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, world famous ancient ruins in Rome, and iconic architecture combined with crystal clear waters in Puglia. 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.
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, while the Lefay Resort and Spa has modern architecture and spectacular views. When it comes to cities stay at the Hotel d’Inghilterra Roma or the Hotel Westin Europa Regina. 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.
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.
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.
Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre holiday.
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Depending on where you fly to, flights to Italy can take between two and four hours.
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.
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.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.