Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in not only Europe but the world. From skiing down the slopes of the Alps to sunbathing on paradise beaches and the fast pace, beauty of its cities, Italy is full of beauty in all of its various forms. With its colourful history, expressive architecture and last but certainly not least: incredible food, Italy truly has it all.
Whether you are looking for a romantic city break, action packed ski holiday or a relaxing few weeks on the beach, there’s to satisfy everyone’s holiday desires. If you have limited time in Italy and want to see as much as possible it’s more than possible with the great transport links throughout the country. Here’s our guide to the best way to go about seeing as much of this wonderful country as possible.
Kick off your two weeks in style by flying in to the pristine island if Sardinia. The shore line of the picturesque island is dotted with hidden coves and paradise beaches while the rugged hills of its interior are homed to vin yards and traditional villages, unchanged for centuries. For accommodation in Sardinia Mark Warner have great deals on holidays in Sardinia, great for couples looking for a reasonably priced hotel room for a few days.
No trip to Italy is complete without exploring its capital in all of its grandeur. Rome is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the place where Ancient Roman ruins sit next to 15th century cathedrals and designer shops. Highlights include the roman Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Well worth visiting, even if you are not religious, the Sistine Chapel is artistically mesmerising. If you are prepared for long days, you can visit the main attractions in two days and still have time to fit in a few ice creams along the way.
After a few days exploring Rome, take the short journey up the coast to Pisa. With its rolling hills, medieval palaces and long historic relationship with education – there is more to the capital of Tuscany than its famous leaning tower. Couple this with a vibrant restaurant and bar scene and you are onto a winning destination. Pisa which is well connected to Rome by train and bus, definitely is not one to miss while touring Italy.
After snapping your latest profile picture with the leaning tower, head over to Florence, just over an hour drive from Pisa. The birth place of the renaissance, Florence hasn’t changed much since the days of Michael Angelo. The birth place of Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, Florence is small enough to walk around, yet packed with architectural and artistic beauty – you can return time and time again and still not see everything this city of art has to offer.
After a few days soaking up Florence and its artistic essence, head up North to Venice to finish your trip in style in Venice. This beautiful city may be full of tourists but it is equally full of beauty and character. A trip on a gondola ride will set you back anywhere between 40 and 80 euros so make sure you choose wisely. Venice is also home to some of the best seafood in Italy. If you enjoy trying new things the squid ink risotto is particularly tasty.