Bella Italia: Our Italian picks for this summer

Trani - Fly to Bari

Approx distance from airport (train): 35 mins

With a fun, busling harbour area, this small but incredibly historic and memorable town is one not to miss when vising Puglia. When it comes to exploring you must see the Svevo Castle, a fortress on the sea or the Romanesque Trani Cathedrale. In the afternoon, make your way to Trani's city park "Villa Communale di Trani", where you will find an amazing atmosphere, tasteful art and dozens of cool cafes.



Murano island - Fly to Venice Treviso

Approx distance from airport (bus&train): 80 mins


Famously known as the manufacturing centre of Venetian glass, this incredible island offers world famous glass and so so much more. From experiencing the basilica of Saints Maria e Donato, strolling the quaint and colourful streets, to taking in beautiful works of contemporary art in the glass museums, Murano is worth a visit.



Riccione - Fly to Bologna

Approx distance from airport (bus/train): 130 mins


As one of Italy's most famous sea-side resorts, situated in the heart of the Adriatic coast, Riccione is a real Italian holiday experience. The beach is split into different club houses, some club houses offer a swimming pool and bar , while others offer a full sized play area and cafe, catering for various types of getaways. At night you will be spoilt with choice when it comes to restaurants and evening entertainment. Don't forget to prance down the famous Viale Dante, where the atmosphere is thick with excitement and the shops stay open until midnight in summer.



Chia - Fly to Cagliari

Approx distance from airport (car): 60 mins


If you are looking for total relaxation in what feels like a secret location, chia can offer you just that. While the area is busy in summer, the unspoilt beaches, the calm ambience and more than ideal climate makes this a trip of dreams. However, don't for one moment think you will be bored, the possibility for adventure is always available with small towns like Pula and other amazing beaches easy to visit by car.



Lake Maggiore - Fly to Milan

Approx travel time from airport (car): 120 mins


As beautiful but not as talked about as Lake Como or Lake Garda, Lago (lake) Maggiore is waiting to be explored. Take a boat trip, explore amazing villas and gardens, dine near the water or just simply sit on a bench and appreciate all this amazing lake has to offer.