We all know that Italy has the best pizza and pasta in the world, but there are many more things Italy has to offer that may surprise you. Check out these ways Italy shines beyond the clichés!
Here are 6 things Italy does better:
Italian sweets are so delicious, it’s almost impossible to turn them down. Gelato, cannoli, tiramisu, Neapolitan, biscotti spumoni, zeppole, tartufo. Those are just to name a few.
2. Sports cars:
Ferrari started as a racecar manufacturer in the 1930s and has now become one of the most famous cars. No other country can out-race Italy. (Pagani, Maserati, Alfa Romeo–need I say more?)
Italy has 4,600 miles of coastline, so not only does it have the most beaches in Europe, but it also has 27 marine parks. The beaches are absolutely beautiful and so relaxing! 248 Italian beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status for clear waters and unspoiled sands. Just another reason why Italy is one of the best vacation spots!
Italy is one of the most cave-pocked countries in the world, with more than 35,000 cavities above ground and thousands more under the water! Caves in Italy such as the Blue Grotto in Capri are famous spots for tourists to check out. You can take a boat ride into the Blue Grotto or swim in the other caves in the Mediterranean to experience the true beauty of the Italian caves.
Italians are much more forward when it comes to flattery than Americans are. Whether you’re a friend or a stranger, Italians are aggressively complimentary.
Obviously Italy is known for its breathtaking scenic views, but it’s also famous for its exciting volcano eruptions. Europe’s largest volcano is Mt. Etna in Sicily, and it attracts more than a million tourists a year. It leads TripAdvisor’s top-10 must-see volcanoes list, along with four other Italian spouters, including Mt. Vesuvius.