As Italy opens its restaurants and shops after 70 days, we are counting down the days when we can visit the European country. With its natural beauty, incredible food, art, and style, Italy is a destination where even one visit is not enough. You will definitely come back for more, for its velvety tiramisu, piping hot melting cheese of a fresh pizza, the smooth cold taste of gelato, the perfect Instagram filter-like golden glow of Venice, the very elegant style of roman boutiques, sunlight spilt across olive trees. These are a few of the many reasons why people love Italy so much. If, like us, you are also planning to book your tickets to Italy as soon as possible, here are more reasons to sweeten the deal for you. And wondering where your next world adventure should start? Check out the reasons why you should visit Italy after the pandemic. Its natural beauty, incredible food, art, and style are just the tip of the iceberg. So, why should everyone visit the famous boot-shaped country?
Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Visit Italy In Future
1Every Nook And Corner Is Full Of History
Italy’s history rolls back millennia. As soon as you step on Italian soil, you will spot its ancient history and culture everywhere. Historic Italian cities such as Rome will show you gigantic traces of a mighty ancient empire, the Papal kingdom, and Renaissance noble families, while smaller cities like Florence will take you through the Middle Ages. You’ll also find Middle Age imprints in the towns of Viterbo, Bracciano, Perugia or Venice. Sardinia, on the other hand, is home to the Nuraghe stone towers from the Bronze Age, and villages belonging to the Mediterranean island’s ancient civilization.
As Italy’s unification or Risorgimento into a single state of the Kingdom of Italy occurred relatively early in the 19th century, the diversity of its small states and kingdoms is intact. They might speak the same language, but every region has its own dialect, cuisine, history, culture, and specific tradition. Try the Pizza Napoletana in Campania, “Naked” ravioli with ricotta and spinach in Tuscany among the many regional dishes that Italy has to offer. The diversity of its culture and its huge historical heritage are just some of the many reasons why people love Italy.
2Rich Legacy Of Both Art And Architecture
Over the years, Italy’s rich legacy of art and architecture has seduced many. Stretching back to before Roman times and continuing today, the country is filled with many architectural and artistic treasures. Every epoch has its treasures and devotees, but the country is known for its wonderful artists, architects, engineers, and inventors, who changed the world. Have a look at Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ and ‘The Last Judgment’, Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Renaissance Man’ or Titian’s ‘Venus of Urbino’ to marvel at their artistic genius or soak up some culture.
The country is a haven for anyone that wishes to explore architecture and design over centuries. These pieces are on every bit of street or road you might find yourself in; in fact, it’s impossible to move around without bumping into a piece of history. A few of the most famous pieces of art include Florence’s elegant streetscapes, the beautifully preserved Colosseum in Rome, the incredible painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the perfect marble dome of St Peter’s Cathedral in Vatican City, Venice’s beautiful arched bridges over its canals, the postcard-perfect tiers of colourful cottages of Positano just a shortlist of what Italian art and architecture have to offer.
3A Country With Most World Heritage Sites In The World
If you are counting the number of World Heritage Sites, we can give you 55 reasons you should visit Italy. Yes, the small country of Italy is home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other European country in the world. Of its 55 sites, 50 are cultural and five are natural. As the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Italy is home to Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, historical centres of Florence, Naples and Rome and the Dolomites. Explore the preserved ruins of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
4Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of Landscapes
The natural landscapes that this country offers are truly magnificent. You will see diversity everywhere you go, from majestic mountains and picturesque lakes to sunny coastlines and stretches of dark green woods. Their mesmerising views are just a few one of the reasons why you should visit Italy.
Catch the Dolomites in the northeast, the snow-capped Italian Alps in the north, where you can hike, bike or ski. The 18 peaks of the Dolomites, rising above 3,000 metres, and covering 141,903 hectares will offer you the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys.
Discover Italy’s magnificent lakes that are dotted among the valleys of these stunning mountains. Don’t miss the lakes set in the north, lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda surrounded by green mountains and wonderful hills. Tired of mountains and lakes? Get lost in the fragrant orange groves of Sicily, get drunk in the vineyards of Tuscany and Lazio, and hike through millennia-old rock-cut homes and churches in ravine-cut lands of Basilicata.
5A Paradise For Your Mouth
Italian cuisine needs no introduction. It’s a favourite for most people around the world. A visit to Italy, of course, guarantees authentic delights of more than just your comfort foods of pizza and pasta. While different regions of Italy have their own specialities, no matter where you go, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy the fresh markets in every region with its new flavours, recipes (according to region), ingredients, cheese (such as Pecorino or Fossa cheese), bread (such as Focaccia or Coppia Ferrarese), sauces (such as carbonara or pesto) and kinds of pasta (there are around 350+ different kinds of pasta!). And wherever you go, you will find gelato everywhere. This quick afternoon snack is a cold creamy treat that you shouldn’t miss out. And don’t forget to explore the rich and bold flavours of Italian coffee culture, maybe with an espresso after dinner?
Of course, no Italian meal is complete without a good house wine. With its many different grape varieties, it’s no surprise that Italy has surpassed France in the amount of wine it produces. When you get to visit Italy, don’t forget to sample its local wines that are delicately and perfectly paired with their great dishes.
6Explore The Longest Coastline In Europe
The pristine coastlines of Italy are washed by the waters of five seas: The Mediterranean, Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and Ligurian. You are never too far from a beach, as almost all of the 20 Italian regions (except Umbria) have access to the sea. So, enjoy an unparalleled summer holiday, lounging on beaches, tucking into fresh seafood, while admiring the beauty of the emerald blue sea. No matter what your beach style is, lavish resorts or rustic and historic sites, you will find a spot to meet all your demands and tastes.
So, When Are You Planning To Travel To Italy?
Italy is filled with riches. It offers you spectacular cities, ancient ruins, wonderful museums, soaring mountains, great beaches, and beautiful natural scenery – all packed in one. No wonder, it features in the bucket lists of a lot of people. Still, need reasons why you should visit Italy? How about the food? The wine? The wonderfully hospitable people, with their large hearts? We might not be able to travel immediately due to the pandemic, but as soon as it’s safe, a visit to ‘the Boot’ should feature on your wanderlust list.