Sorrento defines scenic Italy. Set on a spectacular headland, this is the principal resort of one of the most magnificent and majestic coastlines in the country .... but nothing quite prepares you for its utterly breathtaking views over the Isle of Capri and the Bay of Naples.
The Amalfi coastline is peppered with quaint towns and villages, pretty coves and hidden beaches and the bustling holiday 'capital' of Sorrento is a perfect location from which to explore the region.
The town itself is small enough to stroll around easily with great shopping and a brilliant choice of eateries, from authentic pizzerias and gelato parlours to fine dining. In the evenings its Piazzo Tasso comes alive and the town bustles with good humoured energy.
Mount Vesuvius and the rich archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum are all within comfortable distance while a boat trip to the upmarket and elegant Capri is a must. Consider combining your stay in Sorrento with extra nights in Rome, Naples or one of the lovely Amalfi Coast resorts.
The romantic Amalfi Coast is lined with lovely locations such as Postiano which is a popular honeymoon choice, Maiori, which has one of the finest beaches on the coatline and Amalfi itself which is a lively town set on a sand and shingle beach.
Inland, the spectacular Lake Garda is the largest of the famous Italian lakes. Framed by the Dolomite mountains, the landscape here is rich and diverse and a holiday here offers a dazzling array of opportunities. In particular families are well catered for in resorts such as Peschiera and Sirmione which offer access to 'Gardaland'. Limone is a beautiful resort with a spectacular waterfront and picturesque harbour.A wide range of shops selling shoes, leather goods and souvenirs can be found here and it's worth taking a boat trip to visit nearby Malcesine. Riva is a lively town steeped in history with a stunning 12th Century Gothic fortress. Desenzano is favoured by the Italians themselves and oozes character and charm. Great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants awaits you and Desenzano hosts fun events throughout the summer. Torbole is a small bustling resort with an excellent choice of watersports, walking trails and lovely open air cafes.
Lake Como also boasts enchanting scenery, with rugged mountain plunging down to the deep blue waters below. An ideal base for exploring the lakeside and surrounding areas. The resorts of Bellaggio and Menaggio are well contected by boat. Bellaggio is a delightful village and Menaggio has a lively promenade and a small harbour.
Lake Maggiore is one of the largest and most popular of the Italian lakes. Lake Maggiore with its spectacular mountain backdrop, palatial villas dotted around thecoastline and proximity to the Swiss boarder make it a perfect choice in which to explore this region either by foot ot ferry. You can visit the Borromean Islands or stroll through Villa Taranto Gardens. Baveno is a peaceful resort on the west side of the lake. A pretty promenade with lots of friendly bars and ice cream parlours await. Stresa is a chic resort , lined with shops, restaurants and casfes. The gardens of Isola Bella are a short ferry ride away from here or you can wine and dine in one of the finest seafood restaurants on Isola dei Pescatori.
Venetian Riviera - Lido Di Jesolo is famed for its 15km sandy beach which isbeautifully maintained and well organised with lifeguards, sunbeds, showers, ice cream parlours and snack bars. Lido Di Jesolo has a good selection of activities for children and well as a vibrant nighlife for the young and lively. Its hard to resist the lure of the town which is pedestrianised from 8pm to 6am: perfect to sip a coffee or prosecco on one of the many pavement cafes. Should you wish to explore further afield its a great base from which to reach Venice or Verona.
Tuscany & Tuscany Coast is one of the most beautiful and well-known Italian holiday destinations with the cities and towns of Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignani, Florence and Siena and the breathtaking beauty of the Tuscan coastline casting a romantic spell on all who visit.
Tuscany is a land of river valleys, majestic villages featuring busttling restaurants, piazzas and stunning landscape. The rich landscape is complemented by Renaissance art and architecture. Tuscany is also one of Italy's best wine-producing areas, with Chianti and Montepulciani among its famous products.
The Tuscany Coast is famed for its glorious mild climate , stylish resorts with palm lined promenades, grand hotels and beachfront restaurants. Viareggio is the main costal town on the Versillian Riviera. A popular and busy seaside resort famed for a beautiful well maintained beach, fabulous old buildings and famous promenade. The Tuscan coast has an abundance of vineyards, lemon groves, cypress trees and bougainvillea plus pine forests tucked away in the foothills of the Apuan Alps.
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