Out and about in the north of Italy
By Lorna Heatley
2 November 2017
Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most famous, and favourite, tourist spots, and how could it not be?Read more
Beautiful Verona is a city of Roman ruins, medieval buildings, Italian culture and romance, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Verona's historic heart is surrounded on three sides by a loop of the picturesque River Adige and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Verona's main attractions include Juliet's balcony and the great Roman Arena - the imposing amphitheatre built by the Romans in the first century AD, which is now used as an open air opera house. The charming narrow streets and picturesque piazzas of Verona make the city a pleasure to explore, while an abundance of pavement cafés offer the perfect opportunity to relax with a drink, savour the atmosphere and watch the world go by - a truly Italian pastime.
Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.… see more
10 days from £1,395 ppView tour details >
Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Mantova, the Sigurtá Gardens, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'… see more
10 days from £1,715 ppView tour details >
Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail holiday. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.… see more
13 days from £2,495 ppView tour details >