Simply sit back, relax and experience the true meaning of a luxury all inclusive Europe holiday with Club Med. The climate in Italy holiday destinations can vary hugely depending on where you choose to take your European break. Summers are hot in the south but frosty in the winter, due to cold air from northern Europe sweeping southwards. Coastal areas are generally warm year-round as high sea temperatures warm the air, making these areas feel much more like a Mediterranean climate.
World-famous cuisine, a mild, sunny climate, charming villages and cities of art and history: Italy is sure to seduce you. Between the impressive mountains and the gorgeous sea, Italy is certain to have surprises in store. Experience the dolce vita through the many faces of this wonderful country.
Italy radiates with the diversity of its landscapes: lakes, coves, countryside blanketed with pine trees… Set out on an adventure to discover all it has to offer!<br/>In Sicily, a 3-hour drive from your Club Med Kamarina resort, go for a bike ride on the slopes of Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. It’s a great way to experience the change from verdant forests to deserts of lava.<br/>
The discoveries keep coming as you explore Sicily’s hinterland, on the slopes of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. On this rocky promontory stands a collection of Doric temples and ancient ruins which have witness a thousand years of history, today classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br/>For an explosive sight, head for the Aeolian Islands and climb Stromboli, an active volcano off the coast of Sicily and Calabria. Your <B>all-inclusive stay in Italy</B> is a chance to admire the fascinating sight of its frequent eruptions. After this spectacle, head to Forgia Vecchia beach in a peaceful bay at the foot of the volcano's eastern slopes.<br/>
Sicily is a land rich in historical remains. During your <B>all-inclusive holiday in Italy</B>, take time to explore the tranquil island of Ortygia, the historic centre of Syracuse, 1 hour 30 minutes from your Club Med Kamarina resort. Enjoy its many ancient ruins, such as the temple of Apollo.<br/>Heading up the coast during your Club Med Trinacria tour, you’ll fall under the spell of Taormina, a little village perched 200 metres up a cliff. Its ancient theatre, built in the 3rd century BC, has one of the most stunning panoramic views that the town has to offer.<br/>Then add a cultural dimension to your <B>all-inclusive holiday in Italy</B>. Just a hundred or so metres from your Club Med Cefalù resort, discover the historical town centre and the Porta Pescara, which leads to the beach and old port.<br/>
Once you’ve fed the spirit, it’s the stomach’s turn, a highlight of any <B>all-inclusive stay in Italy</B>!<br/>Start your tasting tour with a 2-hour drive from your Club Med Pragelato Vialattea resort with the <B>Club Med Lombardy and Veneto tour</B>, in the heart of the five vineyards in Piedmont (Langhe-Roero and Monferrato) classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A few kilometres away, in this mountainous setting, you can also enjoy the Bogogno Golf Course and sip on a glass of spritz as you admire the mountains at the end of a round!<br/>Leave the vines behind to come to the table and try the best dishes Sicily has to offer from Catania to Palermo. Its typically Mediterranean cuisine, with influences from Spain, Greece and the Arab world, is a way to discover the finest local produce: aubergine cannot be beaten when in caponata with tomatoes, capers and olives. Nor can you visit without trying arancini or cannoli siciliani.<br/>
Just 2 hours 30 minutes from your Club Med Karamina resort towers the most imposing symbol of Italy: Mount Etna. As the Sicilian brother of Vesuvius, it’s the largest active volcano in Europe and, as such, a natural site that those looking for something a little out-of-the-ordinary really shouldn’t miss. So put on your hiking boots and head off for an ascent of more than 2 hours to admire the summit craters. An unforgettable demonstration of the power of nature!
Originally Greek then Roman, the town of Agrigento is an open-air testimony to the region’s ancient heritage, 2 hours from your Kamarina resort. Here, you’ll find a number of buildings that span the millennia. A scattering of Doric temples such as the temples of Zeus, Concorde or Hera offer a window back into ancient times. Your all-inclusive holiday in Italy isn’t complete without a trip back to the Roman age.
This is one of the symbols of the city of the Doges, 5 hours from your Club Med Pragelato resort. This place will be one of the high points of your all-inclusive holiday in Italy, as you climb its three flights of steps floating above the Grand Canal. The arches are an impressive sight, along with the statues of the city’s patrons: Theodore and Marc. Since the 16th century, the 48m bridge has linked the San Marco district with San Polo.
Does this volcanic island off Sicily and far from civilisation need any introduction? Made famous by Jules Verne in particular, the site offers an unforgettable excursion during your all-inclusive holiday in Italy. Watching the volcano exploding as you climb the crater is truly memorable. Seeing its fiery spray is sure to send a shiver down your spine. Just 5 hours 30 minutes from your Club Med Kamarina resort, there you are face to face with the spectacular force of nature.
A jewel of Sicilian Baroque, this town in south-eastern Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, as such, an important place to visit during your holiday. Just 1 hour 30 minutes from your Club Med Kamarina resort, you’ll find the elegant, well-preserved San Nicolò cathedral in the historic centre. At the top of a gigantic staircase with its three imposing gates, the basilica is an impressive sight to behold. Its rich interior decor, full of marble and frescoes, will be a highlight of your all-inclusive holiday in Italy.
It’s a bit like Turin’s Eiffel Tower and a sight you really must visit, 1 hour 30 minutes from your Club Med Pragelato resort. A spectacular building, the Mole was once a synagogue and now houses the National Museum of Cinema. Take the elevator up to the platform perched 87m high, offering a fascinating view of the city and its Alpine surroundings. Stick around when night falls to admire the illuminations and enjoy your all-inclusive holiday in Italy.
From the Cinquecento, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, called "Il Duomo", dazzles visitors to the centre of Florence, 5 hours from your Club Med Pragelato resort. On this square full of unusual historical richness, the colourful facade of the building is truly stunning. Pass through the building’s imposing doors and discover the remarkable fresco that decorates the dome. Don’t leave without visiting the campanile high above. On the way out, take a last look back at this landmark building during your all-inclusive holiday in Italy.
There are few cave dwellings as impressive as the church in Piedigrotta, 4 hours 30 minutes from your Club Med Kamarina resort. A place of worship since the 17th century, it’s a striking mystical spectacle with its stone statues arranged around the altar. As artistic as it is spiritual, the site offers an opportunity to visit the small town of Pizzo, located nearby. A chance to savour a spritz or apperitivo.
Between Liguria and Piedmont, there’s a wine-growing region classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Langhe-Roero. Visit the wine bar at the heart of the magnificent castle of Grinzane Cavour, before heading towards Barolo, a picturesque little village. The region’s 5 vineyards are a great way to experience wine the Italian way, just 2 hours from your Club Med Pragelato resort. It’s sure to bring out the epicurean in all of us as the sun sets down in the valley...
It’s probably the most beautiful city in Sicily and is just 2 hours 15 minutes from your Club Med Kamarina resort – a city and a true dream location. Time seems to stand still during your all-inclusive holiday in Italy. This spectacular cultural destination transports you back to the ancient theatre. This place will blow you away with its varied architecture as much as the landscape of the surrounding valley, with the bay of Taormina down below.
As you discover the diversity of the landscapes and cultures, you’ll soon get into the Latin rhythm.
There is no shortage of outstanding and impressive Italian landscapes. In Piedmont, follow the via ferrata to the Tibetan Bridge at Cesana-Clavière, the world's longest hanging bridge measuring 478 metres in length, at a height of 30 metres.<br/>If you prefer the picturesque on your <B>family holidays</B>, organise a bike ride on the quiet characteristic island of Ortygia, the historical centre of Syracuse, in Sicily.<br/>Continue your island journey to discover, on the south side of the Strait of Messina, Catania, the second largest city in Sicily. The region of which it is the capital is dominated by Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano.<br/>Next step on your getaway: the pristine beaches at Scilla. The name of this charming little town on the Strait of Messina evokes one of the best-known episodes in Homer's Odyssey. An inspiration to travel...<br/>
During your <B>family holiday in Italy</B>, make the most of all it has to offer, including its surrounding seas, near your Club Med Kamarina resort in Sicily. On board a catamaran, sail across a sea of tranquillity during an excursion to discover the islands in the Aeolian Archipelago.<br/>For something a bit more action-packed, take your family to enjoy the rides at Etnaland park at the foot of the famous volcano.<br/>But if you would prefer to enjoy a calmer atmosphere, head for the Borromean Islands, a tiny idyllic archipelago in Lake Maggiore, 2 hours 30 minutes from your Club Pragelato Vialattea resort.<br/>
Wandering with your family through the narrow streets of this village island, the historic heart of Syracuse, 2 hours from your Club Med Kamarina resort, you’ll be stepping into Sicilian history. During your all-inclusive stay in Italy, this little detour will lead you under the Baroque facade of the Duomo and its picturesque square, bathed in the Italian sun. A fusion of tranquillity and history which you’ll discover while enjoying a gelato by the refreshing Fountain of Arethusa.
1 hour 30 minutes from your Club Med Pragelato resort, leave the village of Clavière to discover the longest hanging bridge in the world. Perplexed? 30 metres high, cross the 478 m canyon to overcome your fears and experience a unique panoramic view. Thrill seekers, families included, won’t be disappointed by this sensational site. It’s the perfect opportunity for an incredible 90-minute trek in the heart of Alpine splendour!