It’s no secret that Italy offers something special when it comes to holidays in Europe. From the magical experience of a gondola ride through Venetian canals, to the vibrant streets and inspiring art of Rome, Italy has something for everyone. In fact, for many South African travelers, Venice, Rome and Tuscany are often the only three destinations on their bucket list. At the same time, while these areas have a wealth of culture and intrigue, Italy has far more to offer. With Alitalia now offering direct flights from Johannesburg to Rome four times a week, Italy has never been more accessible.
Affordable, quiet, relaxing and pleasantly cool, Italy may not be as popular in the low season, but you should find more than enough reasons and then first experiences to warrant what will be the best decision you ever make.
Italy is incredible. The history, the culture, the scenery and of course, the food all combine to make this country one of the world’s favourite vacation destinations. Having travelled often to Italy and covered a good part of the country, I have seen the daily markets (never bought anything though as cooking in your hotel […]