If you’ve ever wondered, “Why visit Italy?” or wondered what the best Italian places for a holiday are you’re in for a treat with this magnificent country.

From the bustling streets of Sorrento to the sun-kissed beaches of the Amalfi Coast and Sardinia, the beautiful coastline of Puglia and the amazing historical cities of Rome, Venice and Verona, every corner of Italy is an invitation to create unforgettable memories. These are some of our top picks for unforgettable places to visit in Italy!

The best places to visit in Italy for a sun holiday

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento, perched on the Sorrentine Peninsula, attracts visitors with its stunning views and lemon-scented air. The town, sitting atop cliffs, provides panoramic ocean views.

Explore the historic centre: visit the cathedral with its amazing architecture, relax at Villa Comunale and enjoy views of the Bay of Naples, visit the quaint fishing village of Marina Grande located below Sorrento’s cliffs and enjoy seafood and sun.

Take day trips to nearby attractions: Visit Pompeii, an ancient city that can be reached in just 40 minutes from Sorrento. This ancient city got buried under volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius during a big eruption around 2,000 years ago.

The ruins of Pompeii

Tour The Blue Grotto in Capri, a stunning sea cave that can only be reached by boat and is famous for its magical blue water.

Gateway to the Amalfi Coast: Take a scenic drive along the coastal road with amazing sea views and colourful villages at every turn. Explore the villages of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Relax on the Fornillo Beach in Positano which is nestled between the cliffs or browse boutique shops for unique products of the region such as limonchello liqueur.

The city of Sorrento overlooking the water.


Sardinia, the second-biggest island in the Mediterranean, has beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, and old ruins. Whether you explore Cagliari’s historic streets or relax on Costa Smeralda a 20km stretch along the northern coast ideal for beach lovers, Sardinia is perfect for those wanting a diverse holiday.

Explore pristine beaches: Visit the beach of Spiaggia della Pelosa, located near the town of Stintino in the northwest part of the island. Its known for its clear turquoise waters, soft white sand, and stunning views.

Porto Cervo: Stroll around the luxurious resort town of Porto Cervo. Its known for its beautiful marina, designer boutiques and amazing scenery.

Enjoy the local cuisine: Taste the local cuisine of fresh seafood and other traditional Sardinian dishes. Sample some of the islands most famous dishes such as Su Porcheddu, a spit-roasted suckling pig or sea urchins which are loved so much by locals they celebrate them in festivals.

A sandy beach

The best places to visit in Italy for a city break


If you love a city break filled with art, history, and food, Rome is the perfect place for your city holiday. Often called the “Eternal City,” Rome has centuries of history, culture, and stunning architecture.

The Vatican City: This is the worlds smallest independent state and the centre of Catholicism. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture and climb to the top to take in the amazing views from the dome. Be captivated by Michelangelo’s breath taking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

Ancient ruins: Explore the colosseum and see where gladiators once battled. Visit the pantheon and marvel over its impressive dome. Wander around the Roman Forum, the once marketplace and political centre of Rome which still has many ruins, temples and basilicas to explore.

Trastevare: Venture beyond the historical sites and explore the lively district of Trastevare. Its known for its narrow cobble streets, vibrant atmosphere and artistic vibes with street art and graffiti lining its walls. Dine in the famous trattoria of Tonnarrelo which has become famous for its delicious carbonara.

Colosseum in Rome at sunset


Explore the wonders of Venice, often called the “Floating City,” where every canal and street whispers tales of the past. This city is full of charm and history and has so much to explore.

Gondola ride: Experience Venice with a gondola ride along its picturesque canals, passing under historic bridges and past beautiful palaces.

St. Mark’s Square: explore this iconic square at the heart of Venice surrounded by amazing architecture like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

Explore the Islands: Take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Murano, famous for its glassmaking traditions, and Burano, known for its colourful houses and lace-making artisans.

Culinary Experience: Enjoy Venice’s culinary delights which feature small bites called Cicchetti and fresh seafood reflecting the city’s maritime heritage. Popular drinks include Aperol and Campari.

Venice canals


Verona is a city known for its romantic charm and rich history from the Renaissance era. It’s the place where Shakespeare set the famous love story of “Romeo and Juliet.”  Verona is filled with beautiful architecture and amazing history to explore.

Juliet’s Balcony: Visit the famous balcony that inspired Shakespeare’s tragic tale. Feel the romantic vibes in the courtyard where love stories come alive.

Arena di Verona: Explore the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, where you can still enjoy opera performances and amazing history to explore.

Castelvecchio: Explore Castelvecchio, a medieval fortress with an impressive art collection. Walk across the Ponte Scaligero, A fortified bridge that offers beautiful views of the city and the Andige River.

Its romantic setting, historical treasures, and cultural richness make Venice a must-visit on your Italian journey.

Juliet's Balcony in Verona

Italy’s charm is irresistible, and the best Italian places to visit for a holiday are as diverse as the country. Start your journey now and uncover the beauty in the heart of Italy with these unforgettable places. Italy is ready to be explored within reach of just a few hours’ flight.