Italy may not be the most exotic country in the world, but it does package a lot of wonders (most of them historic), and the wide range of dishes that originate from that country nestling in the Mediterranean makes its cuisine one of the most popular in the world.
With a population of nearly 60 million people, a language that rolls off the tongue in seductive melody, majestic beaches that make sunbathing looking like a vacation in heaven, and a mature tradition of fine art and music, Italy beguiles and enchants. It begs for a visit.
Here are four reasons to visit that spectacular country in southern Europe:
Visiting the Vatican in Italy is like superimposing yourself into a masterpiece of an artwork. Or, if the city-state is a digital art, then visiting it is like viewing the art in virtual reality.
The Vatican (Only 0.44-square-kilometre large) is the world’s smallest independent state, but the myriad of wonderful attractions it shelters will keep you busy for at least a week. Some of the great sights there include the grand St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and its elaborate wall and ceiling arts, and the Vatican Palace.
The Vatican Palace alone hosts awe-inspiring halls and rooms (adorned with heavenly artworks by great historic artists) and many museums harbouring art collections that can only be called gems. Imagine what you will find in the other attractions.
The Colosseum and the Forum
You have obviously heard about the great gladiator battles—or watched them in movies. Visiting the Colosseum in Rome is like taking a walk back in history to feel the ground where the famous gladiators once fought to the death and marvel at the beauty of the ruins that survived that age.
Next to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum and what’s left of the numerous important ancient government structures that girdle it. The sights are inspiring and educating, and you get the opportunity to walk the same halls as the great historic Caesars.
Italian Cuisine Is Especially Tasty
The charm of Italy doesn’t only rely on its many ancient ruins, but also on the food. Therefore, if you are a foodie, who aspire to discover assorted authentic Italian dishes and relish them from their origin, just as bears enjoy eating honey right from its source, then it’s time to visit Italy.
Dating back to the 4th century BCE and with dishes that rely mostly on the quality of the ingredients, Italian cuisine easily comes to mind when someone mentions cheese, espresso, wine, pizza, or pasta. The best part is that the dishes vary from region to region. Hence, you can tour Italy for a whole year and not get tired of the cuisine.
A Visit to Italy is a Heavenly Vacation
With its soothing Mediterranean climate, sunny winters, extensive blue beaches, and luxury resorts, Italy will make you wish that vacations last forever, and you can find any type of vacation spot you want in the country.
Is it a honeymoon vacation? A visit to the canal city of Venice is the best gift you can give you partner. Are you on a tour vacation? Rome and its ancient ruins are a great place to start. Are you on retirement? Purchase a property in the countryside. If, however, you are just looking for a summer or winter vacation destination, try the many luxury beach resorts along the Adriatic coast.
With the assortment of attractions that Italy packages, it is virtually impossible to run out of reasons to visit the country. If you are coming from the US you don’t need a full VISA because Italy is one of the VWP countries that qualifies for an ESTA Visa, and therefore US citizens benefit from the reciprocal agreement.
The spectacles Italy boosts are well… nigh limitless. So why wait? Why not go and enjoy the best vacation of a lifetime in Italy? Bella Italia!