Destinations: Italy


Emily Saarloos, Staff Writer

Italy is known for its beautiful art, breathtaking architecture, and delectable cuisine. Tourists flock to Italy on the regular to experience many of its unique qualities. There are millions of things to do and see, without even really trying you could never run out of cool things to do. Italy was not always the desirable place it is now since it was under strict dictatorship, however after WWII this dictatorship was abolished. The green, red, and white flag has great symbolic meaning to Italian culture. Green stands for hope, red is the color of charity, and white denotes faith.
There are many famous art pieces in Italy from the renaissance era including ‘The Last Supper’ that resides in the museum Santa Maria Delle Grazie and the ‘Mona Lisa’ in the Louvre Museum. Many people travel to Italy just to experience these art pieces since they established some of the art styles and knowledge in biology that we use to this day. The significance of these paintings and many others from the era have developed our society intellectually and in many other ways.
Famous architectural works draw people in with the ancient history of them bringing curiosity and the intricate details in these ancient pieces that are puzzle pieces to human advancement. The colosseum in Rome is absolutely beautiful and well preserved considering its construction date, residing in the capital of Italy (Rome) it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Another cool architectural building in Italy is the Florence Cathedral which began getting built in 1296 and completed in 1436. The dome is the most famous part of this Cathedral which is a masterpiece of engineering and beauty. For this time the construction style of this building was unheard of.
Many countries attempt to replicate Italian cuisine however no one does it better than Italy. The special thing about Italian cuisine is that they have mastered immaculate flavor with simple ingredients they add very little to their food for flavor. Italian chefs rely more on quality of ingredients over quantity. Pizza, one of America’s most popular dishes, originated in Italy during the 18th or 19th century.