Italy is the most beautiful country in the world where you can see so many different fantastic places from Rome to Venice, from Florence to the Dolomites.
Italy, with its passionate people, breathtaking landscapes, trendy fashion and art treasures, is a charming European hub that never fails to amaze travelers.
My goal is explain the reasons why my country is beautiful.
With a meeting of history, culture and beauty, Italy is really a magical place where you can find cities with amazing charm like Venice or city with a millennial history like Rome or Florence. Nature also plays an important role, for example, the Dolomites are really amazing and their charm left me always speechless.
What about Italy?
Italy, meaning the entire peninsula south of the Alps, is recognized as such from about the 1st century BC. It is the nation of south-focal Europe, possessing a landmass that sticks profound into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy contains the absolute most differed and beautiful scenes on Earth and is frequently depicted as a nation formed like a boot. A huge number of shake illustrations found in the High-altitude districts of Lombardy date since about 8,000 BC.
There were substantial defrayals all through the Copper Age (37th to fifteenth period BC), the Bronze Age (fifteenth to eighth period BC) and the Iron Age (eighth to fifth period BC). The southern Apennines are also tectonically unstable, with several active volcanoes, including Vesuvius, which from time to time belches ash and steam into the air above Naples and its island-strewn bay. At the base of the nation, in the Mediterranean Sea, lie the islands of Sicily and Sardinia (https://www.gogga.net/italy-the-most-beautiful-county-in-the-world/).
As per legend, Rome established by Remus and in the core of Etruscan Italy in 735BC. Throughout the following a few centuries, Rome extended its regions into what ended up recognized as the Roman Empire. The Romans called the Italian projecting “Italia”. Middle Ages begin through a succession of incursions.
Reasons why Italy is the most beautiful place in the world
If I had to summarise the reasons why Italy is the most beautiful place in the world, I would say that it’s a country that has figured out what’s important in life – family, friends, good food, beautiful things, some kind of connection with nature, human warmth and conviviality – and dedicates as much time as possible to the pursuit of these simple virtues.
As Telegraph said in its article published on the 19 November 2019, “you probably don’t need any reason to go back. But here are ten, just in case”.
In Tuscany rolling hills dotted with olive trees and patchwork vineyards, neat farmhouses surrounded by orchards and fields, handsome hilltowns. Climate and nature help of course, but even in areas of wild beauty like the Amalfi Coast, the human touch usually makes rather than mars: Positano’s famous near-vertical stack of houses, terraced lemon groves taking giant steps up a hillside. Sure, there are industrial and residential sprawls in Italy as everywhere. But they still feel like exceptions.
Real food, real wine
This is a nation that cares deeply about what it eats, and is prepared to get a cheaper TV in order to be able to afford a better cut of meat, or to treat itself to an artisanal product like Campanian mozzarella di bufala or proper balsamic vinegar from Modena – not the cheap stuff we splash on salads. The same goes for wine: a galaxy of small producers from Aosta to Basilicata keeps quality high and industrial processes to a minimum.
You never need dip your foot in the same river of experiences twice. Even two parts of one region – say Sicily’s Baroque southern triangle around Ragusa (aubergine parmigiana, candied orange peel, Modica chocolate), and the wild Madonie mountains in the north (porcini mushrooms, lamb, wild fennel) – can feel like completely different countries.
Sharing an impromptu bruschetta at 2am, drizzled in tangy green-gold oil, in one of the mills that work on a 24-hour cycle during the autumn olive harvest. Those glorious days towards the end of February when it’s warm enough to eat lunch outside in Naples or Rome. Waiting for the artichokes to arrive in March, the fresh peas and strawberries in June, the chestnuts and pumpkin in October, the black kale and panettone in winter. Summer with its beach parties and al fresco events: opera in Verona, classical music in the Val d’Orcia, jazz in Perugia. In Italy, the seasons still count.
You can plan a whole holiday around Italy’s great craft traditions. Wherever you go, you’ll find artisans pursuing or reinventing traditions. For example Grottaglie in Puglia is famous for its ceramics workshop
Italians seem to have coffee in their bloodstream, literally and figuratively. One little explored consequence of the national coffee cult is the fact that few homes have the resources to make great barista-style espresso – so Italians socialize in cafés and bars, which therefore thrive even in tiny villages.
Italy has an easy, direct rapport with its cultural riches. One estimate has it that the country is home to around half the world’s art treasures, and if the resources for their conservation are sometimes spread thin, the respect for culture is still strong, even (deep down) in smartphone-glued schoolkids.
That innate sense of style
There’s no denying that this is a country where most people take a pride in their appearance, and where crimes against taste are rare. It has very little to do with personal income. It’s mostly a question of panache, self-belief, and some DNA strand that bubbles up in products. The effort is all for the world outside – and anyway, they’re probably still living with their parents.
A great Italian institution, the trattoria is the gold standard behind every Italian super-chef’s fancy Michelin-starred joint. These places – the good ones, at least – are guardians of local traditions, so much so that there’s rarely any need to look at the menu before you order tonnarelli cacio e pepe in Rome, bigoli in salsa in Venice or spaghetti al pesto in Genoa. One of the best Trattoria is Antichi Sapori (www.pietrozito.it) in the Puglian hinterland, a Slow Food style place where the daily blackboard menu contains no dishes – just a list of the ingredients gathered fresh that morning from the kitchen garden.
Praised for its grandeur, history and cuisine, Italy has so much delights and sights to offer that it might take a lifetime to explore it.
Known as one of the world’s most gorgeous and sought-after destinations, Italy is truly a heavenly place that should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Italy, you absolutely must go, it’s beautiful, you will not regret it!
Alessandra Quarta Conte