Did you know that Italy is ranked fourth when it comes to the most visited countries in the world? It’s true! While there are several factors that likely attribute to this, one of the biggest factors is the food. After all, who doesn’t love authentic Italian cuisine?
However, there are also quite a few amazing sights that can only be seen in Italy. Keep reading to learn more about the Italian food and sights you are sure to encounter when visiting the amazing country.
Of all the different global cuisines, there is nothing that’s able to compare with the experience and taste of eating authentic, Italian home cooking. This food is a product of thousands of years of culinary innovation and wisdom and consists of recipes that have been handled down generation after generation.
However, something to note about Italian food is that authentic cuisine isn’t the Americanized version served in the United States today. Italian food is fresh, full of flavor and natural ingredients. This is why so many people travel to Italy just to experience the cuisine.
There’s no question that the food in Italy is amazing; however, there are also amazing sights to see and experience on your trip to Italy. Some of tourist spots that are most highly rated by tourists include the following:
- The Colosseum: This massive amphitheater is the biggest of its kind that was ever constructed during the Roman rule and it has a wooden floor that measured 83 by 48 meters. Beneath it is two levels of passages, cells, rooms and tunnels.
- The Venice Canals: When you think of travel in Italy, chances are you imagine the gondola rides through the Venice canals. This is a mode of travel that has been used for centuries and something tourists enjoy.
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa: This tower is well-known across the globe and one of the biggest attractions for tourists in Italy.
- Lake Como: This is considered one of the most scenic areas in Italy and the lake is fully surrounded by mountains and small towns.
- Cinque Terre: A coastal region that’s distinctive due to the sheer cliffs and steep hills, this area overlooks the Mediterranean. There are 5 beautiful villages, including Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Mare that are available via walking paths and railroad tunnels.
If you are planning a trip to Italy, as you can see, there are more than a few things to experience. Be sure to keep the information here in mind as you travel your through this beautiful (and pretty tasty) country.