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Sicily is the largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean. Lying close to the mainland of Italy and just 90 miles from the African coastline, it retains Arab as well as Greek and Roman influences in its architecture and culture. Sicily is dominated by the dramatic landscapes around Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano.
Centrally positioned within the cultural triangle formed by the Duomo, San Lorezo and Santa Maria Novella, the 18th century Grand Hotel Bagliono is stylish and features a fabulous panoramic restaurant and a rooftop garden with views towards Brunelleschi's done and the city below, making it an ideal for a romantic candlelit dinner.
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Italy is an incredibly diverse country, with historical cities, picturesque lakes, stunning coastline and rolling countryside. In the north of the country it’s all about stunning scenery, with the majestic Dolomites and mountain-backed lakes. Venice, Verona and Milan are all found here, making it a great place for a city break as well. A little way south you’ll find Liguria, edged by some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches, and the foodie region of Emilia-Romagna. They’re followed by Tuscany and Umbria, where vineyard-striped countryside and hilltop towns are the order of the day. Tuscany is also home to Florence, with its distinctive Renaissance dome and world-famous art galleries.
Travel further south and you’ll hit Rome, a city filled with ancient sites and grand monuments, followed by Campania, a region that’s home to vibrant Naples, peaceful Cilento, and the spectacular Amalfi Coast, not to mention the lovely seaside town of Sorrento. In the far south (the heel of the 'boot') is Puglia, an unspoilt region with sandy beaches, pretty towns and delicious food. Italy’s islands are also well worth visiting. Sicily offers a real mix of culture, history and scenery, making it a top spot for a self-drive holiday, while Sardinia is famous for its white-sand beaches and family-friendly resorts. Wherever you choose to explore, we’d love to pair you with your dream holiday to Italy.