It really only takes one to start a flight search
I am absolutely guilty of being that person who always wants to go back to motherland any chance they get, and covid has really dialled up my withdrawals to a whole new level. There are just so many triggers that make me instantly want to hop on a plane and go to Italy, it's actually crazy. Whether it's seeing David Rocco's Dolce Vita come on TLN, or thinking about those vacation days left for the year, or having a gelato somewhere in the city, I'm instantly prepared to hop online and find a ticket. There's definitely those people that just don't understand, and maybe you're one of them! But by the end of this post, I can guarantee that you're going to start making some online searches, and maybe start getting ideas for your next trip.
Here are my 5 reasons why I always want to go to Italy:
There's something for everyone If I want to have a relaxing vacation and sit by the beach while stuffing my face, I have beautiful islands and beaches to choose from. If I'm feeling adventurous and want to go skiing, and unplug in the mountains, I can head to the northern regions. The opportunities are endless, and it's amazing how one country can offer so many different experiences.
It's an opportunity to practice the language I'm dying to learn To this day, I still give my parents shit for not teaching my sister and I Italian as a second language. Now it's become a goal of mine to become fluent in Italian, and living in Canada isn't exactly the perfect place to practice. There's really no better way to learn a new language than to practice it everyday with locals of the country itself.
It feels like home Hearing the language my grandparents spoke, seeing the places my family grew up in, and tasting the amazing familiar food makes me feel like I'm right at home! Don't get me wrong, it's always so exciting to get away, but it's comforting to me to be in another country and be reminded of my family back home.
It's all about the reset It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle, especially when you live in a city like Toronto, and always being on-the-go gets exhausting. The lifestyle difference in Italy is so different than what I'm used to, and I find it so refreshing! People in Italy aren't worried about schedules, they make every single day count by living in the moment with the people they love. I always appreciate life so much more when I come back from Italy because I feel like I'm reminded of what's most important.
It never disappoints I've never had anyone tell me that their trip to Italy wasn't amazing. You won't hear things like "the food was awful", "the shopping was underwhelming", "or "I wasn't blown away". It doesn't matter where you are, or how long you go for, you know you're guaranteed an unforgettable trip to Italy, and that's pretty hard to come by.
I hope after reading this post you can understand my obsession just a little bit more! Let me know if you can relate to any of the reasons I mentioned , and if it inspired a trip of your own! If you do make it to Italy this year, be sure to have a gelato for me.
Fa la brava,