Holidays near historic towns and villages

Venetian buildings encircling tiny harbours; Roman ruins hiding near tiny hamlets and ancient citadels overlooking dramatic coastlines: holiday in a historic town or village and, from cuisine to culture, the past's influence is everywhere.

For families, amphitheatres, fortresses and churches bringing history lessons to life, alongside fascinating museums and summer festivals full of colour and costumes. For couples, historic towns and villages offer the pleasures of morning coffees in a café-lined square or an atmospheric restaurant along a narrow winding street – and the chance to discover another gift from the past: perfect tranquillity. 


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