You may not require an excuse to visit Italy, but just in case you have to justify your (amazing) choice here are our top four reasons to travel to Italy:
There is ancient history and culture everywhere you look in Italy. From the Colosseum to St. Peter’s Square, history is found around every turn. Museums in Italy are home to some of the worlds greatest works of art, by the world’s best artists. The cities themselves are also beautiful. Florence syndrome is an illness that occurs in some people when they are exposed to a large amount of beautiful art in the same place!
Italians make some pretty decent food. Fans of pasta are happy when roaming the streets of cities, as there are fresh markets and local villas around every turn. Many have said that parmesan cheese is terrible until you’ve had it fresh in Italy. Of course, who could forget about delicious truffles found in the northern Mountains. Wherever you are, you are sure to find a healthy mix of local products and traditional Italian dishes cooked to perfection!
Italy produces almost as much wine as France, but if you ask any Italian you may hear differently. The wine in Italy is delicately balanced to go perfectly with the food. Just one sip and you may never want to leave. For more on Italian wine, check out this previous post!
The whole country is a peninsula so there are lots of them to be explored. Also, don’t forget about the mountains! The northern part of Italy borders Austria, France and Switzerland via the majestic Alps! Cruising the Almafi Coast with a rental car in Italy is just one of the great thrills of the countryside!
One thing is for sure, next time you travel to Italy, with a little research, there won’t be a dull moment!