Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world. Of the over 7,000 known living languages only 3 have more students than those that study Italian. The fellow European tongues of English, Spanish and French take the top three spots.

So why is the Italian language so popular one might ask? What is the draw that keeps the 19th most spoken language at the top of the 'To Learn' list? Mirko Tavosania, director of ICoN believes it has to do with inherent qualities of the language itself.

Italy is best known for its rich diversity of mouth-watering cuisines. Sicilian restaurants are no exception to this fame mainly because the Island is a melting pot of different cultures including Greek, Arab, and Spanish. Having a meal in the best restaurants in Sicily is an unforgettable experience primarily from the way the exotic meal is presented and the freshness of the ingredients used in preparing the meal. The island is actually rich in fresh vegetables and a diverse supply of seafood. Here is a sample of the top restaurants in Sicily:

Italy is a great country to visit. It is a land abundantly blessed with stunning landscapes, golden sand beaches, great climate, a vibrant culture, a host of palatable cuisines, classic wines, and everything else you can dream of in a European destination.

However, this great experience can easily be ruined by small issues that you probably didn’t know about. Here are a few simple mistakes that can easily mess up your vacation in Italy:

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important and you’ll capture it perfectly”

This is the quote which lifestyle photographer Ivana Lazzarini shares on “An Italian History”, her photography book which explores the vintage Italian style through pictures of old folkways.

Her secret? Get inspiration from the world around her. And she is so lucky to have such a beautiful world around her. We’re speaking about Italy, of course, with its amazing places, it’s people, it’s flavors and scents.

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Italy. It’s been featured in movies, books, and even music! Ask anyone and they will tell you that it is on their list of the top ten places to visit.

You can find history in Italy. You can find great dining in Italy. And you can even find love in Italy. Once you visit this beautiful country, you’ll want to revisit again and again. Vacationing in Italy is fun and exciting.