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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 ofSelvaSan 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, the Neapolitan Riviera has 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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Puglia may be the perfect holiday destination, with over 800 kilometres of coastline, vineyards and olive groves, pretty villages and a wonderfully mild climate. 

Resorts in Puglia

This dramatic coastal region borders France and is protected by impressive high mountains and rolling hills, affording it a mild climate all year round. It's also blessed with the most Blue Flag beaches in Italy, colourful seaside towns and the stunning Cinque Terre.

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Above all, Sardinia is famed for its pristine, white-sand beaches that can only be rivaled by those of the Caribbean.

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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 sits just south of the Amalfi Coast and is famous for the production of mozzarella from its herds of grazing buffalo, as well as its wide sandy beaches and quiet national parks.

Island of Ischia

Ischia is the largest of the Neapolitan islands and is known for its sandy beaches, botanical gardens and natural thermal springs.

Capri's dramatic cliffs jut out of the sea creating inlets and caves and dramatic panoramic views from nearly every corner. Favoured by the rich and famous, this glamorous island will give you a taste of la dolce vita.

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

Taormina cascades down the mountainside on Sicily’s eastern coast and is the island’s most popular summer destination. Corso Umberto runs through its centre, lined with lively restaurants and boutique stores; the ancient Greek Amphitheatre sits boasts fantastic views over the bay with Mount Etna in the background; and Isola Bella offers picture-perfect scenes of the Mediterranean.

South Eastern Sicily

The South East of Sicily is home to some of its prettiest towns. Winding mountain roads give way to clusters of baroque buildings perched on cliffs, broken up by authentic countryside with welcoming agriturismi and family-run restaurants.

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

This captivating town has a rich history, vibrant atmosphere and one of Sicily’s finest beaches. Postcard worthy streets wind past little restaurants, bakeries and pretty churches. Cefalù’s masterpiece is its Duomo, which proudly sits in the town’s highest piazza.

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.

City of Lecce

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

Expect a picture-perfect promenade, elegant hotels and a laid-back atmosphere at this classic resort on the Riviera.

Sestri Levante

This little resort may be Liguria’s best-kept secret. Pine forests lead onto a sandy crescent-shaped beach and the town enjoys an authentic atmosphere.

Rapallo boasts a 16th Century castle, palm-fringed beach and historic lanes with great dining options. It’s well placed to visit Portofino and the Cinque Terre, too.

You’ll find a large stretch of sandy beach here, backed by a palm-lined promenade, as well as characterful streets and historic churches.

Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare, Portofino Harbour

This is one of Liguria’s most exclusive towns. Boutiques and cafés gathered round the busy marina and brightly-coloured houses make up the picturesque landscapes.

Sanremo Seafront

Sanremo epitomises the glamour of the Italian Riviera with plenty of dining options, live music and lively casinos.

This sleepy beach town has an authentic charm and maze-like back streets with pastel-coloured houses and authentic dining.

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

Only a short journey from its famous neighbour Cinque Terre, 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 sits at the south of Lake Garda surrounded by green countryside of vineyards and orchards. The long promenade stretches along the lakefront and is filled with restaurants offering al fresco dining.

Desenzano

This lively town is at the south of the lake and has a lovely mix of lakeside bars, shops and beaches. It’s well-connected to other towns on the lake and its train station makes for easy day trips to nearby cities like Verona.

Garda

Garda boasts winding alleyways and characteristic palazzos giving it a charming atmosphere. The wide lakeside promenade makes it a popular choice with walkers and cyclists.

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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Limone clings to the rocks on the northern shores of Lake Garda with dramatic lake views from its vibrant promenade. The narrow lanes that run through the village hide authentic restaurants and there’s plenty of walking opportunities too, with paths leading up into the mountains.

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

Considered to be one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful towns, Malcesine has atmospheric cobbled streets, upmarket boutiques and a 13th Century castle that sits at the top of the town with some of the best lake views.

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.

Resort Aerial View

Lake Garda’s northernmost town enjoys dramatic mountain landscapes and an atmospheric piazza. Sit back with a coffee in one of the lakeside cafés and watch the windsurfers that travel here for the fantastic conditions.

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

With a fairytale-like castle leading into quaint cobbled streets, Sirmione is one of the prettiest towns on Lake Garda. It’s a renowned spa destination, using thermal waters that have been enjoyed since Roman times, and it’s also a fantastic place to sample authentic gelato with numerous parlours serving some of the best ice cream on the lake.

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

Bellagio is one of the most picturesque towns on the lake. Its narrow streets lead up the mountainside, past bustling shops and restaurants, where you’ll be greeted with amazing views over the ink-blue waters.

Cadenabbia

This little town is on the west shores of the lake, making it a great base to visit the nearby towns. It’s got a lovely laid back feel with a handful of shops, bars and restaurants.

Como, Duomo

This picturesque town is at the southern end of Lake Como and set within 12th Century walls. It centres round a beautiful lakeside promenade lined with quaint shops and trendy cafés. Take the high-rising funicular for stunning panoramas.

Lenno

With its picture-perfect location hugging the shore of Lake Como, Lenno is a great choice for those looking to get away from it all. The highlight of this village is the lovely promenade that’s lined with al fresco cafés.

Menaggio

Menaggio is an elegant town that’s been established since Roman times. It’s surrounded by grand villas and its terracotta-roofed houses contrast beautifully with the blue of the lake and greenery of the mountainside.

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

Moltraiso is centred round a small but lively harbour with a landscape of grand villas that ascend into its mountainous backdrop.

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...

Pallanza

Pallanza is a renowned tourist town full of rich heritage, beautiful villas and stunning gardens full of flowers. 

Canazei, Mountain Hut

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

Panoramic view

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.

This intricate city is widely known as the most romantic on earth and once you've seen it, you'll understand why. An intricate network of canals is broken up by quaint bridges, majestic palaces and grand piazzas framed by cosy cafés. Head outside the centre and you'll see another side to this popular city - local food markets offer a great option for an authentic lunch or head to one of the quiet islands that surround the Venetian Lagoon.

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 its 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 and has a wealth of treasures packed into its compact centre, from the Renaissance paintings in the celebrated Uffizi Gallery to Brunelleschi's Dome that dominates the skyline.

Milan, Duomo

This fashionable city lives up to its title of the design capital of Italy. Stunning 19th Century buildings sit side by side with expensive designer stores and are framed by stylish bars.

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

The capital of Sicily is a chaotic mix of bustling markets, fantastic restaurants and incredible buildings – from Arabesque domes to gothic palaces and baroque churches, this city is a must-see for culture lovers.

Panoramic view of Basilica di San Domenico

Bologna is affectionately known as one of three nick names - la grassa (the fat one), la rossa (the red one) and la dotta (the learned one). And you can be sure of a trip filled with culture and excellent food in this Medieval city.

Piazza del Plebescito, Naples

With the spectacular Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop, this chaotic coastal city can boast some of the best views on the Neapolitan Riviera as well as the best cuisine. But Naples is more than just pizza - expect over 500 churches, a vibrant opera scene, authentic markets and underground tunnels.

 Piazza Duomo with Cathedral and Baptistery

Home to Giuseppe Verdi and Lamborghinis, Parma is a wealthy and 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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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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