Added to this, its history is rich and fascinating, the scenery is varied and beautiful and the weather is generally lovely.
So, it is a pretty good bet as a holiday destination. But in case you need more persuading, check out these interesting facts about Italy from Italian tour experts - Avventure Bellissime- about this fabulous part of the world.
Rome – the eternal city
The capital of Italy is also known as the Eternal City because the Romans thought that no matter what happened in the world, and regardless of how many other empires rose and fell, Rome would remain. It is home to fascinating and ancient architecture – from its temples, to the Colosseum and the Pantheon.
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Rome’s Colosseum is a must see. The ancient amphitheatre is the largest of its kind every built by the Roman Empire and remains a model for modern day sport stadiums.
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The Trevi Fountain
Rome’s Trevi Fountain is the largest in the city. Legend has it that if you toss a coin into the fountain you are assured a return to Rome. As a result, 3000 Euros are thrown into the fountain every day. There are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain, although this is illegal. The money has been used to subsidise a supermarket for the city’s needy.
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Home to two independent states
Italy is home to two independent states – the Vatican City and San Marino. The Vatican museums house the largest and richest collections of art and culture in the world. In fact, it is said that Italy has more masterpieces per square mile that any other country in the world.
Venice is a unique sight. It’s a city of islands and the canals operate as the city’s streets. All gondolas in Venice must be painted black – any other colour is illegal.
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