Introducing northern Italy
In the regions of northern Italy, explore a dramatic outdoors adventure playground stretching from the rugged peaks of the Dolomite Alps to the scenic beauty of the Mediterranean coast.
Northern Italy offers superb downhill skiing in winter and great hiking and mountain biking in summer.
What to do and see
Spot wildlife such as deer, chamois, ibex, brown bear and golden eagle in the high alpine meadows of Italy's national parks. Along the Mediterranean coast, discover picturesque cliff-top villages on foot, bike and by car, and cruise the palazzo-lined canals by boat.
Cruise across idyllic Lake Como, hike the Alta Via 1 through some of the finest scenery in the Eastern Dolomites and explore centuries-old tracks along the rocky coastline of terraced hills that make up the Cinque Terre.
Venture into the world's largest accessible cave at Sgonico, scuba dive the waters around Portofino on the Italian Riviera and spot wildlife on a cruise among the wetlands of the Poe Delta or from the embankment on a cycling tour.
In Milan, climb to the roof of the Duomo for spectacular views over the city and gaze in awe at Leonardo da Vinci’s mural of The Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Discover the splendours of medieval Bergamo on foot and savour a gourmet adventure in Bologna, Italy's gastronomic capital.
The region offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, but for that special romantic occasion try the aristocratic Villa d’Este, a magnificent villa set on the shores of spectacular Lake Como.