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.
HOLIDAYS IN ITALY HANDPICKED BY EXSUS
From £2,400 per person
Travel to: Naples, Amalfi Coast & Capri, Puglia & The Deep South
From £1,600 per person
Travel to: Florence and Tuscany
From £4,450 per person
Travel to: Florence and Tuscany, Naples, Amalfi Coast & Capri, Rome, Umbria & Central Italy, Venice & the Veneto
From £1,800 per person
Travel to: Florence and Tuscany, Rome, Umbria & Central Italy, Venice & the Veneto
From £3,150 per person
Travel to: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy
From £2,350 per person
Travel to: Sicily & Aeolian Islands
PLACES TO STAY IN ITALY HANDPICKED BY EXSUS
Location: Venice & the Veneto | Italy
Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Romantic, Seriously special
Location: Puglia & The Deep South | Italy
Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Unusual, Eco-tourism
Location: Florence & Tuscany | Italy
Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Romantic, Food & Wine
Best for: Train Journey, Romantic, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views
Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Service & Hospitality
Location: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy | Italy
Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Honeymoon, Service & Hospitality
Location: Rome, Umbria & Central Italy | Italy
Best for: Setting & Views, Village Life, Peace & Quiet, Unusual
Best for: Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly
Best for: Romantic, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel
Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Hideaway
Best for: Village Life, Secret / In the Know, Cultural Immersion, Service & Hospitality
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