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Famous for food, fashion and some spectacularly cultural cities, discover this multifaceted country for yourself on Italy holidays.
The cool kid in Europe's playground, Italy has long been world leaders in art and fashion but the natural surroundings of this country will also never fail to impress.
Whether you're exploring the Italian Lakes, sampling wine in the Tuscany hills or sailing through the streets of Venice, you'll find beauty at almost every turn on holidays to Italy.
Holiday Hypermarket offers getaways in some of Italy's most scenic locations with Sicily, Lake Garda and the Neapolitan Riviera being just some of the highlights to choose from. Couples of all ages will fall in love with the perfectly placed restaurants while families also have exciting options to keep everyone happy.
This famous lake region of Italy is a favourite holiday destination for people looking to relax in peaceful settings. The big three of Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore provide some terrific options of where to stay.
Lake Como is the region of choice for the rich and famous but everyone is invited to enjoy the serenity of dining and reclining by the large body of water.
Lake Garda is the family favourite with a theme park as well as sporting opportunities on the lake and in the mountains. Each region of the Italian Lakes guarantees the chance to wine and dine by the water with some outstanding views included.
The Neapolitan Riviera is famous for being home to some of the greatest locations in Italy as well as giving the world some delicious foods.
While staying at some elegant and relaxing resorts, you can make the trip to visit Pompeii which lies in ruins next to Mount Vesuvius that levelled the former city.
The conditions in this region of Italy are ideal to nourish the wildlife so you'll find plenty of beautifully decorated gardens here with spectacular views over the coastline.
This Italian Island sits on its own out in the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia enjoys more than just Italian culture with Spanish cuisine and architecture spotted in parts of the island.
The island is green at its heart with a gold border of beaches surrounding it. There are many terrific beach resorts to choose from on this isle and some great activities to help you explore by land and sea.
Some of the towns are filled with fascinating history and impressive buildings, especially the capital Cagliari that is placed on the southern coast.
The famous island resting on the toe of Italy's boot, Sicily is a beautiful location filled with vibrant forests, attractive communities and dominating mountains.
On the southern part of the island you'll find Castelmola high in the hills. This village looks over the popular cliff town of Taormina before dropping down to the Ionian Sea. The area is filled with great beaches as well as ancient castles and ruins to explore.
On the northern coast is Cefalu that is home to a long and spacious 8km beach. The majority of this sandy coast is lined with restaurants, bars and cafes where you can spend a slow-paced day out in the sun.
In a country full of culture and history, Tuscany lays claim to some of the most prominent figures in history. The region is said to be the birthplace of the Renaissance and Florence was once called home by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rafael.
As well as the impressive cities found in the region, the landscape encapsulates Italian wine country at its finest. Between the hills and mountains of Tuscany there are miles of vineyards with famous wines such as Chianti produced here.
Museums and art galleries fill the cities with some spectacular and famous attractions to see within. Pisa and its leaning tower is also found within Tuscany.
The Venetian Riviera offers accommodation right on the beach while the floating city of Venice is located nearby. Lido di Jesolo rests in front of the Venice Lagoon where a varied landscape hides islands, wetlands and beaches.
Ferries leave regularly or you could drive to the legendary city of Venice where the cars and roads are replaced with gondolas and canals.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities between Venice and Lido di Jesolo as well as a Friday market in the latter. Families will seek out the fun of the waterpark, fairground and go-kart track by Lido di Jesolo too.
The coastal areas and the south of Italy are akin to the typical Mediterranean climate while northern and central Italy is considered cooler. The summers are mostly dry and hot all over though and reach the high twenties in the north and hit 30C in the south.
From May until September many visitors choose to visit Italy as the weather is likely to be hot with a smaller chance of rain. Those looking for a beach holiday should aim for the summer but visitors who crave a cultural adventure can enjoy the sights of Italy at any time of year.
Ravello is proud of its glorious gardens and the Villa Rufolo hosts a unique morning concert. Stay up late or wake up early to experience the 4am concerti all'alba. The soft tones of the music play the soundtrack for the rising sun.
Everyone knows the story of this former city. Destroyed by the nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the area is now a sight of ancient ruins with many fascinating areas to see. Walk through the cobbled streets of the former community and discover many artefacts along the way.
The capital of Sicily is noted for its long history, stunning architecture and delicious food. It is easy to reach Palermo thanks to the train that runs along the northern coast. It costs just €6 to make the hour ride from Cefalu to Palermo.
This stalactite cave is found by Alghero. Only discovered 300 years ago by fisherman, you can now enjoy a guided tour around the eerie caves. The pathways and rock pools have been dimly lit making each section look spectacular.
Within Cagliari you can visit ancient towers, a royal palace and a football stadium, but the cave church beneath Santa Restituta is a sacred area you must visit. It has been used for centuries and alters that have been carved out of rock still stand among other ancient monuments.
The city of Venice is notoriously heralded as one of the most unique and beautiful in the world. A water city of sorts, the roads are replaced with canals here with many Italians hopping in a small boat to complete their commute to work. Sail over to the city from a number of locations to see it for yourself.
This Lido de Jesolo waterpark is a Caribbean themed family favourite with some exciting attractions. The most notable of all of the slides, pools and kids areas is the 42-metre high Spacemaker- the tallest water slide in Europe.