Luxury Holidays in Italy
Few countries need less introduction than Italy. From climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa to riding in a gondola in Venice, Italy is a country full of cultural experiences, with breath-taking scenery and a world class cuisine to boot.
Tailor Made & Luxury Holidays to italy
There are so many places to visit on an Italian holiday that it is difficult to know where to start. Not only is the Mediterranean country rich in cultural delights, but it has a varied terrain that means there is something to please everyone whenever you choose to visit Italy.
The North is dominated by the Italian Alps, perfect for winter escapes and summer trips to the Lakes. These eventually yield to the Po Valley and the cultural high spots of Venice and opera-loving Verona, not to mention the fashion capital Milan and neighbouring Turin.
Florence and the Tuscan hills with their terracotta-roofed towns need little introduction to British tourists who arrive in droves each year.
Rome is much more than the capital city. Immersed in millennia of culture just walking around this incomparable city is like visiting an al fresco museum.
To the south there is Naples and beyond. For years an area dominated by the mafia and intrigue, now it is becoming increasingly popular with tourists looking to discover the real Italy. All this without even mentioning the twin islands of Sicily and Sardinia, packed with so much interest to justify repeat visits alone.
But above the culture and the breath-taking landscape stands the food. Forget pizza and pasta, Italian cuisine is full of regional varieties worth exploring. Just ask the locals, and while you are at it, discover some tips on the best wine as well.
Our favourite Italian Stays
Here is a selection of our most popular places to stay in Italy
These villas and hotels are to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have a place in mind, we would love to help tailor make your dream holiday.
Villa Sant'Andrea, Tuscany
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Drink in the views and the wine from this hillside villa in the heart of Tuscany. Enjoy a stunning vista with sights stretching for as far as you can see. You, your family and friends can take a dip in the pool before enjoying alfresco dining at its finest in the traditional loggia.
Nearby to the historic town of Lucca, ideal for browsing the boutiques before stopping off for a glass of Lucchesi wine.
Villa Cetinale, Tuscany
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An extraordinary Roman Baroque villa, originally built in 1680 for Pope Alexander VII. The magnificent and extensive garden, with its climbing roses, vine-covered pergolas, antique statues and the Scala Santa (Holy Stair), is the embodiment of love and romance and epitome of garden design.
This grandiose Tuscan villa fringes the equally historic walled city of Siena, with easy access to the archetypal Tuscan towns of Volterra and San Gimignano.
Villa Rocco, Lake Como
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This stunning villa is the epitome of romance, nestled high in the mountains where the views really are heavenly. A neutral colour scheme delicately complements wooden furnishings and sumptuous linens to give the building a contemporary yet rustic charm.
Located in picturesque Pigra and close to bustling Argegno, the perfect place to experience authentic Italian culture.
Italy holiday Inspiration
For Food lovers
Lovers of pizza should head to Naples where the margherita was conceived – its colours reflecting the Italian flag – and the buffalo mozzarella is to die for. Further south, fans of Inspector Montalbano will need no introduction to the amazing seafood in Sicily, where Palermo is noted for its sweet tooth, so try the cannoli or the equally irresistible cassata. In the North, experience the white truffles of Piedmont or dine out in Bologna, known as La Grassa or ‘the fat one’ for its amazing cuisine.
A great way to try Italian cuisine is to stay at an agriturismo, a farmhouse where you and the whole family can stay and enjoy the healthy and often organic local fare while exploring the local area.
Italian art needs as little introduction as the country’s cuisine. Discover the works of Michelangelo, Giotto, da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael and Caravaggio and many more by exploring the museums and galleries in the country. Some of the best include the Museo e Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice but make sure you plan ahead, as especially in peak times queues can be long.