Innumerable ancient cultural throwbacks, sparkling mediterranean coastlines, succulent cuisine, commanding mountains; Italy offers variety like few other countries. Venice, Rome, Milan and Florence are cities loaded with artistic history, they should be on every bucket-list, while so many of the smaller, picturesque villages are works of art in themselves. In the north, heading towards the Swiss border, there are snowy mountains and elegant lakes edged by quaint villages. Head south towards Sardinia and you’ll find yourself on some of Europe’s finest beaches. Go to Italy and experience the true essence of ‘La Dolce Vita’!