Best Italy multi-centre holidays if you’ve never been before

If you’ve never visited Italy before, then these are some of our favourite Italy multi-centre holiday combinations so that you can capture a glimpse of this diverse country’s iconic sights.

Italy is always a firm favourite in travel magazines and on holiday wish-lists thanks to its iconic attractions, diverse culture and decadent cuisine. If you’ve never visited Italy before, then there are some top cities that you simply can’t miss out on! That’s why we love Italy multi-centre holidays as they allow you to visit and enjoy more than one city on a single trip.

If you’re thinking about visiting Italy for the first time, here are some of our favourite Italy multi-centre holiday combinations to inspire you. If you would like to find out more about our tailor-made Italy multi-centre holidays, please click here to see our holiday offers.


Rome, Florence, Venice


This is one of our most popular holidays and allows you to visit the most iconic cities in Italy on a single trip.

We recommend starting your Italy multi-centre holiday in Rome, where you can explore the iconic landmarks. Certainly, don’t miss:

  • The Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Vatican City and St Peter’s Basilica
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • The Pantheon (note that entry is no longer be free)
  • The Spanish Steps

After discovering the ancient history of Rome, we recommend moving on to Florence. You can easily catch the train from Rome to Florence, and many of the best hotels are within walking distance of the main train station. In Florence, we recommend visiting the vibrant art galleries – especially the Accademia and Uffizi – to get a feel for the artistic culture of this Renaissance city. You can also easily visit Pisa from Florence to see the famous Leaning Tower.

On this Italy multi-centre, head north from Florence to the Floating City of Venice. This is the perfect place to end your Italy multi-centre holiday as it is pure magic! The canals create a sense of enchantment and Venice has a wealth of decadent architecture to explore. Don’t miss the palaces that line the banks of the Grand Canal, especially Doge’s Palace, as well as St Mark’s Square.

If you are interested in a customised Rome, Florence, Venice holiday, please click here to see more details about our custom-made package.


Venice and Lake Garda


If you have never been to Italy before but are eager to take things easy on your Italy multi-centre holiday, we recommend the combination of Venice and Lake Garda. This is a particularly great choice if you are looking for a romantic holiday or Italy honeymoon.

For a special experience, we recommend booking a canal-view room in Venice so that you can relax, watching gondolas bob along the water. We also highly recommend taking a gondola tour of the canals, including the Grand Canal, to truly absorb the Venetian lifestyle.

After discovering the heights of luxury in Venice, you can end this Italy multi-centre holiday on the banks of Lake Garda – the largest lake in the Italian Lake District. This area of outstanding natural beauty will be sure to lull you into a state of complete relaxation with its glistening waters backed by dramatic mountain scenery. If you simply want to relax, there are plenty of lake-view cafes where you can read a book or people-watch; however, if you would prefer to enjoy the local landscape, hire a bike from your hotel to cycle along one of the many lake-side bike trails.

If you are interested in a customised Venice and Lake Garda holiday, please click here to see more details about our custom-made package.


Rome and Sorrento


Akin to our Venice and Lake Garda holiday, if you want to relax on your Italy multi-centre holiday, Rome and Sorrento is another excellent vacation choice. This is a great option if you want to combine the historic attractions in Rome with some time relaxing in a coastal resort.

Sorrento sits near Naples in the charming Italian region of Campania. It boasts a relaxed pace of life and has some charming boutique shops where you can buy hand-painted ceramics, making it the ideal place to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. If you want to explore the local Campania attractions, don’t miss:

  • Capri: known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, this sun-soaked island boasts stunning coastal scenery and magical sea caves, making for an enchanting day trip from Sorrento.
  • Pompeii: this lost city is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites and is UNESCO protected. Thanks to careful excavations, this city, which was buried for nearly 1500 years following an ancient volcanic eruption that covered the city in thick ash, offers visitors an unprecedented glimpse back in time.
  • Mount Vesuvius: visit this mystical volcano to take in some of the best views of the Bay of Naples. If you would prefer not to hike, there are wine-tasting tours available that take you on a relaxing experience through the volcano foothills.

To reach Sorrento from Rome, we recommend taking the train to Naples and then arranging a car transfer to your hotel from there. If you would like one of our travel experts to take the hassle out of arranging your Rome and Sorrento holiday, click here to view our holiday offer.


Your Holiday, Your Way

We specialise in customised Italy multi-centre holidays, which means that you are in complete control of your holiday plans. With us, you don’t have to settle for a set package that doesn’t meet your needs. Instead, you tell us what you want from your Italy holiday and we will then create a dream holiday around your preferences and budget.

As standard, we include the following in our Italy multi-centre holidays:

  • Return flights from your choice of airport
  • Private car airport transfers so you arrive in luxury
  • Accommodation (3-, 4- and 5-star hotels available, as well as self-catering apartments and villas)
  • Travel assistance at every step of the way

In addition, we can arrange car hire, restaurant reservations, day trips and activities so that you can make the most of your Italy multi-centre holiday. To find out more about our expert service, please click here to contact us.

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