TRAVEL BUG: Tuscany to Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and of course stunning Sorrento.
If you are considering a holiday to Italy in 2017 then you must read this Topflight Guide to the best regions from Tuscany to Sicily and Amalfi and of course stunning Sorrento.
The team at Topflight, the Italian specialists, have been sending Irish families, romantic couples and singles to this uniquely beautiful destination for over 25 years so if it’s a dream Italian holiday you’re after – you’ve just found it!
Sorrento is located on one of the most magnificent coastlines in Italy, a charming town with breath taking views and meandering cobbled streets with fabulous fashion, leather, craft and jewellery shops as well as charming restaurants and cafes. The Latin charisma, friendly locals and sense of safety makes Sorrento ideal for families and romantic couples or as a base to tour the historic region with a treasure of must-see landmarks.
Combining cruising with Sorrento allows seven days of exploration in some of the most fascinating and historically rich cities in Europe from the luxury of the MSC Meraviglia followed by a five-night stay on the sun-soaked shores of Sorrento. Twin and multi centre holiday options in Sorrento merging with resorts such as Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Vesuvius are highly recommended with escorted tours and excursions as well as evening entertainment at a Sorrento musical.
AMALFI COAST DRIVE:
Prepare for a thrilling drive along one of the most jaw-droppingly romantic coastal routes to the beautiful town of Amalfi 50km away and the nearby towns of Minori and Maiori with equally beautiful scenery and beaches. In between are the picture-postcard resorts of Positano and Ravello, quiet little hilltop villages where you can do a little shopping, enjoy a coffee and take in the spectacular views spread out below.
POMPEII & VESUVIUS:
The beautiful bay of Naples is dominated by two important landmarks, the archaeological site of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. Explore the main features of the ancient city of Pompeii where you can walk up to the crater of the Sleeping Giant accompanied by an authorized Alpine guide who will lead you around the crater and answer your questions.
The largest of the Italian lakes, Lake Garda enjoys a sheltered position and a warm, balmy climate where beautiful towns and villages hug the lake shore, all with their own unique charm and breath-taking scenery. Families are well catered for, particularly in the resorts of Peschiera and Sirmione which provide easy access to Gardaland, one of the most popular theme parks in Europe. Bella Italia is undoubtedly the place to stay in this region, combining relaxation, family fun, kids entertainment with great Italian culture and a range of accommodation options from bungalows, mobile homes, apartments and hotel rooms. This is also an ideal destination for couples, with breathtakingly beautiful scenery where ancient castles and lakeside palazzos provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding, or just a place to stroll around hand in hand on a romantic break.
Tuscany, home of the Renaissance is known for its spectacular Mediterranean seasides, traditional Italian food, chianti wine, bustling towns, stunning countryside history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. Take the opportunity to visit Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa and their magnificent monuments, streets, squares, towers and bridges..
“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all”. The enchanting island of Sicily has to be seen to be believed. Although part of Italy, Sicily the largest of the Mediterranean islands, has its own unique and fascinating culture and charm. It is a food lover’s paradise with Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences combined with traditional Italian cuisine. The Mediterranean island packs quite a punch when it comes to epic architecture, rugged landscapes and resplendent shores. The history of the island will captivate culture vultures with over a dozen castles and fascinating archaeological sites including Mount Etna.
For More details of these and other Topflight Italian holidays including Venetian Rivera, Adriatic Rivera, Puglia, Liguria and Cinque Terre see www.topflight.ie |
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