MORE THAN JUST FAIRY-TALE CASTLES AND WORLD-CLASS WINE
TOP TRIPS IN EUROPE
Italy is home to more works of art than any country on earth but its treasures go well beyond canvas and marble. Whether a food-lover, a wine-taster, history buff, hiker or beach dweller, Europe’s boot is the ideal destination.
Each year, the average Italian eats 25 kilograms of pasta while the nation as a whole downs 14 billion cups of coffee!
OUTPOST'S TOP 3 PICKS
1) Neapolitan pizza. You can’t just call any pizza Neapolitan! For any dish to carry that moniker it has to meet the age-old and stringent requirements of the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana.
2) Pompeii and Herculaneum. When Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD it preserved the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum for all time in its ash and pyroclastic surge.
3) Parco Nazionale D’Abruzzo. Italy isn’t all art, history, pasta and vino, this 400-square-kilometre park just east of Rome offers fantastic hiking amid wild bears, wolves, deer and wild boar.