When asking those who’d been to Italy, about their trip, you see a satisfying smile on their faces before even answering which is the best answer itself! Everyone falls in love with this charming Mediterranean country. In this post, we’ll check out the top 10 reasons why you should visit Italy at least once in your lifetime!
1- It’s not that expensive
European countries aren’t cheap to visit in general, but Italy could be an affordable destination if you act wisely, like avoid traveling during peak season and to buy food from local places rather than touristic areas.
2- Finest wines in the world
Italy is the largest wine producer country in the world which only means they know what they’re doing from centuries ago since this kind of title cannot be gained overnight! Once you drink wine in Italy, you can never help yourself but to buy from the Italian selection of your local liquor store back home!
3- Italian food and coffee
I mean, the whole world knows how good Italians are at spaghetti, pizza, and coffee. I’ve never seen anyone saying they’ve eaten better food or drank a better coffee than what they had in Italy! (Sorry France!)
Fun fact: Starbucks cups names are all Italian! Grande is Italian for ‘large,’ venti means ‘twenty,’ and Trenta is ‘thirty’.
4- Italian Islands
Capri, Ischia, Stromboli, and Elba are only the most famous ones! Italian Islands are always warm, with the most perfect sand and water (some regions have to protect their islands’ sands against thieves).
4- Italian Art
Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci are just a few of them! Italian art has always been an inspiration for artists around the world. Italian fashion, architecture, and painting are constantly thriving throughout history.
5- Italian UNESCO world heritage sites
From the Historic centers of Florence, Naples, Rome, to the Roman Forums to the beautiful villages of Cinque Terre, Italy has 55 UNESCO world heritage sites, more than any other country in the world!
6- Mountains and lakes
Italian Lakes and mountains are so surreal that you cannot believe your eyes!
7- Italian Villages
Italian villages like Marzamemi, Stilo, and Manarola are worth a visit as much as Rome, Venice, and Florence. Ready to meet the most humble people with the most beautiful hearts?
8- Roman ruins
Roman Empire is one of the most powerful empires in mankind’s history which impacted a lot of other countries’ destinies! You can still feel Roman’s power and mightiness when visiting its ruins.
9- San Marino and the Vatican City
San Marino and Vatican City are two independent countries, completely surrounded by Italy. How cool is it to visit three countries in one short trip?!
10- Italian Legendary cities
Italian cities like Rome, Milan, Venice, Genoa, Naples, Florence, Cagliari, Palermo, Livorno, and Sienna are full of rich cultural heritage and character. Which one is your favorite?