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.
Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
GMT +1 hour
Highlights - Spend time in Siena; Drive via Montalcino and Montepulciano to the heart of southern Tuscany; Enjoy trekking and biking in the Sibillini National Park... Read more ...
Enjoy unique, private access to the atelier (workshop) that produces Venice's carnival costumes, and tour the palace that houses it. Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence accompanied by a specialist art guide. Read more ...
View some of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance with insight from an expert A&K guide Read more ...
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Of all the countries in the world, Italy is perhaps the most magical of all. This narrow boot of crinkled land, extending gracefully into the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, has seen the birth of empires, cradled the growth of civilisations and shaped the destinies of continents.
Luxury Italy Holidays with Abercrombie & Kent offer uniquely privileged glimpses of a real Italy, driven by people, landscapes and cuisine.
Italy holidays can span the majestic mountains and misty lakes of the north, through wonderful walled villages and glorious Renaissance cities of the beautiful rolling heartlands, to the glorious city of Rome and on to the wonderful beaches and islands of the south. Italy luxury holidays are awash with truly cosmopolitan destinations.
Holidays in Italy are an opportunity to explore a country redolent with history - from the wonderful canals of Venice to the city-states that dominated Tuscany and Umbria and the Greek and Roman ruins of the south. Its central position in the history of art lives on through daily life, with frescoes and furniture testifying to a love of beauty and dedication to quality, while the sounds of great composers linger on in concert-halls and joyous songs on village streets. Since the days of the Grand Tour, holidays to Italy have been a magnet for discerning travellers, warm and vibrant, with beautiful countryside, wonderful food, grand operas and a vivid sense of style and fashion.
To help find your own slice of luxury in Italy, we have searched out the finest hotels that epitomise the little comforts that make travel great. Our portfolio stretches from the Lakes region in the north to the sunny glamorous islands of Sardinia and Sicily in the south. During your Italy holiday, stay in one of its most famous cities such as Florence or Milan or escape to the countryside and stay in the heart of Tuscany. Head to the coast and we have Venice and the Amalfi Coast to delight you.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 4 night Luxury Italy Holidays will cost from £895 per person and a 7 night resort stay from £1,065 per person with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Hotel de Russie, Rome - save up to 25%
Enjoy a three night break in Rome, including flights, transfers and accommodation, for £730 per person. Valid for travel in August only. Terms and conditions apply.
Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy - Save up to 20%
Enjoy a 3 night stay including flights and transfers from just £920pp. Valid for travel July 2013 only. Terms and conditions apply.
Suggested Italy Accommodation Offers
The ideal holiday for art lovers, foodies and wine connoisseurs, Castel Monastero boasts a superb location, luxurious furnishings, endless relaxation and cuisine deserving of its five stars...
Situated in the heart of Tuscany’s Brunello winemaking region, Castiglion del Bosco is one of Tuscany’s largest contiguous estates. It is located in the Val d’Orcia, 12 km from the Province of Siena...
After six years of restoration and refurbishment, the Palazzo Seneca is more a visit to a private home than a stay in a hotel, such is the warmth of the service, the comfortable fittings and the relaxed atmosphere...
Widely recognized as one of Europe’ s finest resorts, Forte Village has achieved that rare combination of first-class accommodations, service, dining and facilities with a relaxed, casual friendliness...
As with many Orient-Express hotels, this heritage building is a landmark within its destination. Rooms and suites are stylishly decorated with Italian flair. Most have beautiful terraces or balconies...
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The Higham Bingham, Orient Express Train was another highlight in both directions which included Lunch going over to Machu Piccu and Dinner on our return to Cusco..absolutely fantastic.
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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.