Italy is a holiday destination that needs no introduction. But let’s try anyway. With a reputation that far precedes it as a cultural hub, with some of the finest food, spectacular scenery and decadent lifestyles on the planet all on display, you have an unbeatable amount of options when it comes to an Italian escape in 2021.
With an incredibly diverse number of states and kingdoms, each with their own customs and traditions and a historical heritage that stretches back to 1861, you could visit this beautiful country year after year and never run out of unique places to explore. No longer just about the ruins of the Roman Empire, or for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pope in the Vatican, you can also drink in the past in mysterious Venice or sojourn across the azure waters of the Great Lakes with your partner. Whatever you’re after, you’re sure to be wooed by the stunning diversity of this marvellous country. It’s all just a few mere clicks away.
Top resorts in Italy
A city that requires no introduction, Rome is a place that evokes romance, glamour, history and excitement at every turn. The …From €150 per person
While many will head to this corner of Italy to delve into the cultural and historical majesty of the breath-taking …From €217 per person
If you want nothing more than to feel the heat of the blistering sun while sprawled out on the beach, …From €201 per person
For a holiday destination that’s sun-kissed, steeped in history and serves up some serious island adventure, head to Sicily. Whether …From €229 per person
Where charming pastel-coloured houses cling to dramatic coastal cliffs, turquoise waters lap the gorgeous sandy beaches and ancient ruins lay …From €162 per person
Located in Northern Italy between Venice and Milan, Garda - the largest lake in Italy - is a holiday destination …From €182 per person
Your guide to Italy holidays
Italy plays host to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, so there’s a plethora of instantly recognizable historical attractions to take in on your trip. Why not get the perfect postcard photo opportunities at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or marvel at the ruins of ancient Pompeii, the once thriving and sophisticated hub of the Roman Empire? Or connect with the past in Rome’s magnificent Colosseum and Vatican City? The possibilities are endless.
If you’d like to get off your feet a bit on your holiday, perhaps you could relax along Lake Como and take in the stunning views and idyllic atmosphere, or splash out on a world-famous lover’s gondola ride in Venice. Later on in Venice, you could amble around its labyrinthine walkways and alleys, or take in the Venetian Gothic architecture at Doge’s Palace as the city’s nightlife begins to come alive. Whether you want a trip to the past or simply soak up the modern lavish Roman lifestyle, Italy will look after you.
While culture, art and architecture are Italy’s specialities, if you’d like nothing more than to stock up on your vitamin S – for ‘sun, sea and sand’ – Italy is no pushover. For some of the finest stretches of beach the country has to offer, head to Sorrento. Or, for a lesson in pure bliss and comfort, you’ll want to head for Lake Garda for row after row of gorgeous resort, and an idyllic atmosphere that will soon have you forgetting all about the office back home.
Italy is surrounded by water on every side, and thus has a diverse coastline with hidden passages that create peaceful private coves and stunning seascapes. The beaches are most crowded during July and August when the locals join the visiting masses to dodge the heat. If you're searching for a top-class resort or a secluded seaside hideaway, we can arrange it for you.
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Prices last checked at 2:20 PM January 23, 2021