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The Duomo, Florence – page 29 Experience the best of Italy A land of ancient history, vibrant colour and unimaginable beauty which offers something for everyone. lake Garda One of Italy’s most charming settings, there are few views better than the reflection of a setting sun shimmering in Lake Garda’s vivid blue waters framed by olive groves, citrus orchards and vineyards. taormina Residing on the east coast of Sicily, this hill-top town is idyllically perched on the side of a mountain. With rocky cliffs dropping to sandy beaches and coves below, Taormina’s breathtaking views attract many tourists each year, which makes it a great spot for people-watching under the Mediterranean sun. Rome Discover the true meaning of ‘La Dolce Vita’ by losing yourself in the tangled lanes, ornate piazzas and elaborate churches. The legacy of Rome’s 3000 year-old Empire includes sites such as the Colosseum, Forum and Pantheon, which now play host to awe-inspiring art by the likes of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Raphael. Mouth-watering cuisine and a vibrant street life, make the city a true cosmopolitan paradise. Wander city streets brimming with gastronomic delights and artistic treasures, marvel at the unparalleled beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Lake Garda, or see where gladiators once stood within the walls of the Colosseum. Italy is a feast of fine art, historical heritage and undeniable charm that will welcome you with open arms. Italy ? Did you know... The Roman Emperor Nero (37–68 AD) brought ice down from the mountains and combined it with fruit toppings to create the earliest form of ice cream... ...Later, in 1686 the Sicilian fisherman Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli perfected the first ice cream machine and during the 1920s, the first gelato cart was invented in the Italian city of Varese. Today, Italy has more than 5000 ice cream parlours and it has become a national symbol. Cinque-Terre – page 36 No visit to Italy is complete without tasting the gelato! 10 Call one of our helpful travel advisers now on 01709 385 673


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