Sunny Italy is a paradise on earth. The surrounding sea and protecting mountains give Italy a wonderfully balanced climate in both winter and summer. The scenery has great variety; lovely beaches. beautiful lake resorts, magnificent mountain ranges such as the Alps, Apennines and the Dolomites. Lovers of culture and history will find incomparable wealth in Italian art and archeology. We suggest visits to Italy's historic capital, Rome, city of art, Florence, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" and of course lovely Venice an intricate network of canals, big and small with countless bridges. Also worth visitng is the Austrian influenced Sud Tyrol, the lake areas of Garda, Como and Maggiore, bustling Milan, the sunny isle of Capri, famous Amalfi coast and beautiful Cinque Terre just to name a few. Continental Journeys offers many tours to Italy both in winter and summer and can create a tour to fit your needs.