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Italy’s great food, beautiful countryside, fabulous wine and long history are just some of the reasons you’ll want to visit this amazing country. There is so much to see and do in Italy, so allow plenty of time.
No other city can compete with the grandeur and beauty of Rome. With marvellous ancient attractions like the Pantheon and Colosseum, a stroll through Rome’s cobblestone streets is like walking through a living museum. You can’t leave Rome without a visit to the Trevi Fountain and Vatican City and step back in time at the Roman Forum and see ancient temple ruins and basilicas.
When in Rome
As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence’s many churches and museums house some of the greatest treasures in the world. Climb to the top of Florence’s most iconic landmark, the Duomo or cross the famous Ponte Vecchio. While in Pisa wander The Square of Miracles and explore the Leaning Tower. Rich in history and art, Siena’s heart, Piazza Del Campo is most famous for the Palio horse race that takes place every summer.
When in Florence & Tuscany
Located in northern Italy, the beautiful and fascinating city of Bologna is a well-kept secret. The city looks much the same as it did during the Renaissance with its red coloured buildings, medieval palaces and covered walkways. Explore the churches, museums and discover the history of Europe’s oldest university. Bologna is renowned for its cuisine; don’t leave without sampling the local wines and delicious regional dishes.
Famous for the enchanting canals that wind their way through the city, Venice is a fascinating place to visit with a setting like no other city. Admire the stunning architecture, dating back to the 13th century, as you float on a gondola along the Grand Canal which snakes through the city. Visit inspiring art galleries including the Galleria dell’Accademia and the city’s most famous church, St Mark’s Basilica.
When in Venice
From ancient treasures to chic boutiques, Milan is a city like no other. Historic churches and galleries blend seamlessly with high end fashion design and an extensive culinary scene. The lakes of Northern Italy are surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rugged hillsides and provide the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the Italian sunshine. Romantics will fall in love with Verona, home of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet while the Cinque Terre is an Italian treasure waiting to be explored. There are no cars here – travel is by train, ferry or foot along spectacular trails.
When in Milan & The North