Key Information GMT +2 Italian 2hrs 10min Euro
With The Discovery Collection you will be able to explore the 'REAL' Italy at its best as all of our hotels and resorts are hand-picked by us and come with our recommendation.
With its fascinating architecture, rich history, culture & nature, Italy is a blend of all the elements that combine to create the perfect holiday. From its busy, chaotic streets to its warm and friendly people; from traditional residences to ultra modern hotels complete with state-of-the-art spa facilities; from delicious, wholesome local cuisine to fine dining; a memorable holiday awaits you in Italy no matter when you decide to travel.
From a short break in Venice or Verona to relaxing on the beach at a delightful boutique hotel in Puglia, Sardinia or Sicily there is plenty of choice. Not to be overlooked, is the most amazing Opera experience in Verona showcasing some of the berst performances from mid June to early September every year.
History is reflected in every aspect of Italian life, which is blessed and enriched with delicious food to provide a truly amazing experience to the discerning traveller. Each region varies from one to another and each has its own authentic atmosphere, fascinating places to visit and some of the best charming boutique hotels in Europe.
Italy is one of the few countries in the world where they have successfully managed to maintain their own identity and resist globalisation. In this unique destination, you are more likely to enjoy the country from a charming, family-run hotel than from a characterless, international chain hotel. The same goes for the Italian food as each region proudly showcases its own traditional values and celebrates its diversity ensuring that each visit to each area is a truly memorable one. From the Veneto region to Puglia or the charming islands of Sardinia and Sicily you are sure to find plenty different types of food and wine, which when complemented by the amazing architecture, will satisfy all of your senses!
As with all of our destination we know Italy extremely well and have hand-picked our hotels and regions to provide you with an authentic experience of the country at its best. They all come with our personal recommendation and provide you with a unique holiday experience and excellent value for money!
4 nights in northern Sardinia with sail boat hire
from £480 per personpp
Spend 4 nights at the fabulous Poltu Quatu hotel and rent a sail boat with skipper for a day!View Tour
3 nights Luxury Rome Break
3 nights in a 4* hotel including tour of the Roman Forum and ColosseumView Tour
3 nights Luxury Rome Break
5* hotel in the heart of Rome including a Dolce Vita tour by Vintage Vespa!View Tour
3 nights 4-Star Verona Opera Break with flights & transfers
Discover the essence of Opera in the heart of historic Verona city allowing you to enjoy this annual operatic event. We have selected few of the best four-star hotels located in and around Verona to offer you a superb great value for money opera option.View Tour
Emilia Romagna, Borgo Conde Resort Break with Wine Tasting
Truly amazing Tuscan like setting and beautiful Borgo, offering qulality stay surrounded by wines and amazing countrysideView Tour
Boutique Relais Corte Alta Villa Romantic Break
Beautiful charming break in the heart of Southern Italy Puglia with flights, B&B hotel with free upgarde and transfers includedView Tour
Urbino Resort & Spa 4-Star Wine Experience in central Italy
Enjoy Tuscany like settings without the price tag in the charming Boutique Hotel with stunning facilities and location with amazing wine experience, one not to be missed!View Tour
Romance by the Juliet's Balcony, 3 nights Luxury Verona Break
Verona, home to Shakespeare' s Rome & Juliet housing the most famous balcony at the Casa di Giulietta on Via Capello with Casa di Romeo a little further. Museums, Roman Arena many Piazzas and typical bars, restaurants and shops offering a unique experience.View Tour
Boutique Wine tasting break in the heart of Puglia - Italy
A self-drive short wine tasting break in the heart of Southern Italy, Puglia with a stuning location, boutiques hotel, a special meal for two and more. A superb break for a special occasion!View Tour
Puglia -Town & Country - 6 nights Luxury Boutique holiday
Enjoy the medieval town of Conversano with wine tasting and dinner and relax at a luxury exclusive Masseria at the end of your holiday - Truly magical Puglia experience in style.View Tour
Beautiful Masseria Don Luigi - 3 nights short break in Puglia
Located in the heart of the rural Puglia, Masseria Don Luigi is a charming Farmhouse converted into a lovely boutique hotel offering high standard of accommodation in beautiful settings.View Tour
Falling in love with cities of Art & Romance, Venice & Verona
Two of Italy’s most visited places, Venice and Verona offer year round escapes for a short break in their beautiful, historic and tranquil surroundings. You can drift along the canals by gondola and float back in time.View Tour
Romance in Venice - 3 nights B&B luxury break
A romantic luxury break in the floating city of Venice. You will be spoilt with private water taxi transfers, luxury hotel accommodation and a 30 min. private gondola in this 2 nights break. Truly amazing break not to be missed!View Tour
Canne Bianche Luxury Beach Hotel in charming Puglia - Italy
Discover Puglia, also known as the heel of Italy, in style in this charming boutique hotel located on the beach front with great atmposphere and charmView Tour
An Italian discovery - Emilia Romagna wine tour with Guide
Discovering Award Winning Wines in the region of Emilia Romagna with a small escorted tour. Same holiday can also be arranged as self drive independently on the dates you prefer. Please enquire.View Tour
3 nights Luxury Romantic Verona Opera Break with flights
Discover the real essence of this romantic city at the most beautiful time of the year between June to September 2017 with an amazing Opera performance to remember with mystical atmosphere.View Tour
Discovering Classical Piedmont 3 nights Private Wine Tour
The famous Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli recently described Piedmont as 'Italy's Best Kept Secret!' Piemonte has just been awared a UNESCO World Heritage Status, specifically for the beautiful 'Vineyard Landscapes of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero'.View Tour
3 nights Taste of Puglia - Cooking & Culture private tour
A touring, cooking & SPA experience in charming Puglia, a real retreat! Staying in charming Relais Corte AltavVilla for 3 nights with private transfers, flights and the touring programme.View Tour
I am writing to thank The Discovery Collection team for a truly memorable and wonderful holiday to Verona. The hotel was delightful, the transfers perfect and Verona far exceeded our expectations. The opera was a joy and the Gold Seats were certainly worth the extra. Discovery Collection’s organisation and selections were faultless and ensured a delightful holiday.
Just to let you know that we love the hotel we are in and we are enjoying everything you recommended . Thank you so much for sending the book on the area and the very good map .... You are amazing travel agents with your attention to detail !
Dear all, Just a note to say thanks you for yet another well organised holiday, and a big thank you to Zekiye for the bottles of Red wine & fruit in our rooms, a very pleasant surprise (and lovely to finally meet her). I will be in touch re next year’s holiday soon.
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