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Holidays in Italy
Holidays in Italy - Where to begin with such a marvellous country? Italy is dramatic, romantic, contrasting and utterly beautiful. A large country with a strategic position in Europe, Italy has many advantages, not least being the fact that it is flanked by both the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.
A world acclaimed history and a glorious past has borne a civilization that has had deep effects on the world we know today. Responsible for moulding this rich tapestry has been Emperors and Kings, creating legends which translate into common folklore. Italy has given us tales of Nero, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Mussolini, divas and footballers. Icons such as Sophia Loren, Baggio and Pavarotti are all as Italian as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps or the Trevi Fountain and all have made an indelible mark on the world.
Equally, Italian cuisine has spread its influence worldwide and the popularity of pasta, pizza and olive oil is staggering. The stunning regions of Tuscany and Lombardy, the Dolomites and Alps, the Lakes, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Florence, Pisa, Milan and Rome. Almost touching the mainland, you'll find the picturesque island of Sicily, steeped in the legend of Don Corleone and its colourful mafia past, or idyllic Sardinia, known for snow-white beaches and fascinating bronze-age settlements - who could choose where to best spend a holiday in Italy? An impossible task!
Holidays in Italy must be experienced first hand to be appreciated for the wonderful beauty and diversity on offer. A holiday in Italy will be the beginning of a lifetime romance. Guaranteed.