Italy boasts beautiful scenery, delicious food and an abundance of history and culture. These are just some of the reasons it’s a popular place for British ex-pats and other nationalities.
It’s not far from the UK
One of the perks of moving to Italy is that it’s not too far from the UK. You can get regular and quick flights back to the UK and it won’t cost you a fortune either. There are 22 airports in Italy that fly to the UK so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to get home without too much inconvenience.
When you think of Italian food, there is no doubt that pizza and pasta will come to mind first – however, Italy is actually very well known for its healthy Mediterranean diet. As a matter of fact, Southern Italy has long been celebrated for having one of the healthiest diets in the world, with high consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean protein such as fish and legumes.
Italy is home to some of the worlds favourite foods including pizza, pasta and gelato. Pasta has been eaten in Italy every since the 4th century BC and continues to be one of the most popular foods around the globe. The invention of pizza, came a little later. Pizza evolved from flatbread dishes in Naples, Italy in the 18th – early 19th century and long may it live on! You won’t be short of delicious cuisine living in Italy!
History and culture
Italy is full of rich history and culture. Pop to Rome and explore the incredible Colosseum, or book a tour around the Vatican. There are ancient ruins to explore in loads of Italian cities. Italians are extremely proud of their unique culture and actively strive to keep traditions alive within the more modern generations. They have many events and festivals that take place throughout the year which have been going for centuries and no event is just put on for the tourists!
Weather and climate
Italy is home to hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters – unfortunately, it’s not quite far enough from the UK to escape the rain! However, the climate varies considerably from the north to the south of Italy. In northern regions, you can expect cold winters but hot and humid summers. Central Italy’s climate is a lot milder, as they have a shorter winter season than that of the north – that means long balmy summers! In the southern regions, you will rarely experience a harsh winter and summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees.!
Italy’s landscape is extremely diverse. From the stunning mountains in the Alps, to the beautiful lakes such as Lake Garda and Lake Como – there’s defiantly something that appeals to everyone. Italy is home to some beautiful landscapes that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world, such as Scala dei Turchi, a tiered rock formation in southern Sicily, Cinque Terre, a collection of five villages built on terraces carved directly into the rock face, Cascate delle Marmore, the world’s tallest man-made waterfall – any many, many more. Italy is also home to the most volcanoes in Europe and all three of Europe’s active volcanoes can be found here, so there is definitelya lot to explore!
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