Italy Holidays & Resorts

Discover the true quality of life

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 SelvaSan Cassiano, Corvara & ColfoscoMerano 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.

Regions in Italy


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


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.


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


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.


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


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 cascade down into the azure waters is as diverse in character as it is in landscape. From its olive and lemon trees weaving through the hillsides to the chocolate box towns on the shores edge, Lago di Garda is truly one of kind. 


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.


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.

Resorts in Italy


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.

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.

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


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

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.


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.

Agrigento, Valley of the Temples

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.

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.


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.

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.

View from Portovenere

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.

Rena Ponente Beach, Capo Testa

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Its Northern Coast is home to idyllic white sandy beaches, plenty of fresh local seafood and beautiful medieval villages. 

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

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.


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 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.


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.


Maderno's tucked away on Lake Garda's west coast where there's lots of beautiful views and plenty to keep you busy. Chill out on the beach, head off cycling into the nearby hills or hit the walking trails. There's good ferry and bus links too so you can use it as a base to explore the lake too.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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 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.


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 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.

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 two National Parks in the heart of the famous Dolomite Mountains, known for their stunning and unique scenery. Corvara, is the largest village of the Alta Badia with a vibrant atmosphere. The Alta Badia is a centre for walking, climbing and cycling.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

The Ponte Pietra Bridge Over the River Aidge

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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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’.

Tours in Italy

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A small group escorted tour exploring this beautiful unspoilt region of Italy. Famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has impressive baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline, which is now starting to attract its deserved attention.


This small group escorted tour will take you on a journey around the island, through Sicily's ancient towns, stunning archaeological sites and Europe’s largest volcano, Mount Etna.

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Relax and enjoy the splendour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast on this small group escorted tour that showcases one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.

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Walk along some of the most beautiful walking trails in the world stopping at picturesque towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast, like Ravello, Maiori and Positano. With transfers included to the start of your walks, local guides leading the way and stops at local producers of limoncello, famous patisseries and lunch in a traditional trattoria, all you'll have to think about is enjoying the journey and taking in the spectacular views.

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Taste local culinary delights as you explore the Amalfi Coast and learn about the region’s rich gastronomic history.

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This self-guided tour itinerary will lead you to see some of Calabria's top sights. Spend your days exploring ancient towns and villages, strolling beside beautiful coast lines and tasting the culinary delights the region has to offer. 

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Those looking for beautiful untouched beaches, ancient towns and an experience that is off the tourist trail will love this self-guided tour of Calabria.


This wonderful four day itinerary allows you to experience the best of Liguria at your own pace. Based on the coastal town of Sestri Levante, it includes trips to the Cinque Terre and the famous town of Portofino where you can sample the wines, enjoy the views and explore some of the best walking trails in the area.


Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Italy by foot on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the dramatic scenery as you navigate the cliff-edge paths and explore the charming villages. A walking map is provided as well as transport and accommodation in four-star hotels.

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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.


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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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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This self-drive tour of Puglia and the Amalfi Coast, is a great way of seeing the best that these regions have to offer. Start out in Puglia, with its ancient landscapes of olive groves and castles, dotted with trulli houses and then head up the Amalfi Coast, to explore the UNESCO villages, Sorrento, the Island of Capri and buzzing Naples. We've got it all planned out for you, so you just need to come along and enjoy the drive. 


Experience the Caribbean like beaches, rugged alpine hinterlands and historic villages on this week self-drive through Sardinia.

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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. 


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 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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