You’ve worked hard building your business and it’s time to take a break. Perhaps this is the reason you built your business in the first place, to give you the opportunity to explore the world, or perhaps you want a change from the day to day running of your business. Either way, Italy is not a country that will disappoint. The land of the Romans, filled with food, culture and gorgeous classical architecture – it’s a traveler’s paradise. Read this guide for the top reasons that Italy should be the location you visit when you next take a break from work.
Italian food is widely regarded as some of the best in the world. If you’re not too careful, however, you’ll be eating microwaved spaghetti for about the same cost as your flights over. To avoid this, brush up on your Italian and head off the beaten track. In particular, you should look to avoid restaurants with multiple language options. These restaurants are usually found in popular tourist areas and not only charge tourists extortionate prices for mediocre food, they might not even be representative of the local cuisine. If you’re looking for a real experience, go somewhere quieter where you have to order in Italian. It may be more of an effort for you, but the resulting genuine experience of Italian food is definitely worthwhile.
If you’re into hunting, heading to Italy gives you options that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience in America. Wild boar hunting, for example, is something that isn’t available in the vast majority of the USA. You can stay in a luxury Tuscan house on the reserve and you’ll be led by a hunter with 15 years’ experience to get the best out of the trip. With the wild boar being a central part of Italian food and culture, wild boar hunting is a fantastic way to get involved and to see Italian culture, as well as to experience the delicious food and wine that Tuscany has to offer. This can also be a fantastic opportunity for client meetups too.
The Art and Architecture
Italy, as well as being the home of the Roman Empire, is also the home of the renaissance. When these two combined, you have an experience that you cannot see anywhere else on earth. Whether it’s marveling at the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, renaissance architecture and the works of Da Vinci and Michelangelo in Florence, the fashion in Milan or the canals in Venice, Italy is steeped in culture and history. Go to any city and you’ll be sure to find something cool to look at, especially if you head off the beaten track towards some of the quieter areas of the cities. These areas won’t disappoint you and will make great stories for when you get back to your company.
There’s a brief guide of why your next break from your business should be to Italy. Make sure you look further into what else you can do, and also think about the places where you could entertain clients too if you want to add a bit of work to your trip. Tuscany is home to variety of wineries, perfect for that wine tasting experience, whilst southern Italy has a variety of gorgeous beaches, as well as being home of the mafia for those of you with a bit more morbid interest. Overall, Italy is an exciting location and if you’re looking for the chance to get away for some time, Italy will provide the perfect break from your business.