Castiglione del Lago is a beautiful village that lies on the western shores of Lake Trasimeno to the north-east of Umbria in Italy. Such is the beauty of this mesmerising town, that it is officially listed as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in Italy’.
Sicily sits at the tip of Italy. This fascinating island has a long history of trade with the world, which has affected almost everything about it, from its cuisine to its architecture. When you visit Sicily, you can explore characterful small towns and enjoy a temperate climate, which stretches from early in the year until
Seven islands make up the Tuscan archipelago – Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo and Gorgona. At 224km2, Elba is the biggest of the islands and third biggest in Italy after Sardinia and Sicily. Elba is also the most popular island of the Tuscan Archipelago, attracting tourists all year round.
With Roman architecture and steep cobbled streets, the medieval town of Gubbio should be on the “to go” list of any discerning tourist. This captivating town is situated near the foot of Mount Ingino, in the Perugia province of Umbria, central Italy.
The bustling town of Pesaro on Italy’s Adriatic coast is awash with attractions and sightseeing opportunities. With medieval architecture, breath-taking basilicas and iconic fountains, simply meandering round Pesaro’s streets is an experience in itself.
The Monti Sibillini National Park straddles the Umbria and Le Marche border in Eastern Italy. From the winter when its peaks are dusted in snow, to the spring when its fields are strewn in poppies and sunflowers, there’s never a best time to visit this place of immense natural beauty.
Bolsena has been described as a ‘miraculous’ lake. This immense crater lake in central Italy lies within the northern area of the province of Viterbo in the region of Lazio. The lake has a circumference of 43km, making it the largest volcanic lake in Europe, boasting a shoreline of beautiful black volcanic sands.
There are literally endless reasons to visit Rome, one of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities. The ancient architecture, superb shopping and exquisite cuisine, are just three reasons to head to the unique city of Rome. Visiting any of the city’s 4000 churches is another intriguing pastime in this glorious city.
If you yearn to discover quintessential Tuscany then head to the small and charming town of Cortona in the Chiana Valley – Valdichiana – area in southern Tuscany, some 70 miles to the south east of Florence.
One of Italy’s most eminent towns of the wonderful Assisi in the Umbria region. Much of this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s fame stems from the fact Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints.