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Winding Tuscan road, Village, Tuscany, Italy

Italy

It’s almost impossible not to be captivated by the romance of this land. Step away from the buzz of Rome or Milan and retreat to Tuscany – where fine wine, delicately-crafted dishes and sunset views are staples.

Is it the rolling Tuscan hills, the crenellated hilltop villages, the honey-coloured architecture of Rome, the lakes of Lombardy or the Duomo of Florence that make us fall so in love with Italy?

Or is the list so long that not one distinctive aspect to Italy stands out above the rest? Perhaps our love of Italy stems from an amalgamation of it all.

Need inspiration?
Browse our Italy holiday ideas.

Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

View of Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
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Castel Porrona Relais, Montalcino, Italy
Lake Como from the Mountains above Bellagio, Italy
Lake Como, Italy
Gondola on Canal, Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy
Mount Etna
Otranto, Puglia, Italy
Puglia, Italy

What to Expect on Holiday in Italy

Expect open roads made for fast cars, delicious food in the simplest of restaurants, leaning towers, gridlocked traffic in the main cities and beautiful hotels ranging from the most stylish and chic to traditional palazzos full of family treasures. Vibrant colours, fabulous art collections and little villages where you can sit for hours with an espresso soaking up the atmosphere. Lakes for sailing, mountains for walking or skiing, a few beaches and lots of olives – and then, of course, there is the ice cream. Someone remind us why we live in England…

Brown bear
Marsican brown bear
Deer, Italy, © Umberto Esposito - Wildlife Adventures
Red deer by Umberto Esposito
Goat, Sunset,Italy, © Umberto Esposito - Wildlife Adventures
Italy
Woman in Mountains, Italy, © Umberto Esposito - Wildlife Adventures
Italy
Valley and Trees, Italy, © Umberto Esposito - Wildlife Adventures
Apeninnes in Italy © Umberto Esposito
Lake, Italy, © Umberto Esposito - Wildlife Adventures
Italy

European Wildlife Conservation

Steppes Travel has partnered with the European Nature Trust (TENT) in order to connect people to nature and to raise funds for projects that protect and restore European wilderness. The wild areas of Europe are a sometimes-overlooked option for immersive wildlife experiences however, right on our doorstep lies some of the most outstandingly beautiful swathes of wilderness and national parklands, rich with wildlife. Each of our engaging and impactful wildlife experiences takes you to explore some of Europe’s most hidden wild secrets, providing you with access to conservation experts, local projects on the ground and exceptional wildlife sightings.

WILDLIFE HOLIDAY IN ITALY

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Explore the Apennines

Walk, hike or bike through the Apennine Mountains of Abruzzo and experience spectacular scenery and range of wild fauna.

See Marsican Brown Bear

Explore the Apennine mountains of Abruzzo in the wild heart of Italy, to see Marsican brown bear, Roe deer and other fauna.

Venice Carnival

Time your visit with Venice Carnival, famous for its magnificent costumes.

Palazzo Ducale

Take a behind the scenes tour of Venice’s superb Gothic palace, Palazzo Ducale.

Private Gondola Ride

Explore Venice’s canals by water taxis or private gondola to get a true sense of the city.

Piazza San Marco

Beat the queues and reach Piazza San Marco and the Basilica early morning, an amazing sight with its 4000 square metres of golden mosaics.

Truffle Hunting

Go truffle hunting in Umbria, an ancient tradition where locals collect black truffles to then eat or sell.

Perugia

Explore this city on foot, home to cathedrals, palaces and a wonderful medieval centre.

Sample Gelato

Wonder at the colours and flavours of the famous gelato shops.

Blue Grotto

Take a rowing boat to the Blue Grotto in Capri.

Explore Italy

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Florence
  • Milan and The Lakes
  • Puglia
  • Rome
  • Sicily
  • Tuscany
  • Venice

Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

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