Travellers to different parts of Italy are often surprised to discover a country that is unexpectedly diverse, with many local cultures and distinct cuisines colouring the various regions across the country. However, while Italy may not fit all the cultural preconceptions a traveller might have, a classic tour of Italy does provide everything a traveller would expect from a trip to the country. From the hills of Tuscany to Vesuvius,Pompeii and the incredible cities of Florence and Rome, Italy is a remarkable destination that rewards visitors with a holiday they will remember for a long time.
Newmarket Holidays, based in the UK, is a leading specialist tour operator that is independently owned. Moreover, the company has been specifically recognised for the quality of its escorted holidays to Italy, having won the British Travel Award for Best Tour Operator to Italy and Malta in 2012. This specialist tour operator offers escorted holidays to Italy that cover most of the essential Italian sights while providing comfortable accommodation and transportation.
One of the escorted holidays provided by the company is a classic tour of Italy that is suitable for any kind of traveller and can be done in such a way that customers will see real value for money. Beginning in a town overlooking the Bay of Naples, travellers can head toward the stunning Vesuvius and the remarkable, world famous and completely unique ruins of Pompeii. The trip then goes forward to Chianciano Terme, a popular spa town that has attracted visitors for centuries.
Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without at least a day in stunning Rome, both a modern and sophisticated city with great shopping and dining, as well as it being full of ancient monuments. The Vatican City is also well worth visiting. Other than Rome, there is also the beautiful city of Florence to visit, known for its flair, its charm and for its remarkable Renaissance history. In Florence, the marks left by Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as well as other great artists are everywhere. With medieval streets and great architecture to add to its distinguished history as an artists’ haven, Florence is a must see.
Travellers to Italy will experience a multi-faceted and complex country. Its people, food and culture have much to offer travellers, while the abundance of major historical and natural sites within the country explains its popularity as a travel destination. Whether a traveller is looking for art, culture, history or natural beauty in Italy, he or she will surely find it.