Italy is a top holiday destination that is popular with visitors from around Europe and the world. You may be planning a long weekend break to the country, or you may want to spend a few weeks there in the summer. Either way, there are not many places that can match the beauty, culture, history and charm of Italy.
There is so much to see and do in Italy, and so many options that will allow you to enjoy the exact type of holiday you want, whether you are looking for cities, countryside, mountains, beaches, islands or more. On top of that:
- the food is delicious all over the country;
- the weather is divine in the summer, especially if you are travelling from the UK, making it ideal for visiting a lake or the beach;
- there are impressive historic attractions around every corner, from the most remote countryside to the centre of the largest cities;
- it is a country of culture, and anyone with a passion for art or architecture will never want to leave.
Where should you go?
The big decision when planning a holiday to Italy is choosing your destination. One option is to choose somewhere based on the attractions that you will find there. For example:
- visit Rome where you will be able to explore some of the best attractions in the country, including the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain and the Roman Forum;
- in Pompeii you can experience the ancient tragedy of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption and the people whose bodies were preserved in the moment;
- in Milan you can window shop the designer stores in the morning and then visit the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see ‘The Last Supper’ in the afternoon, followed by a visit to La Scala Opera House in the evening;
- visit Florence where you can enjoy some of the best art attractions in the world, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery, as well as the cathedral and the Pitti Palace;
- spend your holiday in Venice and you will be able to cruise down the Grand Canal in a gondola and see other attractions like Piazza San Marco and San Marco Basilica.
See multiple destinations in one trip
Of course, with so much to see, it can be difficult knowing where to go. So why not visit more than one place? Book a multi-centre holiday and you can easily see two or more places in the same trip. This is easy to arrange, just use a specialist company to do it all for you. You just need to choose your destinations, and they will do the rest – or, if you are spoilt for choice and not sure where to visit, take advantage of their knowledge and expertise of some of the must see places!
For example, Rome is great but you may not want to spend your whole holiday there. Instead, you could arrange your trip so that you spend a few nights in Rome, a few in a nearby town like Tivoli or Terracina, and then the last part of your holiday somewhere completely different like Florence, Sardinia or Tuscany.
Plan your summer trip to Italy
Italy has so much to offer visitors, and it is impossible to see and do everything in one trip. It would be a shame to just see one destination when there is so much to see, so plan to visit two or three different destinations during your time in Italy and get more from your holiday.
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