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5 Amazing Reasons to Explore Italy
It's no wonder Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the world, there's a myriad of reasons why you need to travel to this beautiful country at least once in your lifetime but here are some of the best.
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5 Amazing Reasons to Explore Italy
The Endless Historic Sites
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Italy is a country with vast historical heritage. A stroll through Rome showcases the vestiges of a once mighty ancient empire along with the Papal Kingdom and houses from noble Renaissance families. Florence, Viterbo, Bracciano, Perugia or even Venice, are dotted with remnants from the Middle Age and Renaissance times, while Sardinia with its nuraghi stone towers and villages date back from the Bronze Age.
There are 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, more than any other country in the world, including incredible places such as the archaeological site of Pompei, Torre Annunziata, and Herculaneum.
While most cities, such as Florence, are more of an outdoor museum, you'll also find plenty of art and history museums that you can visit and learn more about the intricate past which shaped this fascinating country.
Food and Wine
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Italian cuisine is renowned for its flavor and passion. You might have eaten pizza before, but you haven't truly experienced this delicious dish until you've tried the pizzas of Naples. The same goes for pasta, spaghetti, ravioli and lasagna. Italian cuisine differs from region to region, but it still maintains the classic Italian character no matter where you go. Just make sure to avoid the tourist spots and head to places the locals dine at instead.
To compliment the delectable food, Italian wines are considered some of the best in the world due to the country’s soil and warm climate, which are ideal for growing the finest quality red wines, including Chianti, Montalcino and Lombardy. The wines often perfectly complement the flavors of Italian dishes.
World-Renowned Cities and Locations
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Italy is dotted with impressive cities which are renowned all over the world. Milan is known for its fashion, Rome for its historical and cultural significance, Venice for its romantic canals, and Florence for its enchanting architecture. While Italy is often noted for its historical sites and cities that act as a portal to the past, you'll also find a modern side to them with some of Europe's most developed metropolitan areas. Southern towns and villages like Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento, and Naples, have their unique Mediterranean charm that really gets you into that 'dolce far niente' mood.
Remarkable Coastlines and Beaches
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The Italian coastline is one of the largest coasts in Europe, with its shores opening up to five seas: The Mediterranean, Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian.
This diversity of seas means that the beaches differ from region to region. From long stretches of white sand beaches to secluded rugged ones, there's plenty of variety that is sure not to disappoint anyone. You'll also find a number of beautiful quaint Italian seaside towns along its coastline that are well worth checking out.
Incredible Artistic Creations
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Italy abounds with amazing art and architecture. The country was the center of the epic Renaissance movement, with the cities of Rome, Milan and Florence displaying some of the most amazing art created by the human hand.
Some of history’s greatest artists, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli and many other renowned painters were born and made their greatest masterpieces here.
The works of these great masters are not only displayed in museums and galleries, but also on public and religious buildings all over the country. Some of the greatest masterpieces in Italy were even painted directly onto the ceilings and walls of the churches and palaces, such as the Last Judgement (Michelangelo), The Last Supper (Da Vinci), and The School of Athens (Raphael).
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