When traveling all over the world, there are plenty of countries that will leave a lasting mark on people.
Of course, this can differ from person to person. Some prefer colder countries, while some love living their lives like a beach bum forever. In some cases, it’s simply because of the great memories they have of a place that keeps them coming back.
On that note, one of the most popular travel destinations on Earth is the lovely country of Italy. Italy is famous for a lot of things and has made its mark on the world in different ways. From the cuisine that we all know and love to the wonderful landmarks and destinations available in the country, there is much to love and much to come back to Italy.
With that said, below are some of the most common reasons why people keep coming back to Italy:
1. They Fell in Love with Venice
One of the most famous cities in Italy is, of course, Venice. Located in the North-Eastern part of Italy, Venice is obviously known for the Grand Canal. It’s a romantic city so it’s a great trip for a lot of lovers. However, whether you’re traveling with a lover or not, it’s still a beautiful place to behold.
Speaking of the Grand Canal, you should definitely get a ride on the gondola or check out one of the many beautiful bridges in the Grand Canal such as the Ponte di Rialto or the Bridge of Sighs.
You can also check out St. Mark’s Basilica which is a beautiful piece of history. Attached to the Basilica is the St. Mark’s Square as well.
2. They Want to Savor the Beauty of the Cinque Terre
Another beautiful and spectacular place that people come back to Italy is called the Cinque Terre.
Cinque Terre is a coastal area that is right by the beautiful sparkling blue waters, which contrasts well with the warm tones of the houses built right on the hillsides. It is composed of several towns and is a simple but relaxing place to be.
You can do a lot of seaside activities here, like fishing and swimming. If you’re a hiker, then the best months to go to Cinque Terre is between the months of March to October.
3. To Get the Chance of Visiting Historic Places
Italy is a country filled with a lot of history. The great thing about it is the fact that the country makes concerted efforts to protect and preserve its historical places. Thus, a lot of tourists both local and foreign have the privilege of looking at authentic and ancient historic places that make for a unique atmosphere for a lot of people.
From the famous Colosseum in Rome to the Tower of Pisa, these are just some of the more famous historical architectural masterpieces that you can observe in Italy. A lot of cities in Italy have something historical worth noting.
Speaking of history, one of the most important places that you should check out while you’re in Italy is the Vatican City in Rome. There is a lot in this city to see, especially when related to history. In fact, history is constantly occurring within this self-contained state in Italy. Thus, you should visit this city if you can, especially if you’re a Roman Catholic.
Vatican City has a lot of museums but the art isn’t only confined within their museums. You should also definitely check out the numerous churches around the city that have art on the ceilings.
The most famous churches that you might be familiar with that are located here are the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
4. To Have a Taste of Italian Cuisine
Italian cuisine is a big part of its local culture, which is why you should definitely have some yourself.
Different cities and areas of the country will have different specialties, so depending on where you are, you might want to try their local specialties first before any Italian food that you’re familiar with.
Of course, if you don’t get pasta in Italy, you might get arrested (just kidding!). Also, the pizza in Italy is also a must-try for a lot of foodies out there.
5. To Experience the Finest Operas
If you’re a big fan of operas or performance arts, then definitely experience some of the finest operas that Italy has to offer. Some of these theatre houses are of historical value so you can enjoy feeling these wonderful operatic performances in an authentic and genuine historical piece of architecture.
La Fenice is one of the most famous opera houses in Italy and it is located in Venice. Another beautiful opera house is located in Naples and is called Teatro di San Carlo. If you want to watch an outdoor performance of opera, then going to the Arena di Verona in the month of June is your best bet.
Italy is a beautiful place with an interesting culture. Their local cuisine is known all over the world. Their language is beautiful. Their sights are a well-known travel destination.
If you’re planning to travel anytime soon and don’t have any idea where you want to go, then consider going on a trip to Italy. With your passport in one hand and your best suitcase on the other, you should head out to Italy with great excitement. Maybe it will become one of your most favorite places to travel to once you experience all there is that Italy has to give.
Don’t forget to take plenty of photos while you’re there so that it’ll tide you through after you leave the amazing country of Italy.