Happily for anyone who can’t get enough of its epic food and history and culture, Italy can never truly be done. Every trip here feels totally different to the last. You might head on an idyllic beach break one year, a rural vineyard holiday the next. After that, it could be a grand tour of its ancient cities, a cycling trip around its lakes, a hike across its dazzling northern mountain ranges. The variety is endless, and through it all, you get those oh-so magical Italian constants: delicious food and properly gorgeous weather.
So if you happen to be overwhelmed by all that choice, let us help you plan your next big trip to the Italian Peninsula (and beyond). Wondering where to stay and where to visit while you’re here? From the great cities of Rome and Bologna and Trieste to the proudly distinct Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia, these are the best places to visit in Italy right now. Safe travels, and buone vacanze!