A country of rich history, culture and gorgeous coastline
Italy is a large country located in southern Europe. It is one of the most densely populated European countries and one of the most developed countries of the world. Italy territory mainly consists of the Apennine peninsula and two major Mediterranean islands, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is surrounded by four large seas: Adriatic on the east, Ionian on the southeast, Tyrrhenian on southwest and Ligurian Sea on the northwest. Along the northern part of Italy stretches magnificent Alps and fertile Po Valley.
Italy is a land of extremely valuable, interesting and turbulent history almost 3000 years old, superb cuisine known around the world, varied nature and relief, magnificent architecture, rich cultural - historical heritage, art, music, fashion and much more, making it one of the top 5 most visited countries on the world. 51 localities of UNESCO World Hertiage are situated in Italy. Italians have a reputation as one of the kindest and heartiness people in the world, which indeed they are.
Italy is full of picturesque towns that reflect the atmosphere of history, beauty and romance. The most beautiful and most famous cities are Rome, Venice, Florence, Verona and Milan. Rome is the capital of Italy, located in the center of the country. Rome is the cradle of the Roman Empire, the most famous and largest medieval world empire which lasted for 1400 years. Rome is known around the world for its numerous cultural and historical monuments, and the most significant is surely the Roman Colosseum. Within Rome lies the Vatican, the smallest country in the world.
Italy is one of the most popular nautical and tourist destinations in the world. Italy is rich in natural resources and tourist amenities: a pleasant Mediterranean climate, sunny landscape, heavenly beaches, bays and coves and beautiful blue sea. On the shores of Italy are situated some of the most beautiful Mediterranean marinas and anchorages. Italy can be divided into four main sailing areas: the Liguria and Tuscany, Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily and Sardinia.