Although a small country by geographical area, Italy is a big country when it comes to diversity, culture and history. Therefore, those who are truly interested in the country would gain from visiting the country multiple times, each time spending a while on a single location. One of the topmost locations where you can get a lot to learn and experience is the island of Sicily. It is located in southern Italy and is a very beautiful area that has long been considered as an ideal destination for vacations.
Rome, Romans and Italian Cinema
There is no end of things that you can see while you are in Italy. There are always chapels, frescoes and other remains of the Roman Empire, most notably the great coliseum. Several very interesting movies such as the Angels and Demons have been filmed in the city and deal with roman structures. Another great thing has to do with movies. The Italian Cinema is world famous and there are great directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, Bunuel, De Sica and so on that Italy has produced. If you’re in Italy, why not spend an evening watching a movie to commemorate these immortal figures?
Classical and Contemporary Music
Italian Opera is another thing that is a must watch. Some of the most important and most beautiful pieces of classical music have come from Italy, and as a rule, Italy is the home of the Classical Opera. Great masterpieces such as Puccini’s Turandot and Mozart’s La Nozze di Figaro have been composed in Italian. If you get the opportunity, make sure you spend a day discovering the magic of the Italian Opera. If you’re fond of music, you will find Italy to be far from lacking. There are masters such as Joe Satriani and Paco de Lucia who perform regularly in the country and this might be one of the rare occasions for you to get to see them up close.
Food and Wine
Another great thing that would be a folly to miss on your visit to Italy is the gastronomy. Italian food has pervaded the entire world, and nobody can think about a world without Pizza, Pasta, Guacamole, Mozzarella, and Italian Wine. What better place to try out authentic Italian cuisine than Italy itself, Rome has several amazing Italian restaurants that offer great delicacies that you can indulge in while in the country. You can even take a trip, if you should be so inclined, down the wine country and spend a day or two living in a quiet little cottage sipping and tasting various forms of Italian wine.
For those with refined tastes in art, there are several famous art galleries in Italy portraying paintings from some very famous Italian painters and artists. When you come to think about it, a lot of the most famous painters and sculptors are Italian, like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Federico Garcia Lorca, and so on. Check them out on your visit and they will remain with you forever.