1 The Language. It’s hard to deny that the charm behind a passion laden population who when not speaking through gestures, sound as though they are singing. A language of vowels and melody is something English-speakers adore!
2 The People. There is warmth in every culture you visit, but Italy has something indescribable when it comes to its people. Perhaps it is the warm smiles and laid back, philosophical approach to life but there is something to be said about a people who can talk for hours about love, food and wine.
3 The Wine. Italians seem to have a flair for incorporating the finer things in life, seamlessly into their day. A glass of Brunello di Montalcino after a long day of work while standing on the sidewalk discussing politics – yes please! Wine is so much part of the culture, that each Italian is a sommelier-in-training without even knowing it. There is an elegance to those who love such complex things.
4 The Food. There are 20 reasons to visit Italy – the 20 regions which offer such a variety of food, that you feel like you are in a completely different country when stepping into any one of them. The excellence of Italian cuisine is undisputable, but to properly understand it, one must travel the country and understand how food is not only a livelihood for Italians, but also a way of life.
5 The History. With thousands of years of culture in the making, Italians seem to live in parallel with their past, and what a past it is. Home to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire which once ruled the world and birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has proven itself an historical wonder.
With such a rich past and culture, an Italian vacation can even be seen as a learning lesson, which gives us all the more incentive to visit again and again!