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Italy

About This Destination

A sophisticated destination full of idyllic holiday hotspots from beautiful coasts and islands to luxury lake resorts, romantic city-breaks and action-packed ski holidays. Blessed with wonderful Mediterranean weather, all that sunshine helps to produce the glorious food and wine that Italy is famous for and you can explore this important part of Italian culture with wine-tasting tours, local cooking classes and vineyard excursions.

Relax in style in one of Italy’s many coastal regions or one of the beautiful islands of Sardinia or Sicily. The Neapolitan Riviera is one of Italy’s most spectacular stretches of coastline, full of charming seaside villages and stylish port towns. For beautiful rustic countryside and picture-perfect hilltop towns, visit the central region of Umbria or tranquil Tuscany. Italy’s cities are brimming with art and culture: visit Milan’s famous Duomo cathedral or sip prosecco in Venice’s Piazza San Marco; explore the elegant museums of Florence or make a wish in Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain.

Fact File

  • Flight Time

    Flight time:

    Approx. 2.5 Hrs

  • Time Difference

    Time Difference:

    +1 Hour

  • Best Time To Travel

    Best Time to Travel:

    May – September

Our experts loved

The white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and utterly delicious home-grown food of Sardinia, the ‘Maldives of the Med’. Joanne also loved using the natural thermal pools in Ischia. Another beautiful island and something of a hidden gem, the waters of Ischia’s thermal pools are known for their healing properties. Looking for romance? The 1963 classic Cleopatra was filmed here, and it is on this island that Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor.