Why Italy is the Perfect Place to Relax This Summer

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for sunshine, amazing food and somewhere to fully relax
then Italy should be on the top of your bucket list. Located in central Europe and with a diverse
landscape, from the beautiful rolling hills in Tuscany to the iconic water city, Venice, this easy to get
to destination is a great option.

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The Food

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Italian food, with each region owning its own specialised
dish, you’ll be wondering how you’ll fit it all in. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the best
Italian food & wine then this guide by A&K has put together some of the best options. From the classic dishes you think of such as pasta and pizza to fresh fish and delicious meats, this is a country
full of diverse dishes and flavours. Whether you’re a vegetarian or meat-eater, you won’t be
disappointed and the food in Italy won’t break the bank. Going to local restaurants you’ll often find
that the dishes are all reasonably priced.

The People

The people in Italy are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet. With a strong social culture, you’ll
often find someone to talk to, even if you end up having to converse in a mixture of languages! It’s
all part of the fun. It’s also a great place to do some people watching, many an evening can be spent
grabbing a glass of local wine, sitting in the piazza and watching some of the world go by. You never
know, you might even find yourself chatting to some of the locals, which is where some of the best
recommendations can come from! After all, no one will know the area like the locals.

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The Locations

The diverse locations within Italy mean there is something for everyone, so whatever your ideal
relaxing holiday looks like, there’s somewhere in Italy suited to you. If you’d rather spend your time
relaxing by a pool, hiding away in the Tuscan hills then a luxury villa from A&K could be the perfect
option for you. You can spend your days exploring the local area, dining on the delicious local cuisine
and watching the sun set over the countryside hills. If however you fancy including some sight-seeing
or city life into your time away, then Italy has some fantastic cities that are full of history and culture.
Venice, Rome, Florence and Siena to name a few, all with incredible historic landmarks and so much
to discover.

The History

With so much to discover it can be hard to know where to start, especially if you’re visiting a city
with so much history such as Rome. However, booking onto a local tour, such as the free walking
tour which normally last around 2 hours can be a good place to begin. You can see more of the city
when walking, and you’ll often discover things not featured in some guide books. This can also be a
great way to tap into some local knowledge for food and drink recommendations or must see sights!

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9 Comments

  1. June 26, 2018 / 8:56 am

    I’ve recently come back from Rome and visiting as much of Italy is definitely on my bucket list. Such a beautiful place filled with the most delicious food!

  2. June 22, 2018 / 10:43 am

    I’ve never been to Italy but the food and wine is what would really appeal to me!

  3. June 21, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    It’s lovely to hear just how friendly and welcoming the people are. I think that can really make you feel at home and ease ina a new place. I would love to visit Rome to be honest.

  4. June 21, 2018 / 11:33 am

    I was in Italy in April and i also fell in love with it. Such an amazing country and the locals/food excellent.

  5. June 21, 2018 / 10:13 am

    We fell in love with Italy a couple of years ago and are itching to return

  6. June 20, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Italy is my happy place and we are off again next year but I love Verona and Lake Garda area. Nothing like relaxing on a boat trip from town to town

  7. June 19, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    We visited Sorrento a few years ago and it was just stunning. I would love to discover more of Italy, I have my eye on a romantic visit to Venice next.

  8. June 19, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Italy does sound like a wonderful place to visit. For me the food, people and different locations are most appealing. It must be a to see in person. The free walking tour sounds like a good idea.

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