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Reasons to visit and love Italy

There are very few countries in the world that can boast the history and beauty of Italy. If you think about it, Italy is a relatively small country, certainly not comparable to the United States, Russia, or China in size or number of inhabitants, yet this small country contains more art, history, and wonders than any other country in the world. And the amazing thing is that these wonders come from different historical periods, starting from prehistory up to the Roman age, from the Renaissance to the modern era.

Italy is a strange country: it has everything you could wish for (art, history, sea, mountains, a big heart, food, ideas, and resources) and yet it never manages to exploit its full potential, almost as if something held Italy stopped and prevented the country from becoming even bigger.
However, despite this limitation, it is really impossible not to love Italy and sooner or later everyone has to spend time in this country to visit at least the most famous monuments and cities. This country is the cradle of the world and of modern civilization, and one cannot but love it for many reasons and be proud to be Italian or to visit this great country.
Here are some of the reasons why you absolutely must visit Italy.

Zorhan Mokoele | TDO local expert from South Africa

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By Marco

Traveling doesn't always have to be all about nature. Marco knows it too well writing about his urban expeditions around the world. He's a firm believer that big cities are the future as that's where most of the spirit is located. Planning ahead is always his top priority. He says that's the only way you can take full advantage of the journey and see everything there is. Waiting isn't in his nature. Once you arrive at the hotel, leave your luggage in the hotel and go into the city.

a Tuscany based traveler

Italy is one of the richest nations in the world in art and was the setting in which the greatest artists in the world's history lived and worked. There is talk of an inimitable historical period that has incredibly influenced the whole world until today: the Renaissance!

The Renaissance is regarded as the rebirth of the world, especially that of science, literature, and the arts, after the dark period of the fall of the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages. This period of rebirth was made possible by a series of factors, first, a long period of peace and then by the interest of the various Lords of the cities in the arts. These nobles aspired to immortality and wished to become famous patrons by funding and sponsoring famous artists. This climate of peace and interest in the arts has allowed many artists to gather at the various Italian courts to give life to the most important centuries of art history. Immortal geniuses such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Sandro Botticelli, Dante Alighieri for literature, are just some of the geniuses who made Italy great and who gave life to immortal works such as the "Gioconda," Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" or the "David."
Those who love art cannot help but love Italy and visit the country's main museums, such as the Uffizi in Florence.

Italy is one of the richest countries in history in the world. For example, think of the ancient Romans and their empire, which dominated the vast majority of the known world, and that collapsed only because it became too big to manage. Rome is a city still full of hidden treasures; in Pompeii bodies and objects buried by the lava of Vesuvius are still discovered, Tuscan cities like Florence or Pisa have famous monuments such as the Leaning Tower and two of the best universities in all of Europe, Venice is a magical city that floats on the water, and the plateaus of the Seven Municipalities are a scenario never seen before. And what about the sea? Places like Sardinia or Naples (a famous proverb that says "See Naples, and then you can die") or Salento are jewels of beaches and sea and those who love summer consider them an obligatory stop on their holidays.

Italy is the homeland of good food. After all, the most famous food in the world, pizza, was invented in Naples, not to mention pasta. The best chefs in the world go to Italy to study the books of legendary chefs such as Gualtiero Marchesi or Carlo Cracco, and the typical Italian products are unrivaled in the world.

Welcome to Italy!