Italy Holidays

Discover fantastic holidays throughout Italy with Inghams

We just can’t get enough of holidays in Italy – the country really does have it all. The north has some of the best scenery. Scale the Dolomites or sit back and relax on the lakes. Explore the coast in Liguria or Sorrento where some of the best views are found at the top of the cliffs. Foodies should head for Sicily or Puglia and fill up on authentic street food and big plates of pasta. Cities make a great add on to your holiday too – extend your stay a couple of days and explore some of the greatest art and culture in the world.

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What to see on an Italy holiday

An Italy holiday can be as varied as you want. We love exploring the outdoors and mountain views in the Dolomites. Selva is one of the best resorts for this and Merano's a hidden gem with some of the best food and wine in Italy. Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake and there's plenty to see and do here, it's perfect if you're after an active holiday with lots of sightseeing. 

The most iconic sights are found in the cities. Grab your camera and head to Rome's Colosseum, get lost in Venice's canals and spend some time in Florence's galleries. It's really easy to travel by train too, so you can see them all in one holiday. 

There are some challenging walks along the coastline on the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre. Don't forget to reward yourself with a long lunch and glass of wine afterwards. Or you can hire a car and drive past olive groves in Puglia - stopping off at Alberobello to see the trulli, and Sicily where Mount Etna dominates the skyline in Taormina.

Why book a holiday in Italy with Inghams

We're extremely passionate about holidays to Italy, we've been sending people there for over 85 years so you can be assured that you're in safe hands. We're confident we've got some of the best hotels the country has to offer, all in amazing locations that make it easy for you to get out and explore. We've also hand-picked the most scenic destinations so you can be sure of fantastic views anywhere you go. 

Tailor your holiday your way with flexible durations and arrival days. We can even put together a multi-centre holiday if you want to see more than one destination on your trip. Our staff have lots of knowledge and inside tips, so give us a call if you want some inspiration. 

Regions in Italy

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With cliff-hugging towns, beautiful islands and volcanic views, the Neapolitan Riviera has one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Italy. Walk the coastal trails, enjoy delicious food and see the awe inspiring sights.

Resorts in Neapolitan Riviera

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Tuscany is a region known for its food, wine, art and scenery. Hop between Tuscan towns using local trains and busses or bring your walking boots and wander along the picturesque trails. 

Resorts in Tuscany

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Sicily has it all - historical and archaeological sites, amazing views and a great food scene. There's lots to discover on the Med's largest island.

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Puglia may be the perfect holiday destination. It's got over 800 kilometres of coastline, vineyards and olive groves, pretty villages and a wonderfully mild climate. We love the authentic food here too!

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. It's also blessed with the most Blue Flag beaches in Italy, colourful seaside towns and the stunning Cinque Terre.

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It's hard to imagine a more beautiful and perfect setting than Lake Garda. Explore Italy's largest lake with lakeside towns filled with sights and fantastic walking and cycling opportunities.

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Holidays to Lake Como have it all – incredible scenery, hiking and cycling trails, water sports and historic towns and villages to explore.

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Lake Maggiore's the perfect choice for an active holiday with plenty of walking and sightseeing opportunities. Explore the stunning landscapes at the foot of the Italian Alps and visit the lake’s three Borromean Islands from our Maggiore resorts Stresa and Baveno

Resorts in Lake Maggiore

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The Dolomites is one of Europe's most beautiful mountain ranges and it's the perfect playground for an active summer holiday. Grab your boots or jump on a bike to head up the trails for the best views.

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

Resorts in Italy

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. The walking trails here offer panoramic sea views and the food is incredible and fresh.

Bougainvillea in Bloom on the Island of Ischia

Ischia is the largest island in the Bay of Naples. It's known for its sandy beaches, botanical gardens and natural thermal springs. We love grabbing our boots and hiking up the mountain too - you'll be treated to panoramic views of the whole island from the top.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a fantastic base for a holiday in the Neapolian Riviera. Enjoy stunning views from the Bay of Naples from its position on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Campania's coastal gems like Naples, Capri, Ischia and the Amalfi Coast are in easy reach too.

Tuscan Vineyards

Base yourself in Montecatini to visit some of northern Tuscany's best sights. 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.

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.

Ancient Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina

Taormina cascades down 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 has fantastic views over the bay and Mount Etna; and Isola Bella offers picture-perfect scenes of the Mediterranean.

Ortygia Old Town in Syracuse

Syracuse is Sicily's most picturesque city thanks to the stunning baroque architecture in the old town of Ortygia. It sits on the coast of the South East of the island so you'll be well placed to explore the UNESCO protected towns of Ragusa and Noto, too.

Agrigento, Valley of the Temples

Take a step into the past on the island of Western Sicily. Fill your days with Greek Temples, seaside towns and fresh Sicilian produce.

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.

Monterosso is the most westerly village of the Cinque Terre, with a large beach, quaint centre and easy access to the four other cliff side villages that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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.

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.

Santa Magherita Waterfront

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.

Bardolino

Bardolino is 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 has winding alleyways and characteristic palazzos - it's one of the most charming towns on the lake. The wide lakeside promenade makes it a popular choice with walkers and cyclists too.

Gardone

This is one of Lake Garda's most elegant resorts - think stunning villas, upmarket restaurants and a leafy promenade. It's a great base for nature lovers with the neaby Heller Botanical Gardens, and it's perfect for foodies too.

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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 and lemon groves.

Malcesine

Malcesine is one of Lake Garda's prettiest towns, thanks to its recognisable 13th Century castle. Cobbled streets and little cafés give it a really romantic feel. It's also a great place to go if you're looking for an active holiday. The cable car goes to the top of Monte Baldo where you can set off on a mountain hike or bike ride. Head down the coast slightly and you can try some paddle boarding or even learn how to sail.

Peschiera

We love the laid back vibes you get in Peschiera. It's crammed full of activities for families, with something for every generation. You can mingle with the locals in the centre and there aren't as many tourists as in other lakeside resorts. Fill your days with walks along the river or have a family day on the beach. If you want to get more active, there's two theme parks nearby.

Riva del Garda

Lake Garda’s northernmost town has dramatic mountain landscapes and an atmospheric piazza. It's one of the best resorts for thrill-seekers too with windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving in the water. Not to mention some of the best hiking and cycling trails in the mountains. It's an adventurer's paradise.

Gulf of Salo

Salò is a lovely Belle Epoque town full of cafés, townhouses and hotels. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians.

Sirmione

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

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.

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.

Baveno Harbour

Baveno's been a well-known tourist resort since the early 19th century. It has fantastic views of the Borromean Islands, a small harbour, and a lakeside promenade. This is the perfect base for getting to know Lake Maggiore and its towns and islands.

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Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s leading resort. You can easily get to the Borromean Islands and the gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit.

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Canazei is the jewel of Val di Fassa and a summer paradise for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts. It's great for families thanks to its endless activities that suit all levels. 

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Corvara is the largest village in Alta Badia and just along the road is Colfosco. Both resorts are at the foot of some of the most famous mountains in the area. You’ll have two national parks to explore while you’re here. It’s perfect for hikers and cyclists and the food is some of the best in the Dolomites.

Merano, Trauttmansdorff Gardens

Merano offers a fascinating blend of Italian and Austrian cultures. It’s sheltered by high mountains and surrounded by orchards and vineyards giving an Alpine landscape and Mediterranean climate. The Passirio River flows through the town and is lined with cafés, stylish buildings and parks.

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Ortisei's a beautiful village in the Italian Dolomites. It's the perfect base for walking, cycling and those who love to explore. 

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Plan de Corones, known as Kronplatz, has some of the most spectacular scenery in Italy. Whether you're after an active adventure or a relaxing retreat to enjoy nature, this is a great choice for a summer holiday in the mountains. 

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Below the impressive Lagazuoi Mountain, the sophisticated village of San Cassiano is the ideal starting point for many exciting hikes and climbs. 

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Visit Selva, which is positioned below the spectacular jagged peaks of the Dolomites. Walking and cycling enthusiasts will be in their element here. 

 

Florence, Duomo and Giotto's Campanile

The historic centre of Florence is small enough to explore on foot and has an enormous amount of treasures packed into its compact centre, from the Renaissance paintings in the celebrated Uffizi Gallery to Brunelleschi's Dome that dominates the skyline.

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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.

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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 - in fact its entire historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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.

Verona, Ponte Pietra Bridge

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.

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Lake Iseo's the fourth largest lake in Northern Italy. It's quieter and less developed than Lake Garda; the perfect introduction to the Italian lakes. Travel around the lakeside towns by boat and explore Iseo's medieval streets, arcaded shopping areas and communal squares.

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Nestled in the mountains above Lake Garda you'll find Lake Ledro. The perfect place for walking, cycling and immersing yourself in nature.

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Lake Levico is a peaceful, alpine lake surrounded by lush forests, hiking and cycling trails. It's less developed than its neighbour Lake Garda but has plenty to offer for your your next summer holiday.

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Whether it's adventure or relaxation you're looking for, Livigno has it all. Find your inner peace with mountain side yoga, or get your adrenaline pumping with extreme mountain biking. Immerse yourself in the stunning lakes, mountains and forests around you.

Tours in Italy

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See Italy at its most authentic on this self-drive tour through Puglia and Basilicata. See the sun-kissed lands where whitewashed towns cling to clifftops above the sparkling sea. 

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Enjoy a this eleven night self-drive tour through Puglia and Basilicata, see the enchanting castles, ancient hilltop towns, villages perched on the clifftops and really immerse yourself in the southern Italian way of life, sampling delicious local foods as you go. 

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Explore the best of Lake Garda on this multi-centre holiday. You'll start in the south in bustling Desenzano before taking a scenic ferry to Riva in the north. We've included excursions to Venice and the Dolomites as well as wine tasting so you get the most out of your holiday.

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Spend 11 nights getting to know two of Italy's most famous lakes - Como and Maggiore. We've created a self-guided itinerary which includes ideas of how to spend your days, as well as an excursion to St Moritz along the Bernina Express Railway and a wine tasting tour. Book this self-guided tour with Inghams and soon you'll be strolling along the lakefront promenade in Stresa and exploring Cadenabbia.

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Take to the road and drive through the lush landscapes of Sicily, passing through olive groves, vineyards and lemon orchards. Explore ancient towns and stunning coastlines, trying the best of Sicilian cuisine as you go. 

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Enjoy a 14 night self-drive adventure through Sicily learning about its diverse cultural heritage, rich history and delicious local cuisine. 

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Discover the beauty of the Mediterranean largest island on this week long self-drive tour. Explore ancient cities, meander along stunning coastlines and delve into the history and culture of this unique and beautiful part of Italy. 

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See Italy's big three cities in one holiday on this popular multi-centre itinerary. Start with a few days exploring the canals in Venice, hop on a high-speed train to the sip wine in Florence before ending in Rome where you can discover the country's rich history.

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Explore two of Italy's most popular destinations on this multi-centre holiday - it's perfect for first time visitors to Italy! Start in Rome where you can see the ancient sites and the Vatican before heading to Sorrento where you can visit the Amalfi Coast, Ischia, Capri and Pompeii.

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Spend a few days exploring the canals and piazzas of Venice before heading to Italy's largest lake. Spend your days walking along the lakefront, sipping wine in the vineyards and heading up the mountain trails of Lake Garda.

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Experience Italy as it's most glam on this multi-centre holiday. Start in the fashion capital of the world where you can shop designer boutiques and visit stunning museums and galleries. After a few days in Milan, chill out on Lake Como where you can take scenic boat trips, explore grand villas and hike mountain trails.

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