Italy - Activities
In Rome, wander around the district of Trastevere, the city's alternative focus which is home to numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Visit the Vatican City.
Milan (Milano), Italy's most sophisticated city and a mecca for shopping the home of fashion
R & R in Italy
Rest, relax and revive “when in Rome do as the Romans did” and visit one of Italy's thermal spas, some famous since the Roman era. The best-equipped health resorts are Abano Terme and Montegrotto Terme (Veneto); Acqui Terme (Piedmont); L'Andana, Tombolo Talassa Resort, Terme di Saturnia, Chianciano Terme and Montecatini Terme (Tuscany); Fiuggi (Lazio); and Porretta Terme and Salsomaggiore Terme (Emilia-Romagna).
Travel by Gondola
Venice the city of canals a must see experience.
Italy combines art, history and contemporary fashion with stunning natural landscapes: the turquoise waters of Sardinia's Costa Smeralda offer one of Europe's most beautiful stretches of sand, sea and sunshine, while the snow-covered slopes of the Dolomite mountains are a haven for winter sports enthusiasts.
Coastal vistas and towns offer spectacular views and watersports. Places to visit include the Italian Riviera in Liguria, the Adriatic and Amalfi coasts. The more laid back Sicily, which has large sandy stretches on the southern coast, and in Sardinia which also offers great diving.
Capri, one of Italy's most visited islands, off the coast directly opposite Naples.
Snow Skiing and Snow boarding in Italy
Ski the Alps. To the west of Turin, in the Piedmont region, major resorts include Bardonechia, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere. Further north, the Aosta Valley's resorts include Cervinia, Courmayeur and La Thuile. Italy's most upmarket resort is Cortina D'Ampezzo in the Dolomites.
In the Valle d'Aosta region, go hillwalking or climbing in the Gran Paradiso National Park and Mont Avic Regional Park, home to wildlife including the chamois and ibex. The Dolomites on the Swiss border are also ideal for hiking and climbing.
Don’t forget your camera, from the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps you will need plenty of film.
Try truffle hunting in Umbria, a spectacularly beautiful region noted for its prized truffles. Black truffles are celebrated each year with a festival in the town of Norcia. Rare white truffles can be found between October and December.
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