Stylish, sophisticated and utterly cultured Italy is a dream holiday destination. Its cities ooze history, after all when in Rome you can visit the remains of Europe’s most powerful empire – that of the Romans--and explore the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.
To the north, there’s Venice and Verona: one with its Grand Canal and legendary Carnival, not to mention its exclusive hotels, and Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet, and one of the greatest open air opera ampitheatres in the world. In Milan it’s all about the fashion, and Naples is the gateway to one of the most divine coastlines - the Amalfi Coast. Then there’s Florence with its gorgeous galleries and enchanting views. In the north, Turin and Lake Como offer beautiful scenery and access to bordering France and Switzerland. Yes, Italy has everything from the Alps to the warm waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.
Italy is also about the roads, because after all the Romans pretty much invented the fast, straight road and you can follow the famous Appian way— the Roman Empire's Gateway to the East-- that leads you south from Rome to Brindisi. So, it’s no wonder that it has become a country synonymous with some of the fastest and most beautifully designed cars; we’re talking about Lamborghini, Maserati and of course, the always fabulous Ferrari models.
The capital of Tuscany is famed for being the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and, as you would expect, it is a treasure house of the world’s most famous and important pieces of art. Wherever you put your foot in Florence (or Firenze to locals) you are treading in the footsteps of history.
The favourite sights include the Uffizi gallery and the Accademia, where the crowds flock to see Michaelangelo’s ‘David’. Don’t miss the churches of Santa Croce or Santa Maria Novello and no journey to Florence is complete without crossing the River Arno via the Pontevecchio to take in the glorious, golden light of this city and visit the Pitti Palace as well.
It is the coast that appears on numerous bucket lists and when you see pictures of this coastline that runs through Sorrento, and Positano to Amalfi and Ravello you can understand why people want to make sure they see it. Its unique combination of beauty and drama plus its colourful towns and sophisticated resorts are the stuff of legend.
This is a road trip like no other and you’ll enjoy superb and world-famous restaurants as well as the breathtaking scenery. It is often celebrity-filled and the Amalfi Coast is certainly the place to go when you want to splash out in style.
Rome is rightly called ‘The Eternal City’ and it has existed for long enough to warrant the title. Founded some 2,700 years ago, Rome has seen empires, religions, Popes and fashions come and go. It is filled to the brim with historical sights, and when you’ve had enough of those, there is an unrivalled array of restaurants, bars and shops to entertain you.
The main sightseeing attractions are Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica with its Sistine Chapel. The Colosseum and the Circus Maximus are Roman ruins that are unmissable, and the Trevi Fountain is a romantic meeting spot, like the Spanish Steps, that no visitor can miss.
There is one thing that clearly distinguishes Milan from other Italian cities and that is its fashion district and its exclusive boutiques. It is the home of Milan Fashion Week after all and this chic city is perhaps more commercially minded than cultural Venice or Florence. That does not mean it has no historic culture, like everywhere in Italy; it certainly has.
Its Gothic Duomo di Milano Cathedral and the Santa Maria della Grazie convent are both on the top sights list, particularly as the latter houses Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco “The Last Supper.” There’s also La Scala opera house, where you can see the best productions in the world.
While you are in the Lombardy region it would be a shame to miss a trip to beautiful Lake Como. The Italian lakes are stunning and when you arrive there is nothing better than taking a cruise around the lake to get a better view of the snow-capped mountains surrounding it, plus it’s a chance to see the fabulous villas belonging to wealthy celebrities and aristocrats that line Lake Como’s shores.
Como, the lake’s main town has a charming historical centre and the picturesque town of Bellagio is worth a visit. You can take a gondola into the mountains and visit the tranquil town of Brunate, where you’ll get a splendid view of the water.
‘La Serenissima’ as her ‘nickname’ suggests, the most serene of Italy’s historic cities. It is certainly one of the most photographed and visited because of its unique lack of streets. A large part of Venice’s romance is its canals and its gondoliers, plus its water taxis that will take you around the island city and out to its lovely islands of Murano and Burano.
Piazza San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs are among Venice’s main sights and fans of Shakespeare must stand on the Rialto Bridge and recall the opening lines of the Merchant of Venice, now lined with stylish boutiques. There is so much to see in Venice and every nook and cranny is stuffed with important art, plus some very fine restaurants where you can dine royally.
Bologna is a rather fascinating city that combines tough commercialism and hi-tech businesses with a stylish cultural and restaurant scene that some believe is the best in Italy. It is home to one of the world’s oldest universities and it remains a centre of academic excellence and political radicalism. In Bologna you might find yourself debating EU policy with a student one minute and dining next to an Italian aristocrat the next. It is of course the place to go when you want an authentic Spaghetti Bolognese.
Head out of town in the Emilio-Romagna wine growing areas for a change of scenery, although there are enough things to do in Bologna to keep you occupied for days. In addition to the historic buildings, there’s a world famous ‘gelateria’ – La Sorbetta Castiglione—and Bentivoglio, a jazz club that comes highly recommended.
What do they say? “See Naples and die.” Well, we hope not, but there’s a reason for the epithet. It is Italy’s third largest city and arguably its most artistic, flamboyant and sumptuous. Its historic centre is a UNESCO Heritage Site and its archaeological treasures are so numerous and so stupendous that they make Rome look rather ordinary.
It is also home of pizza, and that’s one good reason to love this city that has also has a slightly louche reputation, plus it has some of the best seafood dishes, wines and desserts in the country.
This city in central Tuscany is best known for its Leaning Tower and was once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice. But, there’s plenty more here to dazzle the visitor.
This charming Italian ski resort in the Aosta valley happens to be at the foot of Mont Blanc, which is the highest point in the Alps. Mialn is nearest starting point to get here.
This historic port on the Ligurian sea is one of Italy’s largest. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and a former European City of Culture with plenty of enchanting sights.
It is close to the Alps and this elegant city that’s renowned for its business sense is also known for its cars.
Two things define Verona; it’s fantastic open-air opera ampitheatre and the fact that it is the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” But, there is more to it than that.
At Titanium Luxury Hire we can offer you a range of prestige vehicles for hire, which will ensure that wherever you arrive in Italy, you will always make a good impression. And, to make sure you have the maximum enjoyment on your Italian trip, we offer you a number of delivery options. You can relax, while we arrange delivery of your car to Italy’s major cities including: Florence, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Milan, Lake Como, Venice, Bologna and Naples, Pisa, Courmayeur. Genoa, Turin, Verona and Latina.
Our cars can also be delivered to the following airports:
- Turin Airport
- Il Caravaggio International Airport
- Malpensa International Airport
- Milano Linate Airport
- Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport
- Venice Marco Polo Airport
- Verona Villafranca Airport
- Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport
- Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
- Pisa International Airport
- Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
- Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
- Naples International Airport
- Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
- Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
- Falcone–Borsellino Airport
- Cagliari Elmas Airport
At Titanium Luxury Hire we pride ourselves on delivering our prestige vehicles to the exact location required by our customers.