Postcard-perfect scenery, café-backed beaches and cities stacked with big-name sights, Italy manages to pack a lot into its borders. And no matter which part of Italy you look at, you’ll find first-rate food, fine wines and a healthy dose of la dolce vita.
Once the epicentre of the Roman Empire and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy is a country that bursts with a wealth of historic legacies. Head into any of its well-loved cities and you’ll discover large, medieval piazzas, frescoed churches, world-renowned art museums and extraordinarily haunting ancient ruins. Italy’s iconic capital Rome is a time capsule of centuries old history and a chic city break of fashion, frivolity and fabulous food. Walk the ancient sites of the Pantheon and Palatine Hill, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or explore the Colosseum.
In the north, romantic Venice reigns supreme. When it comes to Italian lakes holidays, Garda, Como and Maggiore are the big names. Their glass-clear shores are fringed with forested slopes, tree-lined promenades and lavish villas. This spectacular scenery’s ramped up by the Dolomites – a cloud-tickling mountain range, where snow-crowned peaks mingle with village-lined valleys. Lake Garda, Tuscany and the Venetian Riviera charm with their quaint towns and dreamy settings. A bit further south lies Campania, home to the dramatic Amalfi Coast and cliff-hugging towns like Sorrento, Ravello and Positano. Holidays to Italy aren’t just confined to the mainland, though. And then there’s Sicily, with its showstopping volcanic landscape, gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins and friendly resorts.
Romantic and historic, holidays to Italy charm with their extraordinary natural diversity, world-renowned art, rich cultural heritage and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s no surprise that Italy is one of our most sought-after holiday destination.