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Travel to Italy to experience the vita all Italiana, or ‘Italian life’ with its rich artistic heritage, vibrant culture and delicious national cuisine. As home to some of western civilization’s most admired works of art and architecture, a trip to Italy is sure to ignite your senses and stir your soul.

Italy is situated in southern Europe and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Its boot-shaped mainland is instantly recognizable, but there are also several islands within the territory of Italy, such as Sicily, Sardinia, Ischia and Capri. A package trip to Italy is sure to be a cultural awakening as the country is home to more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on earth, with a staggering total of 55, and counting! From the Colosseum of Rome to the ashes of Pompeii in Naples, Italy’s historic sights are just one part of its attraction as a travel destination.

Venice landmark, Burano island canal, colorful houses church and boats, Italy. Long exposure photography
History of Italy

The country’s rich history is a huge attraction for those planning a vacation to Italy. With such a vibrant heritage influenced by civilisations such as the Phonecians, Greek, Romans and Byzantines, it’s little wonder that Italy is sometimes called the ‘Cradle of Civilization’. The Colosseum and Pantheon in Rome or the Temple of Valleys in Sicily are just a few of the relics of Italy’s vast history.

Of course, the most famous period in Italian history is the Renaissance of the 14th-century, credited with propelling western Europe into modernity. This marked a rebirth of ancient arts, language, philosophy, politics and literature and was a period that gave rise to the genius of great Italian’s such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo, Titian and Copernicus. Even today, a trip to Italy is incomplete without contemplating the visual storytelling of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Rome or viewing Da Vinci’s legendary Last Supper in Milan. 

Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
Culture In Italy

All who travel to Italy are captivated by its vibrant national culture. Said to be the birthplace of Western civilisation, this cultural powerhouse is sure to amaze you with its arts, cuisine, music and customs.

Aside from the brilliant art, literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance, Italian culture has the family unit at its heart. Family gatherings are frequent and encompass the entire extended family circle, not just the nuclear family. Of course, food is sure to be part of these traditional family gatherings.

More than just a source of nourishment, food is a pillar of the national identity and a source of passion, creativity and joy in Italy. Italian food is revered throughout the world, and if you travel to Italy, you’ll find that each region has its own subtle style of ‘Italian cuisine’. Wine is another great passion in Italy, which is home to some of the most famous vineyards in the world. An Italian meal is almost always accompanied by good wine.

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When it comes to religion, the Roman Catholic faith is the most important in Italy, and the country is famously home to the Vatican City, the residence of the Pope. Many Italians identify with Roman Catholicism to some degree and most of the national vacations and festivals are connected with Christianity.

Lastly, aside from food, art and religion, one of Italy’s most famous exports is its style. Italian fashion houses such as Prada, Armani and Versace are credited with creating some of the most sought clothing designs in the world.

vacation to Italy is sure to be an unforgettable experience, filled with mouth-watering cuisine, legendary landmarks and plenty of beautiful Mediterranean sunshine.

Currency:
Euro
Language:
Italian
Capital:
Rome
Electricity:
220 V
Time Zone:
GMT + 01:00.
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