The first time I traveled to Italy was in 1982, during the time of the World Cup.
“Gol!” and the crowd went wild. The finale was played between Italy and Germany, and I will never forget the passion and noise involved with this event. Italy won for the third time in World Cup history, their first time since 1938. My parents and I were watching the match in a typical Italian Taverna, something I will never forget.
Italy’s fascination never fades for me, despite having traveled there many times since. There is so much passion and so much love for life that is really hard to grasp unless you have visited. I cannot imagine anyone not liking Italy. It has so much to offer, historically, culturally, and through art, food, and wine. It simply is one of the best destinations out there, and no matter how many times you visit, it is never enough.
No matter what you would like to do in Italy, we are here to help you customize your trip!
Time needed: Given the long flight (8 hours from NYC), the considerable time difference, and the many areas Italy has to offer, you should allow yourself at least 10 days. If you have less time available, we suggest limiting yourself to one, maximum two cities.
Budgeting: A 10 day vacation to Italy for 2, including Coach class airfare, 3 – 4* hotels, local transfers and some tours starts at about $6,000
Combination countries: Italy can easily be combined with a visit to Switzerland or Austria
Movies to watch before heading to Italy:
• Life is Beautiful
• Eat, Pray & Love
• Pane e Tulipani
• Summer in Tuscany
• Cinema Paradiso
• Roman Holiday
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