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7 Things You’ll Love About Italy



There are three things that Italy does not mess around with. The first is coffee. Everywhere you go there will be coffee. I’m not talking machine dispensing coffee, I’m talking attendant at a counter making you some espresso coffee. Oh, and it will be great! The best espresso you’ve ever had great. There are coffee counters with baristas at gas stations, hotels and even McDonalds. You will drink lots of coffee and you will love it.

Pasta & Pizza

The second thing Italy does not mess around with is food, especially pasta and pizza. There will be countless restaurants to eat at and it won’t matter which you choose. Sure, some places are better than others, but the food in Italy is made with love and pride and it will taste amazing. Try different places and dishes, you won’t regret it.


The third thing Italy does not mess around with is wine. Italy is the largest wine producer in the world, followed closely by France. There are also several varieties of wine throughout the country. You can ask your waiter or some locals what their favorite is, but you won’t be disappointed with the house wine at any restaurant.


Gelato. Is. Life. For anyone who likes ice cream, and that’s pretty much everyone, gelato makes ice cream look and taste like an amateur. The flavors are stronger in gelato and the texture is smoother. it just melts in your mouth with an explosion of yummy goodness. What is the difference you ask? In Italy, by law, gelato must have at least 3.5% butterfat. In the United States, there is no legal standard of definition for gelato, as there is for ice cream, which must contain at least 10% butterfat.

History of Rome

Rome is a bustling metropolitan city with a long historic past. It’s hard not to fall in love as you walk down the streets and hear the roar of water from the city’s many fountains, smell the fresh roasts of coffee from small family owned cafes and see the ruins of the Roman Empire still alive and beautiful so many years later. There is so much history in Romethat you simply cannot miss. From the iconic coliseum and Roman Forum to the Catacombs and clandestine churches of early christianity to the one and only Vatican City, you will get lost in the beauty and history of this magical city.

Canals of Venice

Venice is a place that should be on your bucket list. With it’s Canals, Gondolas and romantic atmosphere, it is a special place that pulls at the heart and a city that everyone should visit once in their lifetime. The streets are small and the canals narrow which makes the whole island more intimate. There are several small restaurants that serve delicious pasta and pizzas and house wines. You can sit down for a drink while listening to a live orchestra in Piazza San Marco or simply roam the tiny streets and get lost in the floating city. You never know what you might find.

Way of Life – Riposo

Italians know how to do it best. They have mastered the art of living and enjoy life on the daily. Meals linger in Italy and there is no rush to get your food or to get the bill, instead you enjoy your diner company and relax. Italians take walks down their beautiful and old streets, conversing while enjoying the lights and sounds. You don’t take your coffee to go in Italy, but rather sip on it at the bar. many Italians take a siesta daily where they close their business for a few hours and take a nap, have a long lunch or just relax before opening up shop again. There is no hustle and bustle in Italy, but a sense of relaxation and a great love of life. It almost seems as time is not present in Italy, because it’s simply not about how much time you have, it’s about how you spend your time.


Welcome to Jesse Takes The World, a travel blog geared towards the fun, exploring, adventurous traveler.

I’m Jesse and I started traveling the world in 2014. All it took was a trip to Mexico with a couple of friends and I was hooked. Ever since, I’ve been wandering the globe in search of adventure. Whether you need some advice on a short vacation from work or you’re wondering if you want to start traveling like a nomad stick around. These stories, pictures, and videos will inspire you to find adventure.


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