There are so many great reasons to visit Italy. From the world famous attractions, detailed architecture, historic ruins and breathtaking coastline to the amazing food and wine, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most visited countries in the world. There’s so much to see and do in this amazing country you could spend a lifetime exploring it.
Italy is home to some of the most vibrant cities around. The capital city of Rome offers so many sites all within close proximity to one another. Home to such iconic attractions as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and, of course, the Vatican. The piazzas are always filled with the aroma of amazing Italian cuisine where you could sit and enjoy a meal alfresco while sipping on a glass of their fine wine. Head north to enjoy the center of Italian renaissance with a visit to Florence. Its top attraction is the ironic tiled roof of the Duomo. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in all the beauty this city has to offer. Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. This region is known for its wineries, extraordinary landscape and medieval villages. It’s the Italian experience at its best. Further north is Pisa, with its famous leaning tower and charming town. Venice is just a bit further North and is a must-do on any trip to Italy. Be sure to take a gondola ride, see the sites and allow time to “get lost in Venice.”
Along with its exciting cites, Italy also offers many seaside attractions in the Mediterranean. Explore the wondering coastline of the Amalfi Coast, which stretches from Sorrento to Salerno, and experience the dramatic coastal mountains as they plunge into the sea. Visit the beautiful beaches of Italy’s two largest islands, Sardinia and Sicily for their breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Italy also offers its share of winter fun and recreation. Italy boasts more than 300 ski areas. For beautiful scenery and a variety of terrain, enjoy skiing the Dolomites in the Italian Alps. Skiing in Italy is known to have excellent value for money and, of course, great food and wine.
You’ll not only want to plan a holiday to Italy but you’ll want to return again and again. Make it easy, and stay in one of IVHE’s luxury homes located in a number of different locations in Italy! No matter what season you visit, you’ll find a warmth and hospitality that will have you feeling like you’re one of the family.
Thank you travel blogger Lisa Medeiros. Follow her on Twitter @lisamedeiros