Italy: The Most Fascinating European Peninsula Definitely Must Visiting

Italy is a country that resembles a peninsula which is similar to a boot when looked on a map. Seaside, Italy is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian on the West and the Adriatic Sea on the East. It neighbors 4 European countries, including France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia and has a remarkable position in Europe with a great climate, coming from The Apennine Mountains that form the peninsula’s backbone as well as the famous Alps that act as its northern boundary.

When speaking about lakes, the largest one present in Italy is the Lake Garda (measuring 143 sq mi; 370 sq km); The rivers of Italy include River Po as the principal river that flows from the Alps on the West of Italy after where crosses the region of Lombardy up to the Adriatic Sea on the East.

Italy is also a country known for its Islands. The largest Island is actually a region in Italy with incredibly vast culture – Sicily (9,926 sq. mi; 25,708 sq. km), known for its amazing Southern cuisine and the best sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in the country. The other remarkable island is Sardinia (9,301 sq. mi; 24,090 sq. km) that spreads on the West in parallel with the French island of Corsica.

Basically, Italy offers a variety of pleasures: from the rocky-mountains including the Alps, Apennines and Dolomites to the orange groves of Sicily and the ultimate summer getaway experiences, the natural scenery perfectly blends in with the rich tradition, history and culture of the Italians.

In a regional map, Italy is forming 20 regions in total, five of which have a special autonomous status. This status enables them to enact any form of legislation on some of their local matters, therefore making them unique and representative. With 9 major metropolitan cities and even 101 provinces forming 8,047 municipalities, Italy is impressively populated.

Known for its amazing contribution in the traditional art with many artists, painters and writers from the Renaissance period onwards, and some of the best tastes to which the Mediterranean cuisine is proud of – Italy simply got the pseudonym as the ultimate ‘art-of-hospitality’ country.

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  • Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip in Italy. Terence and I learned many things about Italy. The weather was great and we had so much fun. All hotels, staff and guides were superb! We especially appreciated our driver who served us from Venice through our time in Florence, I believe his name was Lorenzo. Again, thank “you” for doing such a great job in planning our vacation.
    Melissa R. xxxxx.Wassenaar, NL
  • Hope, you are doing well. My wife and I had a great trip to Italy. The place, the people, and the food and wine were out of this world. Warm and kind people including hotel staff, tour guides and drivers went beyond their ways to help us and make this visit very special for us. It was very hard to leave Italy. You, your staff and company did an extraordinary job. You over delivered. Bravo!
    Barry and Paula J. xxxxxx. Omaha, Nebraska
  • We have just returned from our trip to Italy since we took a cruise after the program you and I put together. I just wanted to let you know that everything you planned worked out perfectly. Both hotels were excellent and the rooms were fine. All the drivers were on time and got us to our destinations promptly. We were especially glad to have someone meet us at the train station with the tickets in hand and directions to our car in Milan. The best part of the trip was the all day private boat trip in Bellagio with the great restaurant on the private island. So thanks for your help and hopefully we can do it again.
    John B. xxxxx. Collegeville, Pennsylvania