In Italy, ancient ruins and medieval villages set the stage for lingering over long meals, taking in artistic masterpieces with the experts, and wandering labyrinths of enchanting alleyways. Explore many sides of this vibrant country with National Geographic: Encounter vivid traces of Greco-Roman civilization on the ruin-dotted isle of Sicily, hike the dramatic coastline that links the brightly colored towns of the Cinque Terre, or travel from Florence to Rome exploring some of the country's best-kept secrets. Whether sipping wine with Tuscan vintners or making fresh pasta with your family, each day brings a deeper immersion in la dolce vita.