Where to go in Italy
List of regions
The Amalfi Coast stretches along the Sorrentine Peninsula in the south of Italy and is famous for its tantalising combination of historical cathedrals, grottoes and ancient villas, fine Neapolitan cuisine and the outstanding natural beauty of its scenery.
Sicily's long history as Italy's independent-minded island gives it allure matched only by it's ancient landmarks, sun-drenched beaches and cobbled lanes filled with tempting meals and boisterous Sicilian conversation.
Considered the finest product of the Italian Renaissance, Florence's historic city centre is filled with countless monuments, works of art and inhabited by some of Italy's most cosmopolitan and glamorous residents, Italian designer Gucci included.
Venice, on the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy, is a floating treasure-trove containing more works of artistic and historical significance per square metre than any other city in the world.
Tuscany is famed for its stunning scenery, artistic heritage and delicious cuisine. The region houses a wealth of picturesque towns and cities, from the walled town of Lucca to the hilltop retreat of Siena and the famous towers of Pisa and San Gimignano, all of which are within easy reach of Floren…
Built on seven hills along the banks of the River Tiber in the Lazio Region, Rome is a collision of ancient empires and a modern metropolis.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, and is a hotspot for the wealthy and beautiful sunseekers of the world, with a warm and sunny climate matched only by the warmth of the local people.
Umbria in central Italy is the only Italian region with no sea or country borders. The landscape is a pastoral patchwork of rolling green hills and meandering country roads leading to historic towns and villages, each boasting some of the finest luxury hotels, castles and elegant villa accommodatio…
Verona, known as piccolo Rome (little Rome), is a World Heritage-listed work of art with a seductive medley of ornamental gateways - such as Porta Bosari and Porta Leoni - Renaissance palaces and Roman remains.
At the boot of Italy, Puglia has the country's longest coastline where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet, but it is so much more. A countryside of legendary foodstuffs, where cuisine is all-important, the landscape is one of sun-bleached hills, silver olive groves, hilltop and coastal towns. Apulia…
Milan, in northern Italy's Lombardy Region, 30 miles south of the Alps and a stone's throw from the Italian Lakes, is one of the fashion capitals of the world.
Italy is a compact, easily navigable country and is ideal for multi-city and multi-centre holidays. You could visit the ancient relics in Rome before heading to the sunny shores of Sorrento on Naple's coastline, or venture further along the Amalfi Coast or north to Florence.
The enchanting Italian Lakes region of northern Italy is located on the border with Switzerland in the beautiful pre-alpine foothills of Lombardy. Set between the Alps and the Dolomites, the Lakes are just half an hour from bustling Milan.
The Italian Mountains are a unique area of high peaks bordering France, Switzerland and Austria where the cultures and history of this area of the continent collide. The western Alps skirt the high passes of Europe's highest mountains linking Italy with France and Switzerland and extend down to the…