Our most popular European country and for good reason! Italy inspires us through art, architecture, cuisine and culture. From the Alps in the north, host to amazing cities such as Milan, to the volcanoes of Sicily, there is something for everyone. Want wine and relaxation? A Tuscan villa is for you! Looking for to see ancient ruins? Pompeii and Rome and countless other destinations are for you!
The historic and cultural center of the country, Rome is a must-see for all of those who have never been to Italy. Most likely, you’ll come back a second time because there is never enough time to see everything. The Vatican is the most visited religious destination in the world, while the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum are but a sampling of what you’ll uncover on Rome’s streets.
With the Grand Canal as it’s backbone and hundreds of other smaller canals, Venice was a former capital of Italy. It is a unique city in this sense and worth seeing at least once in your life. While some say the island is sinking, you have plenty of time to see this wonder of the manmade world. Murano Glass is a popular excursion and St. Mark’s square is the focal point of the island.
Who hasn’t heard of Tusany’s rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards? If you want peace and quiet, amazing food and wine along with picturesque Renaissance towns peppered throughout the countryside, this is the place to go. Rent a villa of any size for the week to reach total harmony. You’ll also find beaches within reach of many villas.
Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples
You might fly or take a train to Naples, but you’ll most likely want to get out of town to check out the Amalfi Coast or the Island of Capri. Why? The Amalfi Coast is, along with the Road to Hana in Maui, tied for the best drive in the world. But why just drive it when you can stay in cliffside, oceanview towns such as Positano. Want to go where the famous vacation in Italy, look no further than Capri, one of the most elite places on the planet. Pompeii is also close by.
Masterpieces such as the Duomo and Michaelangelo’s David reside in this riverside city. The capitol of the Tuscany region, use this as a launching lace for short excursions there as well as staples such as Pisa. Who doesn’t want that picture where they are holding up the leaning tower?