Renaissance art, delicious Tuscan cuisine, picturesque canals and amazing architecture, you’ll get all this and more on an Italy holiday. Perfect for group vacations, family breaks and romantic getaways, Italy holidays promise great hotels and tourist facilities in incredible cities, plus relaxing scenic resorts along pretty coastlines. If you choose to do your own Italian job, you really won’t want to go home.
Things to do in Italy
With one of the best organized tourism industries in the world, an all-inclusive vacation to Italy promises fine food and culture, fascinating history and a host of vibrant modern cities with amazing heritage, including Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence.
In the Capital Rome, you can travel back to the Roman era with a visit to the site of Ben Hur-style races, the awesome Coliseum. A whole day is just the minimum you will need for a Vatican tour, with a visit to the galleries of the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
In the Tuscany region, you will find the medieval town of Montalcino absolutely stunning. The town is known the world over for its wine called the ‘Brunello of Montalcino’, and you cannot miss out on a wine-tasting session.
For another wine tasting experience, you can visit Florence on a Chianti, Lucca and Tuscany vineyard tour. You must check out the Duomo, the Uffizi and the Piazza della Republica and marvel at the fabulous artwork while in this ancient city. The wider Chianti area is all about wine tasting, hiking and luxury spas. One of the most famous villages in the Chianti area is Radda, which has the world's only wine spa. You can actually indulge in therapies for weight-loss and anti-aging with wine and grape remedies.
The Lake District is a honeymooners' hotspot in Northern Italy, and the main reason so many couples travel to the country. The sun-soaked olive groves, fields of date palms and fine country houses are extremely popular with romantic couples from all over the world.
Venice and Milan are the two other cities you cannot miss on Italy holidays. While Venice is all about taking a gondola down the Main Canal of the city and enjoying walking in Europe's only car-free urban area, Milan is all about high fashion and style. Truly exploring Italy may require you to plan separate weekend getaways to each of these cities. That's possibly the best way to see Italy, a country of culture and modernity.