The Times' top 50 Italy holidays 2016

The Times newspaper has featured three of our holidays in its selection of 50 best holidays to Italy for 2016. To find out more about each of the holidays, please click on the links below.

Opera Festival in Le Marche

The summer Opera Festival at Macerata in Le Marche is held in the 7,000-seater Arena Sferisterio, Italy’s best open-air venue after Verona. Stay at the Hotel Leone, a stylish 8-bedroom country house hotel with sweeping views from its terraces and infinity pool across the hills around Montelparo. The hotel is equidistant to the long, sandy beaches on the Adriatic coast and inland, the dramatic landscape of the Sibillini National Park.

Hotel Leone room 2

Holiday in the Cilento

Choose from a selection of activities, suitable for families, couples and groups, at the self-sufficient farm estate Locanda San Fantino in the Cilento region of southern Italy.

San fantino beach


Convent cooking in Sicily

Perfect your culinary skills on a half or full day cookery course at the Antico Convento Ibla in Ragusa Ibla in south east Sicily. Away from the cooking, there is the historic centre of the UNESCO-listed town of Ragusa IBla and the other baroque towns of the Val di Noto to explore. Take a look at some of our other other food and wine-related holidays.

Antico Convento Ibla dining room


 Excerpts from the Times Top 50 Holidays to Italy

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