Italy has it all, from glittering lakes and rugged mountains in the North to the pristine sandy beaches of the South in Puglia and Calabria and everything in between. 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!
Explore the lakes and visit the resorts on Como, Garda or Maggiore or head to the smaller lesser-known lakes of Iseo, Orta, Ledro and Levico. The lakeside resorts offer an array of lower altitude trekking, biking and serene lake scenery. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the Dolomites a region great for nature lovers, foodies, bikers and hikers. Stay in the ever popular resorts of Selva, San Cassiano, Corvara & Colfosco, Merano or Canazei in picturesque Val di Fassa.
Stay in Italy’s iconic cities, for a holiday filled with history and culture. Take to the waterways of Venice, wander through Rome’s historic centre, see world famous works of art in Florence, see the Opera in Verona or go shopping in Milan. Its lesser visited cities of Bologna, Naples, Turin and Palermo have a lot to offer and are perfect if you want to escape the tourist crowds.
The fertile landscapes of Tuscany & Umbria produce some of the best wines and fresh local produce in Italy. Explore the vineyards sampling the DOCG wines and try the delicious local cuisine. The region offers the best of both worlds with its beautiful countryside and its medieval cities like San Gimiganno and Siena.
Pair a city break with a trip to the coast and choose from one of Italy’s many fantastic beach resorts. Visit the Adriatic Coast with its wide sandy stretches of serviced beach; head to the Tuscany Coast which has been a favoured beach retreat since the Roman times; explore the Ligurian Riviera with its quaint seaside towns perched on the cliffs; relax on the Neapolitan Riviera with its spectacular coastline marbled with colourful houses or venture across the Mediterranean to the beautiful Caribbean-like beaches of Sardinia. Puglia not only has pristine beaches, but a rich history and plenty of quaint fishing villages to explore. Move inland to Basilicata and visit the unique city of Matera, with its ancient cave dwellings. Hop across to Calabria, which still remains relatively untouched by tourism, located on the ‘toe' of Italy’s boot shaped peninsula. The region is blessed with long stretches of beautiful coastline, sandy coves beautiful national parks and interesting hilltop villages. Experience the cultural blend of Sicily from its historic towns of Syracuse, Taormina, Agrigento, Cefalù and Palermo to its beautiful coastline and impressive volcanic Aeolian Islands.
Our escorted tours are a great way to experience the best of what this beautiful country has to offer. If you’d prefer to explore yourself try one of our self-guided or self-drive tours, where you’ll be given all the information you need to see the sights as well as tips to venture off the well-trodden tourist trail. Otherwise, try our multi centre holidays, like Lake Garda Highlights, Lake Como Highlights or Maggiore & Como Medley. These are only a few suggestions and almost all resorts are available on twin-centre holidays.
Inghams offers a wide range of quality hotels throughout the country, pick your destination and start exploring.