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Fashion, history and culture; just a few reasons to visit Italy

Art, history, culture and romance awaits you in Italy. Try Venice, which is a fairytale city built on more than 100 small islands. The city is a wonderful maze of narrow canal streets and ornate bridges. Float down waterways in a gondola looking out for the palaces and pretty churches.  Make sure you see the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, the Campanile Bell Tower and St. Mark’s Square with its magnificent basilica,

The capital of Rome offers 3000 years of history and has vast opportunities for sightseeing as well as enjoying the bustling atmosphere. Visit the ancient ruins of the Forum and the iconic Colosseum, stroll along the elegant Piazza Navona, gaze at the wondrous painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel or stop for a photo opportunity on the Spanish Steps.

Take a trip to Milan, a fashion lover’s paradise where new meets old; a perfect combination of sophistication and interesting exploration. The Duomo di Milano is a unique Gothic cathedral which took nearly six centuries to complete. For a small fee, you can access the roof where you will see the many spires, statues and gargoyles along with tremendous views over Milan. Whilst in Milan, you should definitely go to the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”.

Situated in the northeastern part of Italy, The Dolomites form part of a stunning mountain range, home to dark forests, picturesque lakes, nature parks, national parks and much more. There are well marked hiking trails for walking enthusiasts, lots of climbing opportunities and it’s a fantastic place to try rafting with a trained guide. Cycling tours are increasingly popular and, in the winter, it’s perfect for skiing as well. What more could  you ask for?

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Key Highlights
  • Visit the romantic city of Venice
  • Treat yourself to a ride in a gondala – a romantic and memorable experience
  • Climb to the top of the Campanile Bell TowerStep in St Mark’s Basilica
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Take a trip to the awe-inspiring Colosseum, it’s simply breathtaking
  • History and art buffs will love Rome and all it has to offer
  • See Michelangelo’s iconic painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel
  • Milan is where you can see the infamous “Last Supper” mural
  • Enjoy a spending spree in Milan’s wealth of designer boutiques
  • We can find you accommodation close to well known sites such at The Spanish Steps and The Forum
  • The Dolomites are bursting with natural beauty and have many picturesque lakes and national parks
  • Hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and skiing are all on offer in the Dolomites
  • Twin centre holidays can be arranged. Please ask for details

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Italy enjoys four seasons, although winters in the south of the country can be extremely mild with temperatures tending not to fall below 15°C.

The months of July to September are the hottest with temperatures reaching 30°C.

In winter (December to February) temperatures can dip to almost zero.

Most rainfall occurs from November to April.

Leisure & Activities

Florence
Capital of the Tuscany region, Florence is the home to many masterpieces of art and architecture. The Duomo Cathedral stands tall with its Renaissance dome towering over the city. Another world famous landmark is the Ponte Vecchio which is a Medieval stone bridge spanning the Arno River and features a walkway lined with jewellery shops.

Venice
The most romantic city in the world, Venice, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. What is more romantic than drifting along the Venice canals on board a gondola being serenaded by the gondolier. Other sites to see in this great city include the Rialto Bridge, St Marks Square and the Doge’s Palace.

Rome
There are few cities in the world which can match the experience of visiting Italy’s capital city, Rome. It is crammed with influential art, culture and fascinating history. The Roman architecture is mesmerising with such iconic structures such as the Colosseum and The Forum.

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