“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” – Anna Akhmatova
Italy is a fascinating place for history buffs, food lovers, beach fans, and of course nature lovers. This famous quote so truly expresses one’s desire to explore the country again and again. This boot-shaped country isn’t just for traveling but also to explore its pristine seashores, historic cities, snow-capped mountains, world’s best pizzas, pasta, wine, fashion, and the list never ends.
Here are the top reasons why Italy should be on your cards to explore. We guarantee that you will return with lot more reasons all of your own.
The Country with Highest Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Italy’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites are a perfect testimony to its incredible historical and natural treasures. Yes, Italy boasts of more number of World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. Exploring these wonders will really make you fall in love with Italy.
The Heritage Sites that are Must Visit:
- City of Verona
- Amalfi Coast
- The Dolomites
- Piazza dei Miracoli
- Historic Centre of Naples
For Breathtaking Castles
Exploring castles is like living in a fairy world. Italian castles are much more intriguing and majestic than other castles located in Europe. Castles reflect the glorious Italian history and offer incredible countryside views. Some of them have been remodeled as hotels and some Italian castles have a museum inside.
Here comes the must-visit breathtaking castles:
- Fortress of San Nicola, Tremiti Islands
- Aragonese Castle, Ischia
- Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano
- Castle of Fenis, Aosta Valley
- Saracen Castle, Taormina, Sicily
The Country Is a Favorite Honeymoon Destination
Italy is an awesome country that has romance written all over. The mind-stilling scenery, quieter beaches, unbelievable turquoise waters, incredible sunshine, surreal places, altogether makes Italy the best country for honeymoon. The coastal line serves as a hotspot to kick-start your life with love and romance.
Express your love to your better half by taking her/him to Italy!
Top Honeymoon destinations:
- Abano Terme
Enter into A World of Magical Picturesque Lakes
Are you craving a getaway beyond the ordinary? Then you must not miss these fairy tale lakes in Italy. The country has more than picture-perfect villages, the mountains, castles on cliff tops, i.e., fairy tale like travel destinations.
Fairy Tale Lake Locations
- Lake Carezza, South Tyrol
- Lake Como, Lombardy
- Giardino di Ninfa, the province of Latina
- Scagliero Castle, Malcesine
- Isola di Loreto, Lake Iseo
Stunning Movie Locations in Italy
Italy is a place for Cinema lovers too! Yes! Hollywood loves Italy. Over the years and still, Italy has been acting as a perfect setting for numerous best films. Do you remember the epic scene of James Bond sailing along the Grand Canal? Or guess the name of the movie from the above image. Yes, it is from the Gladiator – The Death of Maximus.
Here are some best locations of Italy:
- The town of Matera, from The Passion of the Christ
- The Royal Palace of Caserta, from Star Wars episodes I and II
- Central Florence, from A Room With a View
- Rome and Naples eateries from Eat Pray Love
- Arezzo, Tuscany from Life is Beautiful
Italy is blessed with numerous ski areas. The core of the Dolomites is unbeatable for scenery and terrain. The Dolomites is home to famous Sella Ronda where you can enjoy laid-back ambiance.
Last But Not the Least, the Italian Cuisine
You can’t try everything! Yes, you heard it right! Every day you have an infinite number of Italian dishes that your stomach give you space. A plethora of dishes are waiting for you from regional to finest seasonal delicacies which you ‘absolutely need to try’.
So, what’s taking you to Italy?