Signature Italian Treasures - Tuscany

Small Luxury Group Journeys Italian Treasures from £5,027

View some of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance with insight from an expert A&K guide Read more ...

Amalfi Coast

Connections: Italy - South to North from £4,603

Take a walk through Rome's Trastevere district with a local resident. Learn the secrets of Florentine cuisine from your chef, who guides you in an Italian culinary class. Read more ...

Super Skills Travel, Forte Village, Sardinia

Super Skills Travel, Forte Village, Sardinia from £3,100

Forte Village, Sardinia. We are delighted to be partnering with Super Skills Travel to offer the perfect holiday for families with sports mad children... Read more ...

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Best time to be there

Coastal areas and the islands are great year round, although July and August can be very hot. The arts and opera seasons are generally at their peak outside these months. August is very much a shut down month as Italians take their annual break.

Fly to

Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)

flying time

2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes

time difference

GMT +1 hour

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Belmond Villa San Michele, Italy

Enjoy a 4 night stay at Belmond Villa San Michele for the price of 3
Stay in the rolling hills above Florence at this landmark property whose facade is attributed to Michelangelo. It's lush gardens replete with olive, cypress and citrus trees surround the 15th century villa with its most beautiful loggia overlooking the city. Stay at the Villa San Michele for the best of both worlds: a stone's throw from Florence with its galleries, shops and restaurants yet still a retreat in the hills from which to retire from the city in the panoramic heated swimming pool. The outdoor pool is heated making a stay in the Autumn a great choice as the main summer crowds disappear from the city.
From £969pp (saving £425pp), including British Airways international flights and breakfast based on two people sharing a King Room with Garden View. Valid until 12th October excluding 27th - 30th August 2014.



Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily

Free nights plus added benefits
The Verdura Resort is home to not one, but three world-class championship golf courses. Book now and receive free nights, two complimentary rounds of golf per person per day and two Sicilian Aroma massages. Prices from £1,299 per person for 6 nights in a Deluxe King on a B&B basis including return international flights and private airport transfers. Valid for travel 2nd November - 26th December 2014. Terms and conditions apply.



Belmond Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare, Italy

Save from £3,000 per family of four
Book a stay at the Belmond Splendido Hotel and receive the second room for your children complimentary on a B&B basis. Prices start from £1,019 per person for 5 nights in a King Room with Garden View including return British Airways international flights and private airport transfers. Valid for travel from 5th October - 3rd November 2014. Valid for children below 18 years of age. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.



Contacts make a difference in Italy. A world of difference - and nobody knows that better than our highly qualified guides. The sun-kissed accounts of our returning guests testify to the little personal flourishes that made their Italian holiday truly memorable.

There's A&K's amazingly well-connected Donatella, who introduced guests to Siena's small but perfectly formed delicatessen, al Palazzo della Chigiana, for complementary tasting of cheese, meat and olive oil; a similarly convivial experience with decent wines in a Rome osteria; and another in Florence, where, after an introduction from A&K's guide, local artisans presented our clients' children with beautiful towels embroidered with their names.

And we're just starting. There were gifts of freshly roasted chestnuts in Verona's Piazza Erbe, and a night of free wine and mesmerising views after our guide informed a Positano bar owner that his guests were newlyweds. When you take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday to Italy in 2014 you'll also be able enjoy the fruits of higher level contacts: a tour of Florence's Vasari Corridor, home of the Medici's private art collection, or a visit to the atelier which makes Venice's elaborate carnival costumes.

As one part of A&K's multi-centre European team that has offered seamless travel across the continent for 25 years, we provide an insider angle on Italy's rich cultural heritage and contemporary life. Along with premium hotels and deluxe villas, we also have our nationwide 'Guardian Angels': super helpful locals who'll iron out any travel wrinkles.

You'll discover a Mediterranean country oozing with history and glorious landscapes: the north's imposing mountains and serene lakes; softly undulating central heartlands drizzled with hilltop villages and cypress trees; and the Neapolitan Riviera's ludicrously romantic resorts, across the sea from Sardinia's powder beaches.

Your A&K tour reveals centuries-old art and architecture, from Venice's palazzo-lined canals and Tuscany's renaissance showstoppers to Rome's honey-stoned grandeur and the South's ancient remains - all with a generous side serving of glorious cuisine.

Small wonder Italy's packed in high season, but, once again, our contacts make a crucial difference. 'Our guide walked us past the long snake of visitors waiting to enter St Mark's in sweltering heat,' wrote James Landsdowne. 'He took us to an innocuous side door, said "Ciao" to the guard, and we were allowed straight in. How wonderful.'

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Hotel Brunelleschi


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Guest Testimonial

That is why you use a travel agent and a company like A&K because you are always taken care of not only at the point of sale but during the travel, and after your return home if the need should arise.

- GJ, Tour Consultant

A&K Philanthropy

Save the Florentine Monuments, Italy
Save the Florentine Monuments

Is restoring the monuments that are the cultural heritage of Florence and a world treasure.  We are the sole benefactors in the restoration of the bust of Benvenuto Cellini on the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most important monuments in Florence.


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