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THE DIVERSITY OF ITALY PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE IN FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS.
Italy offers you all: spectacular natural diversity in its beaches, mountains and lakes, pleasant weather and lovely warm people, spectacular cities with stunning works of art, relics from centuries of history, but yet colourful and romantic. And last but not least: amazing food, fine wines and crazy shopping!
The Eternal City, appears to dominate with art, ancient history, fashion and all the gastronomy Italy is famous for.
There is more to see in Rome than any other city in the world, and a walk through the old streets of Rome will reveal masterpieces of virtually every architectural age.
It is without doubt one of the favorite city among tourists and after the first visit, many keep returning to view the fabulous 'Palazzi', elegant galleries and amazing churches. Located in the heart of Tuscany, the city has so much to offer that time never seems enough to take advantage of all its treasures. Its right size makes it one of the most pleasant cities to stroll through in Italy.
Finding words to express adequately the beauty and uniqueness of Venice has occupied writers for centuries. This overwhelming, intriguing and enchanting city attracts visitors with its charming labyrinth of narrow alleys, canals and bridges, numerous small squares named "campo", all featuring elegant old palaces. Art, architecture, history, gastronomy is to be found everywhere!
It is said that “Rome eats, Milan works.” As one of Europe’s financial and fashion center, Milan is renowned for its stylish shopping district, La Scala, the 18th century temple of Opera, and the famous Duomo, surrounded by its elegant "Galleria", with cafés, restaurants and designers boutiques.
Located along a beautiful bay and lying in the shadow of Mount Vesuvio, it is a surprising colorful city and the gateway to the romantic island of Capri, the picturesque Amalfi Coast, as well as the historical Pompei.
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ITALY
The romantic beauty of the Italian Lake District has invited visitors since the time of the Roman Empire, inspiring poets, writers, and musicians with its idyllic landscape of tranquil lakes dominated by soaring granite mountains. Excellent food and wine, like in so many regions of Italy, may be enjoyed after a day on a lake steamer, exploring Lake Como, Lake Maggiore. and Lake Garda.
The picture postcard landscape of Tuscany is famed for its rolling green hills, lines of cypress trees and endless rows of vines producing the famous Chianti. There are so many places to visit in Tuscany, from medieval villages, with small piazzas and cobblestones streets like San Gimignano, and cities like Florence, of course a must, Siena, a lovely walled town in central Tuscany famous for the Palio; Pisa with its Leaning Tower; Lucca a beautifully preserved medieval town.
Verdant Umbria, holy Umbria, Umbria of a hundred towns, so many slogans convey the essence of this less known region, located in the center of the Italian peninsula, Umbria is called the green heart of Italy. Perugia, the main city, Gubbio and Spoletto, the most ancient towns of Umbria, Assisi, the town of Saint Francis, Orvieto, on a plateau of volcanic tuff, with its amazing Duomo, surrounded by a serene landscape of fields and vineyards.
The Italian Riviera located in the region of Liguria, stretches from Ventimiglia near the French border to Genoa at the center, and ends just beyond Cinque Terre in the east at Portovenere. San Remo is the city of the flowers,
Genoa is Italy’s main commercial harbor, Cinque Terre (Five Lands) area is the hikers paradise. The trail links the villages on the seaside cliffs through vineyards and olive groves. The five traditional coastal villages offer breathtaking sceneries, and can be reached by train or boat if not by foot: Riomaggiore, Manarola , Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.
SOUTHERN ITALY AND THE ISLANDS
The Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and is renowned for its rugged lanscape, scenic beauty, picturesque towns, each of them having its own charm. Amalfi is characterised by small fisherman dwellings and white washed villas situated on the cliff. You can enjoy the colorful small marina and the lively center with restaurants and shops. Best known for its dominant coastal views, Ravello is about 15 minutes drive inland from Amalfi. Positano is a cliffside village with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes.
Located on Italy’s extreme southeast peninsula, the region of Apulia — although as fascinating as upper Italy — is different and much less crowded than its northern counterpart. The sunny, mild climate is ideal for grapes and olives cultivation. Discover this beautiful region with superlative cuisine and wines, incredible history and architecture, from the Greeks and Romans, and some of the Mediterranean’s most unspoiled beaches. Bari, Ostuni, Lecce, and Alberobello are worth a trip through history and culture.
Between mainland Italy and Tunisia, Sicily is Italy’s largest island, and pleases everyone. with its beautiful beaches, historyical sites inherited though centuries of different civilisations and cultures. Taormina is a picturesque resort town in sight of Mount Etna and its volcano, Imperial Palermo is built around a splendid natural harbour. Sicilian cuisine is a tantalising display of exotic and colourful ingredients, perfectly complemented by the excellent wines of the island.
Unspoiled white sandy beaches or rocky creeks and pristine waters are the frame of treasures from various civilizations that passed through the island. Prehistoric monuments like the Nuraghi can be found as well as Roman beautiful sites. Sardinia truly offers a combination of idyllic luxurious coastal resorts like the Costa Smeralda and scenic rural places with fascinating traditional handcraft of its wonderful people, known for their warm hospitality. Nuoro, Oristano are typical Sardinian towns and the Phoenician city of Tharros offers beautiful monuments. Cagliari is the largest city and Alghero has a strong Catalan atmosphere.