Known to locals as “the beautiful country”, a hotel break in Italy offers everything from stunning beaches, fascinating historical monuments and high art to the latest fashion and delicious cuisine.

With a total of 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than any other country in the world – and hundreds of beautiful towns and cities to explore, Italy’s attractions are seemingly endless. A number of carriers now offer cheap flights to various exciting destinations around the country, making it an affordable choice for travellers of all budgets. Prices for hotels in Italy start low, and options range from youth hostels and budget hotels to picturesque villas and agriturismi, rural farmstays where guests can try locally-sourced produce and experience the beautiful countryside at close quarters. The Italian peninsula also offers breathtaking and remarkably diverse landscapes, including the rugged cliffs and colourful fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast, the rolling hills, vineyards and cypress trees of Tuscany and wonderful Lake Garda, which is framed by the Alps to the north. The most popular city for a hotel break in Italy is Rome, with its ancient ruins, grand palaces, picturesque fountains and the iconic Colosseum. However, there are plenty of other world-famous sights to admire, such as the romantic waterways of Venice, the delightful Renaissance architecture of Florence, and the remarkably-preserved ruins of Pompeii. And an essential part of any holiday in Italy is the food, which is well-loved for its simplicity, quality and regional variety.