Experience Italy

 italy travel consultant melange travel

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life” -Akhmatova


Italy has fascinating history, gregarious people, a lyrical language, and over 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most of any country.

You’ll find a pasta shape for every region, some of the best coffee in the world, simple, uncomplicated food and sought after wines.

And did I mention gelato? Or limoncello.

Imagine touring the ancient sights of Rome, wandering over tiny footbridges in the quiet maze of Venice’s mystical canals, tasting wine in a Tuscan vineyard with breathtaking views of the Chianti countryside in the background, or lingering over a late evening dinner of authentic local food and wine in a family owned trattoria, while soaking up the atmosphere on the piazza.

Regardless of your travel style, interests, passions or budget – Italy has something for everybody. Make your Italian vacation the experience of a lifetime with some of these ideas.

Most first-timers start with these essential tips and visit Rome, FlorenceVenice and Milan. Even though they are big cities, you can still keep it authentic.

If you’re an avid driver, how about a scenic road trip?

Tuscany has breathtaking views, tiny villages dripping with charm, etruscan ruins and abbeys. Don’t miss Lucca and San Gimignano, just two of Italy’s walled cities.

Oh and wine, did I mention wine?

You can also head to a stunning town along Italy’s Mediterranean coast. The Cinque Terre is a laid-back choice for active travelers. These tips will come in handy.

Like posh and dreamy? The Amalfi Coast is a better choice with towns like Positano and Ravello.

Why not slow things down with a relaxing lake vacation? Or kick the pampering up with a spa visit – Umbria has some notable options.

Once you’re done with the major sites, why not get off-the-beaten path?  Try Le Marche or Puglia.

Whether you’re an avid skier, or just like to cozy up by the fire, a ski resort makes a perfect winter getaway. So does Venice.

Always something new to be discovered. Where will you go next?