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Fall Under Italy’s Spell

Italy is a beautiful and historic country that offers a diverse range of holiday options. Add to that an unbelievable cultural heritage, and it's easy to see why holidaymakers go back to Italy year after year.

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Italy: art, cuisine, history & fashion all rolled into one

Italy is one of the most beautiful and classy destinations in the world to visit. Famous attractions like Rome’s Vatican City, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Michelangelo’s David are certified crowd pleasers, but there’s plenty to see and do off the beaten track as well.

From the small towns and villages along the coastline to the hills, lakes, islands and bustling cities, you could visit Italy each year and still not see it all. A country that has more than its fair share of UNESCO World Heritage sites (both man-made and natural), no matter where you choose to spend your holidays in Italy, you’re never far from some of the world’s most exciting samples of art, architecture, history, fashion and cuisine.

Click on our “Find my holiday” button to view our Italian holidays for 2013 or leave us a message on Facebook to find out more.

The pick of the tourist regions in Italy

Arts and culture in Tuscany
Once home to legends like Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, Vespucci and others, Tuscany has powerful artistic and cultural legacies. The regional capital, Florence, is packed with monuments, churches and impressive Renaissance buildings, making it a great destination for art lovers. Shopping enthusiasts and gastronomes will also be impressed - Florentine cuisine is notable for its use of local and fresh ingredients while leather stores can be found around each corner!

Lovely lakes
Surrounded by classy resort villages, Lake Como is a great place for visitors who like hiking, boating, water skiing and rock climbing, while there’s plenty of opportunity to explore local historic centres and fishing villages. Other popular Italian Lakes are (from east to west): Lake Garda, Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore.

The beautiful Bay of Naples
Bordered by Mount Vesuvius, the Neapolitan Riviera is one of the most beautiful and historically rich regions in Italy, particularly as the ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum are nearby. Appreciate spectacular views of Vesuvius, the Isle of Capri and the Bay of Naples from Sorrento, the main city on this peninsula. Giving new meaning to the phrase, “all roads lead to Rome”, Italy seems to cast a spell on visitors to keep them coming back year after year. Because of its incredible variety, it’s possible to wander through countless towns soaking up Italy’s unique history in that laidback way that’s quintessentially Italian. If relaxing with a coffee in a cobbled Tuscan village appeals to you, book one of our cheap trips to Italy by clicking on the “Find my holiday” button on your left.

Italy did you know?

  • Italy is the fourth most-visited country in the world
  • It has the world's highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single country
  • Home to over 3,000 museums
  • It's believed that pizza was "invented" in Naples around 1860
  • The average Italian consumes half a pound of bread each day!
  • "Ars longa,vita brevis"(art is long,life is short)is a familiar sentiment in Italy
  • The two largest islands are Sicily and Sardinia
  • Rome's nickname is "The Eternal City"
  • Florence is home to Italian art
  • Thermometers, pianos,cologne,eyeglasses & Vespas are all Italian inventions

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