Lesser Known Locations of the Italian Lakes
By Joel Draba-Mann
6 November 2015
The lesser known facts and locations of the Italian Lake District and where else to go to escape the fast-growing crowds around the more famous lakes.Read more
From Italy's natural beautiful lakes and endless vineyards to its iconic landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum and canals of Venice
Is Italy the world's most romantic destination? The country's classical cities, tranquil lakeside towns, and laid-back rural landscapes make it difficult to say no. From the waterways of Venice to Rome's ancient monuments, and Puglia's unspoilt coastline, our range of Italian tours fully immerse you in the sights, sounds, and tastes of this incomparable destination.
The Best of the Italian Lakes
The beauty of Lakes Como, Maggiore and Orta has to be experienced to be believed. Explore the towns along their shores, take in the scenery by boat or sample freshly-caught fish.
Rome & Sorrento
Italian cuisine is available the world over, but nothing quite compares to the real thing. Naples is the birthplace of pizza, and is the best place in the country to grab an authentic slice.
Situated in the 'heel' of Italy, lesser-known Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, white-washed villages and ancient historical dwellings. Take in its fabulous attractions during your all inclusive eight-day holiday.… see more
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Relax by the shores of beautiful Lake Como on this all inclusive holiday. Discover delightful lakeside towns, cruise across sparkling waters, and experience the scenery of the Swiss Alps while travelling on the Bernina Express.… see more
10 days from £1,599 ppView tour details >
An enchanting part of Italy, Sicily boasts a wonderful combination of stunning scenic coastline, historic cities and breathtaking landscapes. Visit Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands on this magnificent holiday.… see more
8 days from £1,199 ppView tour details >
Soak up the views of Italy's most dramatic lake with a 7-night stay on the lakefront. Visit stunning villas, explore quaint towns, and soak up the beautiful scenery along the route of the Bernina Express.… see more
8 days from £799 ppView tour details >
The rural regions of Tuscany and Umbria are known for their natural beauty, quintessentially Italian towns, and rich history. Discover the best of the region's charms on an all-inclusive rail holiday, from a wonderful base in Chiancano Terme.… see more
10 days from £1,549 ppView tour details >
During a grand tour of Italy by train you will have the chance to admire the contrast of rolling hillsides with historical landmarks in comfort. Highlights of Italy include Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's most famous love story Romeo and Juliet. Another popular region is the picturesque setting of Lake Garda, where you can enjoy stunning panoramas. Finally the idyllic terracotta roofs of Tuscany draw many visitors to the strikingly pretty area, which is also famous for its gastronomic delights.
Home to world-famous architecture, art and beauty, Italy offers a feast for the eyes to all of its visitors. Rail Discoveries has carefully crafted a variety of escorted holidays which tour Italy by train, with a series of excursions that explore the culture and history of the region. A Tour Manager meets all our guests in London at St Pancras International and escorts the group throughout the holiday, meaning that you can relax, never having to plan further ahead than the next sight or excursion. On many of our excursions a local guide also joins the group to share their in-depth knowledge of the region's history and attractions.
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