Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is filled with rich history and incredible cuisine that everyone ought to taste at least once in their life. My goal in life
Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is filled with rich history and incredible cuisine that everyone ought to taste at least once in their life. My goal in life is to visit every country in the world, and I’ve been to Italy twice already. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the reasons to visit Italy.
1. Nature and adventure in the heart of the Dolomites
The Dolomites, a snow-capped mountain range in the Southern Alps, are where hikers, climbers, skiers, and snowboarders can get their adrenaline fix. You’ll awaken your adventurous instincts as you climb the rugged peaks of the Dolomites, whether you stay in the spring, summer, fall, or winter. Take the Grande Strada Delle Dolomiti (Great Dolomite Highway) for an unforgettable journey on one of the world’s most amazing roads through the Dolomites from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Bolzano.
Northern Italy also has a number of the most picturesque lakes, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda. To truly experience Italy’s natural beauty, you will want to visit the mountains and lakes of the north.
2. Venice- the floating city
You don’t have to be a lover of romantic comedies to fall under the spell of Venice: you will be amazed at every corner as you stroll along the colorful canals of this very special city. In addition to the famous Grand Canal, tourists can enjoy a variety of museums, a lively atmosphere, great shopping, delicious fresh seafood, and typical narrow streets.
Venice may be slowly fading away, but there are countless reasons why it is truly a must-see destination in Italy. Don’t forget to charge your camera, and you will definitely need it to immortalize your visit.
3. The delicious Italian gastronomy
Let’s be honest, one of the main reasons to go to Italy is the delicious Italian food. Region after region, you will discover new flavors, recipes, ingredients, dishes, cheeses, bread, sauces, and so much more. The food will play a big part in giving you a true Italian experience.
Each region has its own specialties, but no matter where you are, you are sure to have a great culinary experience in Italy. From the delicious seafood in Venice, Cinque Terre, and Sicily to the homemade pasta of Tuscany, Italian cuisine will not disappoint.
If you’re a pizza fan, head to the Campania region for a real Neapolitan pizza. Try the delicious sausages, prosciutto, and cheeses in a typical antipasto, and try at least once the pesto pasta in Cinque Terre, the birthplace of this creation made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil. And for dessert, choose tiramisu or panna cotta. And don’t forget the famous gelato, traditional Italian ice cream.
I could go on and on about Italian food, but there are too many delicious specialties to list. In short, let’s just say that Italy is a real paradise for food lovers, and I haven’t even mentioned the numerous wines to accompany all these dishes!
4. Florence- A unique city of art
After Rome and Venice, Florence is definitely on the list of must-see cities. Many tourists call it their favorite Italian city. It is a great city to walk around as a tourist: it is the perfect size to make it one of the most walkable cities in Italy. The centerpiece of Florence is undoubtedly the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo, which is not to be missed when visiting Florence.
This city is the rightful birthplace of the Renaissance and is therefore full of fine art, architecture, and some of the best museums in the world, the Uffizi and the Galleria dell ‘Accademia. Are you an art lover? Then Florence should definitely be on your list. There is a reason why Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
5. The ancient history of Rome
If you have a list of cities you really want to visit, Rome must be on it. There is no other city like Rome in the world. This unique city is full of ruins and historical monuments. The historic city center is a major archeological site, knowing that today the city is still uncovering its 2800 years of history.
Perhaps you’d like to return to modern times? No problem, this city of 2.8 million people is full of trendy stores, restaurants, and bars. You will truly be transported to another era as you walk through the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, where historical figures such as Romulus, Julius Caesar, and Nero ruled.
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