The Republic of Croatia is situated in Southeast Europe, bordered by Slovenia to the North, Hungary to the Northeast, Serbia to the East, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Southeast, Montenegro to the South and a West coast on the Adriatic Sea.
With 116 Blue Flag Beaches in Croatia and its natural reserves, tourism accounts for up to 20% of Croatian GDP with over 10 million tourists per year with an average stay of 4.9 days.
Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula situated in the Mediterranean Sea, with the Tyrrhenian Sea to the West, Ionian Sea to the South and Adriatic Sea to the East.
Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world and contains more World Heritage Sites than any other country. Although Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence are the top tourist destinations in Italy, the country’s rich collections of art, culture and literature from many different periods and regions make it impossible to judge on where the most interesting location is.