Italy – Overview

What is it that draws 50 million visitors to Italy every year? That’s easy. From the rose-pink mountains of Aosta and the cobalt lakes of Lombardy, to the emerald hills of Tuscany and the bone-white beaches of Puglia, Italy offers more than 100,000 square miles unparalleled beauty. Into this landscape are woven centuries of history, art and culture; its skyline smudged with ancient ruins, medieval castles, and renaissance churches.You could spend every holiday in Italy and never discover all of its treasures.

So don’t try. This is not a place for whistle-stop tours, or mad dashes from ancient pillar to historic post. It’s a country that should be savoured, like a Roman gelato or Tuscan Chianti. We’re not saying miss out the ‘must do’s – the magnificent cities, the historical hill towns and the archaeological sites. But allow time to lose yourself in the misty backstreets of Venice; to watch the sun rise from behind majestic Mt Etna; to drive along the Amalfi coast in an open-top sports car.

Or simply do what the Italians do: find a table in the sunshine, order a caffé and a melt-in-the-mouth sfogliatelle, and watch the world go by.

CAPITAL

Rome

FLIGHT TIME FROM UK

Between 2 hours 30 mins and 3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

+1 hour

CURRENCY

Euro

LANGUAGE

Italian

VISA REQUIRED

No

Italy – Villas

Our villas in Italy

La Rocca

  • Tuscany, 7 bedrooms/sleeps 14
  • Historic and romantic
  • In secluded grounds
  • Catering and driving services available
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Italy – Regions

Our featured regions in Italy

Tuscany

The epitome of rural chic, Tuscany lives up to its hype, blessed with beauty, aromatic vineyards and a fabled rolling landscape. This stunning region attracts those in search of art, history, wildlife, fine wine and cuisine. Great for a family villa holiday or a short luxury hotel break.

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