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Five Reasons to Fall Head-Over-Heels for Italy

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by Lane Atteridge

February 07, 2018

Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world. Everything from the language, the food, the culture and the history of this magical place makes it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

1. The Language

It’s easy to hear a few words in Italian and be swept up in the musicality of this magnificent “romance language.” Before you travel Italy, learn a few key phrases. Locals always love it when you try to speak their language, even if you slip up here and there. You’ll make quick friends with just a simple “gratzie.”

If you really want to communicate with the locals, you can always take language lessons to make your interactions easier and more meaningful.

2. More Relaxed Culture

Italy isn’t a culture where you speed into the Starbuck’s drive through, grab a quick coffee, and zip on to start your day. The more relaxed lifestyle of Italy means you slow down and savor a morning cup of coffee, preferably with the people closest to you. Italians use this time to connect with one another, giving deeper meaning to their morning ritual.

3. Time-Honored Traditions

Enjoying an Aperol Spritz before dinner is part of Italian culture. It sets a lively, lighthearted tone that makes your meal relaxed and more enjoyable. Italians call this pre-dinner drink an “aperitif,” and it’s a time-honored tradition. Here’s how it’s made:

4. Simply Prepared Food

Meals in Italy are more than just eating. They’re a sensory experience, taking in simple, fresh, and locally grown food and creating art. These meals are meant to be shared with family and friends, and there’s no other food that can bring people together better than pizza. Shared experiences like this create life-long memories.

5. History Everywhere You Look

There’s something magical about the landmarks in Italy, and the Trevi Fountain is no exception. Legend has it that throwing a coin into the fountain will ensure that you will return to Rome. A second coin into the fountain will help you find love. If you throw a third coin into the fountain, the story says that you’ll soon be hearing wedding bells. Italy is a place that has beauty in abundance in its great architecture, historic sights, and incredible landscapes.

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