In Italy, food choices are often made based on regional and seasonal factors. Eating seasonal isn't a trend here; rather, it's been a normal part of life for generations.

For example, the hunting of cinghiale, or wild boars, begins in November, so at this time you will find such dishes as cinghiale alla cacciatora, a slow sautée of carrots, onions, celery, and spices.

We all agree that it’s hard to beat the breathtaking scenery of Italian countryside, but there’s also a unique charm in Italian cities that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. From the bustling city of Florence with all of the museums, to the boats of Venice, to the pizzerias of Naples, there is so much going on with the cities.

There are luxurious villas in and around these cities that can also provide a unique way to experience a city break in a stylish way that hotels simply cannot.

Autumn is the best time to visit Italy. The weather is beautiful, the crowds of tourists have thinned out, and the fall Italian festivals are in full swing. Attending festivals is not only fun, it is a good way to learn about Italian culture and traditions in Italy.

Most festivals in Italy are based on historic events. They often include processions of people in period costume, local Italian food, contests and fireworks. Most Italian festivals are free but attendance at some events may require purchase of a ticket.

The Roman Colosseum is one of the most recognizable and frequently visited landmarks in Rome or Italy.

As one of the oldest standing monuments in the country at just over 2000 years, the history that has taken place on these grounds spans the ages. Erected in an era when dynasties ruled and class discrimination was rampant in the kingdom, every citizen was admitted to the games, which took place here, free of charge.