Italy is one of the world’s great holiday destinations but if you think that going there is just about getting some sun and good food then it could be time to think again.
There is so much to do on Italian holidays that you might even end up coming home with a new hobby you gained while you were there.
Italy is, without doubt, the best travel destination in the world for a budding art lover. If you go to Rome or Florence, for example, you will find yourself almost tripping over world famous pieces of art. The sheer number of incredible paintings and sculptures in this country is astonishing and if you want a crash course in human creativity then this is place to do it. A lot of the attractions are free and most are free of the stuffy, intellectual feel which you might associate with museums and art galleries.
Football is huge in Italy and the likes of Juventus, Roma and the Milan clubs have big, passionate followings. However, there is more to Italian sport that just football. Depending upon where in the country you go you could end up watching motor racing events, gymnastic events, basketball or something else altogether. The Italians love their sports and you might find their enthusiasm to be infectious.
There is now a growing trend for holidaymakers to mix their Italian holidays with cookery classes. The cuisine here is second to none but a lot of the recipes are actually reasonably easy for a beginner to get to grips with. Even if you don’t feel the urge to put on your apron while you are there you will probably take a good deal of interest in the food you are served and might pick up a few ideas and tips that way alone.
Whether you are in the countryside or in a big city you will probably find that you do a lot of walking in Italy. As well as helping you in working off the calories from all that delicious food this could also help you gain a new, healthy habit. There is so much to look at and do in this country that you won’t want to waste any of your precious holiday time while you are there, so doing a lot of walking will help you get around a lot of sites. You should also think of planning some sort of itinerary before you set off.
Whether you fancy going on family holidays or do it on your own, you can always have a look at useful travel sites like the Keycamp and Eurocamp and make sure that you know what awaits you once you get there.