Whether in search of art, architecture and history, gastronomic delights or sunny beaches, Italian holidays offer a huge range of options. UNESCO World Heritage sites abound, from Rome’s Acropolis to the dei Cappuccini Bridge in Ragusa. The Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and of course the Italian Riviera are renowned for soft, sandy beaches that invite relaxation. Dining has been raised to an art form in this country, where it is possible to enjoy hearty, rustic country food or the finest steak and seafood, often sourced organically and locally.
In Italy luxury holidays make the very best of this fascinating country. Whether independently organised or packaged, there is a huge range of destinations to choose from. Tour the vineyards and sample the wines that a particular region has produced for thousands of years or wander through art galleries and museums to view priceless works by the old masters.
The weather varies dramatically, depending on the region being visited. The mountainous areas tend to be cooler, as is the north; for example, around Milan, where temperatures can dip to below freezing at night in the winter. Cities in southern Italy, such as Palermo, tend to be sunny year round, with highs ranging from 29°C in the summer to 15° in the winter. Rainfall rarely averages more than ten days per month anywhere in the country and much less during the summer.
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Italy is such a diverse country that it offers something for everyone. Whether taking a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, there is sure to be something new to be found around every corner. Be sure to spend some time on the water, whether on a gondola in Venice or on one of the sunny southern islands. A luxury holiday in Italy is a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime.
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