The country that has it all. When dreaming of Italy (because that’s what we do), the images that are conjured up often include undulating Tuscan hillsides dripping with grape vines. Others see the endless olive groves and smurf-like Trulli houses of Puglia, or the winding canals and colourful palazzos of Venice. Foodies will undoubtedly start drooling at the mere thought of a simple, yet impeccably executed pasta dish . . . Wherever one’s mind wanders, the images will always be enchanting, and the reality might just be even better! There is no other country quite like it.