With its wealth of prized art, grand architecture, and rich history, Italy is often considered the cultural capital of the world. At its centre, stands the Eternal City, Rome, home to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, the Vatican, and a never-ending list of global landmarks. Italy is where Renaissance art meets Baroque architecture, where vestiges of the ancient Roman empire meet the glittering, modern fashion houses of Milan, where Venice’s canals, Tuscany’s wine regions, and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast have drawn visitors for hundreds of years.
Italians strongly believe in la dolce vita, or the good life. Gastronomic pleasures, buzzing bars, fine coffee in streetside cafes, and full-bodied wine are mainstays of everyday life. From family-run trattorias offering hearty, home-style meals to fine Michelin-star restaurants turning out gourmet truffles and Mediterannean delicacies, Italian dining covers a vast spectrum. Come with us to Italy, and we’ll show you the star attractions and the best-kept secrets of this European gem.