Italy, a country so well done, that you wonder what new could you see or do here that will rejuvenate you! Its major sites are always packed with tourists and queues can be draining in the heat. But what I discovered is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There is nothing but the awe that you feel when you enter the underground world of ‘The Colosseum’ in Rome – a monument that embodies the courage of the warriors and the gruesomeness of the violence. At the same time, a sense of calm prevails as I walk beneath the striking ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Finding the links within these contrasting realities is what is invigorating in Italy!

From pastas to the gelato and from the Amalfi coast to the Dolomites, Italy is an adventure for all your senses. A cradle of European civilization; culinary masterpiece; fashion capital; romantic seaside side getaway; wine heaven; home of the Ferrari and a  site of active volcanoes. As I polish off the last crumb of my Neapolitan pizza in Naples, I marvel at how effortlessly pleasing the country is. If you want to choose a destination that packs a (painless) punch, choose Italy, after all, 50m others cannot be wrong.

Country Summary:

  • Capital – Rome
  • Currency – Euro
  • Major cities/destinations – Rome, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, Milan, Sicily, Tuscany.

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