Here is a selection of some of the many highlights to be found in Italy which we hope will inspire you to travel and experience them for yourselves.

Italian coffee Italian coffee

When in Padua (Veneto) take a break at this 19th century coffee house and ask for the speciality ‘Pedrocchi caffè’, a perfect blend of sweet mint and bitter espresso coffee. A meeting place for intellectuals and academics over the year, even Lord Byron was a patron.

Statue of Giacomo Puccini in Lucca, Tuscany Statue of Giacomo Puccini in Lucca, Tuscany

A charming museum converted from the former childhood home of the great opera composer Giacomo Puccini. It contains personal letters, opera drafts and the piano on which he created his last opera, Turandot.

Egnazia archaeological park in Puglia, Italy Egnazia archaeological park in Puglia, Italy

A fascinating archaeological park in Puglia which dates back the Bronze Age. A necropolis with pre-Roman tombs, painted vases known as ‘Egnazia ceramic’, an amphitheatre and forum are some of the historical discoveries from the ancient town of Gnathia.

City of Gaeta, Campania, Italy City of Gaeta, Campania, Italy

Gaeta is a city of medieval walls, narrow alleys, a 13th century castle and long sandy beaches. Visit Monte Orlando that rises above the town, famed for its split mountain ‘Montagna Spaccata’ where legend says split into three crevices when Christ died.

Lake Como, Italy Lake Como, Italy

The funicular railway which has linked Como and Brunate since 1894 is the quickest way of travelling between these two towns and is an ideal opportunity to enjoy stunning views over Lake Como and the Alps.

La Maremma Natural Park, Tuscany, Italy La Maremma Natural Park, Tuscany, Italy

This pristine rural landscape has an unspoilt Tuscan coastline. Stone pines, low hills, Mediterranean maquis, beach and sea span the coastal area between the town of Talamone and the Ombrone estuary.

Royal Palace of Caserta, Campania, Italy Royal Palace of Caserta, Campania, Italy

This former royal residence in Caserta (Campania) was constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples to rival Versailles. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the 18th century.

Island of Capri, Italy Island of Capri, Italy

A perfect island destination at any time of year, Capri has a very pleasant climate from 50°F in February to 74°F in August, spectacular scenery, blue grottoes and a rich history dating back to the Emperors of Rome.

Rosanna Melaragni

By Rosanna Melaragni

7th March 2018



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Rosanna Melaragni
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Rosanna is the head of our Discovery Department which covers tailor made holidays to Portugal and the Azores, Italy and Sicily, Scandinavia and the new programme to Spain. She is our longest serving member of staff having joined in 1994 after completing an honours degree in French and Italian and subsequently working for a tour operator in Yorkshire. She is responsible for brochure writing, contracting accommodation, programme costing, computer inputting and generally troubleshoots where necessary. She has global knowledge of our tailor made programme.

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