Italy has always been at the centre of European history, from the glories of Ancient Rome to the cultural flowering of the Renaissance, and it’s easy to forget that a unified Italian nation has only existed since the late 19th century. The peninsula’s history as a fractious collection of rival city states is reflected in a patchwork of regional dialects and traditions, and there is still a deeply felt divide between the wealthy, urbanised North and the rural South. The sights of Rome alone could take up the entirety of your holiday, and yet Italy’s majestic capital is just one amongst a whole constellation of magnificent cities rich in culture, architecture and history.
Marvel at the Renaissance treasures of Florence, get lost amongst the impossibly romantic canals of Venice, and shop till you drop in Milan’s upscale fashion district. The glittering Amalfi Coast and the pastel-hued villages of the Cinque Terre add a dash of glamour, while the islands of Sardinia and Sicily are an entirely different proposition, each with its own distinct culture and history. When it comes to natural beauty Italy delivers in spades, from the spectacular peaks of the Italian Alps and the stunning Lakes to the fiery volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands. And all of this comes with a side order of the most mouthwatering cuisine on the planet, served up by some of the friendliest and most engaging people you’re ever likely to meet.
Discover the superb cuisine and wines of Puglia and enjoy easy walks with wide panoramas of gently rolling landscapes.
Based in the town of Dobbiaco we explore the strikingly beautiful rock towers and limestone cliffs of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A relaxed walking holiday that is based in the charming town of Gravedona on Lake Como.
Exciting trekking to the summit of three active volcanoes in the company of specialist volcanology guide Luca Cosma.
See the highlights of Sicily as we travel to some of the most impressive and best preserved Greco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean.
Enjoy the stunning snow-covered jagged mountains of the Dolomites with downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and more.
This energetic family trip explores one of Tuscany's hidden gems, the stunning Garfagnana Valley.
Enjoy a week of walking in a diverse variety of scenic landscapes in the seaside town of Giardini Naxos.
Rugged limestone mountains, deep gorges, Bronze Age villages and idyllic coastal trails are the locations for scenic and exciting hikes on this Sardinian walking holiday.
Explore some of the most impressive and best preserved ancient sites in the Mediterranean on the diverse islands of Malta, Gozo and Sicily.