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Discover the Towns and Areas of Italy

Our in-depth knowledge of the cities, towns and country areas of Italy will help you to design your perfect Italian holiday. These are some of the best that we love. We have a beautiful selection of accommodation hand-picked and researched for you in each of these areas. We have travelled to see them personally and know them well.

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  • Island of Ischia, Campania

Island of Ischia, Campania

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Ischia is the island off the town of Pozzuoli, on the gulf of Pozzuoli and the peninsula of Campi Flegrei and across from the island of Capri. It is often referred to as the mysterious “other” island in the […]

  • Pienza Tuscany

Pienza Tuscany

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Pienza, Tuscany, is a tiny town in the middle of the Val d’Orcia region. It’s ideal for a morning or afternoon visit. The centre of Pienza was almost completely re-designed in the fifteenth century by Pope Pius II. He […]

  • Bellagio Lake Como

Bellagio Lake Como

Bellagio is a lovely little town set on the point between the two spurs of Lake Como in Lombardia. It has some great restaurants with lake views and pretty shops filled with the famous silk made on the lake […]

  • Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna region, located in the centre of Italy. No word can do more to excite the interests of Italian epicures than the name Bologna a city rich in its association with all that […]

  • Campi Flegrei Campania

Campi Flegrei Campania

Campi Flegrei is the peninsula on the right of the horseshoe-shaped bay of Naples in the region of Campania. The islands of Ischia and Procida lie just off the coast of Pozzuoli -to arrive you take the ferry from […]

  • Isle of Capri Campania

Isle of Capri Campania

The isle of Capri in the bay of Naples in region of Campania has always been a mecca for tourists since the eighteen century. And we know why…Stunning views out over the sea in all directions, great walks,  the […]

  • Lecce, Puglia

Lecce, Puglia

Lecce, Puglia Italy, is the capital of the region of Puglia, has often been called the Florence of the south because of the beauty of its Baroque architecture. It is a university town and a center of learning and […]

  • Salento Coast, Puglia

Salento Coast, Puglia

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The Salento Coast is in the region of Puglia on the heel of Italy and is a divine place for a beach and driving holiday with a difference. Here the chalk lightens the red soil and the crystal sea […]

  • Santo Stefano in Abruzzo

Santo Stefano in Abruzzo

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Abruzzo is one of Italy’s hidden regions and contains some fascinating hill villages, many of which seem frozen in time, others simply deserted after World War 2 after being devastated by the Nazis. One of these deserted villages Santo Stefano […]

  • Perugia in Umbria

Perugia in Umbria

Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria is a medieval walled city has its own distinct personality, like all of Italy’s towns. It has stunning views from the edge of the city for kilometres over the beautiful Umbrian […]

  • Lake Garda Italy

Lake Garda Italy

Lake Garda or Lago di Garda is half in Lombardy and half  in Il Veneto region in the north of Italy. The largest of the Italian lakes ( 370 sq km), it is well placed with all the connections, […]

  • Prosecco Wine Region Italy

Prosecco Wine Region Italy

Springtime is magical season in the Prosecco Wine Region, north of Venice Italy,when the gentle sloping hills are surround by the colors, scents and flavours of the wine of the harvest. Prosecco is a variety of grape that produces […]

  • Padua, Padova, Veneto

Padua, Padova, Veneto

Just 37 km west of Venice is Padua know as Padova in Italy – an elegant city with a discrete charm surrounded by 16th century walls. The old city centre is a place of busy market squares, waterways and […]

  • Verona, Veneto

Verona, Veneto

Nestled along the banks of the Adige River, Verona lies about 80 km. north of Venice in Italy. It is the Veneto’s most-visited city, after Venice. Verona reached a cultural and artistic peak during the 13th and 14th centuries under […]

  • Valpolicella Wine Region Italy

Valpolicella Wine Region Italy

Located in northeastern Italy, to the east of Lake Garda , the Valpolicella scenic vineyards, start in the fertile plain and climb up to the hills, north of Verona, offering a magnificent view over the town. This is an […]

  • Cortina Dolomites Veneto

Cortina Dolomites Veneto

Cortina is the most exclusive of Italian skiing resorts. Dramatic pink-tinged snow covered peaks rise with sheer cliff faces straight up from the top of the slopes, giving magnificent views from wherever you are. It is crowned by majestic […]

  • Venice Il Veneto

Venice Il Veneto

Venice Italy is a unique city where historical palaces and churches and the homes of the Venetians reflect in the meandering canals, giving it a surreal beauty and a magical quality that seduces the visitor.  After 1400 years of […]

  • Agrigento & S. W. Sicily

Agrigento & S. W. Sicily

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The best time to visit Agrigento in Sicily is in February when the almond blossoms are out and away from the summer heat and the crowds. Agrigento is famous for its magnificent greek temples in the Valley of the […]

  • Aeolian Islands Sicily

Aeolian Islands Sicily

The Aeolian Islands in Sicily, Italy in the Italian spring and summer and autumn are one of the most delightful places in the world to escape for a holiday. This area is much warmer than the rest of Italy. […]

  • Palermo & N.W. Sicily

Palermo & N.W. Sicily

Palermo the capital of Sicily is full of extravagant baroque palazzo and gothic churches, grand hotels and the opera house Teatro Massimo is the second largest in Europe.  The dozens of street markets and architectural influences from Morrocco bustle […]

  • Taormina & S.E. Sicily

Taormina & S.E. Sicily

Taormina is the jewel of Sicily, sparkling atop Monte Tauro, with views overlooking the strait of Messina and the Aeolian Islands and to the mainland of Italy. It is one of the most beautiful villages one could ever wish to […]

  • Sorrento, Campania

Sorrento, Campania

The best thing about Sorrento is the spectacular cliffs with magnificent panoramic views over the Bay of Naples – Golfo di Napoli and the grand monster of the volcano Mt. Vesuvious – Vesuvio. Sorrento is built on the top […]

  • Naples Napoli, Campania

Naples Napoli, Campania

Compared to Naples, the rest of Italy looks positively sedate and orderly. Neapolitans tend to talk faster, laugh louder, and enjoy food and life more enthusiastically than anyone else on the shores of the Mediterranean. Living on the edge of […]

  • Amalfi Coast Campania

Amalfi Coast Campania

The beautiful Amalfi Coast in the region of Campania, is one of the most magnificent areas of coastline in Italy. The views out over the sea are simply breath taking. Four days in this beautiful part of the world […]

  • Rome, Lazio

Rome, Lazio

Roma è sempre Roma! Rome is always Rome – a city that never changes! If you have ever thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain, you will know that when you return the city will still be the same. […]

  • Maremma, Tuscany

Maremma, Tuscany

Maremma is the beautiful country of South Western Tuscany. This area has verdant green, rolling hills dotted with small villages and farmlands and sandy beaches. This is also a big archaeological area for Etruscan remains and tombs and the […]

  • Lucca, Tuscany

Lucca, Tuscany

Lucca is situated in the northwest corner of Tuscany and is a world within itself. The centro storico part of the city is encircled by a fully intact wall constructed in the 16th century as a defensive structure. It […]

  • Siena Tuscany

Siena Tuscany

Siena would have to be one of the most popular enchanting, small towns in Italy. It has everything a tourist could want – a hilltop view to die for, medieval walls, moats, history, art, and Il Palio – an […]

  • Montepulicano Wine Region

Montepulicano Wine Region

Montepulciano is a village in the Val d’Orcia, south eastern Tuscany, which would have to be one of the prettiest towns in the whole of Italy and is the place for lovers of fine red wine. The gentle rolling […]

  • Chianti Wine Region Tuscany

Chianti Wine Region Tuscany

The word Chianti evokes images of sloping Tuscan hills cultivated with vineyards and glasses generously filled with the famous red Italian wine Chianti Classico. A territory steeped in history and tradition, where, for centuries, the great powers of Florence […]

  • Florence, Firenze, Tuscany

Florence, Firenze, Tuscany

Florence is the jewel of Tuscany, Italy filled to the brim with precious art and sculptures and architecture. When travelling to Italy you have to go to Florence. It is a must do! The city was born out of […]

  • Cinque Terre, Liguria

Cinque Terre, Liguria

The Cinque Terre (Five Lands) towns in Liguria, are each just a few minutes apart by train or boat. Here among olive groves and vineyards, nestled amonst steep rocky cliffs, lie the five villages of Corniglia, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza […]

  • Rapallo, Liguria

Rapallo, Liguria

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Known for its mild winters where people enjoy leisurely strolls on the sunny promenade and golfers enjoy one of the oldest courses in Italy year round, Rapallo is the winter residence of preference for most of the affluent Italians […]

  • Portofino Liguria

Portofino Liguria

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Portofino has long been one of the playgrounds for the rich and famous to park their yachts while cruising around the Italian Riviera in the summer. The tiny village surrounding the port is considered to be one of the […]

  • Lake Como Lombardy

Lake Como Lombardy

Indeed the Italian Lakes, and Lombardy’s Lago di Como in particular, have been highly regarded since Roman times and this area is full of cultural associations as well as being the haunt of visiting aristocrats. Wordsworth waxed lyrical about […]

  • Milan Lombardy

Milan Lombardy

Milan is the capital of the Lombardia region and center of industry for all the northern regions in Italy. It is the town where they host the large “Fiere”, the industry trade shows which many people travel all over the […]