Three millennia of living it up have taught the Italians a thing or two about la dolce vita, and luxury holidays in Italy celebrate all that is dolce: good food, great wine and gorgeous people. Italy's heady mix of art, architecture, beaches and beautiful scenery is hard to resist so we suggest you give in to its obvious charms and take your time to soak up one of Europe's most vibrant cultures.
A tailor-made holiday in Italy or a luxury honeymoon in Italy works incredibly well for romantics who want to cherry-pick from Italy's many exquisite highlights. From the cultural big-hitters of Rome, Florence and Venice to the clear waters of the Italian Lakes and off the beaches of Sardinia and Sicily, right through to the spectacular, world-renowned Amalfi Coast and Portofino, Italy offers enormous diversity.
If you're looking for a luxury holiday to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, Italy's treasure trove of iconic sights and ancient cities make it the perfect choice. Meanwhile for a family holiday in Italy, Tuscany is always a firm favourite, along with Sicily and Sardinia for wonderful beaches, child-friendly hotels and great food the kids will love.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY
Venice is a delight to wander round: explore the canals on foot or by gondola, and try and also visit the islands of Murano, where you can watch traditional glass blowing, and colourful Burano, home of lace-making, where you can purchase some unique souvenirs.Florence is full of gems, from the 15th-century shops on the Ponte Vecchio to historic churches, and of course, the art – make a beeline for Galleria dell’Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David, one of the most famous artworks in the world, as well as numerous other interesting exhibitions.
HANDPICKED LUXURY HOLIDAY IDEAS TO ITALY
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Travel to: Florence and Tuscany
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Travel to: Amalfi Coast & Capri, Puglia & The Deep South
Travel to: Sicily & Aeolian Islands
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Travel to: Florence and Tuscany, Rome, Umbria & Central Italy, Venice & the Veneto
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Travel to: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy
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HANDPICKED PLACES TO STAY IN ITALY
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Location: Florence and Tuscany | Italy
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Location: Amalfi Coast & Capri | Italy
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Location: Rome, Umbria & Central Italy | Italy
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