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Luxury Italy Holidays

La dolce vita


Holidays in Italy have it all. From the vibrant, historic Italian Cities to the serenity of the Italian Lakes there’s nothing this wonderful country can’t offer. Couples will love the romantic sense of history, as well as world famous cuisine and sleepy fishing villages. Families can head to beach resorts and make the most of the watersports and activities, as well as family friendly menus and hotels. If you prefer to explore, try hiking around Lake Garda, cycling in Tuscany or taking a gondola ride around the iconic canals of Venice.

Italy is home to a diverse and varied landscape, where you’ll find skiing in the mountains, beautiful golden beaches in Sardinia and world famous ancient ruins in Rome. The country is famous for its cuisine, which consists of classic Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, as well as freshly baked breads, wonderful olive oils and succulent local seafood.

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Coronavirus: Italian travel notice

Italy has opened its borders to UK customers and is welcoming visitors once again. If you are due to travel to Italy, please familiarise yourself with the information found on as this includes information on any documentation which you may be required to complete prior to travelling. 

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Luxury holidays in Italy

Luxury holidays in Italy are easy to find. Wherever you fancy visiting you can enjoy a fantastic range of hotels, with famously warm and friendly Italian hospitality available wherever you go. Explore exquisite cuisine, with each region boasting its own varieties, visit historic towns and villages, or art galleries where world renowned artists’ works are displayed.

Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Italy and we’ll help you get the best from your trip here. From cosmopolitan cities to pristine beaches we’ve searched high and low to find you the most luxurious hotels. For a combination of beautiful Italian architecture and easy access to the beach stay at the Imperial Hotel Tramontano in Sorrento. When it comes to cities a stay at the Hotel d’Inghilterra Roma would be an excellent choice. To soak in the serenity of the lakes, choose the Hotel du Lac et du Parc in Lake Garda, or explore the Amalfi Coast and stay at the Hotel Santa Caterina.

Destinations in Italy
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Italian Cities
From Rome's ancient ruins and Florence's art galleries, to Venice's canal-side wine bars and Verona's ancient amphitheatre, Italy's cities are perfect for a short break or long weekend.
Italian Lakes
Head to the Italian Lakes for some of Europe's most spectacular scenery (think soaring mountains and shimmering waters), plus chic lakefront towns and palatial villas.
Liguria swerves along the dramatic north-west coast of Italy. The region ticks off historic Genoa, stylish Portofino and the Cinque Terre – plus a collection of award-winning beaches and vineyards.
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Neapolitan Riviera
The Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri – the Neapolitan Riviera packs in plenty of big names, you'll find quieter gems too, like lofty Ravello.
Puglia paints the south-east corner of Italy. Architecture ranges from the baroque treasure box of Lecce to whitewashed trulli villages, while the landscape swings between beaches and vast olive groves.
Sardinia is the king of the Italian islands, featuring a landscape that ranges from exclusive port towns and ivory-white beaches to agriturismo farms and villages set beside megalithic ruins.
Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean. Scenery-wise, it’s also one of the most dramatic islands, serving up cliffside cities, craggy beach-swept bays and soaring Mount Etna.

Tuscany goes above and beyond the clichés, matching hilltop villages, vineyards and fairy-tale cities with a year-long line-up of fantastic food and wine festivals.

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Luxury family holidays in Italy

Italy is a land of history, culture, stunning natural attractions, beautiful clear seas and more. And family holidays here allow you to explore all of this, whether you prefer to immerse yourselves in the many sights of the cities or relax on the beach. 

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Italy multi-centre holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre holiday.

Florence & Tuscany

10 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Combine a city break with a week in the countryside
  • Tour Florence’s art galleries and museums
  • Stay in the scenic Tuscan countryside
  • Go wine tasting and explore historic hill towns
From £1749 per person
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Rome & Amalfi Coast

11 day suggested trip

At a glance
  • Admire the Eternal City's ancient sights
  • Browse the boutiques of Via dei Condotti
  • Spend a week on the Amalfi Coast
  • Discover the chic island of Capri
From £2999 per person
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Flight Information

Depending on where you fly to, flights to Italy can take between two and four hours.

When to go

The weather across Italy varies dramatically from the north to the south. During the summer months, temperatures can reach 30 degrees, while winter temperatures can drop to around three degrees.

Visa Information

British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.


When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy. 

Our pick of the top hotels in Italy
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Imperial Hotel Tramontano

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento
  • Beautiful gardens with views of the bay
  • Enjoy delicious traditional cuisine onsite
  • A romantic location, perfect for couples

Chia Laguna Hotel Village

South Sardinia
  • 240 Cottage-style rooms perfect for families
  • Trenino land shuttle to the beautiful white sandy beach
  • Kids club with a range of activities available

Grand Hotel Capodimonte

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento
Surrounded by luscious hills and overlooking the Mediterranean
Bright and spacious rooms offer beautiful views
Choose from five swimming pools with waterfalls

Hotel Bouganville

Sardinia, Forte Village
  • Surrounded by beautiful beachfront gardens 
  • Five incredible pools and an award winning beach
  • Plenty of sports and adventure, including academies

Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda
  • Set in gorgeous gardens right on the shores of Lake Garda
  • An impressive list of specialist treatment are available at the spa
  • Five pristine pools include indoor, outdoor and child friendly options

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento
  • An epic Edwardian building
  • Impressive views of the Amalfi coast
  • Onsite Michelin starred restaurant
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