Be Swept Away With An Italian Summer Love Affair
It’s difficult to think of a country that can compete with the fascinating history, chic cosmopolitan culture and perpetual charm of Italy. From mouth-watering cuisine, breath-taking scenery and magnificent architecture to sophisticated fashion and world famous art, its enchanting towns and cities are the perfect way to indulge in what the locals lovingly refer to as, ‘la dolce vita.’
Italy comes alive in the warm summer months and there is simply nothing more delightful than jetting off on an exclusive escape to a luxurious holiday apartment in Italy. To help you fall in love with this incredible country, Jill Kammer has compiled a list of her favourite Italian charms that are guaranteed to make you swoon!
The language: Some people say French is the most romantic language in the world but we think that the passion, flow and endearing rhythm of the Italian dialect gives it a run for its Euros! If you’re planning on renting a luxury holiday apartment in Italy, why not try charming the locals and learning a few phrases yourself?
The weather: The magnificent Italian sun is sought out by holiday makers from around the globe. Whether you soak it up from the picturesque beaches of Cinque Terre or bathe in the glorious rays while enjoying an ice cream on Rome’s famous Spanish Steps, Italy is the perfect country to experience the bliss of a European summer.
Gelato: A trip to Italy simply wouldn’t be complete without a daily dose of gelato! The silky soft texture and lip-smacking flavours are the perfect accompaniment to keeping cool in the hot summer sunshine.
Cuisine: Food plays an essential role in Italian culture and there is simply no better way to experience the country than to sample its mouth-watering cuisine. From crispy wood fired pizzas and perfectly al dente pastas to aromatic espressos and freshly baked treats, you are guaranteed to fall head over heels for Italian food.
Opera: Culture lovers will be enchanted at the Italian opera scene where you can give yourself goose bumps listening to the trills of the world’s most famous sopranos. And with magnificent venues such as Venice’s La Fenice, Rome’s Teatro dell’opera di Roma and Tuscany’s Torre del Lago Puccini, you are guaranteed a night to remember!
Art: With a history of highly skilled artisans sating back to Etruscan civilisation, Italy is a mecca for those with an appreciation for art. Cities such as Rome and Florence play host to some of the world’s finest masterpieces while Venice’s Guggenheim Collection is a must visit destination for contemporary critics.
Architecture: Italy boasts some of the finest architecture on the planet and offers a fascinating glimpse into the country’s rich historical background. From the ancient pillars of the Colosseum, the awe inspiring facade of St Peters Basilica, the magnificent domes of St Mark’s and the gravity defying wonder that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
With such an incredibly diverse range of activities, attractions and exclusive experiences on offer, why wait any longer to book a luxury holiday apartment in one of Italy’s mesmerising cities?
This guest post was written by Jill Kammer for Take on the Road.