A country renowned for its history, culture, gastronomy, and effortless sophistication, Italy is a delight to the senses.
Soak up the late summer sun with a stay at the Hotel Capotaormina, a modern Sicilian oasis set atop its own rugged headland and private beach, or tour the country’s west coast, complete with idyllic cliff top towns, stretching bays and arguably Italy’s finest seafood.
For an in-land holiday, discover the history and romance of Rome, Florence and Venice while travelling by first class rail, or perhaps wend your way through Puglia’s olive groves, vineyards and whitewashed villages, stopping off at private beaches en route on a rewarding self-drive.
Our Europe tailor-made specialists are happy to help you decide on just how to enjoy this culture-rich country, with knowledge of the best sights and stays for you to enjoy.
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Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.
Rome, Florence and Venice are among the three most romantic cities in the world, not just Italy. Each one has its own unique atmosphere, style and history with iconic sights, fabulous architecture, gourmet restaurants, and world-class museums and galleries filled with timeless masterpieces.
Free car hire
Stay 4 nights, pay 3
Book by: 16 September 2018
Combine the white sands of the Tuscan coast with the Renaissance excess of Florence, enjoying stays in two of the country’s finest hotels; contrast private-beach access with Michelin-starred dining. In between, the use of a hire car will afford you the flexibility to explore the Tuscan countryside.
Free car hire
With the flexibility to explore at your own pace, link Sicily’s highlights with spectacularly rural drives and stays in some of the island’s premier hotels. You’ll take in everything from Cefalù’s white-sand beaches to Agrigento’s temple wonders and Taormina's ancient grandeur.
Free car hire
Swap the crowds of Italy's headlines for Puglia's off-the-beaten-track charms. Quietly scenic coastal drives will bring you between palace stays in medieval towns and beach-side getaways in remote settings. Along the way, there's plenty of opportunity for hikes, bike rides and vineyard tastings.
Stay 4 Pay 3 – Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 25 September 2017
The Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto, with its Mediterranean fine dining and indulgent spa, looks out across the bay of Punta Ala to the island of Elba in the distance. The hotel is just a stroll from a private sandy beach replete with pagoda-shaped cabins, sun loungers and deck chairs.