What European vacation is complete without a visit to Italy. Our Italian vacation packages include Vatican City, which is its own country. Its’ world renowned art work is the definition of Italian arts and culture. While most visit for Italy for its treasured beaches, trendy fashion and gorgeous landscapes, the food stands on its own tradition. It is the home of pasta and being in Italy without having the carbonara or the Bolognese sauce is a trip wasted.
Art and Culture exist here, it is found in every piazza. There are yearly festivals for the delight of tourist and local galleries and museum to tour. Italy offers unbeatable excitement for nonstop aficionados. Don’t miss the David in the Galleria dell Accademia in Florence, a city which is a work of art in its own right, hosting other pieces like The Last Supper by Leonardo, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and to name but a few, this country really does have something to boast about when it comes to art.
Dining is an art in Italy. The style of cuisine varies with regions, creating an unsurpassed culinary adventure. Leave room for desserts and mid-afternoon snacks as it is a thrill to have a taste of freshly-made gelato or granita di cafe con Panna.
Italy has some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, dotted with cobbled streets and set beneath the snow-capped Alps; these lakes are a sight to behold. Discover quaint villages or have a walking tour. Italy is an adventure for skiing for a first timer or an expert skier, and the winter months turns Italy into a snowy wonderland that suits all sorts of snow sports.
The leaning tower of Pisa or the Coliseum in Rome and the ancient city of Pompeii are historical sites to visit. The architecture of the churches and cathedrals are outstanding, and they fascinate visitors of all religious denominations. Visit the Vatican City, considered to be a separate country and the Sistine Chapel.
Some of the best wines in the world come from Italy, with about twenty regions producing wines. You can take a tour to vineyards to get introduced to some tasteful wines.