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Luxury Italian Cities Holidays

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Italian Cities

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.

Ellen Pickover

My favourite thing about spending time in Italy’s cities is people-watching in the piazzas with a caffe in hand. It takes me no time at all to slot into the laid-back, Italian way of life.

Destinations in Italian Cities
Florence is the capital of Tuscany – and the Renaissance art capital of the world. World-famous galleries and museums knock shoulders with the sky-scraping cathedral and medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Rome is the colossal capital city of Italy, as much famous for its Michelin-approved wining and dining scene as its Roman and Renaissance monuments.
Venice has been a sanctuary for the rich and royal for over 1,000 years. Expect golden museum-palaces, mosaicked basilicas and restaurants with private gondolas.

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Multi-centre holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries 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 £2320 per person

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 £2299 per person
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 Italian Cities
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Baglioni Hotel Regina

Italian Cities, Rome

Belmond Cipriani

Italian Cities, Venice

Belmond Villa San Michele

Italy, Florence

Hotel d'Inghilterra Rome

Italy, Rome
• In the centre of Rome, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Trevi Fountain
• Elegantly decorated rooms featuring beautiful antiques and artwork
• A wide selection of excellent Mediterranean dishes at the onsite restaurant

Hotel Westin Europa Regina

Italian Cities, Venice

San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice

Italian Cities, Venice
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