While Italy is filled with must-see landmarks and destinations, there are a few locations that are not to be missed on a luxury tour. Discover The Wordrobe’s top five favourite places for a dose of Italian decadence…
Of all the European countries, there’s one that almost always springs to mind when thinking about luxury holidays. Italy is famous for its rich history, exquisite food, fine wine and unrivalled scenery. The country also enjoys a wealth of culture with its art, architecture, design and theatre among the best in the world.
While the region is filled with must-see landmarks and destinations, there are a few locations that are not to be missed on a luxury Italy tour.
This shoreline is adorned with quaint coastal villages, dramatic cliffs and stunning beaches. The UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches approximately 50 km between Naples and Salerno and is home to some of Italy’s most luxurious towns and resorts.
Sorrento offers an excellent base for exploring the area and features a great atmosphere in the evenings if you want to soak up some of that Italian charm.
Meanwhile, the island of Capri is the epitome of glamour and exclusivity. Immerse yourself in this elite destination and discover the Blue Grotto, a huge cave that emerges into the sea, as well as the Gardens of Augustas, a stunning botanical garden.
Chances are, you’re familiar with Lake Como, the most popular spot in the Italian Lake District. But there’s so much more to explore including Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and Lake Maggiore. Maggiore also features the Borromean islands with their beautiful subtropical parks.
As well as breathtaking backdrops, you’ll find luxury boutique hotels, cafes, and exclusive restaurants. Take in the scenery on a boat tour or opt for a cable car ride for the ultimate panoramic views.
The Italian Riviera provides a charming hub for the world’s elite and it’s easy to see why. With beautiful, traditional, colourful buildings, a stunning harbour and elegant boutiques, Portofino really is a slice of luxury.
Explore the delights of this pretty town or charter a boat and take in this postcard location from the sparkling waters.
You can’t think of a luxury Italian tour without adding Venice into the mix. Famous for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice conjures up images of guided gondolas along the canals, magnificent opera buildings and designer shopping.
Saint Mark’s Square is the ideal location for enjoying a rich Italian coffee and watching the world go by. Or, if cocktails and champagne are more your style, then head to one of the many exclusive bars, such as the Skyline Rooftop Bar which offers unrivalled views of Venice.
No tour of Italy would be complete without a visit to Rome. The centre of Italian history and culture, Rome is filled with incredible Baroque architecture, magnificent galleries and, of course, the grand Colosseum and Vatican.
Wherever you choose to explore on a luxury tour of Italy, you’re sure to experience some of the finest cultural, culinary and picturesque experiences you can imagine.