Neighbours Italy and Croatia both lay claim to some of Europe’s most stunning cities and landscape. We’ve rounded up our best Italy and Croatia holiday offers to help you plan your perfect break.
Italy evokes images of rolling green hills with ancient hilltop villages and pinstripe vineyards, beautiful stretches of coastline, stylish islands, dramatic lakes, and everything from historic cities to floating ones. It promises to combine history, culture, art and cuisine all in one unforgettable trip.
The Grand Hotel Capodimonte is a traditional hotel that sits amongst terraced gardens on a hillside above Sorrento, enjoying superb views across the town to the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento's bustling centre is just a ten-minute walk away yet the pretty, shaded terraces that surround the hotel's cascading swimming pool provide the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day.
The Hotel Bernini Bristol is located in the heart of Rome in the splendid Piazza Barberini, close to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto, making it the perfect base for a luxury city break.
Gazing out over Sorrento from its enviable location on the Amalfi cliffs, the distinguished Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is the epitome of opulence. Built back in 1834, the grandeur and splendour of that bygone era is still as evident and perfectly maintained today as it was when it opened its doors.
Chia Laguna Resort in Sardinia will inspire you. It is set on a mountain, while being just 700 metres away from a soft white sandy beach which will provide you with endless opportunities to relax, unwind and soak in views of the beautiful scenery. Active guests can absorb Chia’s untouched beauty as you hike, boat and swim through the landscapes.
Beautifully concealed amongst lush hedgerows, tall palm trees and tropical flowers, Hotel Bouganville affords guests a feeling of space and privacy, allowing families to experience the glorious Sardinian countryside. Relax on the peaceful terrace surrounding the Oasis pool and discover an array of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy.
The Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort is set within picturesque landscaped gardens just across the road from the shores of Lake Garda, and only a 15-minute stroll from the town of Bardolino. Hammocks are dotted around the beautiful olive garden and are perfect for those seeking a peaceful spot to enjoy the long summer days.
Croatia is a country that's big on natural beauty. Its interior is a patchwork of vineyards, forests, olive groves and lakes, while along the coastline you'll find white-pebble beaches, beautifully clear waters and a generous sprinkling of pine-clad islands. The main cities, Split and Dubrovnik, tick all the boxes when it comes to al fresco dining and age-old sites.
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik boasts a range of contemporary rooms and suites, a luxury award-winning spa and 16 restaurants and bars to choose from. Built in a style to replicate the layout of a traditional Mediterranean village, the resort is set amidst mature gardens, overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the Elephiti Islands.
Located just outside the walls of the Old Town, the Grand Villa Argentina follows the architectural stylings of Dubrovnik while bringing the interior of the hotel to life with modern furnishings, fashionable décor, and sophisticated yet comfortable furniture.
Dating back to 1921, and fully renovated in 2015, the Hotel Park Split is an attractive historic hotel in an ideal location. Located just a few steps from Split’s best known beach, Bacvice, and a short walk to the old town, it makes a great base. The art deco style of the twenties has been retained, whilst facilities are modern.
Hotel Monte Mulini lies on the Istrian Riviera in attractive Rovinj. The setting has a truly romantic feeling throughout, which picturesque views overlooking the quiet cove of Lone Bay. Rovinj is located within easy walking distance, giving you the chance to explore the romantic and picturesque town which is full of cobbled lanes and wonderful things to explore.