Okay we can easily think of a 1,000. Outside of the obvious, we attempted to narrow down the not so obvious. We hope that you’ll love these as much as we do.
Bike riding is a favorite past time for the young and young at heart. The region of Liguria in the Italian Riviera has a new cycle way called the Cycling Riviera where cars are banned along cycle paths. Cycling in Italy with views of the Alps and Dolomites will have you falling in love with Italy’s beauty over and over.
La Passaggiata or taking a walk is almost a daily routine for Italians that doesn’t require thought. It is a way to take in daily exercise, clear your thoughts, and take in the scenery. Italians believe that it is most important to take your daily walk after a full meal. La Passaggiata has a dual effect where they know full well your meal is digested at the same time, taking a few minutes for relaxation and rejuvenation.
To visit Italy is to view first hand the great artwork in the history of the world. Florence itself is a physical embodiment of the Renaissance period and Rome has Bernini statues displayed publicly. Public sculptures can draw in the visitor to tell the story of how Italians truly lived in earlier centuries and the lessons that were passed down to the present time. To look up at one of the world’s greatest art works of all time, Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel, is love at first sight.
There is no Italy without pasta and vice versa. What puts the “Italian” in Italy? Pasta of course and why not? Eating a dish of pasta in Italy is to fall in love with the flavors of the most desirable food on earth. Italians for centuries have put time and effort in ensuring perfectly cooked noodles that is food for your tummy and the soul. Many try to recreate it however eating a perfectly cooked dish of pasta from an Italian nonna is pure love.
Amore is love in Italian and Italy is love. The #1 reason to fall in love with Italy is love itself. How many times have you seen couples holding hands, exchanging a kiss in the piazza, and families walking with their children? It is a place that you can bring your loved ones and understand what the most important feeling in the world is: Love.
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