Have you skipped through heaps of guides trying to isolate where you want your next Tour of Italy to take you? You’ve set yourself a mammoth task – there are so many wonderful places to visit, but often the best of Italy is not only to be found in the biggest cities. The big three, Rome, Florence and Venice all must be seen, and you might love all three, or puzzle over one or two of them…but no-one can deny the richness they offer every traveller on a Tour of Italy.
We find Italy of decades past! Family run hotels with a handful of rooms, trattoria with mamma in the kitchen and babbo at the cash desk, proud to serve lunch from their garden and wine from their rows of vines. We don’t find queues when we visit the castle of the Stupor Mundi, King and Emperor Frederick II; we wander peacefully among cobbled alleys in some of the most stunning white washed villages in the whole world. We eat and drink locally – there is not enough tourists for the mega food chains to cash in on our presence, and instead we lunch with the farmer and his wife. You can be sure that a Tour of Italy to the South is going to be an unforgettable treat.