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Italy Travel Guide

6 reasons to travel to Italy

For centuries, millions of travellers have visited Italy to discover the finer pleasures in life: everywhere you look, there's a wealth of culture, nature and cuisine. If you're hoping to revise your knowledge of the Romans, visit the monuments classed as UNESCO world heritage sights for a change of perspective: a trip to Italy is a must.

  • 1.
    Lose yourself in the cultural riches of Florence
  • 2.
    Discover Rome
  • 3.
    Admire Italy's lakes
  • 4.
    Roam through the Tuscan countryside
  • 5.
    Bask in Mediterranean waters
  • 6.
    Savour the pleasures of eating

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Is this the destination for you?

Does a trip to Italy tempt you? We've prepared this article for you to determine if Italy is made for you, or not!

You should go if

  • You're a gourmet. Cold meats, cheese, wine, pizza and pasta are waiting for you!
  • You're ready for a marathon of museums and churches, all more beautiful and richer than the next one.
  • You're susceptible to the charm of an Italian accent.
  • You dream of lakes, countryside, the sea and towns from the Renaissance period or even older still.
  • You want to know all Venice's secrets.
  • You want to put yourself in the shoes of a gladiator for a day at the Coliseum in Rome.
  • You dream of never-ending ice creams!
  • You want to experience agritourism in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with a view of the vineyards.
  • You want to sip a spritzer or a cappuccino on a terrace in the Santo Spirito district of Florence.

You shouldn't go if

  • You prefer sporting activities to cultural ones.
  • You're looking for a complete change of scenery.
  • You prefer whisky to wine!
  • You're looking for a complete change of scenery.