A country packed with culture, a diverse landscape and a lot to offer even the most curious travellers, Italy ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to the perfect destination. If you’re a fan of city escapes or you’d prefer to book yourself into a luxury villa in Italy you’ll have a lot to choose from, with something to suit your style and budget. We’ve put together some reasons below on why Italy makes the perfect holiday destination, be warned as once you’ve been you’ll want to return!
The Diverse Landscapes
Whether you’re a snow bunny looking to hit the slopes and make the most of the impressive skiing Italy has to offer, or you’d prefer to book yourself into a secluded villa in the perfect hills of Tuscany. The natural landscape is beautiful and there really is something for everyone, no matter what time of year you’re looking to go. The country also has some impressive lakes, which are well worth a visit if you’d like to do a mixture of relaxing and exploring. Lake Garda, located in the Alpine region is surrounded by cities such as Verona, Venice and Milan. You can easily plan in a day trip from the lake to places such as Venice, making sure you get the most out of your trip.
Food instantly comes to mind when you think of Italy, it’s a nation known for incredible dishes and some of the best coffee. The food is certainly something to get excited about and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. With iconic dishes such as risotto, pizzas and plenty of pasta dishes. Also known for their delicious gelato, you can treat yourself to something sweet! There are also plenty of delicious food options for vegetarians too, so if there are any non-meat eaters in your group then they’ll have lots to choose from too. If you want to find the best foods on offer, then you can book yourself in for a food tour, where locals help guide you around to some of the best spots. Good food also isn’t too expensive in Italy, so dining out in the evening won’t break the bank, it’s easy to see why the locals are so sociable when it comes to eating out in the evenings!
As with many European countries, there’s lots to offer when it comes to culture. However, thanks to its diverse landscape and regions there is so much to explore. We’ve written about 3 must visit destinations here. However, cities such Venice, Florence and Verona are perfect if you want to admire historic churches, landmarks and spend time wandering around the city admiring the quaint streets. If you’d prefer to explore a more colourful side, then head to the Amalfi coast where the backdrop includes pastel coloured fishing villages, a rugged shoreline and sheer cliffs. A perfect destination for someone looking to make the most of the beaches.