There are plenty of Italian lakes worth visiting, but the big three are Lake Como, Lake Garda, and Lake Maggiore. Nestled at the bottom of the Alps, expect dramatic mountain views, colour-popping villages, and leisurely lunches overlooking the water. Garda is within daytripping distance of some of the most iconic cities in Italy, including Venice and Milan, where you can visit the world-famous opera house, La Scala for an evening performance. Lake Maggiore, on the other hand, stretches into Switzerland. Meanwhile in Como, check out the impressive lakeside villas, many of which belong to A-list Hollywood celebrities.
If you’re less fussed about covering off the Italian cities and more interested in getting your fix of sun, sea and sand, there’s 500 miles of coastline to take your pick from in Calabria. This region in southern Italy specialises in white-sand beaches, clifftop towns, and Medieval settlements. It’s one of Italy’s newest tourist destinations, so expect to rub shoulders with locals rather than holidaymakers – head to spots like Capo Vaticano for breaks in beach based hotels. They’re scattered along the coastline, away from the busier towns and cities. Pay a visit to Pizzo, meanwhile, and you can rest your head at our brand-new hotel, the TUI MAGIC LIFE Calabria.
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When it comes to romantic cities, the Veneto region offers up plenty of places to visit. Take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal in Venice, spot classic art and architecture, and snap selfies from one of the many bridges in the city. Meanwhile, Shakespeare fans should head to the home of Romeo and Juliet in Verona. This famous city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so expect Medieval and Renaissance architecture and evenings at the opera. Bubbly fans, on the other hand, pop over to Italy’s Strada del Prosecco, AKA Prosecco Road. It’s just 40-minutes away from Venice by train.
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Home to the Amalfi Coast, Campania is dotted with towns made for postcards and magazine covers. Sorrento has cobblestone streets filled with antique shops and tiny cafés, and flaunts views of Mount Vesuvius and Naples. Then there’s Positano, which dominates travel blogs thanks to its picture-perfect good looks. It’s home to two beaches, including Spiaggia Grande, where you can head out onto its turquoise waters on a boat trip.
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Perched on a cliff above Sorrento, TUI SENSIMAR Nastro Azzurro was designed exclusively for adults. Take a seat on the romantic rooftop bar and enjoy standout views over the Bay of Naples.
At ROBINSON Club Apulia you can keep busy day and night, with everything from cookery classes to yoga sessions and parties on the beach.
The TUI MAGIC LIFE Calabria lines up a packed-to-the-rafters activity programme, lots of restaurants and a private beach.
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