Italy by Region

Culture, heritage, architecture and cutting-edge design combine perfectly in Italy, the European country with a languid Mediterranean lifestyle. It’s home to romantic cities, chic Alpine resorts, countryside that never fails to inspire, legendary islands and over 4,700 miles of coastline. Well connected international airports from Milan in the north to Brindisi in the south mean getting there is straightforward while efficient transport links by road and rail make it easy to explore the long ‘boot’ of Italy.

Regions

Lake Como

The slow boats that cruise on Lake Como are a good metaphor for its civilised lifestyle.

Liguria

One of Italy’s smallest regions, classy Liguria with its jasmine fragrance and orange groves is known as the Italian Riviera.

Milan

The compact, grey stone city of Milan in Lombardy is Italy’s financial hub, the forward-looking, economic engine of the country.

Rome

From first century BC ruins to the Zaha Hadid-designed Maxxi Museum of Twenty-first Century Arts, Rome is one of Europe’s most cultured and fascinating cities.

Tuscany

This central Italian region has been carefully cherished by the authorities who have lovingly protected their illustrious landscape from the scars of overdevelopment.

Umbria

East of Tuscany and two hours north of Rome, landlocked Umbria is a rural area of mountains, farmland and history-packed medieval towns.

Venice

The maze of canals, palazzi and the 409 bridges that link the 117 islands of Venice has inspired residents from Canaletto to Byron.