Jaw-dropping ruins, dreamy scenery and famous art.
Get a last-minute holiday to Italy and fast-track your way to Roman ruins, tasty pizza and world-class culture...
Book a last-minute holiday to Italy and you can be sipping Chianti on the beach in no time. Or genning up on Renaissance art in Florence. Or climbing Mount Vesuvius. Whatever you’ve got in mind, here are a few ideas to get you started...
Tuscany is where the Renaissance was born and there’s many a painting to show for it in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is one to tick off your bucket-list. The city is also home to the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante, which you’ll find in a 15th-century church.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was put up back in the 12th-century, and it’s still leaning today. Right next door is the Duomo di Santa Maria with another must-see – the candelabrum that gave Galileo his light-bulb moment. Rome has got the lion’s share of historical sites, of course, including the famous Colosseum where the gladiators used to fight.
Lifeguards and loungers can be found on popular Lungomare Beach in Sicily. It spools the coast for a sandy kilometre and is backed by gourmet restaurants. Or if you’re looking for pillowy-soft white sand, head for Maria Pia Beach on the island of Sardinia.
Hiking around the Dolomites
If you’re staying around the Venetian Riviera, you may want to spend a day walking around the Dolomites. In the foothills you’ll find a quaint Medieval town called Marostica with a chequered main square. On even-numbered years the locals here don black-and-white costumes for a human chess tournament that pulls in the crowds.
Mouth-watering food in Naples
Scooters, noise, bustling streets – Naples is the ultimate revved-up Italian city and the place where pizza was born. To taste the city’s famous dish the way the locals do it, simple find a pizzeria you like the look of and dive right in.
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