You may have the universe if I may have Italy.’ – Verdi.
Italy is a bit like that person everyone wanted to be friends with at school. It’s just got that something about it. You can’t quite put your finger on exactly what it is, but everyone knows it’s there and we want it. Maybe it’s the phenomenal food, the beautiful scenery or its incredible history, we can’t be sure, but it’s the sort of place that would top a ‘100 Places to Live/See/Go Before You Die’ list.
We can’t really think of a better place to spend a gap year than Italy. Go to Italy and learn Italian, the most romantic language in the world, explore ancient Roman ruins and then eat the freshest pasta you’ve ever had, or ever will have. On top of that, as if it’s not enough, in Italy you can ski, sail around a volcano (Mount Etna anyone?) and if you’re really lucky drive a Ferrari. Seriously, what more could you possibly want?
Getting around Italy is easy too, the trains are easy to use and even the stations are beautiful, the roads are perfect for a road trip, winding across vineyard strewn hills and sailing the Italian coast is like something out of a painting.
Florence is one of the jewels in Italy’s crown and this hotel is perfectly situated for staying there. It’s right in the middle of the city and close to everything!
This hotel is located in the old historic centre of Naples, close to the city’s most ancient and interesting monuments among the city’s narrow and old streets.
Venice, is unlike anywhere else in the world. A beautiful city built on a lagoon and positively dripping with history and culture. This hotel will give you somewhere perfectly located to stay.
Milan is renowned for its shopping and fashion, but those are not the only reasons to visit. It’s also a beautiful city and full of amazing sights. Don’t miss out!
Perfectly located for any trip to Rome this hostel is just round the corner from the Coliseum and very close to the main station. Handy for all you gappers interrailing round Europe!