City Breaks in Italy

Discover Italy’s incredible art scene, ancient history and delicious cuisine on a city break

Italy’s cities are filled with ancient monuments, world-famous galleries and fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. Explore Rome’s history, wander the canals of Venice and admire Renaissance artwork in Florence.

What to see on an Italian city break

Italy has some of the world's most iconic and beautiful cities - tick off the big three with a multi-centre to Venice, Florence and Rome. Head off to Verona to see the world famous opera or spend a weekend in Milan, the fashion capital.

Why book a city break in Italy with Inghams?

We work with local experts to offer high quality hotels in city centre locations, with great transport links. We make it easy for you; you can book a city break directly online- inclusive of transfers and flights, or if you prefer to add a city break as part of aTourormulti-centretrip, call our team of experts.There is easy access totrainsand travel networks to explore the regions.

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.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan

The fashionable Milan lives up to its title of the design capital of Italy. Stunning 19th Century buildings sit side by side with expensive designer stores which are framed by stylish bars.


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.

St Mark's Square in Venice

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.

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Ponte Pietra in Verona

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.

Things to see and do

Some of the most beautiful places in Italy can be found in the cities. With sprawling piazzas, bustling markets, ancient churches, renaissance palaces and botanical gardens to explore, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained. 

  • Florence: Get up close to the masterpieces of the Renaissance. There’s good reason for art lovers to flock to Florence, with its stunning medieval centre, paintings, frescoes and statues by some of the greatest artists of all time, like Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo will be right on your doorstep.
  • Milan: Italy’s most stylish city has some of the best shopping in the world – head to the quadrilatero della moda (fashion quad) for the city's top boutiques. It’s also considered the home of aperitivo, the cultural ritual of pre-dinner drinks and appetizers, and the Milanese do it well – join them from 6pm onwards for a spritz!
  • Rome: The capital city packs a punch, especially for the history buffs out there. It’s an open-air museum with hundreds of historic sights – from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Venice: Zip up and down the Venetian waterways on vaporetti, gondola or water taxis. It’s one of the best ways to explore the floating city. See the main attractions like Piazza San Marco and the Golden Basillica, but make sure you stroll through the side streets for the hidden gems.
  • Verona: The city's Roman amphitheatre, the Verona Arena, is beautifully well preserved. Head here in the summer when it hosts the world-famous opera.
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