Like the fine wines it’s known for, Italy exhibits depth and character not seen in any other European country. Ultra-chic metropolises, cozy rustic villages and relaxed coastal towns flank this boot-shaped region. Its superb food is imitated in restaurants around the world, but never tastes as good as it does on Italian soil. Fashion here is sumptuous, lavish and trend-setting.
The country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, with 44. Art is plentiful and has been attracting visitors for centuries. Italy’s countryside offers active alternatives including hiking in the Dolomites, skiing in the Alps, cliff diving in Sardinia and volcano trekking in the islands. From its unforgettable cuisine and its legendary tourist attractions, to its relaxed lifestyle, Italy is a destination that will not disappoint.
While Italy has hundreds of cities, these are its most famous and most visited: Rome, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin and Venice.