• Italy

    Italy is popularly known to be one of Europes most sophisticated destinations. It covers a surface area of 301,230 square km and includes the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. It consists of a mountainous peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea, the highest point being Mont Blanc in the north.

    Milan prevails to be Italy’s first city of commerce, and the Po River plain is considered to be both italy’s and southern Europe’s most advanced agricultural region. Turin is a major attraction for pilgrims and toursits and is home to one of the world’s largest car producers, Fiat. Rome, the capital of Italy, continues to manifest the architectural and artistic tradition known to be among the world’s richest.

    Despite its rich and magnificent art and architecture, there’s no reason to be intimidated. Its people are very hospitable and are rarely indifferent. Hundreds of local festivals take place across the country in any given day to celebrate a saint or a local harvest including the daily domestic ritual of passeggiata, a collective evening stroll celebrated by the young and old alike in towns and villages across the country. If there is one special national characteristic Italians are known for, it’s that they know how to live life to the fullest.