Art, history and mouth-watering cuisine

With thousands of years of history to be discovered 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.

Beach offers maded for you

  • 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 and Highlights of Tuscany tours
  • If you are seeking solitude, as well as fine food and wine, retreat to a converted monastery overlooking Chianti's rolling 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-listers on the shores of Lake Como in one of the region’s grand hotels

Popular Regions in Italy

Taormina and Mount Etna

Sicily

7 hotels from £733

Sardinia

16 hotels from £810

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +1 hour

Capital:

Rome

Currency:

Euro

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