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Romance of Italy
Think Italy, think romance, Venetian canals, flashy footballers, devilishly good ice cream, waist-expanding pizzas and Roman gladiators. You might also conjure up images of Tuscan countryside and stone farmhouses, of rocky seaside towns and soaring volcanoes. And of course, there's no end of swish boutiques and eye-wateringly expensive designer labels.
In short, there's plenty to love about Italy, wherever you go and whatever you choose to do.
For one of the best city breaks you could ever experience, Rome has got to be a sure-fire winner. Its majestic Colosseum, most of which is still standing after almost two thousand years, offers a haunting glimpse into Roman rule and the brutal gladiatorial combats that took place within its stone walls. And, not to be missed is a chance to wander around the ancient forum, where soaring pillars and ancient temples are all that remains of the once all-powerful Roman Empire.
Of course for a more modern take on Rome, there are pavement cafes and chic restaurants on virtually every corner, while the streets are lined with contemporary stores and boutiques, perfect for a little plastic-melting therapy.
And who could mention Italy without referring to its glorious lakes and mountains? From the stunning waters of Lake Como to the unforgettable sights of Lake Maggiore, and the soaring snow-capped peaks of the Italian Alps, a trip to Italy is bound to take your breath away.
Check out the range of package breaks to Italy and you'll find all this, plus holidays offering a somewhat different side to this superb place. For instance, Thomas Cook holidays to Italy offer fabulous coastal escapes to Amalfi, along with rural retreats to the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You could also search for package holidays or flight-only deals to Sicily, or to the glorious Neapolitan Riviera.
One thing's for sure, there's plenty to discover on holiday in Italy. From beach breaks and chic city escapes to rural retreats and historic voyages of discovery, if you haven't already been introduced, it's high time you got acquainted with Italy.
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