In Italy you will find an ideal blend of art, tradition, excellent food and fun with every season of the year, that combine to provide unforgettable experiences. With its grand mix of cultural heritage, stunning landscapes and captivating atmosphere, Italy is everything you could possibly ask for in a destination. Did you know that hundreds of poets and painters, from around the world, have been inspired by the beauty of Italy? In fact, Italy is the home of more than half of the world’s artistic heritage.
There is no escaping the beauty of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress and olive clad slopes.
.Florence and the Renaissance: visit the Uffizi Galleries
.Florence traditions: old pharmacies, goldsmiths, artisan papers
.Siena, a pleasant walk in the Middle-Ages
.Visit San Gimignano and its tower-houses
.The mysterious Etruscan civilisation: visit the archaeological sites in Volterra
.Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey, Montalcino and Pienza – the ‘ideal city’ of Pope Pius 2nd
.The roof-less Abbey of San Galgano
.Sunrise from a hot air balloon
.The marble of Michelangelo: visit Pietrasanta, a marble quarry and a sculptor
.Horse-riding in the Chianti Hills
.A day at a special farmhouse in the Chianti region: Michelangelo, wine and olive oil
.Siena and its Palio: learn about this century-old horse race visiting a ‘contrada’