Italy is known for much more than the country being shaped like a boot. It is a country rich with history, art, culture, gastronomical delights, magnificent cities, breathtaking countryside and two mountain ranges; the Alps and the Apennines.
The Toscana region of Italy is at the foot of the Apennines. This is a region known for both its beauty and its art. The northern region of Aosta Valley is defined by its geography. Located in the Alps, this area of Italy offers famous mountain peaks waiting to be reached by cable car. Grand Paradiso National Park is a must see when in this region of Italy.
The Apennines Mountains dominate the most southern Italian region of Calabria. Here the beauty of the landscape is equaled by the beauty of the beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. The beaches of this region are known for their fresh sea air, splendor, and tranquility.