One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destinationDebra Lavinson
This sentence leaves no room for doubt. Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Not only for its exquisite architecture and art but also for its excellent gastronomy and wine tourism. For this other class of tourism, we recommend you “Wine tour Italy“.
We are pretty sure I could come up with at least a hundred different reasons why one should visit Italy. Check this list of good reasons to visit.
Falling in Love with Venice
You don’t have to be a honeymooner or even a lover of chick flicks to fall in love with Venice’s romantic vibe. The colorful, canal-filled city will make you want to snap photos until your memory card is full. In addition to the famed Grand Canal, with its rowing gondoliers, travelers can dine on fresh seafood, museum hop and stock up on souvenirs.
Wine tour Italy
Home to the Nebbiolo grape, which is synonymous with the intense, concentrated, and complex wines of Barolo DOCG and the slightly more restrained Barbaresco DOCG. However, there are also some excellent Nebbiolo bargains to be had coming from Langhe DOC, Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC, Roero DOCG and Gattinara DOCG. A magnificently noble grape as the Nebbiolo is, Piedmont also has a plethora of other exciting grapes to tempt wine lovers’ palates, which makes it one of the best regions in Italy for wine tours.
The Barbera grape has firmly shaken off its reputation as the ‘poor man’s Barolo’, making some uniquely complex wines of its own. Dolcetto is the fruity and fragrant side of Piemontese red, while seafood dishes are washed down by the mouth-watering, linear whites of Gavi DOCG.
Hiking Along the Cinque Terre
Also known as “five lands,” the Cinque Terre region has become a sought-after Italian destination in recent years, and for good reasons too. The colorful towns, appearing as if they’re dangling from cliffs, along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre offer scenery that rivals Europe’s most famous sites.
Sunbathing on Deserted Islands
Italy is probably not the first country that comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “deserted islands.” However, Sicily’s Pelagie Islands are an off-the-beaten path alternative for travelers seeking turquoise water, white-sand beaches and postcard-worthy fishing towns. Visit Lampione to experience a truly uninhabited paradise.
The Crumbling Ruins of Rome
‘Crumbling’ isn’t a common term of endearment for a city, but it is when you’re referencing the ancient city of Rome. Travelers can enjoy all of the 21st-century conveniences of luxurious accommodations, award-winning restaurants and museums after exploring the ruins of buildings that were once walked by Julius Caesar and Romulus. History buffs haven’t lived until they’ve wandered among the 2,800-year-old columns, temples and buildings of Rome.
Walking the Streets of Florence
Even more than Rome and Venice, many visitors to Italy will tell you their favorite city is Florence. The city’s more compact size makes it ideal for exploring on foot. Wander from the Duomo to the Galleria dell’Accademia, the Uffizi, the Mercato Nuovo, Ponte Vecchio and discover the countless other pieces of the outdoor museum known as Florence.
Touring the Rolling Hills of Val d’Orcia
When many travelers envision their trip to Tuscany, they imagine sipping glasses of Chianti among green rolling hills. This vision is mostly correct, but Tuscany is a surprisingly large area of central Italy. It pays to focus on a specific area — like the medieval towns of Val d’Orcia perched atop the hills of Montalcino, Pienza and Monticchiello. Cruise along the Val d’Orcia backgrounds, bouncing between wineries and snapping photos of the heavenly views.