Discover Italy

 
23 February 2012

 

Discover Lake Como in the Italian lake district: hike the mountain passes, windsurf or explore one island or all five by boat; head to Milan for the ultimate shopping trip, climb to the roof of the Duomo for spectacular views, later gaze in awe at Leonardo da Vinci’s mural of the Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie; rent a bike and explore elegant Mantua; stroll around medieval Bergamo’s; and hike the centuries old paths of Cinque Terre, five stunning hill-side villages perched above the Mediterranean.

 

Como

Drive along the picturesque Lake Como in Italy

Central Italy

In Tuscany, stroll the renellated palazzos and soaring towers that circle San Gimignano’s piazzas and discover small medieval hill-towns, overlooking rolling landscapes of olive groves and rows of slender cypress trees; explore Florence, the centre of the Renaissance and Siena, one of Europe’s great medieval cities; walk the Campo – the central market square, scene of Tuscany’s unmissable festival, the Palio; in Pisa take lunch in the Piazza dei Miracoli and discover the famous Leaning Tower.

 

Da Vinci Statue

The master - Leonardo da Vinci

 

Southern Italy

Discover the pretty postcard villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe; walk the ruined streets of Pompeii; stroll around the Greek temples at Paestum and the Roman ruins of Grumentum; savour the crowded markets of Naples and visit Teatro San Carlo, the largest opera house in Italy; from Sorrento, cruise the Bay of Naples to visit the charming islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.

Milan Duomo

The magnificent Duomo Cathedral in Milan