10 Photos To Inspire a Holiday To Italy

Updated 4 March 2020 | by Emily Benton

Italy holidays are rivalled by few in their authenticity and charm. From the rolling green hills of Umbria to the iconic and historical jewels of Rome, this beautiful and diverse country has something to offer everyone. Whether you want to relax on the sun-kissed sands of Sardinia or wander the quintessential streets of Florence, here are 10 magical photos that will make you want to holiday in Italy and experience la bella vita - the beautiful life...


1. Venice

The canals of Venice are unlike anywhere else in the world. The best way to enjoy this city built on water is to take an iconic gondola ride and enjoy the marble city with a glass of signature prosecco. 


2. Umbria

Arguably, the best of Italy's traditions can be found in the rolling green hills of Umbria. Bordered neither by sea or other country, this region has kept alive customary Italian food, drink and lifestyle. 


3. Rome

One of the most awe-inspiring cities in the world, Rome is the ultimate city break if you're looking for exhilarating and artistic heritage that resonates from the greats; Michelangelo and Bernini. 


4. Florence

Also famous for its beautiful history and home to the spectacular Duomo and Uffizi Gallery, Florence is known as the birthplace of the renaissance. However in more recent times, its stylish Firenze lifestyle has become recognised as an integral fashion capital. 


5. Campania 

A region in the south of Italy, Campania is best known for its dramatic Amalfi coastline, strewn with ancient ruins. However the manmade ruins in Naples and Pompeii form an incredible contrast with the incredible shadow of Mount Vesuvius. 


6. Sardinia 

Renowned for it's crystal-clear turquoise waters and white, sandy coves, Sardinia is the perfect destination for a beach holiday in Italy. Did you know that the island has it's own breed of sheep, the Sarda?! 


7. Pisa

One of the most famous cities in Tuscany, Pisa is most well-known for its leaning tower - the bell tower of the city's cathedral! Did you know it took almost 800 years to complete? 


8. Cinque Terre

This Cinque Terre is a string of old sea-side fishing villages, known instantly by their vibrant colours. This rugged coastline has become something of an iconic symbol for Italy over the past couple of years.


9. Milan

One of the biggest hubs of art and design in the world, Milan can be found in Italy's Lombardy region. The grand, gothic cathedral at the heart of the city is truly breathtaking. 


10. Sicily

Ruled over by magnificent Mount Etna, Sicily is a wondrous island full of traditional Italian charms and ancient civilisation. Hike the mountainous landscape, explore Palermo’s markets, enjoy the world-renowned seafood or relax on a white sandy beach.


Who else has severe wanderlust right now? Our favourites are the historical jewels of Florence and Rome. Have we inspired you to explore Italy as your next holiday destination? 

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