What makes Italy the “Bel Paese” is the peerless quantity and quality of its culture and art. Since Roman ages it has been the cultural centre of Mediterraneum and Europe.
Today museum collections, monuments, archeological sites and all the country’s landscape still show traces of the treasures left by our ancestors, signs of many cultures that met here many different times.
Every corner of the country boasts its own countless wonderful surprises.
Italy has the highest number of UNESCO Heritage sites (50), as a prove of the enormus country’s richness. Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice, Siena, Pisa, and Naples are the most renowned cities of art, but every town host little and great treasures, as these numbers demonstrate: 95,000 monumental churches, 40,000 forts and castles, 30,000 historical residences with 4,000 gardens, 36,000 archives and libraries, 20,000 historical cities and towns, 5,600 museums and archaeological sites, and 1,500 convents.
The wonder of Italy are so many that every each tourist will be spoilt of choice, among noble residences; world-famous museums like Uffizi in Florence, the Capitoline Museums in Rome, or the Brera Art Gallery in Milan; impressive archaeological sites, such as Pompei and Herculaneum, to immerse themselves in an exciting, grandiose past. Moreover endless cultural, artistic, and musical events animate the Italian life all year round.
A vacation in Italy is a time travel since stone age to recent years, all in a rich combination of masterpieces from different areas, blending landscape and culture, history and art, architecture and city planning.