Fabulous food, history everywhere you look, beautiful coastlines and villages - there's a reason Italy is one of the most visited countries on Earth.
Best time to travel
The best time to visit Italy is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). It's far less crowded with good weather. For warmer weather with fewer crowds still, June is best.
- Italy has the most UNESCO world heritage sites listed in the world.- Modern pizza (with a tomato base) was invented in the Campania region of Naples in 1860.