Delicious food, fascinating cities, stunning beaches, historic landmarks…there’s little wonder the roots of Western civilisation lie in Italy. Whether you’re there for a weekend or your summer holiday, Italy is a place of infinite discovery; a wonderful combination of beaches and fascinating history, something for the sun-seeker and culture vulture alike. A truly year-round destination, Italy boasts hot summers and mild winters, making it ideal for city breaks or beach holidays.
Things to Do
The real question is where to go first! Rome, Italy’s capital and largest city, is a fascinating and beautiful destination that draws visitors from all over the world, for good reason. The canal capital of Italy, Venice is another tourist hot spot, while Florence is an art-lover's paradise. Milan is famous as a centre of fashion and shopping, or you can hit the beach in Sardinia or Sicily.
Food and Drink
Morning cappuccinos, freshly baked pizza, mouth-watering gelato, steaming pastas, rich win - it’s easy to forget that some of our most well-loved foods hail from Italy. Fresh ingredients and the expert hands of Italian chefs make authentic Italian cuisine a true crowd-pleaser and are a world away from your usual fast food fare. Whatever the meal, it’s best enjoyed among friends and family, and finished off with an espresso.
Europe's shopping capital, Milan's shops and restaurants will have you reaching for your wallet!
The centre of the modern Western world, Rome is a fascinating city where history spills out onto every street corner.
Italy's romantic heart is the fabled setting for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.