Beyond the beauty of the canals, campi and courtyards, there’s even more to Venice than meets the eye.
Italy offers a choice of truly amazing cities – from the laid-back vibe of Naples, to the history-packed atmosphere of Rome, to the seaside towns that are bustling with life overlooked by gorgeous houses nestled into cliff faces.
Now introduced by Zaha Hadid Architects’ superb ultramodern ferry terminal, this intriguing port soon reveals its historical roots, starting with the pretty gardens of the 18th-century Villa Comunale.
From preserved ancient cities and impressive Roman ruins to Renaissance and Baroque art and awe-inspiring architecture, Italy is a treasure trove of antiquity and exquisite beauty. With its irresistible combination of fabulous food and wine, glorious architecture and historic cities, the Mediterranean is a true hotbed of culture.
The island of Elba, off the coast of mainland Tuscany, is best known as Napoleon’s place of exile in 1814. Its history reaches much further back, as the interesting archaeological museum in the main port town Portoferraio attests.