See the old masters in Florence, marvel at the canals of Venice, visit the ancient ruins of Rome, or just relax in a beautiful piazza and watch the world go by with a famous Italian coffee. Short city breaks in Italy are the perfect way to treat yourself, and there are certainly plenty of inspiring destinations to choose from.
Explore the cultured cities of Italy
Art, architecture, opera and film are all big news in Italy, and Florence is the ideal choice for art lovers. See some of the great masters such as Da Vinci, Botticelli and Titian in the famous Uffizi Gallery or take a look in the amazing jewellers shops on the Ponte Vecchio, the medieval bridge that crosses the River Arne. With dozens of flights to most Italian cities each week from the UK and other parts of Europe it has never been easier to organise a short break. Venice is a popular destination, and with its famous canals, palaces, bridges and St. Mark’s Square there is much to see. Why not visit Macerata in the Le Marche region? A favourite with opera lovers, the city’s Sferisterio open air theatre is one of the most stunning venues in Italy and its annual opera festival is one of the best in the world.
Rome and so much more
Rome is full of world famous sights such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica, but it’s also home to the Italian film industry so why not take one of the popular walking tours around Cinecitta? The city is also famous for its cafe culture and you can enjoy Italian coffees in Piazza del Popolo, or Campo de Fiori with its fountains, or perhaps in Piazza di Spagna at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. It’s easy to choose the more well-known cities when planning a city break in Italy, but why not try Perugia? The capital city of Umbria is known for its university, and attractions include underground medieval streets, the National Gallery of Umbria which boasts works from the 13th to the 19th Century and the magnificent town hall, the Palazzo dei Priori. The Corso Vanucci is a popular gathering place and is the ideal spot to try rich Italian coffees as you admire the sensational view.
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