The setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a trip to Verona will guarantee love on first visit. Dating all the way back to Roman days, Verona is just an hour's train away from Venice, making it the perfect space to enjoy a romantic trip in relative privacy.
To set the perfect ambience for your holiday, a trip to Piazza delle Erbe is sure to delight. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling city market during the day, or take a leisurely dinner with drinks in the evening. Buy a biglietto unico (single ticket) to gain entry to all four of Verona's stunning churches, or if you're lucky enough to visit in summer, take advantage of the open-air opera festival, a sure-fire way to get into the Italian spirit.
If you'd rather indulge in activities that are a little less traditional, Verona is also home to the Via Mazzini, also known as "the Golden Mile". Drift in and out of the likes of Gucci, Prada and Cartier, or climb the Castel San Pietro hill for panoramic views of the city. The perfect entry-level way to explore Italy, Verona is ready and waiting to delight and surprise you.
Naples is the home of the historic Pompeii ruins, the breathtaking Mount Vesuvius and a whole host of opportunities for fine dining. It's an understated Italian food lover's dream.
Small but perfectly-formed - aside from one rather obvious hiccup in its building regulations a few centuries ago - Pisa combines an excellent location with stunning architecture and culture. Excellent transport links to Florence and Cinque Terre make it a must too.
Clashing gladiators, ancient religion and staggering architecture, the capital of Italy is one of the world's most impressive historical destinations. It's also an epicentre for fashion, art and great food, giving it plenty to boast about as a holiday location.
Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, visiting Sicily is like stepping back in time. Medieval towns and villages sit amongst the cobbled paths, and visitors can expect warm weather with a perfect coastal breeze, so it’s not too stifling.