Littered with more than 3,000 years of history, Italy is a
sightseer's paradise. Spend some time in Rome taking in everything
from the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps to
Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel and the Pantheon. With artworks on
display from the likes of da Vinci, Carvaggio and Botticelli, it's
a visual buffet to all visitors.
Head north to explore the canals of Venice by gondola, or
indulge in the wonderful shopping in the fashion capital of Milan.
A little further is the magical city of Florence, teeming with
culture and Italian flair or one can continue south past Rome to
Naples and explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed
by Mount Vesuvius, which can be seen standing sentinel over the
The best time of year to visit Italy is during the summer months
when most of the country can be enjoyed like a fine Italian wine -
slowly. A trip to the rolling hills of Tuscany is in order to
sample some fine wine and olive oil as well as plenty of old style
Italian cuisine while taking in the scenery of cypress trees, lush
vines and olive groves But if you've got a skiing holiday in mind,
head to the Italian Alps and visit the resorts of Courmayer and
Brevil Cervinia with world class skiing.
From the gondola-lined canals of Venice to the white sandy
beaches of San Remo, to the Alps, Dolomites and Apennines, Italy
has everything from beach holidays to luxury mountain ski resorts
and a whole lot more in between.