If you enjoyed ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and Dan Brown’s other books, you’ll definitely enjoy this tour of the sights featured in his novels and films. You’ll even discover the secrets of the Illuminati! Find out more at http://www.angelsanddemons.it.
Tuscany, Central Italy & Elba
This vast waterpark has pools and all sorts of rides for all the family, including the largest wavepool in Europe. There’s a pool especially for little ones, plus relaxing lazy rivers and whirlpools.
The largest theme park in Tuscany, Cavallino Matto offers rides and attractions for the whole family, including the most hardened thrill seekers. Try Shocking Tower, Air Max and Project 1 – if you dare!
This pretty square is an ideal place to rest your legs after a hard day’s sightseeing. There are plenty of pavement cafés where you can watch the street artists over a reviving glass of something cold.
The centre of life in Rome for almost 1000 years as the venue for gladiatorial matches, criminal trials and public speeches, this is just as imposing and majestic today.
This vast basilica has been described as the ‘greatest of all churches of Christendom’. Take the lift to the top of Michelangelo’s impressive dome for fantastic views across the city.
Not just for wine lovers, the Chianti Trail runs between Florence and Sienna (take Chiantiagina-SR222), and through some of the loveliest scenery in Europe. If you do fancy a little wine tasting, there are lots of Chianti wineries along the way, so make sure you don’t have to do the driving.
Unleash your inner gladiator as you wander around this vast amphitheatre, the largest in the world. Top tip – buy your tickets the day before and skip the queues.
A perfectly preserved ancient temple, The Pantheon boasts a spectacular open dome, an imposing portico and huge bronze doors.
This is the world’s smallest nation with just 1000 citizens – including the Pope. You can pop ‘over the border’ to visit the Sistine Chapel, decorated by some of the finest artists of the Renaissance period, including Michelangelo. You’ll miss the worst of the crowds late afternoon, and don’t forget to keep your shoulders covered and avoid wearing shorts and miniskirts.
If you want to come back to Rome again, make sure you throw a coin (or three - according to Mr Sinatra) into these ornate fountains.
These museums are home to some of the most exquisite Renaissance and Classical works of art in the world. Founded over 500 years ago, you can take in their priceless treasures on a guided tour.
History on a bike – what a great idea! You can hire bikes for all the family here and cycle around many of the attractions in the park - stopping off at the museums, galleries and zoo.
You can spend your day winding down the lazy river, hurtling down the vertiginous slide, or just splashing in the pools at Aqua Village. There’s a Baby Club and special play area for smaller children, too.
There is no space to tell you about all the wonders of Rome - but here are some highlights…