The tourist spots and historical landmarks of Italy
Italy welcomes tourists all year round. From skiers to sun worshippers to non-
stop partygoers, they all feel at home. The country has one of the most varied
climates in Europe, from the sunny wine-producing areas of Sicily, to the Alps with
its ski resorts; it is a haven for tourists of all persuasions. Italy has many of the most famous holiday destinations in Europe. There
is Verona, Sienna, Florence, and Venice.
More than a Roman holiday
Many tourists choose to travel to Rome and stay there. You might also be tempted
to spend your holiday soaking up the artistic and cultural life of past centuries, and
the bustling life of today. Other regions of Italy offer a further range of activities.
There is skiing on Mont Blanc, exploring the canals in Venice, and strolling around the harbour
in Genoa. Every region of Italy offers its unique combination of climate, scenery, cuisine,
and the hospitality of the people.
From pizza to panettone
The cuisine of Italy is not all pizza and pasta. There are many delicious regional dishes.
From the gelato of Rome to the bean dishes of Tuscany, there is always a new taste to enjoy.
Some of the specialities in Italian cuisine are; pesto (a sauce of pecorino cheese, pine nuts
and basil), parmigiano cheese, and Panettone, which is a cake containing candied fruit and
sultanas. Wine is a major element in Italian food culture.
Notable examples include Chianti from Tuscany, Frascati and
Albano from Rome,
and liqueurs such as Strega, Grappa and Limoncello.
Olive groves and mountain skiing
Italy is a great place to visit all year round. The main tourist season is between April
and June, when the weather is most stable. During September and October, the weather is
still quite mild but the tourist spots are less crowded. During the warmer months the lush
landscape and sandy coastline of Tuscany attract many visitors. The pine trees and olive groves
of Umbria are also major attractions. The Summer in Italy is still quite mild, except for the mountain
regions of the North. Here is where skiers from all over the world gather to enjoy resorts
such as Cervinia, Livigno,
and Passon Tonale.