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City Breaks

Italy boasts some of the world's most iconic and beautiful cities

Italy’s iconic cities are filled with ancient monuments, world-famous galleries and fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. Explore Rome’s history, wander the post-card perfect canal lanes of Venice and admire Renaissance artwork in Florence (or perhaps do all three in one trip). Its lesser known cities are equally impressive and are perfect if you want to escape the tourist crowds – Bologna is the food capital of Italy, Turin has a great café culture while Naples’ historic centre is filled with centuries-old churches.

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A few days at the start of your Lakes & Mountains holiday in this magical city, built entirely on water where the wide canals are the streets, will be a memorable experience. Explore St. Mark’s Square and the Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge or the Accademia Gallery with its superb collection of Venetian art.

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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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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 the entire historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Florence, Duomo and Giotto's Campanile

The historic centre of Florence is small enough to explore on foot, but what a wealth of treasures are packed into it!

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Milan, Duomo

Best known perhaps as Italy's economic capital and driver behind the world-famous Italian fashion industry.

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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

Gloriously unconventional and slightly disheveled in a charmingly Italian way, Sicily's capital city is a melting pot of cultures and architecture.

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Panoramic view of Basilica di San Domenico

Bologna, one of Italy's most beautiful cities, is affectionately known by the locals as 'the learned, the red and the fat'.

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Piazza del Plebescito, Naples

With the spectacular Mount Vesuvius as its backdrop, the narrow streets of the historical centre of Naples crowd around the bay.

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 Piazza Duomo with Cathedral and Baptistery

Home to Giuseppe Verdi and Lamborghinis, Parma is a wealthy, elegant city with a UNESCO listing as a creative city of gastronomy.

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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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