Italy

Italy holidays

Cool city breaks, a unique identity, astonishing architecture and some sun-bleached beaches to boot – Italy specialises in more than just sumptuous cuisine and mid-afternoon strolls. Enjoy trips to romantic hillside towns and unspoilt fishing villages, too. Along every pavement, there’s something amazingly rustic, charming and endearing to discover.

Poiano Resort Hotel
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Poiano Resort Hotel

Garda, Lake Garda

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  • Perfect for all ages
  • Great range of facilities
  • Free bus to the resort centre
  • Olympic size swimming pool
  • Tennis court
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Hotel Le Fontanelle

Siena Area, Tuscany

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Based on 435 reviews

  • Spectacular countryside views
  • Perfect for special occasions
  • Pool set in botanic gardens
  • Indoor pool and wellness facilities
  • Classic Tuscan style
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Like a fine wine

Throughout the country, from the edge of the Alps on Lake Garda to the Amalfi Coast near Sorrento you’ll find vineyards and cellars dotted all over to sample the finest regional wines. Usually named after their grape varieties, village or area of origin, these top tipples make the drop of the day. The most widespread is Tuscany’s Chianti, which you’ll never see in short supply.

Feast yourself

There’s nothing quite like an authentic Italian meal. Pasta and pizza (attested to have been invented in Naples), play a leading role in all recipes and menus, but there are many local specialities to consider in all regions. Tuscany’s noted for its bean dishes and the Po Valley’s known for its rich risottos. Get to know mozzarella, gorgonzola and pecorino, too.

A shopper’s paradise

Rome and Milan come with all the names you’d expect from some of the leading stylish centres. And nobody seems to be missed out with the likes of Versace, Dior, Bulgari, Gucci and countless small boutique shops, each giving Italy its fashionista status. Get ready to shop ‘til you drop.

Italy resorts

Sorrento Centre

A fragrant frame of lush lemon trees and bougainvillea in bloom surround Sorrento’s sophisticated central piazza, cobbled lanes and picturesque parks.

Sant'Agnello

This clifftop town overlooks the dreamy coastline and turquoise sea.

Ischia

Ideal for dazzling day trips, the densely forested chunk of land is blessed with blissful beaches, old fishing villages and a local liquorice-flavoured tipple to rival grappa.

Lido di Jesolo

History museums, theme parks and designer outlets – Venice’s beachside sibling is a haven for all things fun-filled.

Viareggio

This grand seaside resort showcases a line-up of Liberty-style architecture and seafood restaurants on the promenade, flanked by glorious golden sand.

Riva

A picturesque village with a 14th century castle and bustling piazzas full of local life await you here in remarkable Riva.