When it comes to destinations in Europe, Italy is my first and enduring love.
Each of Italy’s regions proudly clings to its culture and traditions, creating the rich and diverse tapestry we enjoy today. From the Renaissance heartland of Florence to the soaring peaks of the Dolomites and the sun-drenched southern coastline, there is something for every traveller, including those going it alone.
And don’t get me started on the food and wine!
ITALY IN A NUTSHELL
- Capital: Rome
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Population: 61 million
- Official language: Italian
- Time zone: UTC+1
SOLO TRAVEL RATING
- Solo travel rating: 5 out of 5
- Risk to women travellers: Low
- Travel costs: Moderate
- Recommended for first-time solo travellers: Yes