Holidays in Italy - Italian Travel Destinations - Vacations

The famous boot-shaped nation of Italy boasts everything you could ask for in a holiday spot, and a whole lot more besides. If you're after a vacation with a historical feel, Italy's home to one of the world's most important ancient civilizations. Feeling hungry? The country is a food-lover's dream, with distinct regional cuisine and an impressive wine making tradition.

Satisfy your hankering for sun with miles of coastline bordering five different seas, ski the Alps, and sail in Venetian gondolas. If that's not enough, you can see some of the world's greatest art and architecture, visit some amazing cities and while away long afternoons sipping espresso. Submerge yourself in the hustle and bustle of Italy's ultra modern cities, or step back and soak up the serenity in peaceful country villages or towns clinging to seaside cliffs.

With the advent of budget airlines, it's a mere hop, skip and a jump from Britain to your Italian holiday. Trains run quickly and efficiently, car hire is simple, and flights leave several times a day from many British cities to a lot of Italian destinations.

Whether you're planning a quick weekend jaunt or a relaxing few weeks in Italy, your accommodation, transport and itinerary can all be researched and arranged online, leaving more time for la dolce vita.

Italy can provide you with a little bit of everything you need while on holiday. Soak up the legacy of ancient Rome - ruins and tradition now mixed in with a very modern city. You can take time to appreciate some of the most legendary art works of our time up close and personal. The Sistine Chapel, Boticelli's Birth of Venus, Michelangelo's David and Da Vinci's The Last Supper. Muse the ponderings of Italian philosophers or soak up the passion of Italian football. The choice is entirely yours.

Tourism has always been a boom industry in Italy, largely thanks to its combinations of all those sightseeing things mentioned above. But if it's one thing in particular you'd like to focus on during your time in the country a tour may be for you. With a little bit of research and a minimum of hassle you'll be able to find package tours specifically aimed towards skiing, art, architecture, cooking, wine tasting and sailing, amongst others.

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