Italy is world famous for its cultural heritage and cuisine. However, it is a diverse country and should be much longer than we usually have. That's why visiting Italy on several different occasions to experience the many different places it offers and people tend to be much better.
If you are planning to see this country as much as possible on a trip, this is our recommendation.
Starting from Rome, this is the capital of Italy. This is a truly magical city with almost all historic buildings and statues. Some highlights include the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and of course the Vatican City. The Roman Forum is also definitely worth a visit.
From here you can travel to Sorrento. This is a small town but will give you an insight into the “old” Italy, where you can sample some delicious Italian seafood and a famous Italian drink called Lemoenchello. Then you can go to Florence, famous for its art and architecture. After Florence, you should drive to Pisa. This city is not just a leaning tower, it is definitely worth a visit. Another very famous and popular city is Venice. This is absolutely necessary to see, it is amazing. One of the best ways to get to all of these places is to rent a car and drive. It will make travel more flexible and spontaneous, and eliminate the need for deadlines.
Italy has become a very popular country, especially South Africans. There are two airports with airlines flying to Italy. These are Cape Town International and OR Tambo Airport. The main airlines that perform these routes are SAA, but other airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and Air France do the same.