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The Best Music Festivals in Italy

Italy is home to some of the world’s most beloved musicians and composers – Verdi, Puccini and Vivaldi to name a few. Opera was first performed in Florence in the late 16th century, and some of today’s most beloved music dates back hundreds of years. The spirit of opera is still alive and revered, as is evidenced by the thousands of people who travel to Italy every year for one of its fantastic music festivals.

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Incredible UNESCO Sites in Italy for your Itinerary by Italy Perfect Florence Italy Sunset

Include these Incredible UNESCO Sites in Italy on your Itinerary

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) “seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.” The organization is comprised of 193 countries, including Italy. And did you know that there are more UNESCO sites in Italy than any other country in the world? There are 49 cultural (or man-made) sites and five natural sites. Here are just a few of our favorites!

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5 Terraces In Italy That Will Change Your Italian Aperitivo Forever by Italy Perfect

5 Terraces In Italy That Will Change Your Italian Aperitivo Forever

The Italian aperitivo is akin to happy hour. There are a few different opinions about how and why and where the tradition began: some say it was started in Milan in the 1860s by the creator of Campari, while some argue it was actually started in Turin in the 1780s by the creator of vermouth.

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Caravaggio Paintings in Rome Cerasi Chapel

Caravaggio Paintings in Rome: Amazing Art that Shocked the Church

Caravaggio was the most original and influential Italian painter of the 17th century. His style greatly influenced European artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt and revived Italian painting from the fantasy of post Renaissance and late 16th century Mannerist art. He rejected idealized beauty and started reproducing naked reality. You can see 18 original Caravaggio paintings in Rome, many free to visit in churches.

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Romantic Experiences in Italy: Beyond the Gondola Ride by Italy Perfect Tuscany Countryside

Romantic Experiences in Italy: Beyond the Gondola Ride

Look at any list of the top romantic experiences in Italy and you’re sure to find one staple: the gondola ride in Venice. We’re not trying to say that a gondola ride down the Venetian canals isn’t romantic, but we want to make an argument for a few other pretty appealing options. This is, after all, the country of Romeo and Juliet, the birthplace of Saint Valentine and the home of some of the most romantic cities in the world. To expand your repertoire of romantic experiences in Italy, here are three fine ideas.
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