Italy’s riches are vast, varied and, with our packages, yours to discover. With our Western Italy Luxury package, you can enjoy the fabled and historic Rome, the lemon-scented paradise that is the isle of Capri, the beating heart of the treasured Sardinian Costa Smeralda at Porto Cervo, the fishing village turned jet-set luxury destination of Portofino and the ultimate fine food and wine region of Tuscany.
With its abundance of architectural and artistic riches, Rome celebrates more than 2 500 years of history. Nicknamed the Eternal City , Italy’s vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome like the Colosseum, the Palazzo Farnese, an important High Renaissance palace, Baroque fountains such as the Trevi fountain, and the treasures of the Vatican City such as St Peter’s Basilica vie for your attention in this open-air museum. Enjoy prestigious boutiques on via Condotti while strolling past the famed Spanish Steps, or relax on street side cafes on beautiful piazzas. Gorge on arts and culture as you savour perfectly roasted coffee and you will realise, Rome is one of the world’s most inspiring capitals.
CAPRICapri, one of the most picturesque islands in Italy’s Gulf of Naples, where romance seems to blow through the air, is famed for its rugged landscape, upscale beach resorts and high-end shops. Fantastic luminescent grottoes, the scent of lemon blossoms, ocean mist and thousands of legends brush the isle with an air of whispered mystery with a particularly unspoiled Mediterranean charm.
Porto Cervo decorated with designer boutiques, luxury spas, fine restaurants and some of the most exclusive nightlife spots is found on Sardinia’s northeastern coast which is fringed with low cliffs, inlets, and small bays. This has become an upscale vacationland, with glossy resorts in this beating heart of the famed Costa Smeralda. Italy’s most expensive hotels are here, and magnificent yachts can be seen moored in the waters of the harbour.
One of the most photographed and popular villages along the Italian Riviera, with a decidedly romantic and affluent aura, Portofino has been a popular destination for the rich and famous since the 60’s, which was when visitors started coming to Portofino for its exclusive parties and breathtaking views. This usually quiet fishing village with just over 500 permanent residents is transformed into a high-luxury favorite in summer sun when jet-setters drop the anchors of their enormous yachts in its quaint harbour, which the colourful town is clustered around.
Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets creating the perfect setting to wander about after experiencing popular local pastimes such as weaving through picture-perfect cliffside gardens and gazing at yachts framed by the sapphire Ligurian Sea and the cliffs of Santa Margherita, there is also a lovely hike up to Portofino’s Castello Brown, offering some of the best views of the the Portofino Marina. Visitors engage in activities such as diving to some spectacular nearby shipwrecks or the 2.5 meter bronze statue famously known as the Christ of the Abyss, or visiting nearby villages or cities such as Santa Margerita Ligure, Rapallo or even Genoa.
Throughout Tuscany the spirit of the region is uniquely exuded by a combination of fierce pride and care for detail. It conjures images of sublime Renaissance art and landscapes famous for green vines in remarkably precise formation on gently rolling hills dipped in soft morning mist. Besides the famous and iconic city of Florence, explore the many pleasures of Tuscany including wine-tasting in Bolgheri Montalcino or Chianti, visits to jaw-dropping museums and monuments, and simple relaxing days in the piazzas of medieval towns. Whatever you choose to do, the amalgamation of exquisite art with picturesque countryside, and memorable cuisine and wine ensures a trip to this enchanting region is always unforgettable.