For a classically beautiful holiday this summer, make for the Mediterranean’s most sparkling gems - Croatia and Italy. Their stunning coastlines mix historical riches, delicious cuisine and stylish promenades. Sample white truffles harbourside and scale medieval walls in Dubrovnik to reveal the real side of Croatia. Alternatively, dine on shellfish pasta by the seafront and book into an exclusive beach club to enjoy the inspired setting of Italy’s elegant Tuscan Riviera.
Steeped in history, Dubrovnik is a place where days of sightseeing and waterfront dining give way to evenings of open-air concerts and wine bar hopping. The beautiful Old Town is a network of ancient alleys and piazzas, all wrapped up in grand stone walls. Out of town, secluded coves are fringed by fragrant pines and picture-perfect towns like Cavtat are ripe for exploring.
All the old-world class of Italy is on show on the Tuscan Riviera. Mere moments from the rich history of Pisa, Florence and Lucca, it’s a region of glamorous towns and long, golden-sanded beaches. Walk by the seafront promenade and stop by for an espresso in Viareggio, dotted with piazzas, designer boutiques and bustling markets. In Forte dei Marmi, dine with the jet set.