Discover Like a Citalian: Which Italy are you?

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Which Italy are you? Your Guide to Cities, Countrysides, Coasts, Lakes, and Islands

Italy holidays have so much to offer. From the glorious cities and gorgeous countryside to expansive coasts and stunning lakes, there is truly something for everyone. 

Join Citalia as you discover which Italy holiday you are best suited for. Whether you’re looking for fun and adventure, romance, or an all-out foodie feast with the family, Italy has it all and more. Are you ready to discover like a Citalian?

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Cities

Italian city holidays offer the epitome of the real Italy experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or an all out history exploration through historic streets and museums, Italian city holidays have it all. 

For a romantic Italy holiday, no surprise here that Venice tops the list of places to be. Gliding down the canals being serenaded, award winning restaurants, and historic architecture at every turn, romance truly comes alive on holidays in Venice. 

If history hunting is on your list of things to do in Italy, look no further than a Rome holiday. Packed to the brim with historic architecture, tours, and sites, there is so much to do in Rome. Known as the world’s greatest open air museum, simply walking the streets of Rome will have history hunters occupied from the moment they arrive. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon are just a few things to look forward to. 

Florence is another history holiday gem, offering some of the best museums in Italy while maintaining a historic atmosphere in the idyllic hills of Tuscany. 

Foodies, you’re in for a treat with beautiful Bologna holidays inviting you on the Italian food holiday of a lifetime. Bologna is the Italian capital of cuisine, making it one of the must visit spots for lovers of food. 

Fashionistas are invited to one of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan. If bustling streets, luxurious boutiques, and taking in all things fashion sounds like the ultimate getaway, Milan holidays offer this all and more.

 
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Countrysides

Italy countryside holidays offer days of rolling green hillsides, good wine, and ancient wineries that allow you to take a step back in time. From walking historic cobbled streets with the ruins of once bustling palazzos to Italian summers eating authentic cuisine alongside a glass of dazzling local wine. 

Possibly one of the most recognisable regions, Tuscany countryside holidays offer the ideal mix of historic charm and wondrous hillside landscapes. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday to Italy, the Tuscany countryside has it all, with spa towns, rolling green hills filled with vineyards, and romantic piazzas in towns like San Gimignano. Foodies are also in for a treat with the Tuscan hills producing more ingredients than anywhere else in Italy, so you won’t have to travel far for some fantastic fresh feasts. 

Umbria holidays transport you to intimate towns steeped in tradition, with quiet countryside roads. The rustic atmosphere blends seamlessly with ancient architecture, featuring Romanesque cathedrals and churches that immerse you in history.

Nestled between Switzerland and France, Piedmont countryside holidays epitomise the charm of the Italian countryside with its Alpine backdrop and sensational vineyards. For wine enthusiasts, Gavi Village offers the renowned Cortese di Gavi, while foodies shouldn't miss the Michelin-star restaurants in Benevello, where world-class chefs craft innovative dishes in a quaint village setting.

 
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Coasts

Italian coast holidays are all about fun in the sun, sensational sunsets, and calm waters inviting you to the perfect Italian beach holiday. From romantic villages with historic harbours to small beach towns where the whole family can explore and enjoy the waters, Italian coastal holidays offer something for everyone. 

Holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera bring you some of the best coasts in Italy. Starting in Sorrento, with its small coastal feel, clifftop sensations, and close proximity to Naples, Sorrento holidays offer picture perfect coastal getaways. Moving down to the Amalfi Coast with pastel coloured buildings and stunning views, Amalfi Coast holidays offer the essence of luxury coastal living. 

While Tuscany is always thought of when talking about the countryside, the Tuscany coast offers some of the best beach holidays in Italy. Contrasting with the green of the countryside, Tuscany coast holidays are all about private beaches, calm clear waters, intimate coves, and an overall sense of tranquillity. As one of the original Tuscany beach resorts, Forte Dei Marmi is a must if you’re looking for summertime beach holidays in Italy.

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Lakes

Italian lakes holidays invite you to savour the gorgeous natural beauty of Italy with a touch of luxury and charm. Picture yourself walking through historic lakeside villages, taking in the mountain landscapes, while enjoying the fantastic architecture of days gone by. If you’re more of an adventurer, the Italian lakes have got you covered with a host of exciting watersports. 

For out of this world scenery and close proximity to the famous Verona, look no further than Lake Garda. Situated in the north of Italy, Lake Garda holidays offer something truly unique. From elegant lakefront towns and glorious castles to fun in the sun and watersports extravaganzas, Lake Garda holidays have it all. 

If you’re in search of the finer things in life, Lake Como holidays offer pure indulgence, making it a top destination for honeymoons in Italy. Surrounded by dramatic peaks, with medieval towns waiting to be explored, the villas surrounding Lake Como are simply unmatched. For a true sense of romance on your Italy holiday, you can’t go wrong with a stop in Lake Como. 

If choosing one lake is too difficult, have no fear, Citalia’s range of multi centre holidays are here to save the day. Some options include, the Lake Maggiore and Lake Como multi centre or the Venice, Lake Garda, and Lake Como multi centre, to name a few.

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Islands

Italy island holidays are some of the best in the world. While maybe not the first destination you think of for an island escape, it should be! From soaking up the sunshine on gorgeous golden sands to savouring the crystal clear waters from a beachfront cafe, Italy island holidays are a true summer holiday sensation. 

Starting with a bang, Capri holidays invite you to the authentic Italian holiday of a lifetime. Home to the rich and famous for decades, Capri holidays are filled with opulent boats, delectable designer boutiques, and luxury hotels. A truly romantic getaway destination, Capri offers gorgeous bays, the infamous Blue Grotto sea cave, and a bevy of must-visit restaurants. 

For family holidays in Italy, you can’t go wrong with Sardinia. The 1,220 mile stretch of unspoiled coastline offers the perfect opportunity for an Italy island road trip extravaganza. South Sardinia holidays are all about golden sand beaches, clear blue waters, and fantastic family friendly resorts, with something for the whole family. Whether you’re travelling with tiny tots or teens, Sardinia holidays offer everyone a fantastic Italy holiday.

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At Citalia we have over 95 years’ experience in tailoring holidays to Italy. Whether you choose the cities, the countryside, the coasts, the lakes or the islands, there’s no doubt you’ll feel like a Citalian. Start planning your holiday to Italy today, andiamo!
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