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Italy is the world’s most celebrated tourist destination. Its magnificent cities – Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples – are full of iconic sights, while its scenery, from the snow-clad Dolomites to the glorious beaches of Sardinia, is simply breathtaking and its cuisine beyond compare. Whether you want to take a Renaissance art tour of Tuscany, feast in Bologna’s finest trattorias, find the best gelato in town or shop with the smart set in Milan, use our map of Italy below to start planning your trip.
Italy boasts arguably the greatest art collection in the world, as well as an enthralling cultural legacy; admire renaissance masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s David, or marvel at the frescoes in Orvieto’s stunning cathedral before going underground in the extraordinary atmospheric cave-town of Matera. Visit the fascinating ancient Roman city of Pompeii, and view the cause of its destruction and preservation, Mount Vesuvius, Europe’s only active volcano.