Treat your taste buds to real, fresh pizza and spaghetti. Taste award-winning wines, which go extremely well with regional tortellini and tagliatelle pasta dishes. You might be surprised to find that, despite their popularity around the globe, pasta and tomato sauce form only one part of the Italian cuisine. Fresh fruit and vegetables play a huge role in each daily meal, while fish remains one of the most important traditional ingredients. In most towns & cities you will find distinctive aperitifs served alongside plates filled with cheeses, olives, and freshly baked bruschetta. And wherever your Italy vacation takes you, be sure to get a proper dose of gelato, tiramisu, and espresso coffee.