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What Makes Italy Special & Unique?

What makes Italy so special? A very difficult question, so much is extraordinarily good and unique to Italy.

Undaunted by trying to do the impossible, Andrew (my husband) and I have set ourselves the challenging task of discovering the best things about Italy.

Whether it's a special town or village, a great beach or a type of pasta we have put together various lists. They feature just a few of the things we love most about Italy, click on the links further down the page to view the lists.

Andrew and I know the north of Italy better than the south so I am sure we've missed a bit. Please do let us know if we have and/or share whatever it is that makes Italy special for you. Simply do so via the Facebook comments at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to know more about a particular place featured on any of our lists then please feel free to contact me, Maria.

Hope you enjoy the lists...

Hotel Santa Caterina - shared under Flickr's creative commons license

Photo above taken from the Hotel Santa Caterina.

Best of Italy

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  2. 9 Little Towns and Villages – The Very Best of Italy
  3. 5 Uniquely Lovely Italian Cities
  4. 8 Secrets of Southern Italy
  5. 8 Unforgettable Places in Italy
  6. The Best Beaches in Italy
  7. 6 Places to See near Venice
Tuscan Scenery

More Reasons to Love Italy...

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  2. What YOU find so special about Italy
  3. Reminders of Italy

Bucket Lists & Reasons to Move

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  2. Great Italian Recipes we love 
  3. 12 Reasons to Move to Italy
A Little Bridge Venice

I love this little bridge leading to the Poste Vecie restaurant, it is around the corner from the Poste Vecie Hotel where we often stay when in Venice.

What Makes Italy Special?

Is it a place, the food or something else, what makes Italy so wonderful for you?

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Why Italy Is The Best 
I honestly am speachless.. Italy is almost like a fairytale. I've never been to any place so beautiful in my entire life. I am so happy I went there …

My favorites in Verona 
I am from Serbia and I have always wanted to visit Italy. Finally, an opportunity came along and I went to Italy for training with a police unit and I …

Italy is Special to me because it Represents my Roots  Not rated yet
We continue with the story of my heritage. As mentioned in my previous article , World War II broke out leading to consequences for my family -- both …

fall-in-love-with-Italy Not rated yet
Italy has everything to offer the tourists from thousand year old history, museums, churches, magnificent vistas and views from every corner. The cobbled …

The most Magnificent Country in the World Not rated yet
Italy is the most magnificent country in the entire world. In all my travels, there is only one country I would visit over and over again... and that is …

Italy is Great because... Not rated yet
The Great Food makes Italy special because it's yummy and people in Italy make it better than others that are not Italian. Maria's reply: I agree …

Love Stories Not rated yet
Hi, this is Robin I lived in Rome as a kid for two years - ages 9-11 - and I still remember the shock I had on my drive from the airport to our hotel in …

Cycling in Italy Not rated yet
My bicycle had brought me first to Cuneo in north Italy where I descended from the Alps into Italy. Then I followed the Italian coast from Genoa to Lerici …

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