Sample the succulent cuisine of Italy
Flying into Venice Marco Polo airport in the north of the country, Italy opens up into the breathtaking Italian Lakes, the largest of which is Lake Garda. The perfect setting for every water sport imaginable, with a stunning mountainous backdrop and blankets of citrus trees and olive groves. If water sports sound too energetic, then take a cruise around the lake, during the day or on a romantically lit evening.
The nearby Venetian Riviera on the Adriatic coast, combines relaxing beaches with one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Chill out on the fantastic long beaches of Lido de Jesolo, with warm, clear waters and nearby Water Park and funfair. Then visit the romantic city of Venice, with over 100 islands linked by 400 bridges making a Gondola ride an absolute must. Its architectural beauty is astounding, soak up the atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, or marvel at the Bridge of Sighs.
The Tuscany Region of Italy on the Mediterranean coast, is home to one of the most famous landmarks in Italy; the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Follow Pisa’s heritage with its marvellous array of statues arranged like an al fresco gallery, the Academia Houses are home to the famous statue of David by Michelangelo, whose work is also found in art galleries alongside that of Titian, Caravaggio and Botticelli, sights you can’t see anywhere else in the world. Take a trip into the stunning Tuscan countryside, where ancient castles intersperse the rambling vineyards, home to the famous Chianti wine.
Travelling south you will come across the history encased capital of Italy; Rome. Taking its name from its ancient inhabitants, the Romans, this stunning city offers endless possibilities for sightseeing and you could easily drown in its sea of historical features including The Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, The Coliseum, Trevi fountain and multitude of museums, monuments, galleries and Roman ruins. Rome is also an ideal destination for a city break.
Places to Visit
This is Italy at its beautiful best. Breathtaking is an understatement when describing this part of the world. Stunning scenery, fantastic food and fine wine combine to make this the perfect place to take a holiday in Italy.
Often referred to as the world’s largest open air museum, The Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Coliseum, Pantheon and Vatican City are just a few of the breathtaking sights that lie in wait on holidays in Rome.
The Amalfi Drive is one of the most beautiful, yet scariest stretches of road in the world. Villages cling precariously to the cliffside, flowers tumble down sheer rocky slopes and your breath is taken away not only by the steep roadside drops but by the awe-inspiring views.