Italy's cities are spot on for sightseeing breaks or as jumping-off points for exploring more of the country's best bits. Rome, AKA the Eternal City, lines up big-name sights like the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, and is home to one of the world’s smallest countries: Vatican City. Earmark a morning or afternoon to explore its art-filled museums and tour the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica.
Head north into the hills of Tuscany and you'll hit Florence, a Renaissance gem boasting marble-fronted churches, world-famous galleries and wine bars stocked with locally made reds.
Further north, you’ll find fair Verona, home to pretty piazzas and the houses of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The city’s ancient amphitheatre is one of the most impressive in Italy, and hosts an annual opera festival in the summer.
Then you have Venice, one of the most unique cities going. It's criss-crossed with canals and pretty bridges, and filled with elegant palazzi and townhouses. Can't decide which city is for you? They're all connected by high-speed rail routes; ask us to arrange tickets and you can easily visit two or three in one trip.
Take a look at our suggested itineraries or call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre holiday.
10 day suggested trip
11 day suggested trip
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.