10 Reasons Why you Should Visit Italy
When you think of Italy, what springs to mind? It came as no surprise when I asked colleagues in the office this question and they answered, “pizzas, meatballs, lasagne, spaghetti, food, food and more food”. Oh Mamma Mia! We do love our food at the Holiday Hypermarket, however Italy really does have a lot more to offer than just food, so let’s take a look at 10 reasons why you should holiday in Italy.
Welcome to the fashion capital of the world. With cities such as Milan, Florence and Rome, Italy has got to be on your bucket list if you love fashion and shopping. Top designers such as Versace, Prada and Valentino all hail from swanky Italy.
Italy is undoubtedly home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Set beneath the snow-capped Alps and dotted with cobbled streets, these lakes are pretty impressive. Take a ferry and discover quaint villages or how about a pleasant walking tour. Many celebrities have made the Italian Lakes their home including famous actor George Clooney.
Italy has the right to brag about its art collections, let’s face it with pieces like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and The Last Supper by Leonardo to name but a few, this country really does have something to boast about when it comes to art. If you’re a budding artist yourself, Italy offers some fantastic painting holidays where you can realise your inner Botticelli!
It doesn’t matter whether you are a first timer or an expert skier, Italy turns into a snowy wonderland in the winter months and, has a resort that will suit all levels of snow sports. After a busy day on the slopes, look forward to some lively après-ski.
Can Italy really have all of the above and beautiful beaches as well? The answer is yes yes yes. Take your pick from areas such as the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Riviera, and Capri, in fact we could go on forever naming all the resorts in Italy where you will find the most beautiful beaches.
Phone to the ready, for that must do selfie next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy the historic sites such as the Colosseum in Rome and the ancient city of Pompeii, but you will have a whole heap of fun as you explore these magnificent wonders.
With 20 wine regions, it’s no secret that some of the best wine in the world comes from Italy. Vineyard tours are a great introduction to some beautiful wines, and the scenery is pretty spectacular too. Hiccup!
Luckily 2016 is a leap year, so ladies are you ready to propose in one of the world’s most romantic countries? Take a gondola ride along the canal in Venice, or maybe you could get down on one knee at the beautiful Trevi Fountain in Rome.
If you love city breaks, Italy should definitely be on your to-do list. Trendy, chic, retro, rustic and authentic are just a few words you could use to sum up this beautiful country, well worthy of a visit..
Now for our favourite bit… Yes you’ve guessed it, it’s the food. Depending on which region and season we are in, the food on offer can vary. We’re sure though, wherever you are in Italy you will be able to order some good old pasta, pizza and not forgetting a tasty tiramisu.
What takes your fancy? Is it a city or beach break?