By Tina Brunck, Travel Smart
Italy offers a variety of regions and experiences for everyone. Extending over 620 miles from north to south, it encompasses the beautiful lakes and mountain of the Alps down to the gorgeous Mediterranean shores and islands of the Amalfi coast. Few places in the world can compete with Italy’s art, scenery, architecture, music or culinary offerings!
Tourists flock to the popular cities to visit are Florence, Venice and Rome. Florence is home to Renaissance art, leather and jewelry shopping and the rolling hills of Tuscany. The unique “city-on-water” of Venice boasts the amazing Grand Canal, enchanting Piazzo San Marco and romantic gondola serenades. History buffs marvel at ancient Rome’s magnificent architectural works including the Colosseum, the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain and the 1900 year old Pantheon, just to name a few.
As you can see Italy offers some wonderful places to explore. And let’s not forget about the food! Who doesn’t love homemade pasta, eating pizza from its birthplace, the best gelato, exceptional olive oil, infamous lemoncello and fantastic wine.
Italy offers something for the transportation enthusiast. Once you’ve arrived, you could choose to take a train, rent a car, take a ferry or boat, rent a scooter or bicycle, experience a vaporetto (water taxi) or even take a gondola ride in one of Venice’s infamous canals.
Italy is also a great choice for romantic destination weddings and honeymoons. Weddings can be performed in scenic places such as the Amalfi coast, Cinque Terre or in the Tuscan countryside. Honeymooners can decide between being active, exploring, relaxing or doing a combination of all.
As the title says, Andiamo a Itali – let’s go to Italy! But beware it is a destination that you will fall in love with and want to return again and again.