Italy holds strong as one of the world’s favourite travel nations, with a rich and diverse landscape offering everything we love about this wondrous land: ancient history, delectable cuisine, sublime beaches and stunning landmarks!
Whether you’re touring Rome’s fascinating historical sites, cruising down Venice’s Canal Grande on a gondola, sipping fine Chianti in Tuscany or lazing around the Spiaggia Grande on the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a unique land with plenty to offer all who are lucky enough to visit.
You would be even luckier to visit Italy in the shoulder months of April to May and September to October, as this is when the weather is pleasant across the country yet the summer crowds haven’t packed out every bar, beach, cafe, historical site and trattoria from Milan to Palermo.
So, if you can get the time off work and make your way to Italy on either side of the crowded and sultry summer season, make sure you do it – it’s the most magical way to see the country!
These incredible spots await your adventure:
Why not start with Rome, eh? The ancient capital of an empire and now an amazing nation, Rome is replete with ancient history, ornate architecture, sumptuous spaghetti and a laid back charm that could only be the centre of la dolce vita.
But, as a traveller, touring the ancient sites should top your priorities list. It doesn’t matter if you’re a history buff or not – the likes of the Colosseum and Vatican City will never cease to amaze you!
Venice has never lost any of that glitz and glamour that makes it such a strange yet satisfying place to visit. Naturally, the first thing you’re going to want to do is get a kitschy gondola ride down the Canal Grande – tacky, maybe, but also a great way to get your bearings in this divine swampy town.
Tuscany is the centre of the Renaissance, so you know you can expect rustic mediaeval architecture and history’s most famous masterpieces on grand display.
Be sure to head to Florence’s Accademia and Uffizi galleries to catch sites of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus – no biggie, just two of the most sublime works you are ever likely to see…
The Amalfi Coast
Finish it off by heading down to the sparkling Amalfi Coast, home to stunning beaches and local limoncello combining to create the perfect Mediterranean holiday…