Italy by Region
: Base yourself in the exclusive harbour resort town of Portofino
or Santa Margherita
to discover the rugged Ligurian Coast
and the beautiful villages nestled between vine covered hills.
A popular destination along the ligurian coastline is the Cinque Terre
- five small and unique fishing villages that ”cling” to the steep cliffs falling away into the ocean. Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore
, once only accessible by sea now by narrow roads, pathways and rail linking each remote village.
you have quick access to dramatic alpine scenery of the Dolomites
and the stunning lakes of Northern Italy
– Como, Garda and Maggiore
and neighbouring countries of France
it is a relatively short trip to the famous Dolomite
mountains and Lake Garda
or the delights of historic Verona
or just lose yourself in the magic of one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world, Venezia
: Explore the diverse area of traditional villages , alpine valleys and breathtaking scenery of Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso
The heartland of Italy,
this region is one of the most popular, beckoning tourists with its historial cities and wonderful countryside.
– Explore the fascinating Emilia-Romagna
region with ancient cities including Ravenna, Modena, Parma
and the popular Adriatic Coast.
In Tuscany and Umbria
you are spoilt for choice - stay in a villa in the beautiful countryside surrounded by vineyards and olive groves or in an apartment one of many small medieval or Etruscan hilltop towns.
Base yourself for a few days or a week in Florence or Siena
or in a villa in the country and explore these wide and varied regions including San Gimignano, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Montefalco, Montepulciano and Pisa
to name only some of the most well known. See the vineyards, villages, hamlets and ancient farmhouses that Tuscany and Umbria
are so famous for and live the dream for a little while.
– discover lesser known regions and walk or cook your way into the very heart of Italy through regional foods and wines and produce. This is the authentic and undiscovered Italy you have been searching for.
South of Rome
Travelling around Southern Italy
involves many contrasts. Wherever you travel, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery. Join the cosmopolitan set around Naples and the islands of Capri and Ischia one day, then travel off the beaten track and find yourself in the middle of a remote landscape the next.
Easily accessible from Rome
is the Neopolitan Coast
, its gateway the bustling city of Naples
leading onto the spectacular Amalfi Coast
Many islands are off the coast– Capri, Ischia and Sardinia
– leading further south to the largest Italian island of all, Sicily.
Amalfi Coast – Naples, Pompei, Sorrento, Positano, Capri
Rail and road (car and bus) easily connects Naples from Rome
and then onto Sorrento
. Historical Pompei
is a short bus or car ride away or visit on a short day tour. There is also a hydrofoil service from Naples to Sorrento
and from there Positano
are accessed by bus or car.
CIT recommends a 1, 2 or 3 day tours from Rome to see this beautiful area.
The islands of Capri and Ischia
can be reached by boat from Naples (Mergellina), Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi or Salerno.
CIT also has a 8 day/7 night cruise
that departs from Salerno
to visit South Italy & Malta.
and discover the world. If you are looking for something different, Sicily is the place to explore. Here you will find famous archeological sites, magnificent beaches and spectacular scenery including the infamous Mt Etna
. Travel to Sicily by car, rail or ferry from Reggio di Calabria to Messina
and from Genoa or Naples to Palermo
. The major cities of Sicily are also linked to the north and centre of Italy’s mainland by frequent air services.
Visit the spectacular volcanic Aeolian Islands
by ferry from Milazzo, Palermo, Cefalu & Messina in Sicily or Reggio Calabria or Naples