It is hard not to fall in love with Italy. From it’s strong history to its heritage, and its vast art collections, there is also its natural and intrinsic beauty. Along the coastline of Italy there are places where the mountains touch the sea. Places where the palm trees, pine trees and cacti grow together in the mild climate. Places where the aroma of the food is so robust that the Italians call it ‘the fragrant kitchen of Italy.’ And, not too far over the mountains there are places where the land is lined with villages, and the rolling hills that will have you reminiscing of Napa Valley. Places where the food and wine has you pinching yourself to kindly remind you that ‘no, you are not dreaming.’ These are all places in that are oh-so charming and will make you want to move to Italy to live la dolce vita. Touring Italy can be done in 12-14 days. Here are major stops not to be missed (in no particular order).