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Italy Holidays & Resorts

Discover the true quality of life

From the many sparkling lakes in the north; to the craggy peaks of The Dolomites; to the beautiful cities of Venice and Verona; to the spa towns and scenery of Tuscany, wherever you choose to stay you are sure to encounter that special combination of great food and wine, sun filled days and hospitable people who seem to have discovered the true quality of life!

Our Italy holidays this year offer a choice of no fewer than eight lakes. The three best known are Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy and are represented with a wide selection of hotels, and resorts of all kinds. We are also delighted to feature Lake LevicoFolgaria and Lake Lavarone, little known gems in the Trentino area which offer an array of lower altitude trekking, biking and serene lake scenery. Just an hour's drive from the north of Lake Garda they make for an ideal twin centre opportunity. 

Nature lovers and walkers will be pleased to hear that we've expanded our range of resorts in the sensational Dolomites. The ever popular resorts of SelvaSan Cassiano, Corvara & Colfosco, Merano and La Villa are now joined by Canazei in picturesque Val di Fassa. 

Inghams has always offered the widest range of quality hotels and we’re pleased to continue with our very own Hotel Al Pigher in La Villa. Set in the stunning Dolomites, this charming hotel represents excellent value for money.

Multicentre Holidays

Try our multi-centre holidays, Lake Garda Highlights and - Lake Como Highlights, Maggiore & Como Medley. These are only a few suggestions and almost all resorts are available on twin-centre holidays. 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

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One of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, with stunning views, outstanding sightseeing, fine hotels and superb local cuisine.

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This area is just as famous for its cuisine as for its art. Food lovers will relish the opportunity to taste some genuine Tuscan flavours accompanied by some of the best known Italian wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino

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The island of Sicily truly has everything; historical and archaeological sites in abundance, glorious scenery

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The perfect holiday destination, with over 800km of pristine coastline, vineyards and olive groves, pretty villages and a wonderfully mild climate.

Resorts in Puglia

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This dramatic coastal region borders France and is protected by impressive high mountains and rolling hills, affording it a mild climate all year round

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Above all, Sardinia is famed for its pristine, white sand beaches that can only be rivalled by those of the Caribbean, whilst the interior remains mountainous and wild. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily

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It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful and perfect setting than Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake where the mountains of the Northern Alps tumble to the water’s edge, olive and lemon trees weave across the hillsides and vineyards dot the landscape.

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The villages on Lake Como each have their own character but all enjoy wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Inghams resorts are all served by lake ferries for leisurely sightseeing so you can explore the surrounding area where you are staying.

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Stylish Lake Maggiore has attracted tourists since the early 19th century, Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens to name but two! The gardens, villas and many of the hotels reflect the elegance of those times and the views from our two Maggiore resorts of Stresa and Baveno, look over the lake’s three splendid Borromean Islands.

Resorts in Lake Maggiore

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A walker's paradise among pink-hued towering peaks - regarded by many as the most beautiful mountain range in the world. 

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Italian cities are steeped in history, boast wonderful dining opportunities and some of the most stunning architecture in the world.

Sorrento

Perched on the tip of a rocky peninsula, Sorrento sits in a stunning location looking out across the Bay to Capri and Naples.

Villa Rufolo Gardens, Ravello

One of Italy's most recognizable and beautiful coastlines, the picturesque towns that cling to the cliffs along the Amalfi Coast have been drawing visitors for centuries.

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Those in search of a laid back, more authentic Italy will love Cilento, the area south of the Amalfi Coast and famous for the production of mozzarella from its herds of grazing buffalo.

Island of Ischia

Ischia is the largest of the Neapolitan islands and also known as 'the green isle'. The healing qualities of its thermal springs was known in ancient times but nowadays it has led to the creation of fantastic thermal parks along the coast - havens of peace and tranquillity

Capri's dramatic cliffs jut out of the sea creating inlets and caves such as the famous Blue Grotto where reflected light renders the water light turquoise in colour.

Montecatini

This beautiful region is very varied with the Tuscan Apennine mountains in the north, wide open valleys and then rolling hills to the south of Florence covered in vineyards and olive groves

Siena and Chianti

The hilly landscapes of this part of Tuscany enclose a universe awaiting to be discovered. Medieval villages, treasures of the Renaissance and Gothic churches are tangible remains of Tuscany’s glorious past

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A swimming pool with a view of the peaceful Tuscan landscape sums up the blissful appeal of a self catering holiday in Tuscany.

Tuscan Coast

Tuscany has a beautiful and varied stretch of coast, known as Versilia, that offers the perfect place for relaxation after sightseeing in the art towns of the interior.

Spello, Umbria

Known as the ‘green heart of Italy’, Umbria, like its neighbour Tuscany, is renowned for its beautiful countryside

Stunning views of Europe's largest active volcano, sweeping sea vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see and gardens full colour.

South Eastern Sicily

This part of the island is known both for its natural beauty, with lovely sandy beaches and nature reserves.

Western Sicily

To see more of this fascinating island, take a drive towards the west and back in time to ancient Greece, with a visit to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and the Temple at Segesta, standing majestically on a ridge overlooking the sea.

Aeolian Islands

This unique volcanic archipelago of seven islands sits just off the north east coast of Sicily and offers breathtaking scenery, plenty of activities and a place to get away from the crowds.

Cefalu

Cefalù is one of Sicily’s true delights; a charming historical town packed with places of interest and a fine, long sandy beach.

Polignano a Mare

The centre of this large region is characterised by the fertile Murgia plateau which forms a gently rolling landscape dotted with olive groves.

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Salento is the name given to the southernmost peninsula of Puglia where the Itria Valley ends and is home to some pretty whitewashed towns such as Gallipoli and Ostuni.

Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita is one of the most attractive resorts on the Ligurian Riviera.

Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante is one of the most beautiful little towns on the Ligurian Riviera.

Rapallo is a charming seaside town that lies on the bay of Portofino, just a short distance from both Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.

Diano Marina – the City of the orange trees, as it is known, is situated on the Ponentina Riviera and has magnificent long sandy beaches.

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Portofino has to be one of the most picture-perfect fishing ports in the world, with brightly coloured houses clustered around the pretty bay.

Sanremo Seafront

Known as the 'City of Flowers' for its colourful flowerbeds dotted around, this bustling town is dubbed Italy's Montecarlo with its Casino and lavish Riviera style and the real Monte Carlo can be reached under an hour by train.

Alassio

Beautiful beaches and small villages to explore, Alassio has all the ingredients for a truly relaxing holiday

The most Westerly village of the Cinque Terra with a larger beach than the other villages in this region.

Only a short journey from its famous neighbour Cinque Terra, Portovenere is a small medieval town in the beautiful Gulf of The Poets, colourful building align the harbour while its narrow cobble streets climb into its historic centre.

Costa Smeralda

The north east coast of Sardinia is known as the Costa Smeralda or Emerald Coast and is home to several smart resorts nestling in sandy coves lapped by crystalline waters

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The sea is the main attraction here with crystal clear water lapping on white sand beaches. The natural landscape has miles of cool pine forests with large areas of Mediterranean maquis stretching down to the sea

Alghero

Hidden in the northwest corner of Sardinia, shrouded in medieval history lies the town of Alghero. Despite being a hub for summer tourism, Alghero has done the impossible and retained its character.

Rena Bianca Beach

This typical Sardinian town is located on the rugged northern coast and enjoys simply breathtaking views across the Straits of Bonifacio towards Corsica

On the Western side of the island Cannigione is home to one of the best beaches on the island with golden sand that gently slopes into the bay offering great swimming and superb diving and snorkelling.

A small fishing village located in the North West of the Island, fine white sandy beaches, clear waters backed by pink granite rock

Aerial View of Forte Village Resort

This superb resort sits on the edge of Southern Sardinia and offers an extensive array of fine restaurants, chic bars, fun family facilities and seven hotels.

Bardolino

Bardolino lies at the foot of rolling hills covered with orchards, olive groves and of course, the vineyards for which the village is so famous. Your holiday in Bardolino offers excellent accommodation, while the attractive and lively traffic-free centre is home to numerous bars, restaurants and smart shops.

Desenzano

Holidays in Desenzano combine a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area.

 

Garda

The bustling resort of Garda is on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda, where the lake broadens and the scenery becomes more gentle. Garda has a backdrop of hills, covered with olive groves, cypress trees and the famous Valpolicella vineyards.

Gardone

Gardone Riviera is one of the main bays on the west coast of Lake Garda and consists of two elegant resorts; Salò and Gardone. Sheltered by the lakeside hills, its mild climate has long attracted visitors who want to relax and regenerate.

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Nestling alongside lemon groves, beneath the cliffs of the north-western shore of Lake Garda, Limone is a picture postcard resort - an artist’s paradise. Houses covered in blossoming geraniums and bougainvillaea line the old, cobbled streets that lead up from the lakeside.

Maderno

The western side of Lake Garda is hugely popular with Inghams guests and we’re delighted to offer the picturesque little town of Maderno, with a number of charming historic buildings just to the north of Gardone with its own beach and a bay surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

Malcesine

Malcesine’s pedestrianised cobbled streets lead up from the lakeside, past shops, cafés and shady squares to the 13th Century castle which towers above the lake on a sheer rock face.

Peschiera

Peschiera is situated where Lake Garda’s waters flow southwards to form the River Mincio. Striking medieval walls fortify the river borders of the Old Town. Peschiera’s focal point is the delightful pedestrianised centre with bustling streets full of all kinds of shops, churches and riverside cafés.

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Riva is the main resort at the northern end of the lake and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around the colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront.

Salo

Salo, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians.

Sirmione

The peninsula of Sirmione stretches out from the southern shore of Lake Garda. The entrance to the Old Town is via the bridge of the 13th Century Scaligero castle with its ‘inland dock’. The colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, but are refreshingly traffic-free.

Torri

Torri del Benaco is a pretty resort where life centres around the colourful harbour which is dominated by the 13th century Scaliger castle and its protective medieval walls. A great base to explore Lake Garda by bus or by ferry.

Bellagio

Book your Italian Lakes holiday in Bellagio and fall in love with this charming resort’s natural beauty.

Cadenabbia

In a sheltered lakeside position on the western shores of Lake Como, Cadenabbia is a super spot for a lakes and mountain holiday - with Mount Crocione behind you, you can look across the lake for wonderful views of the headland village of Bellagio and the Dolomite mountain range beyond.

Como, Duomo

A historic, bustling city and the capital of the province, Como lies at the south western tip of Lake Como.

Lenno

This small, tranquil village is based around a little horseshoe bay looking across to the village of Bellagio. It has a lovely promenade peppered with restaurants and cafés where you can pause for a drink whilst admiring the spectacular views.

Menaggio

To the north of the lake above Tremezzo and Cadenabbia and looking across to Bellagio. One of the main towns on the lake Menaggio has a large pretty piazza with many gelaterias, shops and cafés as well as a very picturesque lakeside promenade.

Tremezzo

Stretching across the west lake promenade, Tremezzo is in the area of Colonno/ Griante/ Cadenabbia and the island of Comacina, and has a particularly mild climate.

Moltrasio

A relatively untouched village on the shores of Lake Como where you can experience the laid back Italian life, strolling through the pretty streets and relaxing in cafés.

Colico Panorama

On the northern arm of Lake Como, Colico is surrounded by the Pian di Spagna nature reserve and Mount Legnone. 

Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s leading resort. The idyllic Borromean Islands are a short boat ride away and Monte Mottarone, with its superb views, is easily reached by cable car. The lush gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit.

Baveno

Baveno has been a well-known tourist resort since the early 19th century, reflected by the beautiful villas in the surrounding area. It enjoys lovely views of the Borromean Islands. There is a small harbour, an attractive promenade with lakeside cafés and a profusion of flower...

Canazei, Mountain Hut

The jewel of Val di Fassa, a summer paradise for hiking and just the place for mountain bike enthusiasts alike. 

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Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, Corvara along with La Villa borders two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery.

La Villa, Scenic Views

Set at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila verdant plateau, La Villa and Corvara border two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery.

Merano - Trauttmansdorff Gardens

Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, the landscape is Alpine but the climate Mediterranean. The Passirio river which flows through this elegant spa town is flanked by promenades lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks.

At the head of the splendid Gardena valley, Selva is located beneath the jagged peaks of this most spectacular part of the Dolomites, a particularly beautiful Alpine mountain chain in the Süd Tyrol region of northern of Italy.

 

Ortisei is a large village in the Italian Dolomites where tourism sits alongside woodcarving as the major industry.

 

San Cassiano, Valley view

Sitting under the indomitable Lagazuoi mountain, the sophisticated village of San Cassiano is the ideal starting point for many exciting hikes and climbs. The charming centre offers a selection of wonderful cafés and restaurants.

A few days at the start of your Lakes & Mountains holiday in this magical city, built entirely on water where the wide canals are the streets, will be a memorable experience. Explore St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge or the Accademia Gallery with its superb collection of Venetian art.

Think of Italian cities and most people’s first thought is of Venice. But visitors to its smaller neighbour, Verona never fail to be entranced by its beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Verona is best known of course for its historic Roman arena which every summer hosts the world famous opera programme.

St. Peter's Basilica

With 3,000 years of history Rome truly is the ‘Eternal City’. Many of the wonders of this city are not in the museums but in the streets, and in fact the entire historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Florence, Duomo and Giotto's Campanile

The historic centre of Florence is small enough to explore on foot, but what a wealth of treasures are packed into it!

Milan, Duomo

Best known perhaps as Italy's economic capital and driver behind the world-famous Italian fashion industry.

Turin Piazza del Castello

Turin is very much overlooked amongst Italy's many other treasures, but it has so much to offer. The wide avenues lined with neoclassical architecture are more like Paris than Florence.

Palermo Cathedral

Gloriously unconventional and slightly disheveled in a charmingly Italian way, Sicily's capital city is a melting pot of cultures and architecture.

Panoramic view of Basilica di San Domenico

Bologna, one of Italy's most beautiful cities, is affectionately known by the locals as 'the learned, the red and the fat'.

Piazza del Plebescito, Naples

With the spectacular Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop, the narrow streets of the historical centre of Naples crowd around the bay.

 Piazza Duomo with Cathedral and Baptistery

Home to Giuseppe Verdi and Lamborghinis, Parma is a wealthy, elegant city with a UNESCO listing as a creative city of gastronomy.

Genoa

The Serene Maritime Republic of Genoa was at the height of its power in the 12th and 13th century and its nickname is 'the supbert one' due to its glorious past and historic landmarks. Today it is a fascinating city; at the same time, a bustling port but also full of grand architecture and impressive landmarks.

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Champoluc is located in a large, sunny valley deep in the glorious mountains of Monte Rosa overlooked by the stunning glacier at the far end of the valley.

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Located in the Alpe Cimbra region at the base of the Dolomites these towns make fantastic bases to enjoy the many activities available with some wonderful walks and trails for cycling and E-biking. While the scenery is often as stunning as the dolomites the lower altitude and smaller peaks make for some very accessible walking for all abilities. Several of the ski lifts are open in the summer and are free to use with your Trentino guest cards.

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Lake Iseo is the fourth largest lake in Northern Italy. It is quieter and less developed than neighbouring Garda and has a perimeter of about 60 km. The lakeside towns are linked by a public boat service. The main town of Iseo is on the south shore, its medieval origins evident in the street patterns, arcaded shopping areas and peaceful squares.

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Lake Ledro nestles high in the mountains above Lake Garda and is well known to many Inghams guests who have been there on our excursions from Lake Garda. Now we are pleased to include it as a resort in its own right.

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Peaceful, alpine lake encircled by lush forests, hiking and cycling trails. More peaceful and less developed than its glamorous neighbour Garda, Levico has lots to offer.

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Lake Orta is one of Italy’s lesser known lakes and lies to the west of Lake Maggiore. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’.

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Set in rural Umbria near the Tuscany border, Trasimeno is an ideal base from which to explore these two regions. Assisi, Perugia, Siena and Florence are all accessible in a day. Castiglione lies on the south-western shore of the lake.

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