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Italy is one of those countries that the tourists have many misconceptions before putting foot into the country. A country home to olive oil and mafia as well as pasta, wine and sunshine, roman ruins and revolution period palaces, Italy has it all; the country has a lot to offer in terms of tourist places. Although some of these images are appealing, it would be a shame if that was the only thing you come away with.  Italy culture is certainly much more complex and interesting than that.

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Culture of Italy signifies that Italy is a modern country and with deep Roman Catholic roots, dotted with enchanting stuff for the casual tourist and even more to the educated scholar tourist. It is comfortable to spend two weeks in major tourist centers without any reason to get bored. It is easy to spend to get off the beaten track. .  In the north, next to the Alps and the flatlands of the Po river, both cultural jewels and highly developed industrial cities attract.  This is where Italy's economic heart beats, but even in the bustling cities,Italy is a modern country with deep Roman Catholic roots, full of interesting stuff for the casual tourist and even more for the educated visitor.  It is easy to spend two weeks in major tourist centers without any reason to get bored, but it is equally simple to get off the beaten track.  In the north, next to the Alps and the flatlands of the Po river, both cultural jewels and highly developed industrial cities attract.  This is where Italy's economic heart beats, but even in the bustling cities, people live the "la vita Italiana".

In Lombardia's capital Milan, city of haute culture and business, you can easily spend weeks without being bored. Culture in Italy can be showcased prominently in Bergamo which is only an hour away and has an upper Old Town. On every corner you will discover something new. The most famous tourist attractions in the north-east are Venice and Verona, that both let you think of romantic love affairs. To discover the beautiful landscapes around, for example, the Verona province may be even more fascinating. The north-west of Italy is a paradise for every cuisine interested traveler. For wine lovers, Piemonte is directly connected with Barolo and Barbaresco, the most famous exquisite wines made out of the Nebbiolo grape. Piemonte's capital, Turin offers more than just a starting point to visit these wine regions. Lots of museums, modern art, book and music fairs make Turin one of the leading Italian cities concerning cultural life. At the same time it is a booming industrial and multimedia city

 
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