Italy is one of our favourite countries because it has so much to offer. There is ancient history, a cuisine that is known throughout the world, sunny beaches, islands and rugged mountains, which makes the perfect combination and a must see country in Europe.

A couple of highlights are: Rome, the epitome of Catholic and Roman history; Sicily, offering amazing food, peaceful islands that make a welcome holiday refuge and the largest active volcano in Europe, the Etna; Bologna, a cute student city where you can find incredible pasta and parties; and Naples, the creator of pasta and pizza, where even a pizza margarita will leave a permanent impression on your taste buds.

An added bonus are the temperamental locals, markets with the best Italian products and quite a well developed public transportation system or road system if you want to hire a car. Italy really is a country you do not want to miss.