Central Italy & Italian Islands

When we fell for Italy, chances are it was in a Tuscan village, possibly enjoying a glass of Prosecco in a cobbled square, deep within the foothills lined with cypress trees. As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is also a mecca for art lovers, and a trip to Florence, and to the Uffizi Gallery is a must. But, then again, those rolling hills, and hilltop villages are where you’ll find the true heartland of the country - the best food, and the juiciest Chianti too. Pisa too, is a must-see attraction, as are Siena, Sarteano, San Gimignano… do we need to go on? Well, there’s also the Eternal City. No trip to central Italy is complete without a wander back 2,000 years, through the treasure-filled streets of Rome. Offshore, tiny Elba is a very special place, with an appeal out of all proportion to its size and, in the charming city of Portoferraio tuck into seafood restaurants that are the equal of anywhere in the Mediterranean.

Section 1

Tuscany, Chianti
Elba
Rome, Vatican
Florence
Pisa

Section 2

Regions in Central Italy & The Italian Islands

See Sardinia’s rugged green landscape, endless expanses of white and pink beaches, ancient structures, boutique-lined streets – and then there’s the food...

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You’ll find this island at the end of Italy’s ‘boot’, offering endless Mediterranean sunshine and dramatic landscapes.

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Head to the heart of the boot to see artistic delights in Florence and Rome, classic landscapes in Tuscany or unwind at Elba’s peaceful coastal villages.

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