Nicknamed “bel paese” (beautiful country), Italy is filled with diverse landscapes, well known for its distinct culture, art, architecture, history, & glorious cuisine. Along the stunningly beautiful Mediterranean coastline are many amazing places to explore.
Most popular destinations include:
Rome – Italy’s capital & largest city, is home to the Vatican, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and major historical Roman ancient ruins such as the Colosseum. It contains globally influential art & architecture such as the St Peter’s Basilica & the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes.
Venice – Known as the city of canals, was built on more than 100 small islands. The Grand Canal meanders throughout the city, which is filled with narrow, mazelike alleyways. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats.
Florence – Capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. It is home to famous masterpieces of art and architecture such as Michelangelo’s "David", and the iconic Florence Cathedral. Explore the historic narrow streets, experience world-class art and dine on incredible 'Fiorentina' food & wine.
Tuscany’s Countryside – Is known for its picture-perfect natural landscapes, from the snow-capped Apennine Mountains, to Elba’s sunny beaches overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, to Chianti’s famous olive groves and vineyards. The orchards & rolling hills seem to go on for miles.
Milan – known as Italy’s fashion capital, is a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region. Home to high-end dining, shopping, and centuries of art and culture such as Da Vinci’s fresco “The Last Supper”.
Italy has a population of 59.83 million and lures 47.7 million tourists a year (as of 2013). It is truly one of the most amazing places to experience beautiful scenery, famous art & architecture, historical culture, delicious food & wine, and trendy fashion. An extraordinary experience awaits around every corner.