Welcome to Italy
Welcome to Italy. Everybody LOVES Italy. Seriously, is there any traveller that doesn’t? My love affair with Italy started on my backpacking adventures when I was 20 years old. I lived in Rome with friends for a month and then travelled north. We stopped in Orvieto, Florence, Siena, Ravenna and Venice, from what I can remember! I am just not sure how we travelled in those days with a paper version of a train timetable and a dog-eared copy of “Let’s Go Europe.”
I had returned once to Italy a few summers ago to Cinque Terre and many Tuscan hilltowns until recently when I went to the far south and the north – extremes!
The reason everyone loves this country is passion. Locals live with a zest for life – the language and music, the food and wine, the coffee and conversation…and the love. Travelling in Italy is like a love affair. Zesty and surprising.
Posts on Italy
- Trento in northern Italy, surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains is a treasure to explore. Incredible food, intricate doorways and frescoes, and statues of Neptune and Dante. Pull up a cafeé chair at a piazza and be dazzled. Oh.. and there is also a huge castle to explore! Read all the goods right here: 15 Things to do in Trento, Italy
- Verona in northern Italy captures all that Italy is… passion: delectable food, stunning architecture, a history that dates back to the Romans (of course), cobbled streets, bridges spanning the Adige River and the romance of Romeo and Juliet. You don’t want to miss this delightful city. Read my post: What to see in Verona, Italy: Is 24 hours enough?
- Tropea in Calabria is, I’m going to say it… off the beaten path. Sure there are other tourists there, but mostly Europeans and Italians, in particular. As a Canadian, it felt very off the Italian tourist track. Beware my post-Tropea Italia: 10 Reasons You Need to Visit – will have you jumping on the next available flight.
- Welcome to Italy – the real Italy…Scilla is as authentic as you can find in Italy these days. It delights with a slow pace, lovely locals and a fabulous beach which have you peeking at Sicily! Read all about it: Scilla Calabria: Italy without the Crowds
Find out all you need to know here from the Italian National Tourist Board.