What is Italy Famous for?
10 popular things in Italy

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What is Italy famous for? In other countries this could be a hard question, but with Italy it´s pretty clear. Italy is known for their famous Italian pizzas, their gelatos and their food in general, Italy is famous for their Tower of Pisa, and Italian people are also recognized by their flashy accent. We could name a million famous things about Italy, but it would take us forever, so we are going to make it quicker and tell you our list of 10 popular things why Italy is famous:

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Famous places in Italy to visit


When talking about what is Italy known for, I am sure most of us have in mind a few names of cities already (ours would be Venice). So we want to go directly to one of the most important things: Which are the best Italian destinations? There is no easy answer for it, as depending on your taste, the time of the year, or many other things, the answer will be different. For example, many people love Rome, but others hate being surrounded by thousands of tourists, then we are sorry, but Rome is not your type. Choosing can be really hard, but the good thing is that you have a huge variety, from big cities to mountain places, or even Paradise beaches like the ones in Sardinia.

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What are famous italian foods?

One of the most famous things in Italy is its food. Believe it or not many tourists come to the boat of Europe just to eat the famous Italian food. Even if you don´t know anything about Italy, there is one thing you must learn: Italian food is the best. It may or may not be your favourite, but it´s true that almost everyone on the likes Italian food. And we can almost guarantee that Italian food has been tasted by everyone, which means that Italian gastronomy is either the best or one of the best.

Italian food menus

Although the variety of dishes you can order in any Italian restaurant is huge, there are some typical Italian dishes that you will see at every single menu. Even if you are in Italy or eating at Italian places out of the country, these dishes will always be an option for you:

Traditional Italian pizza


It may be a cliche, but on our list of things Italy is famous for, Pizza is always number one. Everyone knows that there will never be pizzas as good as the ones you can find in Italy. Now there are thousands of pizza varieties, and a lot of them really good (not all) but to recognize and Italian pizza the type doesn´t matter, the fundamentals of the Italian pizza are the mass of the bread and the tomato, make sure to have this in mind before ordering one!

Authentic Italian pasta


Another meal you won’t miss at any restaurant is the authentic Italian spaghetti, well spaghetti and pasta in general. There are also a lot of types of Pasta and sauces for pasta, but the one you definitely need to try is the spaghetti alla Bolognese, is delicious!

Classic Italian lasagne

Less popular than the last two, but another worldwide Italian dish you will find everywhere you go is the lasagne. Having just a small portion of lasagne will make you feel like an Italian citizen.

What are Italians known for??

You can´t talk about Italy and not mention their friendly locals. As it happens in most areas of South Europe, people is very nice in Italy.

They will try to help you anytime you need it, plus if you get to know them personally, you will realice they are really funy and they love to go out and party.

But if there is one thing Italians are known for, that´s their accent and facial signs when talking. Who have never tried to say grazie mille with an Itlian accent?? It is very easy to recognice when someone is from Italy.

Famous Italian mountains

The alps, the Dolomites, Mont Blanc, the Apennine mountains, Mount Etna, this is just a short list of the famous mountains in Italy. Of course, these mountains are one of the reasons why Italy is famous for, but not just that it´s also a good reason for tourists to visit the country. One really nice journey that many people do is renting a car and do hikes during a road trip through any of these Italian mountains.

The Alps in Italy

As you may know the Alps are a mountain range that goes through 8 different countries: France, Germany, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Yes, the Alps are huge, actually the Alps are the most extensive mountain range in Europe. It´s not just the perfect place to do hikes but also the Italian alps are famous for its ski resorts all over Europe.

Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc also known as the “White mountain” is the highest mountain in Europe. It goes to 4.808 meters from the sea level and it´s the 11th highest mountain in the world. The Mont Blanc is also on the top most visited places and it´s the perfect place to enjoy a hike with beautiful landscapes and a nature area.

Visit Mount Etna

Mount Etna is an active volcano located in Sicily, Italy. Although Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe it´s still possible to visit it and actually many people do it every year. There are many tours and agencies that organize trips to the volcano, but you can still visit it by yourself. The best time to visit Mount Etna is in May or during the months of September and October.

Famous Italian buildings and monuments


Another of the famous Italian things are its buildings and monuments. Italy is one of the most artistic countries, and that means they have a lot of important monuments, as well as statues. Their architecture is unique and it goes through all the possible styles from the ancient ruins to the most modern buildings. Some of the most famous monuments of Italy are:

The colosseum, wonder of the world
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Trevi Fountain
Leaning tower of Pisa
The Duomo of Milan
Rialto bridge of Venice
Statue of david Michelangelo

Famous Italian beaches

In most of the cases, when we think about what is Italy famous for, we would never think of their beaches, even though we know beaches in Italy are pretty nice. Italy has so many things that we sometimes forget about their beautiful beaches. Their beaches are not as paradisiac as the Maldives ones but these will surprise you in the best way possible. One of the best examples of the best Italian beaches is the Rabbit beach in Sicily but without any doubt the best place to go the beach is Sardinia (is very famous in Italy), where you will see perfect clear waters to do scuba diving and many other fun activities.

Famous Italian history


And the last thing we need to mention when talking about what is Italy most known for, is their history. Everyone has heard once in their life about any Italian historical fact. At least you may know about the Roman empire or it may be familiar the name of Julius Caesar. The reason is that Italy is one of the richest countries when talking about history.

5 Other interesting facts about Italy

Although this was the list of "What is Italy famous for" there are many other interesting and fun facts about Italy! Next you will find some of the coolest ones, but if you know something else we should know about Italy, just let us know.

Italy tourist information

With a total of more than 46 million visitors per year, Italy is the fifth country with most tourists in the world! Can you tell which countries are in top of Italy??

Vatican City in Italy

Inside Italy you can find the smallest country in the world, which is Vatican city. Most of you have heard about it, as it´s where the pope lives.

Facts about the Italian language

One of the things Italy is known for is its language. Who haven´t heard at least once about the "Italiano"??
Anyway, in Italy, the Italian language is not the only one used in the country, there are around 34 dialects and languages in Italy.

Another amazing fact about the Italian language is that is the closest and more similar to Latin.

Italians invented the Jacuzzi

One of the best things about Italy is that they invented the jacuzzi. We are joking, but seriusly we should all thanks Italians for that!

The inventor of the jacuzzi was Roy Jacuzzi, but he definitely didn´t have the goal of using it for having a relax time. The jacuzzi was invented to help his son who was suffering rheumatoid arthritis.

Football in Italy is a religion

If there is on thing Italy is famous for, that is football. Italians love football, and they are good at it. Italy is the European country with most world cups and the second one in the world.

Enjoy travelling to Italy!

That´s all about "What is Italy known for" hope you have enjoyed reading it!

If you are travelling to Italy soon to make the best of it and have a wonderful time!

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