Italy is a fascinating country with historical cities, scenic countryside, mountains, picturesque coast and art riches. There are countless museums and artifacts for the history enthusiast. It’s a modern country too and contributes the best in designer clothes shopping and fine cuisine. Holidays in Italy might be extremely expensive but tourists on a budget can still have a great time if they look around for the cheaper accommodation and eating places.
This, when united with the presence of a diversity of receptive structures of every type and category, makes holidays to Italy special. Foreign tourists believe this an appealing combination and visit Italy’s artistic cities year-round, crowd beaches during the summer months, and mountain areas throughout the winter ones. The land of Italy is various, going from the sea to hills and mountains, offering many possibilities to those tourists who visit its artistic cities, islands and beaches.
Food and wine is an gratifying aspect of any stay in Italy. Italians love their food and are proud of their wine. Actually, menus don’t habitually include foreign wines. It’s worth remarking that standing up at a bar is less pricey than sitting at a table. Breakfasts tend to be small romances, perhaps coffee and pastry or bread and cheese or cold meats. Holidays in Italy involve so much more than pizza and pasta. The menus are extremely adaptable and there are local differences. Risotto, a creamy rice dish, is popular and gelato is the word for the several varieties of ice cream. Tiramisu, a coffee flavored cake, is another favorite dessert.
Between the more famous cities of art we don’t fail to remember Florence, Venice, Rome, Pisa, Siena, Bologna, Siracusa, Milano, Torino, but Italy is a true museum to the open air and its country is riche of testimonies and works of art worthy to be checked out. The assortment of Italy’s hospitality is completed by beautiful residential homes and tourist villages right for both families’ and youngster’s holidays.
A trip to Rome is all the time memorable and there is so much to see. The highlights are the Vatican City with the great art works of Michelangelo and Bernini, the Coliseum where the ancient Games happened and there are multiple churches and museums. Florence is another city, engulfed in history and the work of the great Renaissance artists. The domed cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is most remarkable, as is the Campanile Tower, the Medici Chapel and the Uffizi Art Gallery. For romantic holidays in Italy, the place to head for is Venice. Its canals, squares, bridges and narrow streets give the city a unique character.
Rural Italy is turning more and more admired with tourists. Tuscany is particularly beautiful with hilly and mountainous territory in much of the region. There are attractive valleys too and attractive Tuscan farm houses. The southern region of Campania comprises the city of Naples and there are several tourist destinations, including the Greek Temples at Paestrum, Sibyl’s Cave at Cumae, the Roman ruins at Pompeii and the volcanoes at Vesuvius. Holidays in Italy, whether in town or country, offer variety, sunshine and a warm welcome from the friendly local residents.
Italy’s main tourist resorts put forward Hotels of every category (from one-two-3-four stars to 5 stars) which provide a great hospitality for every need; the farm holiday resorts, hotels and residences are a great income of this region, they are located all over the whole territory and are situated along the coasts and on the hills. In Italy there are top class hotels, bread and breakfast accommodation and campsites. Many people remain on farms in rural areas, looked after by a family and eating tasty home cooked meals.