Italy, the country that gave the world pasta and pizza, has some of the most varied and delicious dishes. When in Southern Italy, being a Mediterranean land it specializes in hearty, spicy food in fish, pork and lamb. A must try is It's the gelato (ice cream). While Italy's best known wines, most of which come from the Northern region. Italy’s beautiful cities of Venice, Milan and Padua offer grand historic cafés of serenity and elegance.
Milan, the undisputed fashion capital of Italy, with its vibrant atmosphere and interesting sights is a must visit. Visit The Pinacoteca di Brera that houses one of Italy's finest art collections. Or Head out to The Duomo, in Piazza del Duomo, which is considered Europe's biggest Gothic cathedral. Enjoy the view overlooking the city from the rooftop or relax in one of the many cafes below.
Cosmopolitan Milan offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes that offer everything from Italian to international cuisine. The southern end of Milan, is a great place to shop for bargains. And end your day with a visit to Brera, to the various bars for that evening drink.
Try out Da Giacomo, located via Sottocorno, 6, a restaurant which has a beautifully decorated dining room and relish in their exquisite seafood dishes. Sadler, located via Troilo, 14, is a place to try the all Italian cheese trolley. Risoranti Nabucco, with it outdoor seating offers a great atmosphere with excellent food and to end your dinner get your hands on the lovely tiramisu. La Terza Carbonaia which severs the most scrumptious variety of pizzas is a must try.
Rome, the Eternal City has numerous historical and amazing architectural structures. One can visit The Colosseum or St Peter's Basilica, or take a walking tour to The Vatican City and Pompeeii.
When in Rome, visit Maccheroni's restaurant, which is also the name of one of Italy’s most famous dishes. Set in the heart of one of Rome's most ancient neighborhoods, the restaurant’s has a delightful rustic structure. Try out traditionally homemade Roman cuisine, as well as Italian specialties to go along with a wide selection of Italian wines. Pizzeria da Baffetto is an excellent pizza place to try out when in Rome.
Venice, is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, as well as a city where its medieval past is alive. Visit St. Mark's Basilica, and head up to the bell tower to get a bird's view of the city. Relax in one of the many cafes watching the sunset while sipping on a refreshing spritz from a local bar.
Visit Osteria Do Mori, located in San Polo 429, Rialto, One of the most ancient restaurants in Venice. Try out their excellent selection of wines. Al Calice situated in Mestre, has an outdoor seating in the courtyard with music and specializes in Venetian cuisine.