Southern Italy is amazing. There’s Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum on your doorstep. Just a short ferry ride away you can enjoy the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. A little further afield are the Greek Temples of Paestum and the medieval Medical Garden of Salerno. Discover a land of natural beauty and warm hospitality.
Palladian Villas, historic houses, the lagoon of Venice. Join Grand Tourist to discover this idyllic countryside. Art, history and fabulous food and wine.
Writers Event – one week in Italy. Workshops, seminars, inspirational tours. Join acclaimed author Sophfronia Scott & travel expert Janet Simmonds in the idyllic countryside of Veneto, Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’. 08 – 15 September 2019
A week in the Italian sunshine, visiting Naples, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Amalfi Coast and the magical island of Capri. Wonderful history and culture. Incredible scenery. See Vesuvius, the volcano, a brooding mountain dominating the Bay of Naples. Head south to Amalfi for 4 nights on the coast. Then to Capri for a few days of island rest and relaxation. Finish off in Naples for atmosphere and world class pizza.
Truffle hunting in Italy is a fun thing to do in the months of September, October and November. Truffles grow under the ground, like tubers, they are usually found on wooded hillsides. Each year we organise trips to Piemonte and Emilia Romagna to explore the countryside, meet the locals and discover a thing or two about truffle hunting.
Verona is an enchanting historic city. There are medieval palaces, elegant squares and the finest Roman Amphitheatre in Northern Italy. The city of Verona was the home of Romeo and Juliet. You can visit Juliet’s house and see the famous balcony. To this day Verona is associated with romance. Verona is an elegant city too, it has great shopping, numerous cafes and restaurants and a highly respected university.