Located in Southern Europe, along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and bordered in the north by the Alps, Italy is considered one for the cradles of European and Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world that draw millions of travellers annually such as the Colosseu and Pantheon from Ancient Rome, the Leaning Tower in Pisa, The statue of David to the unique architecture of Florence and stunning canals of Venice.

It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country).