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Simply Lake Garda

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  • Enjoy 4-Star hotel accommodation
  • Stay in the lakeside town of Desenzano
  • Cruise to Villa Borghese-Cavazza
  • Explore Sirmione's medieval town
  • Experience enchanting Venice

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Highlights of Tuscany

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  • First Class rail to Chambéry
  • Single-centre stay in a Tuscan spa town
  • Discover Florence, Siena and Lucca
  • Enjoy a tasting of Chianti wines
  • Explore medieval San Gimignano

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The Italian Riviera

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  • Elegant 4-Star hotel accommodation
  • Discover the colourful Cinque Terre
  • Visit the glistening town of Portofino
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Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

If you're looking for a relaxed yet engaging way to explore Italy, then an Italian rail holiday is ideal. Filled with historical landmarks, incredible art, and a rich culture, Italy is a country that captivates every visitor.

Travelling by train with us offers a unique opportunity to discover Italy like never before. Enjoy delicious local food and wine in Tuscany, discover Sicily's Greek history, and see some of the most famous landmarks in Italy including Mount Etna and Pompeii.

Wherever you go, amazing wonders lie around every corner. In the north of Italy, uncover the unique ambience of the floating city of Venice and in southern Italy experience a sunset stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast, famous for its dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear seas.

Start planning your Italian holiday now and explore all the marvels this country has to offer. From exciting exploration to peaceful relaxation, this stunning region has something for every traveller. Alternatively, you can embark on your adventure with one of our independent holidays.

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Italian Lakes

Experience a serene retreat to the Italian Lakes. Whether it's Como, Garda, Maggiore, Iseo, or Orta - each is a masterpiece framed by Alpine peaks. Lake Como offers elegance, Maggiore botanical wonders, and Garda diverse attractions. Cruise azure waters, explore villas, and savour lakeside cuisine. A harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure awaits in this alpine heaven. From Bellagio's glamour to Stresa's tranquility, a rejuvenating escape awaits.

Italian Cities

Italy's cities are vibrant canvases painted with history, culture, and modern flair. Rome, Florence, and Venice showcase the country's rich heritage, each with its own allure. Rome's ancient marvels, Florence's Renaissance treasures, and Venice's romantic waterways create a landscape of discovery. The dynamic energy of Italian cities exploration of art, architecture, and local lide.

Southern Italy

Southern Italy beckons with its sun-drenched landscapes, rich history, and culinary delights. From the Amalfi Coast's dramatic cliffs to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, this region has a choice of diverse experiences including the rustic charm of Puglia's trulli and the timeless allure of Sicily's ancient temples. Southern Italy is a sensory feast, where history and tradition intertwine with the vibrant colours and flavours of the Mediterranean.

Italian Cuisine

Italy's spirit is reflected in its delicious food, and savouring authentic dishes is a must. Menus often highlight pasta and pizza, along with unique regional specialties that capture the diverse flavours of the nation. From the seafood delights of the Venetian Riviera and Sorrento to the mouthwatering T-bone steaks in Tuscany, there's a culinary treat for every taste. Gelato is a big deal in Italy and one of the joys of any holiday here is hunting down your personal favourite. And let's not forget the exceptional wines, which are also a real treat for the connoisseurs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the official currency of Italy?

The official currency of Italy is the Euro(€).

What is the main language spoken in Italy?

The main language spoken in Italy is Italian.

What is the capital city of Italy?

The capital city of Italy is Rome.

What time zone does Italy follow?

Italy follows the Central European Standard Time (Greenwich Mean Time plus 1 hour).

How long does it take to travel by rail from Rome to Northern Italy (Turin)?

The rail travel time from Rome to Northern Italy (Turin) is approximately eight hours.

What is the average flight time to Italy, and does it vary?

Flight times to Italy vary between 3-5 hours, depending on the specific location within the country.

When is the best time to visit Italy?

Italy is known for its warm weather throughout the year. Summer is ideal for the Tuscan hill and beaches, while spring and autumn are best for visiting big cities with fewer crowds. Winter is great for the Dolomites and Alps.

What should I pack for a trip to Italy?

Packing depends on the season. In summer, pack loose clothes, suncream, sunglasses, and a hat. For colder months, layering is recommended. Don't forgot a waterproof jacket, a light jacket for cooler evenings, and water-resistant shoes for excursions.

What are some local customs in Italy?

Italy has strong traditions in religion, food, and family. Modest dress is required in places of worship. Meals are meant to be savoured, and Italian restaurants focus on traditional food. Coffee customs include reserving milky coffee for breakfast and enjoying espressos at any time.

It is necessary to speak Italian while travelling in Italy?

While English is widely understood, locals appreciate basic knowledge of the local language. It's beneficial to brush up on some Italian basics before your trip.

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