|Pack of cigarettes||$6.91|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$10.84|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$48.36|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.23|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 486.71|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.67|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$50.83|
|Loaf of white bread||$2.21|
There are no countries in the world that can match Italy for pure allure that come to mind just at the sound of its name. It is a country synonymous with beauty, style, and amazing food. It is a country that bred the Roman civilisation, whose great monumnets are still highly visible there today, and a place that was the home to Dante, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Botticelli. It is today the proud home of Ferrari, the world famous football, or calcio, teams of Milan and Juve, and the great fashion house of Versace, Armani, and Dolce and Gabana.
It is a country that is much more than simply the people and products that it produces though. Italy is a dizzying mix of beautiful contrasts. It borders the clean waters of both the Adriatic and the Mediterranean, and it is also home to some of Europe’s most beautiful mountainous areas. The landscape of Tuscany is renowned for the beauty which can leave those who travel to Italy completely speechless. It is a country of incredibly beautiful cities and villages, from the majestic, lost-in-time world of Rome, where the leader of the Catholic church sits, to the dignified elegance of Florence, the more wild beauty of Napoli, and the more modern cosmopolitan sheen of Milan.
Flights to Italy are incredibly cheap and with the current recession crippling the country now is a good time to visit, not only to boost the struggling economy, but more to see how in the face of economic suffering this country and its people are still as hungry for life as ever.
A huge reason to take advantage of the cheap flights to Italy is the food. This is a country incredibly proud, and rightly so, of its cuisine. Despite its seeming simplicity, the pasta and pizza of Italy are probably the most requested style of food the whole world over. It is not simply the food but the passed down knowledge of how exactly to prepare it that makes eating in Italy such a treat for those lucky enough to travel here.
Flighhub offer the cheapest flights to Italy and they will invariably land in either Rome or Milan. For many Milan is the centre of modern Italy. It is the home of its fashion houses and the beautiful Duomo and its square, but it is quite a grey city which compares unfavourably to many of the country’s other city delights. Rome on the other hand is a dream. The first time visitor may feel as though they have stepped into a breathing museum rather than an actual city when faced with the beauty of this city, especially when walked through in the early morning before its inhabitants have started their day.
Beyond Rome the first time visitor must pay a visit to Florence in order to savour the true taste of Italy. Once famously home to the Meidici family which controlled Italy for centuries, this truly is a city experience that all travellers must try to have at one point in their life.
Verona, Bologna, Lecce, Urbino. Italy has so many incredible cities and towns to visit that the visitor is truly spoilt for choice. If however it is not culture and history that you are looking for then Italy can still provide the traveller with different options. The islands of Sicily, Capri and Sardinia are some of the most beautiful in the whole of the Mediterranean and with flights to Italy being so cheap they are easily accessible.
Sicily is a particularly impressive and beautiful place, with the noisy volcano of Etna and its ancient Greek amphitheatres and unbeatable coastline; this is an island that truly merits a visit just by itself as a few days could not do justice to the delights in store for the visitor here.
Italy’s reputation as one of the most beautiful countries in the world truly is deserved. Those who have yet to experience this for themselves will discover it soon enough upon arrival and be forever sorry that they didn’t get there sooner!