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Great food, great culture and great views, Italy is an incredibly popular destination in Europe, while the football isn’t too bad either. I think I have been on holiday to Italy around 5 times, however I still feel there are so many things left to see. Take your pick from the Colosseum in Rome, the Pantheon, the Amalfi coast, shopping in Milan, Lake Como, the Vatican, the leaning tower of Pisa, the statue of David, Mount Vesuvius and Lake Garda. You should have a look at my list of things to do in Italy for an overall idea list. You will probably coming back weighing a few extra pounds considering all the great food, even if people do harp on about the ‘Mediterranean diet’. In fact, so strong is the history around food that when the first McDonald’s opened in Rome in 1986, food fanatics stood outside handing out free spaghetti in protest. Of course, McDonald’s stuck around, but the queues for the traditional Italian restaurants are still all the way outside the restaurant. With a strong religious focus in the country, the Vatican City is a key tourist attraction, as people hope to catch a sight of the Pope. One little known fact is that Italy suffers terribly from earthquakes, something more uncommon in Europe.