Artistic Treasures and Sublime Landscapes - What we love about Italy.

On the international travelling scene, Italy is a force to be reckoned with. While in 2016 it was 5th on the list of most visited countries by international tourists, at a cool 52.4 million, it’s fair to say Italy packs a punch when it comes to travel highlights. It seems to have gobbled up the worlds art treasures. From Michelangelo to Botticelli and Caravaggio to Da Vinci, you could spend weeks just walking around its beautiful galleries, feasting your eyes on impressive collection after impressive collection without having time for much else.

But if you do manage to venture out of a gallery, you’ll see a spectacularly beautiful and diverse landscape, from staggeringly good alpine vistas in the Dolomites, to cool hillside towns that look like they’re about to topple into the Mediterranean. And in between; a multitude of beautiful Italian regions sitting pretty in rolling hills. With Italians appearing to have a loyalty to their local region stronger than that of their country, you’ll discover a culture that bends and shifts with this beautiful landscape.

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