When Venice springs to mind, one instantly thinks of endless waterways, gondolas and decadent rich architecture. While all of the above is true of the north-eastern Italian city, it has so much more to offer, a veritable feast of sophisticated entertainment, quirky traditions and picturesque views.
Take a punt on a gondola ride with a friendly oarsman, the only way to see the city in style. Once you've gotten your bearings, follow James Bond's footsteps around the Palazzo Pisani, as featured in the 2006 film, Casino Royale. If you like to play fancy dress, make sure to visit the Carnevale - taking place regularly in the famed San Marco Piazza, it actively encourages tourists and locals alike to don masquerade masks and get involved in lavish festivities.
From the rainbow-hued houses in popular fishing island Burano to the lush public parks of Giardini Pubblici, Venice is full of picture-perfect moments. Get ready to fill your own family photo album by booking a trip - Venice is just an affordable four-hour flight away.
Naples is the home of the historic Pompeii ruins, the breathtaking Mount Vesuvius and a whole host of opportunities for fine dining. It's an understated Italian food lover's dream.
Small but perfectly-formed - aside from one rather obvious hiccup in its building regulations a few centuries ago - Pisa combines an excellent location with stunning architecture and culture. Excellent transport links to Florence and Cinque Terre make it a must too.
Clashing gladiators, ancient religion and staggering architecture, the capital of Italy is one of the world's most impressive historical destinations. It's also an epicentre for fashion, art and great food, giving it plenty to boast about as a holiday location.
Turin is your way into the white stuff on the Italian & French Alps with connections to 214 ski resorts. And though the city is quite literally in the shadow of the hills, great shopping and historic squares make the place shine.
Revel in designer delights in Verona. Soak up the culture of open air festivals and Verona's four beautiful churches, or head out for a romantic meal in this beautiful city.