Luxury in Italy: In the presence of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli
Fresh tomato and basil on a thin crust pizza, ice-cold sweet gelato and fashion shows in Milan come to mind when thinking of the perfect holiday in Italy, but this country has even more to offer visitors. Art and architecture that influenced the world, historical ruins and famously delicious food awaits you when you book your next vacation in a luxury villa in Italy. Visit the Vatican to see St Peter's Basilica, museums and the magical ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo. Let your imagination transport you to a time of warriors and emperors when you visit the Colosseum of Ancient Rome or take a gondola through the most romantic city on earth when you float along the waterways of Venice. See the 16th century creations of Andrea Palladio in Vicenza and colourful mosaics dating back to the 5th and 6th century in Ravenna.
Art lovers can see the works of Caravaggio, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli at Galleria Degli Uffizi in Florence. The ruins of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are spectacular and provide the perfect combination of a cultural and coastal vacation. Visit Sicily where the Agrigento Valley of Temples offers fantastic examples of Byzantine, Arab, Roman and Baroque architecture. Italy is a football fan's dream and stadiums are packed in summer. For a quieter experience, take a trip to Bellagio and Lake Como where visitors stroll through beautiful gardens or gaze at the Alps while sipping refreshing wine on boats. To experience high fashion and delicious food, visits to Milan's Quafrilatero district and Rome's Piazza di Spagna are must- do's. Italy definitely has it all: the best food, fashion, history, art and landscapes.