Those in search of learning, beauty and enlightenment have long travelled to Italy’s shores; so why not make it your own turn to take a grand tour of this most romantic, historic and charismatic of countries?
"We all need a little taste of the Dolce Vita once in a while and you can always count on Italy to deliver it in spades."
One of the most romantic places to visit, Italy sure does have an abundance of attractions, be it a 16th-century villa hotel on the shores of one of the Northern Lakes, the ancient cities of Rome, Florence and Venice or the luxurious cocoon of your quarters on the Orient-Express.
Its landscape includes the rumbling volcano of Mount Etna, the mist-hazed hills and lush valleys of Tuscany and the stunning coastline of Amalfi, whilst the chic islands of Capri, Sicily and Sardinia have the reputation as a playground for the rich and famous thanks to their pristine coves, sparkling seas, old-school movie star glamour and sophisticated style. Add to this the celebrated cuisine and cultural treasures and you have a recipe for a truly memorable visit.