Since early in Europe's history, Italy has played a major role in art and culture. The architecture of ancient Rome was the model for all buildings throughout the time of the Roman Empire in Europe. Even in mediaeval times and during the Renaissance, Italy was the foremost country for art, culture, and science. Italy is home to some of the most important historic sculptors and painters like da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Angelico and Michelangelo.
Italy is famous all around the world for its art and culture, for its grand buildings like the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as for its food, wine, way of life, elegance, design, movies, theatre, literature, poetry, paintings, and music (especially opera). In a nutshell: for its good taste!
Italy stands for "Dolce Vita", which you can enjoy particularly well whilst on a skiing holiday, for instance in Livigno.