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Italy

Italy dips down out of Europe and into the Mediterranean like a lady’s leg firmly planted in a sleek stiletto. So it’s hardly surprising that Italians are known for their impeccable style and fashionable dress sense. They’re also known for once having an empire that stretched across the globe, and for having the most spectacular churches. As well as  frescos, sculptures and Renaissance paintings in all of Europe.

Littered with more than 3,000 years of history, it is a sightseer’s paradise. Spend time in Rome to see famous sites like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. With artworks on display from the likes of Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Botticelli, it’s a visual buffet for all visitors. Explore the canals of Venice by gondola, or indulge in the wonderful shopping in the fashion capital of Milan. A little further is the magical city of Florence, teeming with culture and Italian flair. Continue south past Rome to Naples and explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, which can be seen standing sentinel over the city.

When to visit Italy

Italy takes a lifetime to explore properly because there is so much on offer for visitors. From the gondola-lined canals of Venice to the white sandy beaches of San Remo. To the Alps, Dolomites and Apennines. This country has everything from beach holidays to luxury mountain ski resorts and a whole lot more in between. The most popular time of year to visit Italy is during the summer months. This is when most of the country can be enjoyed like a fine Italian wine – slowly. A trip to the rolling hills of Tuscany is in order to sample some fine wine and olive oil. As well as plenty of Italian cuisine, while taking in the scenery of cypress trees, lush vines and olive groves. But if you’ve got a skiing holiday in mind, head to the Italian Alps. Visit the resorts of Courmayer and Brevil Cervinia which boast world-class skiing.

So don’t delay, call Mint Holidays on 01282 930295 to book your holiday in Italy today!

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