Italy

Italy

Ancient history meets modern chic

Quintessential Italian charm

 
Venice

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and beguiling places in the world. Water is of course its dominant feature, with 100 canals and 400 bridges linking the islands on which the city is built. A culture-lover’s paradise, it has numerous historical monuments, museums, churches and art galleries.

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Rome

Our luxury holidays in Rome allow you to enjoy the VIP treatment with exclusive experiences such as after-hours visits to the Sistine Chapel and exclusive access to the Rome Academy. You’ll stay in 5 star hotels in Rome that have been handpicked for their comfort, style and service.

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Florence

Florence offers a unique mix of ancient history and a thriving modern metropolis. Known as Italy’s Renaissance City, it’s famously associated with the 15th century artists of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci and is the ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside in Tuscany.

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Tuscany

With rolling hills, sleepy villages, picturesque coastline and fascinating towns and cities, luxury holidays in Tuscany are all about enjoying the slow-paced way of life. As well as lovely landscapes, the region’s capital, Florence, is famed for its Renaissance and medieval architecture.

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The Lakes, Verona, Milan & The Dolomites

The northern region of Italy is where you’ll find spectacular mountains and lakes. These beautiful natural landscapes were formed in the Ice Age and have been attracting visitors since Roman times. If you want to experience the hustle and bustle of a city, we also offer holidays in Milan and Verona, from where you can explore the region.

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Portofino

Portofino is a small, picturesque coastal village nestled on the Italian Riviera. Holidays here can be spent relaxing by the harbour, browsing designer shops and eating fresh seafood in upmarket restaurants.

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Amalfi Coast, Sorrento & Capri

The Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most beautiful areas. With its colourful fishing villages, rugged cliffs and sun-kissed beaches, it’s easy to see why the coastline of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula is such a popular holiday destination.

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Siciliy & Sardinia

The two largest and most appealing islands in the Mediterranean have an incredible amount going for them. With Azure, your only difficult decision is which one to choose

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Puglia

Located in southeastern Italy, Puglia is known for its sweeping coastlines and warm climate. It boasts some of the country’s most enviable beaches and beautiful landscapes. You’ll also get to taste some of Italy’s finest food and wine when staying in this captivating region.

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Italy offers visitors a wonderful mix of ancient history, modern cities and stunning landscapes. With a rich heritage spanning thousands of years, spectacular architecture, sun-kissed coastlines, exquisite food and high end shopping, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular holiday destination.

At Azure, we can take you to lavish 5-star Italian hotels in favourite cities like Venice, Rome and Florence. If you prefer a more rural resort, you can opt for the beautiful islands of Sicily and Sardinia, or explore the fairytale surroundings of Puglia.

Our luxury hotels in Italy are the ideal base from which to explore the picturesque countryside and historic cities. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couples retreat or a fun family getaway, we can make your dream holiday a reality.

Explore nature

Italy is known for its diverse landscapes, from the mountains and lakes in the north to the fiery craters in the south and the turquoise sea grottos on the coast. The countryside offers a natural playground for all sorts of activities, such as skiing, hiking, biking and horse riding.

Wander among the vineyards, olive groves and sleepy villages of Tuscany, or head to the Sorrento and Amalfi coast with its steep mountains and stunning views.

Ancient history

Italy is steeped in history and nothing reflects this more than its architecture. Head to the cities to see buildings erected by the Romans, as well as examples of leading modern architectural design.

Favourite destinations in which to explore the country’s rich culture are Rome, Venice and Florence. You’ll also find many medieval villages and landmarks along the coastline and in the hills.

Italy is home to some of the world’s most famous historic paintings and murals too, including works by Raphael and Michelangelo in Vatican City and Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli in Florence.

Savour the food and drink

A major attraction of Italy is its food. Yes, you can eat pasta and pizza, but the country has a diverse range of other dishes to try too.

The national cuisine is distinguished by its simplicity. Many dishes have four ingredients or fewer, but with top-class produce, they’re elevated to fine dining quality.

Different regions have their own cooking style and locally-sourced ingredients, including olive oil, fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.

No trip to Italy would be complete without taking a tour of one of its famous vineyards. Tuscany is particularly noted for its fine wines, produced from many grape varieties.

Shopping

Italy is the home of some of the world’s best fashion houses, including Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Armani. These designer labels can be purchased all over the country, although most of the flagship stores are in Milan.

There’s also the chance to pick up some local souvenirs in the markets, which can be found everywhere from the city centres to the coastal and lakeside villages. Here, you can buy everything from jewellery and clothes, to leather goods and regional produce.

Indulgent Italian holidays

At Azure, our luxury holidays in Italy feature sumptuous accommodation, delicious cuisine and scenic locations. We want to make sure that you have a true ‘la dolce vita’ experience, which is why we offer a range of tailor-made packages to suit your every need. Get in touch today by phone or live chat to find out more.

Our Destination Specialists

 

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Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 32 years in travel industry

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