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.

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's 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 here 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 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.

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Explore this 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. 

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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 Maggiores's the perfect choice for an active holiday with plenty walking, cycling and sightseeing opportunities. Explore the stunning landscapes at the foot of the Italian Alps and visit the lake’s three splendid 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, boast 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 of the Neapolitan islands and is known for its sandy beaches, botanical gardens and natural thermal springs.

Sorrento

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

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.

Tuscan Vineyards

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Ancient Greek Amphitheater Taormina

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.

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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.

Alassio

This sleepy beach town has an authentic charm and maze-like back streets with pastel-coloured houses, family-run restaurants and a wealth of art galleries dedicated to the artists who once lived here. It also boasts one of the best stretches of beach in the area.

This sleepy coastal town is the perfect choice for those wanting a relaxing escape. Wander along the tree-lined promenade, relax on the wide sandy beaches or explore the characterful town centre.

Bardolino

Bardolino sits at the south of Lake Garda, Italy 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. You can mingle with the locals in the centre and there's not as many tourists here as other resorts on the lake. Fill your days here with walks along the river or chilling out 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 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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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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 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.

Ortisei is a large village in the Italian Dolomites, perfect to stroll about in and discover new things.

The Anterselva Valley

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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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.

Selva Soaked In Sunshine

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.

 

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Calabria is a region steeped in history, dotted with sleepy towns and medieval villages. Its a stunning coastline of small coves and sandy beaches with a mountainous and forested heart protected by beautiful national parks. 

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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.

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.

Duomo di Milano

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.

View over Naples and Mount Vesuvius

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.

Rome, Colossuem

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.

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.

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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The seaside towns and villages that line Italy's Adriatic Coast offer a choice of beautifully maintained beaches set aside turquoise waters, perfect for relaxing get-aways. 

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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 for your your next summer holiday.

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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See the best of Tuscany on this self-drive tour following an itinerary that will take you, not only to world renowned sights but also to see lesser know Tuscan treasures. 

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An 11 nights two-centre holiday exploring the contrasts between the north and the south of Lake Garda. It includes 4 nights in Desenzano and 7 nights in Riva. To book this Lake Garda Highlights tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 791 111.

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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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