Ah, Italy…a must-visit, over and over again, kind of country. Everything about it is wonderful, so it’s no wonder it is one of the most traveled to destinations in Europe. I remember commenting to someone in France about how fortunate they were to live where they do and they replied “France is where you live, but Italy is where you vacation.” And, I couldn’t agree more. From the canals of Venice to the Arno river running through Florence to the gently rolling hills of Tuscany to the cobblestone streets of Rome and to the pastel colour houses perched high on cliffs of Amalfi coast, the picture postcard list of destinations goes on and on.
That makes planning a vacation to Italy a daunting task. There are so many things to do and see in this relatively small country, so it can be deceiving to think that you can see it all in one trip. Trying to do too much in a short time defeats the purpose of going to Italy in the first place.
As a holidaymaker, a great way to look at Italy is in two halves. The northern half, from Rome up or the southern half from Rome down. Another way you may consider planning your trip may be to follow your passions – whether it be eating or drinking your way through Italy or seeing the ancient ruins and historical sites or relaxing and soaking up the sunshine in many coastal villages. The list is endless, all you have to do is choose what’s right for you.