Italy is a country full of surprises - with ancient history at every turn, cosy trattorias serving up the finest Italian cuisine and of course the country showcases some of Europe’s most pristine beaches. This romantic country is one not to be missed.
One of the most common tourist spots to visit is of course the ancient city of Rome. This buzzing city is jam-packed with atmosphere. Stroll through the park of Villa Borghese, head to Vatican City to pay a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and relax with gelato by the iconic Spanish Steps. Rome truly elates, inspires, and moves like no other.
How can you visit Italy and not pay a visit to the epic grandeur of Venice? This opulent city built on water is one of the world’s most iconic city breaks. Famed for its miles and miles of winding canals, magnificent architecture and glorious history, Venice really feels like a fairy-tale experience. Stroll the narrow streets and gaze at the wonderful Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, and the Doge's Palace. A trip to Venice is also not complete without a relaxing Gondola ride.
The Neapolitan Riviera is Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline and starts in Sorrento. Sorrento itself, overlooks the Bay of Naples, offering cinematic views across the water to Mount Vesuvius. The old quarter of Sorrento is a warren of narrow streets lined with limoncello boutiques and delicious trattorias where you can stop for a light cannoli and espresso. Sorrento also has great links to some of the top sights in Italy, thanks to ferry routes to Capri and Ischia, a panoramic road to the Amalfi Coast, and fast rail connections to Pompeii and Naples.
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March - November