Italy has one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Europe; the world’s greatest hoard of art treasures; a delicious and authentic national cuisine; and more Unesco World Heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth.
Italy’s cities are on many a traveller’s bucket list, and for good reason – they offer an enticing mix of scenery, historic and ancient sites, and of course, great cuisine. Rome is home to baroque churches, art-filled museums and the ancient Colosseum. The canals and narrow streets of Venice make it one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the country. Florence is an important Renaissance architectural and art centre, home to the Duomo and Michelangelo’s “David”. And let’s not forget Milan, Naples, Verona, Turin, Genoa, Siena – the list is endless!
Tuscany is a stunning area with picturesque medieval hill towns, scenic countryside, vineyards and seaside towns. Puglia on the “heel of the boot” offers a look at the unique stone huts known as trulli, and is a peaceful destination to get away from the crowds.
Along the coastline the Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular regions where picturesque villages such as Positano rise up the cliffs. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is surrounded by beautiful beaches and coastal towns.
In Northern Italy, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest and most visited lake where picturesque villages, medieval castles, and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline.