Italy

Italy’s historic sights are astounding, from the Colosseum in the eternal city Rome to Milan’s soaring Gothic Duomo cathedral. From the top of the Leaning Tower, Pisa’s cityscape unfolds, and art-lovers can look for their favourite Renaissance paintings in Florence. Whizz down the slopes of the soaring Dolomites or drive through the olive groves of Tuscany for a taste of diverse scenery.



City breaks in Italy

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In vibrant Naples, dine with the locals in historic Spaccanapolis' trattorias. In glamorous Milan, dress to kill and sip decadent cocktails with model-like people. Hear Italian opera in their rightful home, at Rome’s 19th-century Teatro dellOpera. If you prefer your city break a little more earthy, try university town Bologna, where bars and clubs are packed with a young term-time crowd.

Romantic getaways in Italy

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Throw a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain at midnight, or glide down a Venice canal in a gondola. Romeo and Juliet was set in elegant Verona; practice serenading from under the famous balcony at the 12th-century Juliet’s House. From Bari's medieval alleyways, follow the curvaceous palm-edged promenade to moored fishing boats for a romantic picnic.

Family holidays in Italy

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Watch the bellowing volcano Mount Etna glowering over Catania. Kids of all ages will love Gardaland amusement park near Verona, and they can get up close to sharks in Genoa's aquarium. Dip into the warm waters along the Amalfi Coast overlooked by craggy cliffs. Turin's belle poque cafés are the place to fill the kids up with the city's famous chocolaty goodies.

Popular multi-centre holidays in Italy

See Italy’s iconic cities and breathtaking natural scenery on a multi-centre holiday

Rome - Naples.

Begin your Italian journey in magnificent Rome, where the majestic dome of St Peter’s Basilica stands guard over a city bursting at the seams with artistic masterpieces and architectural icons. Then drive to Naples in its awe-inspiring location overlooked by mighty Mount Vesuvius. Nearby, the ruined Roman civilisation of Pompeii is a poignant reminder of this volcano’s devastating strength. Continue to Sorrento via the exquisite beauty of the Amalfi Coast, where verdant lemon groves and pastel-painted villas cling to higgledy-piggledy cliffs overlooking an azure sea.

Pisa – Florence.

Enter the gateway to idyllic Tuscany when you fly to Pisa. on your way to Florence. Feel as though you’ve stepped back in time while strolling around the medieval streets of Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena and Arezzo. Then drink in glorious views of undulating vineyards while sipping magnificent wine in Chianti. End your journey in Florence, where a feast of art and architecture awaits in this stunning city on the banks of the Arno river.

Venice - Verona.

Discover impossibly romantic and bewitchingly beautiful Venice. Drift idly in a gondola along meandering canals and gaze up at the ornate domes of the Basilica while enjoying a glass of chilled Prosecco on St Mark’s Square. Hire a car and drive through the glorious Veneto region, past lush vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. Continue to Verona and wander the cobbled lanes of this beautiful city, before losing yourself in soaring opera notes at the magnificent Roman Arena.

Milan – Lake Como.

Fly to Milan and explore the city where up-to-the-minute fashion meets a rich historic legacy. Gaze upon the Gothic glory of the famous Cathedral, or the intricate brushstrokes of Da Vinci’s treasured Last Supper. Tuck into creamy gelato at a canal-side café and watch the stylishly-attired Milanese pass by. Then drive to spectacular Lake Como, framed by snow-topped mountains and cypress tree-studded hills. Take a gentle boat cruise to the lemon-hued village of Bellagio, with its cobbled stairways lined with beautiful boutiques and enticing eateries.

Catania.

Get ready to be carried away by breathtaking Sicily when you fly into Catania and explore by car. From mighty Mount Etna to the sapphire waters that lap its shores, this idyllic island will enrapture. Discover its dazzling architectural diversity – from the baroque beauty in abundance in Catania, to the awe-inspiring ancient Greek monuments of Concordia and Selinunte. Explore the multicultural melting pot that is Palermo, then drink in the stunning views on offer in the chic coastal town of Taormina.