THE ALLURE OF ITALY
Italy’s countless cultural delights, world-renowned art, stunning natural landscapes, and mouth-watering cuisine has made it one of the most sought-after holiday destinations.
From the centuries-old houses perched over dramatic cliffs and sparkling Italian lakes to the rolling, vineyard filled countrysides and crescent-shaped beaches. Italy is a melting pot of experiences, each region very different from the next – coupled with the warm hospitality, world-renowned wine and delicious Italian cuisine, there is something here for everyone.
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ENCHANTING, ELEGANT & ENDURING
The birthplace of the Renaissance and once the epicentre of the Roman Empire, Italy is brimming with historic legacies, this is home to a staggering 51 UNESCO-listed treasures. Trace the source of whole empires amongst the architectural wonders of the “Eternal City” of Rome, investigate the haunting remains of Pompeii and explore intricately frescoed churches and medieval piazzas within its much-loved cities.
Glide by gondola as you discover the enchanting canals of majestic Venice, visit the beautiful, renaissance city of Florence infamous for its art and architecture or be swept away by the metropolis that is Milan, flawless and fast-paced.
Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, hire a sporty red number and cruise the Neapolitan Riviera, winding your way along the Amalfi Coast taking in the breathtaking views and stopping to discover the charming old towns and romantic resorts that frame the Riviera. Visit the chic islands of Capri and Ischia for sparkling emerald waters and glamourous stretches of sand or for a more laid back way of life head to the striking island of Sicily dominated by vineyards, rolling valleys and fascinating Greek architecture.
If it’s the shimmering waters of the lakes that lure you to Italy, with their captivating views, Lake Como, Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore are perfect for a peaceful and romantic escape. With excellent restaurants and idyllic shorelines, the more active will also find great walking trails and mountain biking routes to get out onto.
Uncover the rural charm of Tuscany where its diverse landscapes range from olive groves and vineyards to rugged mountains and amazing beaches or spend some time in Umbria, often referred to as the green heart of the country, an area famous for its dense forests, fascinating medieval towns and gastronomic delights.
Whether you dream of sipping prosecco in Venice, retreating to a luxury villa overlooking Lake Como or experiencing the glamorous nightlife of Sardinia, a holiday in Italy serves it all up and more.
With so much to see and do in Italy, a multi-destination escape is a perfect way to make the most of your time here. Hiring a car is a great way to discover many of Italy’s famous cities and stunning landscapes at your own pace stopping off to appreciate the incredible vistas, taste the wines and indulge in exquisite local cuisine in family-run trattorias. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the views and travel by train, Italy has an excellent transportation network or for the ultimate in luxury travel, board the Orient Express for an unforgettable Italian escape.
Whatever your perfect holiday to Italy looks like, our experienced Travel Consultants are here to help create an itinerary that’s as unique as you are.
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When To Go
To avoid the crowds, March – May & September – November