It is simply impossible to name everything we love about Italy. However, we can honestly say that it is one of our favorite travel destinations and one we will recommend without a doubt. A travel bucket list destination, a gap year destination, a fairy tale destination, and that once in a lifetime must-visit place. Unlock your dreams of going to Italy. Book your flight. Arrange accommodation and make a list of things to do, or simply book a ready-made holiday. It is all within your reach and easy to book. Here are only a few of the reasons why you should visit Italy:
Everywhere in Italy you’ll find places to stop and just enjoy the fabulous views.
Views of ancient cities, blue Mediterranean awesomeness, picturesque houses and buildings, amazing gardens, wonderful villas and so much more.
Therefore for views alone it is already a first prize travel destination.
Some of the best views are found along the Amalfi Coast.
With beautiful places like Sorrento, Positano and Capri to visit, you will never get bored with the views.
We just love the streets of Italy. We’ll let a view photos do the talking… The streets of Italy are filled with fabulous photo opportunities.
(Even streets lined with very old buildings and filled with washing, makes for beautiful photos.)
The cities and villages in Italy all have fabulous restaurants and cafes. Picture perfect streets, on lazy summer days with fabulous food, that is what some of the best holidays are made of.
Visiting places like Naples, Rome and Venice, you simply must try home made traditional Italian pasta. Going to Tuscany and Chianti the local wine lists will definitely impress. We know you’ll find the fresh seafood, fabulous lemons and delicious pesto of the Cinque Terre and the Liguria region simply irresistible.
Stop and buy Limoncello in Positano or fresh tomatoes in Puglia. Buy handmade, hand painted maiolica (Italian ceramics) in the hillside town of Deruta, in Umbria. In Murano, Venice (one of the lagoon islands) you must stop and appreciate the artisans performing the delicate technique of shaping glass with fire using a blowtorch. Creating the much sought after Murano glass items.
Oh and don’t forget the Gelaterias (the shops selling Italian or Italian-style ice cream). Gelato in Italy is a must.
There are fabulous coffee shops in Italy you simply must visit.
This is only to name a few, and then we haven’t yet started mentioning fashion or delectable Tartufo in the Calabria region….and so much more…pecorino, prosciutto, focaccia, olives, olive oil…. the list goes on and on…
You get to experience fabulous places like Hotel Grotta Palazzese with its unique rock cave restaurant.
“Situated in Polignano a Mare, Hotel Grotta Palazzese is set on a cliff overlooking the sea. It offers 5-star accommodation with a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. There is free private parking and the property features paid airport shuttle service.
A continental breakfast is available each morning at the hotel.
The on-site restaurant is set in a sea-view cave where in summer breakfast can be enjoyed.
Bari is 35 km from Hotel Grotta Palazzese, while Alberobello is 31 km from the property. The nearest airport is Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport, 48 km from the accommodation.” – booking.com
The list of fabulous architecture in Italy is very long and then some more…
Visitors love the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum. Places like the Venice canals, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are some of the most famous stops for tourists. But everywhere in Italy you will find beautiful architecture. Some of our favorite places to marvel in this spectacular splendor are the chapels in Italy: Cappella Paolina in Rome, Brancacci Chapel in Florence, Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) and the famous St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.
The Pantheon, the Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor in Florence, the Accademia Galleria (also in Florence), Castel Sant’Angelo National Museum, La Venaria Reale in Turin and the Royal Palace Of Caserta, are some of the most visited places in Italy.