When one thinks of Italy, the mind fills with a myriad of images: Ferraris at Marinello, romantic gondola rides in Venice, sexy models strutting on the runways of Milan, delicious dinners in the rolling Tuscan hills, gladiators in the Coliseum and many more … it is like an explosion of the mind and rightfully so, as this little country in the Mediterranean offers the discerning traveller almost any experience their heart desires.
This is in essence the playground of emperors and roman centurions, with some of the most amazing standing relics of the time: The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the roman ghost cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia Antica. Birthplace of and home to many of the masters: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, Donatello, Giotto, to name a few. Read More
Giving rise to some of the world’s most admired masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel, the Statue of David, the Mona Lisa, again the list is endless. Italy has also been blessed with its fair share of architectural marvels, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pantheon of Rome with it’s perfect dome and oculus, the Duomo of Milan with its astounding 3500 statues that adorn the building, Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore with its impressive octagonal dome, the biggest of its kind, San Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and still the list is endless. If that wasn’t enough the country is panoramically beautiful, with wonderful beaches, gargantuan mountain ranges giving rise to some of the most magnificent peaks in the world, to the beautiful lakes of Como and Garda, and the spectacular islands of Sicily and Sardinia with their crystal clear waters.
Last but not least is the Italian’s passion for good food and wine guaranteeing that even the most basic of meals in the smallest of trattorias will be a feast for the taste buds.