Italy is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world, and for good reason. With so many unique and varied regions to explore, its deep, rich history and hosting almost every activity you can imagine it’s easy to see why so many flock to this Mediterranean nation each year to take in its sights and go on a cultural adventure. Here we look at just a few reasons why Italy is so popular.
Food For All
Italian food is perhaps one of the most popular the world over. Pizzas, pastas, salads, wines and breads to name a few make up many peoples favourites lists, and we often seek out Italian restaurants in our own countries which can do this nation’s cuisine justice. The food is just one point in an amazing country, and Italy is no exception. In fact, dining in Italy is almost an event, shared often by friends and family and the food is really enjoyed and savoured. Wines are shared widely, and everyone really enjoys the meal. A perfect way to spend you evenings while in Italy. Coffee is another widely shared aspect of Italian food, and fancy, delicious coffees can be found widely, offering you a taste of quality and delicacy.
Sites and Sights
Italy is of course famous for some of the most well known sights and sites in the world, including the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower, Pompeii, Herculaneum to name a few. Offering a look back into centuries, and even millennia past, the sites of Italy are unique to the culture, environment and history of this varied country and paint a broad, detailed picture of the peoples who inhabited the region, as well as how they lived and died.
Other natural wonders abound, particularly along the coastlines of Italy. One of the most famous being the Amalfi Coast, south of Naples which features gorgeous, colourful towns built into the cliff sides overlooking turquoise seas and surrounded by forests and rugged coast. A bonus is that from the Amalfi Coast you can head back to Naples to catch a ferry to Sardinia or one of the other nearby islands.
One of the most popular and well-known of the Italian islands is Sardinia, which boasts over two thousand kilometres of rugged, beach dotted coastline and unique, varied interior landscapes ranging from plains to mountains. There are a number of unique local delicacies to try alongside local wines, cheeses and other cuisine. The culture here is unique and allows for a lot of relaxation, kicking back and just taking in the island life without needing to be in a rush.
So there you have several ideas as to why Italy is such a desirable destination for holidaymakers, honeymooners, backpackers or even just great for a long weekend away from nearby countries. With a little bit of everything, it’s hard to be disappointed with Italy. So pack your bags, and grab your camera, you won’t want to miss out on a fantastic Italian adventure.