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33 beautiful reasons to visit Italy

(CNN)It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy -- especially on June 2 when the country celebrates its Festa della Repubblica national day.Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps and Dolomites in the north; fashionable Milan; enchanting Venice; the hills and towns of Tuscany, with Renaissance classics such as Florence.Mighty Rome is unmissable, with its ancient monuments -- the Colosseum, Roman forum and Pantheon -- and the high art of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican.Further south there's the seductive Amalfi coast, ...