Last Updated: 21st May 2013
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Italy (Italian: Italia) conjures dreams of love, romance, beautiful food, people and language. Italy has inspired countless poets, writers and film makers and continues to entice tens of millions of people to visit this diverse country every year.
The deep history that is visible in its buildings, art, architecture and people is also a major draw-card along with family ties that stretch back generations drawing Italians from all over the world ‘home’. Even for the uninitiated, the promise of seeing some of the most famous and celebrated sites in the world like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum of Rome, St Peters Basilica and the roof of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican the gondolas of Venice and the food, art and culture of Florence (to name too few) creates a sense of excitement.
Simply the idea of ‘Italy’ inspires many to travel there to experience it for themselves.
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I wouldn’t call Italy a place of diversity, or a place that even wants to foster real diversity. Italians are quite widely known as racists.
I spent 5 months living and working on a campsite in Tuscany last summer (2009), it was the best experience of my life! I loved Florence, Siena, Viareggio and Pisa! I can not wait to go back again! I still miss it 4 months later!!
My trip to Italy was an absolutely awesome experience and I’m def going back one day!!!:)
I am so excited about the Italian Espresso tour! NYE in Florence!!! Went to Sicily 3 yrs ago and got obsessed with Italy then and am now finally going back. Can’t wait to gorge on pizza, pasta and ice cream again!!!
Italy is amazing! Venice was my favorite place! (we went to rome, florence, pisa, venice, la aquilla, and the amalfi coast/Capri). Venice is exactly how you imagine Italy to be and it doesn’t disappoint!! The Amalfi Coast and Capri are an entirely different world. If you do travel to Capri, find a “rent a boat” guy named Alfonso (can give you his number and all).. He took my sister and I around Capri for about 100 euros and we swam in all diff. grottos.. it was amazing – just watch out for the jelly fish!
Remember that you are no longer in “Kansas”. Italy is an amazing experience… and not comparable to anything else!
I dream of traveling to Italy. Sigh.