The “boot” has long been the destination for lovers of wine, music and scenery. From Milan to Sicily, the Italians have a long history of celebrating at the highest level. It’s hard not to when your country produces some of the finest wine on earth. However, the festival scene spans from incredible relaxation to getting punched square in the face with bare knuckles. Yes, that’s right. There’s a 400-year-old festival that’s like Rugby mixed with cage fighting. If a stiff front kick to the abdomen doesn’t sound like your thing, you can also enjoy a soothing chianti atop an estate overlooking rolling hills of vineyards while enjoying traditional Italian music. Many travel to Italy for the sights, but why not stay for the experiences?