Italy is one of the most complex and alluring destinations of the Lands of the Bible. Few countries can compete with the unique combination of its classical origins, its religious heritage, its art, its architecture, its musical and literary traditions, its scenery or its cuisine.
Italy has no single cultural identity. From the snow-capped Alps in the north to the warm southern shores of Sicily lie a number of distinctive regions and people. Italy is a relatively young country politically. It only came about as a unified nation-state in 1861. Its 21 regions still maintain their unique cultural identities.