By Katie Shaw
23 August 2019
To celebrate experiences that bring Italy to life, here are a few of our favourite unique activities that truly take you to the heart of this beguiling country.Read more
The charming town of Positano sits at the base of a deep gorge on the Amalfi Coastline. The town retains a distinctly old-fashioned appeal, where fishermen haul their wooden boats across the beach as they return to shore with their catch. While the beach is the centre and focal point of village life, the narrow winding streets boast some singular boutiques, selling clothing unique to Positano.
The village was once a significant maritime power as part of the Amalfi Republic, prospering during the 16th and 17th century. However, by the mid 1800s the population was in significant decline - almost half of the population emigrated, many of them to Australia. Positano entered the 20th century as little more than a poor fishing village, only returning to prosperity with the emergence of the tourist industry in the 1950s that saw visitors flock to the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast and its islands make up one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe. Starting in the ancient city of Rome, and then based in Sorrento, we visit magnificent Capri and the alluring lost city of Pompeii… see more
12 days from £2,395 ppView tour details >
From its ancient and classical cities to its hillside villages and dramatic coastline, Italy offers something for all visitors. On this incredible adventure we travel the length of this attractive country, taking in iconic sights such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Pompeii, and lesser-known places like Tuscan Siena.… see more
16 days from £3,595 ppView tour details >