For its sheer breathtaking beauty and tempting, mouth-watering cuisine, Italy is hard to beat. Iconic, instantly recognisable monuments, medieval towers and palazzos, mountain fringed lakes and pastel coloured villages clinging to cliffsides; just some of the images this enticing country conjures up. For art and history, they are unrivalled. It’s not just the scale of Rome, the splendour of Venice or the Renaissance style of Florence that make city breaks in Italy so special. It’s the cliff top walks, the view of Milan from the top of its Gothic Duomo and a glass of prosecco at a lakeside restaurant. Take a hilltop walk through the Cinque Terre, relax on an Amalfi Coast beach or discover the stunning villas around Lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda.