Italy Vacations

From charming farmhouses nestled in the Tuscan hills, to the powdery white sands and blushing sunset views on Sicily’s beaches, there should be no doubt in your mind when it comes to booking Italy vacations. Travelers love nothing more than a destination with a mix of chic city breaks and unspoilt coastlines, and Italy can provide all of this and more. When booking vacations here, you have your pick of every natural, culinary and artistic delight. Explore the famous ‘boot’ from top to toe, featuring craggy mountaintops, rolling vineyards, winding alleyways and pristine beaches.

For a classic trip, venture over to the bustling capital city of Rome, with its iconic architectural ruins, fascinating galleries, authentic markets and the famous football stadium, Stadio Olimpico. Avid historians can explore the riches of Roman history at the famous Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica. Discover the sights of Venice as you drift along its canals on a traditional Gondola. Venice itself is a work of art, featuring plenty of famous artwork in its nearby galleries, from Galleria Bevilacqua La Masa in San Marco to the Zuecca Project Space.

Milan combines the cosmopolitan city atmosphere with a fascinating castle, a classic opera house, gothic cathedrals and artwork at Duomo di Milano. Not forgetting, the mesmerizing views at Lake Como in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region – a popular spot for every type of traveler.

Highlights

  • Escape the crowds on a hike through the Val Ombretta at the foot of Marmolada in the Dolomites

  • Stroll the shores of picturesque Bellagio on Lake Como

  • Explore Murano, Venice’s lesser-visited, artisanal glass making center

  • Wander between rainbow villages on the Cinque Terre coastal path

  • Laze on the beach and try fabulous food on the unique island of Sicily

Key info

  • Capital City: Rome

  • Language: Italian

  • Currency: Euro

Emilie
Travel Designer
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Living and working in Italy taught me their beautiful language and a deep appreciation for their food! Even the smallest of towns (perched on the Ligurian coast and with only 25 houses) had a church, bakery, pasta shop and deli. And my neighbour would catch fresh fish in the morning for us to eat each night – delicious!

Italy trip ideas

Here are some trip ideas to Italy. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Places to go in Italy

Starting in the north, witness the epic Italian Alps towering over pristine blue lakes. Heading south you’ll stop from a gondola ride in Venice before you make it to the rolling hills of Tuscany. There, you can sample wines in the countryside and visit art galleries in Florence. Then continue on to Rome where you’ll get lost in a whirlwind of classical architecture and epic history, and we can certainly recommend a pizzeria or two! Tired of cities, visit the stunning beaches along the Amalfi Coast and the Italian Riviera. And if you’ve seen the highlights, dive into the historical villages of San Gimignano in Tuscany or Sirmione, perched on the cliffs at the bottom of Lake Garda. Don’t forget a visit to Sicily for the most delicious arancini and cannoli we’ve ever tasted, and to see how much the culture and flavors can change from one region to the next.

Map of Italy

When to go to Italy

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Rome, Florence & Venice
Italian Lakes
Tuscany
The Amalfi Coast
Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
The Dolomites

Rome, Florence & Venice

Italian Lakes

Tuscany

The Amalfi Coast

Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

The Dolomites

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