Italy is a country with great passion expressed in its architecture, art, and cuisine. This passion is also evident in the politcal expression of Italy. We sometimes receive concerns from travelers about traveling safely within Italy. We can assure them Italy remains one of the safest places to travel in Europe and around the globe. Italians are a people with great energy and conviction. These traits are central to the great achievements of Italy and Italians throughout history. Italians have developed their great respect for dissent and discussion that makes Italy both an energetic country and – as Roberto Benigni mentioned in a speech to the European Parlament – a country always ready to resurrect. Italians also have a great love for the traveling spirit of adventure and as such, truly welcome the visitors with open arms and open hearts.