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Beaches and lidos
Beaches in Italy come in all shapes and sizes. Lungomare Beach in Sicily spools the coast for a sandy kilometre. On Sardinia, Bidderosa Beach is part of a nature reserve and serves up picture-perfect golden sands. Sorrento, meanwhile, is famous for its public pools and rocky sunbathing platforms. Grab a late hotel here, and you might even be treated to a rooftop pool with panoramic views over the Amalfi Coast.
World-class food and relaxed nights
Italian restaurants know a thing or two about food. After all, this is the home of pizza, pasta and risotto — not to mention mouth-watering gelato and creamy tiramisu. And that’s not just in town — even the hotels’ chefs cook up traditional feasts each evening.
The Romans really made their mark on Italy, and you can still see dramatic ruins like the ones at Herculaneum, near Sorrento. Elsewhere, Salemi castle in Sicily is a Norman brute with winding corridors and hidden stairways. Meanwhile, boat trips are a great way to explore the Sardinian coast. There are smugglers' caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites at Capo Caccia.
Book a last minute holiday to Italy and you'll be swapping bangers and mash for spaghetti alla carbonara in no time...