The long Mediterranean coastline has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine and has one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Europe.

Showcasing the world’s greatest art treasures on fittingly spectacular cities and buildings, a climate suitable for skiing holidays or tanning on the beach, delicious and authentic cuisines all make this a truly wonderful experience for all. Many of the old clichés still ring true; once you’ve visited, you may never want to travel elsewhere.

Known as one of the world’s most celebrated tourist destinations, Italy hosts hundreds of local festivals which take place across the country throughout the year.

However, if all you want to do is relax, there are a number of places to lie on a beach, from the resorts filled with regimented rows of sunbeds to secluded and less developed spots. And if you’re looking for an active holiday, there’s no better place as the mountains run the country’s length, skiing and other winter sports are practiced avidly and wildlife of all sorts thrives in the country’s national parks.

The world famous Tuscany boasts fantastic scenery, delicious local wines to sample, age-old wineries to view and showcases magnificent historical monuments. Tuscany has more historical monuments than any country in the world.

Good food, its obsession with clothes and image and the daily ritual of an evening stroll encompassing a sociable affair is what makes Italy, Italy!

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