Where is Italy on Your Bucket List?

Being born and raised in Malta, Italy is one of the very first countries we were taught about in school. This is because of all of the cultural similarities as well as because of the fact that it sits just on top of the Maltese islands geographically. Just before you start reading about our experiences, here are 3 fun facts about Italy:

Where is Italy and how old is it as we know it?

Italy is a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea and is actually one of the youngest. It has been declared a country in 1861 when the separate nation-states unified together as the Kingdom of Italy.

What’s the significance behind Italy’s flag?

Made out of three main colours, Italy’s flag resembles hope, faith and charity by the colours green, white and red respectively.

Is the Vatican a part of Italy?

Well, yes and no. Yes, the Vatican city is surrounded by Italian land, more specifically the city of Rome. However, the Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Encircled by a 2-mile border with Italy, the Vatican City is an independent city-state.

Italy’s Mainland – Our Experiences

Itโ€™s easy to say, Italy is definitely one of those countries close to our hearts! We had visited a couple of times prior to travelling full-time, however, the most special was definitely the time we lately spent in Florence and Cesano di Roma!

La Bella Sicilia

Whatโ€™s a better quick getaway than driving around Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea? With over five million in population, Sicily offers great food, culture, history, markets and city life amongst many others. Who could miss the active volcano of Mount Etna? Even the word โ€œactiveโ€ makes us start packing our bags and heading there to explore!

Stadium Hops in Italy

It wouldn’t be a valid stadium hopping series without some proper Italian football. Two stadium hops in two visits, which ticked both the Serie A and Serie B leagues off our list. Which one do you think is best?

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