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Welcome to Italy
Italy, the epicentre of the Roman Empire and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Home to so many of the world’s greatest art and architecture from Michelangelo’s David and the Sistine Chapel, to the colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. Italy actually has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the planet! You are spoiled for cultural riches in Italy!
Few countries do art and life so well together. Italian philosophy is all about a dedication to living a good life. The Italians also have a love for the finer things, remember this is the land that gave you Prada. Fashion, beauty and style infiltrate all aspects of daily life from their immaculate fashion, to their espressos and of course to their delicious gastronomy and wine, Italy moves like no one else!
Almost every single city, town and village in Italy has its own unique carnival celebrations. Of course the most famous is Venice Carnival which dates back to 1296 known for its timeless elegance. You also have Viareggio Carnival in Tuscany famous its 20m high papier-Mache floats or Ivrea Carnival which has the famous Battle of the Oranges which sees 500,000 pounds of oranges thrown at each other to pay tribute to when the town became free from Napoleon’s troops.