Italy is one of those destinations that you'll never grow tired of. Stylish and sophisticated but with the substance to back it up, Italy boats an abundance of historical riches, cultural charm, incredible gastronomy, and stunning scenery. Whether you choose to visit the architectural treasures of Rome, the remarkable coastline of Amalfi, the enduring romanticism of Venice, or the pristine beaches of Sardinia, there's always something new to come back for. As the epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, much of Italy's appeal comes from its remarkable past, and it's unsurprising that Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. But whilst historical artefacts are seemingly around every corner, so too is Italy's contemporary culture, which places an emphasis on design, something which is evidenced in the mighty fashion houses of Milan. Even with all this bounty, one aspect of Italian life is consistently highlighted: the universally appealing cuisine. Each region has its own style, but you can count on fresh ingredients combined with simple, yet finely-tuned dishes. And when your dining experiences can take place by the sparkling waters of Lake Como, on a balcony overlooking the Capri, or beside the rolling green hills of Tuscany, you'll see why so few countries come close to Italy's eternal magnetism.