The first image to cross someone’s mind when they think about Italy is most likely one of the many wondrous structures that stand as a testament to the country’s history and culture. With the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the planet, this should come as no surprise! With magnificent cities like Rome, Venice and Florence, you can be assured of fantastic artwork and monuments as well as plenty of other beautifully preserved treasures. Aside from its history, though, this destination also offers natural treasures like its beautiful coastlines, serene lakes and fantastic mountain ranges.
Some must-see destinations in Italy include San Gimignano in Tuscany, the historic Cinque Terre town of Manarola, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lake Como in the Italian Lake District and dreamy Positano, a small town located on the Amalfi Coast. Naturally, look to include some of the famous cities like Milan, Naples, Verona, Turin and Bologna too on your itinerary if you can. Historic sites like Pompeii, Piazza del Campo, Santa Maria del Fiore, the Colosseum and the canals of Venice can also play a vital role to transport you back in time!
But Italy is not just about celebrating the past. This destination has a robust attitude towards sustenance and over the years has developed a mouth-watering tradition of foods that will surely add a kilo or two to you before you leave! The traditional pizza margherita must be sampled from its place of origin in Naples. Other delights like gelato, tiramisu and pasta carbonara are also must-have dishes while in Italy along with Italian coffee, freshly made risotto, ravioli, meltingly gorgeous prosciutto and buttery gnocchi – all temptations that you will be hard pressed to avoid during your stay.
Food and history are only two facets of the Italian experience, though. This destination offers a variety of experiences in terms of adventure as well. You can go scuba diving in a Sardinian harbour at Palau or skiing in Abruzzo. You can even head out to a miniature theme park and check out some ambitious reproductions of Italian Areas of Interest. There are also options like sea kayaking, wakeboarding, fly fishing and snorkelling as well.
Whatever the choice, though, the most important decision to be made is one of safety. An amazing holiday requires a stress-free mind, and Flexicover is here to ensure that! Whether you happen to fall sick after bungee jumping or while travelling through Rome, we have a range of travel insurance covers that will protect you and your loved ones in your time of need.
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