If you’ve never visited Italy before, you’re really missing out. This beautiful country will take your breath away with picturesque coastlines, stunning landscapes and stylish cities.
If you like something a little different, Italy also has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Situated around the Bay of Napes, the Neapolitan Riviera is home to some lovely beaches with a backdrop of towering mountains and volcanoes. The colourful towns and villages are ready to welcome you with open arms and a Limoncello, a local speciality.
Once you’ve settled into your beautiful hotel and admired the stunning views you may want to explore the surrounding area. But where do you start? If you’re looking for beaches you’ll want to head towards the charming town of Amalfi, where you will find a number of tranquil locations to lay your beach towel.
If you prefer a little more adventure then why not step back in time in the ruins of Pompeii. One of the most popular attractions in Italy, Pompeii has a UNESCO World heritage Site status with over 2.5 million visitors a year. An eruption from Mount Vesuvius covered this once thriving metropolis in 6 meters of ash and pumice. Make sure you take some comfy walking shoes to walk through the preserved streets and uncover how this amazing community once thrived.
You may think that visiting the Venetian Riviera is all about culture and discovery, but the area surrounding Venice is also famed for its long stretches of pampered beaches and some excellent Italian food.
When you think of the Venetian Riviera you’ll probably think of Venice. The 117 islands that make up this amazing city are separated by narrow canals and connected by bridges. One of the most beautiful cities in Southern Europe, Venice is on most peoples bucket list. With attractions such as the magnificent St Mark’s Square and the famous Gondola’s waiting to take you on a romantic tour, a visit here really is a must.
In the north you’ll find the Italian lakes. The largest in Italy, Lake Garda offers beautiful beaches and a wealth of attractions. The tranquil surroundings are a million miles from the cities of Milan, Bescia and Verona that border the lake.
Although a quiet destination there is a lot to do, both on and around the lake. If you want to tap into your adventurous side why not have a go at windsurfing, sailing or maybe a trek to the summit of one of the many mountains. From the peaks you’ll be able to get some breath-taking views of Lake Garda and on a clear day, vistas as far as the eye can see. If you prefer a quiet and relaxed day, you won’t struggle for space with over 28 miles of lakeside beaches to choose from.