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Italy Introduction and Information

A Brief Introduction to Italy

From landscapes to language, from famous food to friendly people, the attractions of Italy are unique and unmistakable. The three major Italian lakes, Mediterranean Garda, beautiful Maggiore and dramatic Lake Como, dazzle in their splendour. The awe-inspiring mountains of the Dolomites contrasts perfectly with the wide sandy beaches which line the Italian coast. Italy's cultural pearls are, of course, her cities; artistic Florence, magical Venice and romantic Verona. Lakes and mountains, cities, spas and seaside, Italy has it all.

Italy's colourful past and stunning geography guarantee an array of wonderful and unique experiences during your stay. You may wish to take a gondola through winding Venetian canals, or visit the legendary balcony of Romeo and Juliet in Verona. On the lakes, thorough exploration will reveal hidden treasures like the Vittoriale at Gardone Riviera or Maggiore's magnificent Isola Bella. There are also countless gorgeous gardens waiting to be discovered, from the elegance of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como to the Hruska exotic Botanical Gardens in Gardone. If you are a walker then you will be delighted with the spectacular Dolomites and the wealth of paths and trails. The more independent-minded will have Italy as their oyster, as car hire opens up whole new areas to discover and delight in. Those who tend towards holidays which are more relaxation than exploration will head towards the glorious, broad expanses of golden sand that characterise the lively beach resorts while, for the ultimate winding-down experience, Italy's spa resorts provide boundless opportunities for pampering and indulgence.

Pizza and pasta are Italy's best-known gastronomical exports and no trip to Italy would be complete without sampling the delicious and diverse regional cuisine and wines. During the Italian summer, particularly around Ferragosto, August 15th, many festivals are celebrated with live music, boating events, handicraft stalls and extravagant firework displays.

Titan River Cruises in Italy
Titan River Cruises in Italy

This wonderful cruise of Venice and its surrounding area, aboard MS Michelangelo, epitomises all that is Italian, with magnificent ancient architecture, celebrated frescos, beautiful Venetian glass, and tales of romance. Titan Travel is an award-winning provider of luxury and affordable river cruises in Italy. The cruise holidays begin at your front door with the unique VIP Home Departure Service then onward to your chosen departure point. Titan Travel has a well-earned reputation for innovative and enthralling escorted river cruise itineraries, and is acclaimed as one of the UK's best travel companies for river cruises in Italy. Titan Travel are ABTA bonded for your protection.
Titan River Cruises in Italy

Kuoni Italy Tours
Escorted Tours to Italy

This is an exquisite overnight journey on board the legendary Venice Simplon Orient-Express through some of Europe's most mesmerising landscapes. Kuoni specialise in escorted luxury tours to Italy and hundreds of other exotic holiday destinations worldwide. From relaxing sunshine getaways to tailor made escapes, these small group journeys offer a more intimate experience and more time to take in the local sights, traditions and the hospitality of Italy whatever your budget.
Escorted Holidays to Italy