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Ah, bellissimo! Italy has so much to offer, from luscious landscape and show-stopping cities to world-class cuisine, art and music.

The epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has incomparable artistic treasures. In the country’s largest city and capital, Rome is awash with extraordinary masterpieces from Michelangelo’s sculptures and Caravaggio’s paintings to Raphael’s frescoes and Bernini’s fountains.

Each of Italy’s 20 regions has its own personality, with different dialects, traditions, architecture and food. In central Italy, Tuscany treats visitors to vineyards, olive groves and hilltop villages, interspersed with beautiful Renaissance cities, such as Florence, Lucca, Siena and Pisa.

In the Veneto district of northern Italy, fall in love with Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet, with its pretty palazzi, elegant squares and electrifying opera at Arena di Verona. Nearby, Lake Garda is the country’s largest and most picturesque lake, with many charming old towns and villages scattered around its shore. The island city of Venice is the capital of the Veneto district.