Home to western civilisation
The glory of Rome to the splendours of Renaissance Florence and magic of Venice. Not only is Italy the most well known shaped country in Europe, it has the greatest amount of World Heritage Sites. When you think of images of Europe, you invariably picture Italy. From the the Tuscan tanned dreamlands, to the snowy Alps, the canals of Venice and the ruins of Rome, postcards were made for this country!
Whilst it is going through a period of change (again) it would be remiss to not put on your most glamorous clothes and explore this country.
With a history muddled with bloodshed, back-stabbing, rise and falls of power and which has provided us with both the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, there is a plethora of historical sites and stories for you to explore. This is even before we mention the turbulent times of the gladiator games, the warring guilds and families that allowed the Renaissance to blossom and the geniuses that came out of this period – namely Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Machiavelli and Brunelleschi to name but a few (sadly, no signs of a Splinter or April O’Neil in the history books…)
Italian food has morphed to become the world’s food with Italians themselves consuming on average 25kg of pasta and 100 litres of wine each per year! But you cannot beat good, simple, fresh pasta from Italy and you can learn how they do this seemingly simple thing so well on some of our experiences whilst having one of the many beautiful Italian wines – which provide 1/5 the world’s total.
This is your time to utter the immortal words – “Veni, vidi, vici”