Italy

Italy

With its beautiful combination of delicious food, great works of art, breathtaking architecture and animated locals, few countries compare to the wonder of Italy. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy is stepped in history, with more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. Explore ancient ruins, Byzantine treasures and some of the world’s most famous works of art in the various galleries and museums. Indulge in some fine dining and devour pasta, pizza and some of the world’s most decadent desserts, all washed down with delicious red wine. Then of course there’s the stunning coastline and beaches, vibrant cities and sleepy countryside with traditional Italian stone houses. It’s all here waiting to be discovered on your next holiday.   

Best Places to Visit in Italy

Known for its bustling cosmopolitan cities, delicious food and wine, vibrant artistic culture and traditional towns with so much character, Italy remains a firm favourite with holidaymakers from all across Europe and beyond. Spend your days wandering ...

The Best Time to Visit Italy

When is the best time to visit Italy? If you're wondering when to visit Italy, the best time is no-doubt between March and August. June is also one of the best times to visit, as temperatures are on the rise and long days mean plenty of sunshine. ...

Food Guide: Italy

A guide to the best food in Italy Food is one of the highlights of any holiday to Italy. From doughy pizza laden with mozzarella and fresh tomatoes, to pasta in various shapes and sizes dressed in a slow-roasted sauce or oozing with cheese. Cured ...

Best Beaches in Puglia

Situated on the heel of Italy's famous 'boot', sun-drenched Puglia greets visitors with olive groves that date back centuries, quaint whitewashed villages, unique architecture, a stunning coastline and some fabulous cuisine. Puglia's beaches are ...

Where to visit in Italy in 2021

As the fifth most-visited country in the world, with an abundance of history, culture, delicious food and a love of the arts, it is easy to see why so many people flock to Italy every year. But where do you go on a family holiday to Italy? From the ...

Introducing Sicily: a fantastic new Villa Plus destination

Fascinating ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring Mount Etna Sicily has all the hallmarks of an unforgettable villa holiday. And that’s why we’ve just added it to our great range of destinations! To celebrate the launch, let’s take a ...

4 of the most photogenic spots in Puglia

The heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is bursting with historical treasures, glorious beaches, natural wonders and pretty coastal towns. Here are four places in this fantastically scenic region that you and your camera won’t want to miss. Castel del ...

On the Gourmet Trail. Italy: Puglia

Taste a piece of Puglia at home with this delicious Orecchiette pasta with broccoli sauce. Ingredients 12 ounces broccoli florets- cut or broken into very small florets about equal size 8 ounces short pasta- orecchiette pasta, penne, rigatoni, ...

Three places to stay in Puglia, Italy: the insider’s guide

Italy’s Puglia region is occasionally overshadowed by Tuscany and Campania, but with its gorgeous buildings, beautiful coastlines, fine cuisine and hilltop towns, holidays in the region are as memorable as they are enjoyable. To help get your trip on ...

How to Eat like a Local in Puglia

Travelling to foreign countries opens so many doors. You can experience exotic climates, uncover cultural attractions and – perhaps most importantly for the foodies out there – you can dine exciting foreign cuisine. Here at Villa Plus, we’ve started ...

Puglia: places to visit on a self-catering holiday

Rich in fine architecture, heavenly beaches and culinary delights, Puglia is the very definition of a dream destination. This Italian region forms the heel of the country’s boot-like shape. Naturally, it enjoys all the local flavours and ingredients ...

The best sandy beaches in Puglia and where to find them

Imagine a gorgeous cocktail of stretching coastlines, serene beaches and culture-rich towns and villages. You’ve just dreamed of Italy’s Puglia region. People come here in search of tranquil days spent lazing under the sun and often end up falling ...
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