What to see
Italy is one of the leading countries in terms of fashion design. It is the home of Giorgio Armani, Prada, and other well and lesser-known designers. Even though there are many luxurious brands, there is enough choice for every budget. Milan and Rome are perfect for shopping with a smaller purse. Besides shopping you can do a lot of other accessible activities such as visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Vatican with its accessible museums.
Other must-visit places in Italy are Venice and Florence. And of course, the typical vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany. One cannot think of Italy without considering the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Another thing you must see is the town of Vesuvius with the archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum nearby.
One of the most famous coasts of the country is the Amalfi Coast. See the highlights and visit towns like Sorrento, Ravello, and Positano and get inspired by the awe-inspiring colorful houses. Do not forget a visit to the accessible island of Sicily as well!
Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. For a good reason. You will never grow tired of it because every time you go to Italy, there is something new to discover.
People say the Italian language does not sound like talking, but more like a beautiful song. Just think of the fantastic Italian opera singer, Andrea Bocelli. People do speak English here, especially young people and in touristic places, but do not expect a very high level of the language.
A lot of the culture you see in Italy today are the remains of the once glorious Roman Empire. Italy was the starting point from where the Romans commenced conquering the rest of the Mediterranean area. Moreover, the Romans were masters in building things. Besides aqueducts, sewage, and much more, they invented multi-story apartments. So you could say they had a great influence on the world.
And last but not least, you go to Italy for the food. Everybody already knows and loves pasta and pizza. But there is so much more to try. If you want to get a taste of the original recipes, you should definitely take a trip to Italy!
In Italy, you pay with the euro, and tipping goes a bit differently than in the rest of the world. Learn more about how to tip in Italy here.