Art, history and mouth-watering cuisine

With thousands of years of history to be discover in well-loved cities, outstanding natural landscapes – from coast to countryside – world-renowned cuisine all within such easy reach of home, it’s no surprise Italy is one of our most popular destinations. Despite its popularity it is relatively easy to get off the beaten track here, you just need to journey south to the country’s ‘heel’ and explore the somewhat unique regions of Puglia and Basilicata.

  • This is an ideal destination for a multi-centre holiday – we recommend following an art or culture-based city break with a beach, lake or countryside stay
  • Foodies will love the culinary themed Highlights of Sicily tour – a seven night journey around Italy’s most famous island
  • If you are seeking solitude, as well as fine food and wine, retreat to a converted monastery in the Tuscan Hills
  • For those with more unique tastes should spend a few nights in an ancient sassi, or cave, in the town of Matera, Basilicata
  • Join the A-list guests on the shores of Lake Como in one of the region’s grand hotels

Popular Regions in Italy

Mount Etna volcano

Sicily

11 hotels from £636
Costa Smeralda at Punta Capriccioli

Sardinia

12 hotels from £774

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +1 hour

Capital:

Rome

Currency:

Euro

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