Looking for the experience of a lifetime? Well, then look no further than Italy. This is one of those places that even the most visited travelers claim to “never have seen enough of.” Ask anyone who has been to Italy about their experience, and they will tell you it is not just a trip – it is one of life’s blessings. The sheer magical beauty of this country has a pull that can be paralleled by very few things in life – such as the first day of spring, or the moment you realize true love. There are very few places in the world that blend food, fashion, art, history and nature into a spectacle you can never have enough of.
The country is a treasure trove of art and architectural wonders. Naples, Florence, Venice and Rome attract the most visitors to their eclectic monuments and art museums. One can view pieces by famous artists such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Giotto and da Vinci at length and never get tired. The natural features are a wonder to the eyes as well – from fiery red volcanoes, to blue-and-white lakes, and from sun-laden islands to rolling vineyards – the variety that Italy’s landscape offers are endless. Last but not the least, Italy boasts a collection of wines that few destinations can even level up to. Despite being almost fully locally sourced, they are highly varying in their styles and tastes.
Some facts about Italy:
- The small town of Caldari di Ortona literally has a fountain that is made of wide. The fountain, which is free and open to the public, and flows for all 24 hours of the day, uses red wine that has been locally produced.
- The world’s first ever modern pizza was first made here. Made in Campania in Naples in 1860, this pizza was the first to have what later became the very famous tomato base.
- As of 2019, Italy has tied with China to have the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites – over 55! Sites include classic tourist spots such as Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and of course the Colosseum in Rome.