Italy and Beyond

In a world that seems to be becoming ever-more busy, holiday time is becoming increasingly precious as a way to relax, to experience new cultures and to take some time away from the stresses and strains of every day modern life. It is for this reason that multi-centre holidays are becoming more popular as they allow you to visit more than one city in one trip. Italy is a particularly good choice for a multi-centre holiday as it has many beautiful cities to visit, such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Sorrento, as well as tranquil beach resorts, such as those in Sardinia, and relaxing natural escapes near the Italian lakes. The excellent transport links between Italian cities makes getting around the country a breeze and with a multi-centre package from us, train tickets are included so that you can relax and look forward to your vacation without worrying about any of the finer details.

While we are experts in travel within Italy, our specialist team is able to create dream vacation itineraries that include other cities in Europe, such as Paris, Barcelona or Berlin. Here are our top picks of multi-centre holidays to Italy that include stops in other European cities:


  • Rome and Paris: While Rome brings history and culture, Paris brings romance and undeniable chic, with both cities being sure to impress with their cosmopolitan atmospheres and fresh local cuisine. These two cities work beautifully together as part of a romantic trip, perhaps for a special anniversary, honeymoon or a proposal. You can either fly directly between the cities or you can take a seasonal train from Rome to Venice and then from Venice to Paris if you have more time. This way, you could also stop in Venice for a night or two and enjoy a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal.
  • Milan and Barcelona: If you’re thinking about a city break with a hint of something different then Milan and Barcelona complement each other well. While Milan is famous for its fashion, Barcelona is well regarded for its laid-back atmosphere and quirky architecture. Must-sees include the Duomo and the Brera Museum in Milan and the Gothic Quarter and Park Güell in Barcelona. The thing that makes this city break a bit different is that, thanks to its coastal location, Barcelona is also home to some fabulous beaches, which are regulars on the Discovery Channel and in National Geographic due to their idyllic setting. In addition, you can fly directly between the cities with EasyJet to make the most of your time.
  • Lake Garda and Dubrovnik: This is one for the nature lovers as both Lake Garda and Dubrovnik feature stunning natural scenery. Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes and it is a lovely place for walking and cycling. Popular resorts around the lake include Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda. Meanwhile, Croatia is well known for its beauty, with several national parks with stunning waterfalls, such as those at the Krka or Plitvice National Parks. There are also several smaller islands to discover and there are plenty of activities also, such as hiking and kayaking.
  • Hidden Gems: Italy is full of undiscovered cities and serene coastal locations that have not yet become popular with tourists. If you’ve already been to the main Italian cities and are looking to discover a hidden gem on your vacation in Europe then why not be bold and opt for some lesser-known cities, such as Rimini in Italy. It is located on the coast and is a great choice for young holidaymakers thanks to its vibrant atmosphere, sandy beaches and energetic bars and clubs. It could either be combined with a European city, such as Funchal in Portugal, or another beach resort, such as one of the Croatian islands in the Kornati archipelago.
  • Multi-Country Tour: If you want to book a particularly special vacation and have sufficient time then consider a multi-country tour in Europe that features France, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Spain and Greece. Thanks to the good transports links between European countries, including direct flights and trains, getting between countries is easy and affordable, and multi-country vacations really allow you to discover the best of each country and the diversity of Europe. In particular, we recommend combining Paris, Rome, Zagreb, Berlin, Barcelona and Athens for a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you will remember forever!


This list of multi-centre holidays to Europe is by no means exhaustive but perhaps will give you some ideas for your next holiday. The possibilities for your vacation are endless and, as a part of a Bellarome package, we can pre-arrange all transportation, accommodation and activities so that you can simply relax and look forward to your holiday! If you would like us to put together a customised vacation for you, contact a member of our team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500 or click here to send an online enquiry.

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