For many visitors, experiencing Italy means engaging in a quest for “la dolce vita,” or the sweet life. Whether you call it sweetness, beauty, or pleasure, Italy is a country that is best digested by the senses. Here, cuisine is celebrated and lovingly created, art is legendary, and traditions are reassuring rituals of life. There are so many remarkable cities in Italy, each more impressive than the next. Milan, Venice, and Rome overflow with art, architecture, great food and stylish residents. Towering mountains, glacial lakes, Mediterranean beaches, and grapevine-studded valleys make it nearly impossible to find a favorite vista. Italians themselves are both welcoming and passionate about their culture, and visitors often can’t help but absorb some of this passion.