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Southern Italy

Bursting with ancient monuments, fine art galleries and delightful trattorias, a journey into sun-drenched southern Italy will also introduce you to one of the best-loved stretches of the Mediterranean - the Amalfi Coast.

With 2,000-year roots, in Rome you’ll stumble across history at every other step. Firstly, there’s the Centro Storico, at its heart the baroque fountains of the Piazza Navona, the exuberant Trevi Fountain (remember your three coins) and the Pantheon - the ancient world’s best-preserved monument. Of course, you’ll need to see the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the fancy stores along Via Condotti. Leaving time to marvel at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and the cavernous interior of St Peter’s.

Further south in the historic heart of Naples, you’ll find grandiose squares and baroque churches to rival even those of the capital. Add to the mix a thriving arts scene, wonderful boutiques and a pretty waterfront where local families take their evening strolls. A gastronomic heavyweight home to Italy’s best pizza, no visit to Naples would be complete without sampling some of the city’s famous street food.

A mere hour away, running along the edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast is irresistible. Picture rugged cliffs and terraced vineyards, fragrant citrus and olive groves, camellias and bougainvillaea, all tumbling down to a sparkling aquamarine sea. Days here are spent wandering about ridiculously pretty cliff-hugging towns like Sorrento and Positano. Lounging on beautiful beaches, and touring evocative ruins like Pompeii, the Herculaneum and Greek temples of Paestum.

Then there's Puglia, with its white-washed hill towns, ancient farmland and miles of stunning coastline that together form the heel of Italy’s 'boot.' Discover the vibrant port and university town of Bari, the baroque architecture of Lecce also known as the 'Florence of the South' and stumble upon the iconic 'trulli' stone huts with conical roofs in Alberobello and the Itria Valley.

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Hotel d’Inghilterra, Rome Southern Italy

Take the modern equivalent of a 19th century Grand Tour – a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Rome – and you’ll be following in the footsteps of some of England’s literary greats. Poets like …

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Take a walk outside the elegant surroundings of the luxury, five star Hotel Bernini Bristol and you’ll be surrounded by the glories of ancient Rome. Once a famous palace, the hotel faces Rome’s …

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome Southern Italy

An Italianate garden that would have delighted a generation of English landscape designers. Grand drawing rooms furnished with carefully chosen antiques and family pieces. Traditional parquet flooring and walls hung with classically-inspired tapestries. Historic portraits …

Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Southern Italy

When in Rome, do as the Romans would like to do. Stay in the centre and avoid wasting precious time travelling to see the world famous sights, restaurants, cafés, squares, shops and nightlife that …

Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast Southern Italy

Le Sirenuse is in the heart of the picturesque Positano village, on scenic ‘Amalfi Drive’, just 55km south of Naples. Perched above the sea, the rooms, terraces, bar and restaurant are an oasis of peace …

Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast Southern Italy

If you appreciate fine scenery, the view looking upwards at the Monastero, towering high above the shore, will make you sigh. The view from Santa Rosa, on the other hand, will take your breath away. …

Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast Southern Italy

Make sure to specify Belmond Hotel Caruso as a destination on the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Italy and you’ll enjoy a world of contrasts.

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Grand Hotel Cocumella, Sorrento Southern Italy

Make the Grand Hotel Cocumella part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Italy and you’ll soon see why it earned its nickname. The hotel’s name comes from ‘colomeide’, or ‘honey bottom’, an allusion …

Casa Angelina, Amalfi Coast Southern Italy

Make Casa Angelina a primary destination in the itinerary of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Italy and you’ll discover a symphony of aesthetic pleasures. At this infinitely stylish, boutique hotel the art of the …


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