Italy has the rare ability to offer many different experiences in one trip. In a one-week break you can do all of the following: visit the beautiful city of Venice; play golf near the sea; enjoy lovely beaches; play on rolling hills where famous Veneto region wines are produced (with a wine tour if you wish); and then on to play at the foot of the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site and famous for skiing and Nordic walking.
Golf Around Italy is perfectly placed to make this a reality for you, and as well as golf holidays they can also offer additional tours, trips and experiences as part of your trip. Here are four examples of the kind of tempting itineraries they can offer.
Venice, Cà Amata Golf Club
The course is set within the park surrounding the elegant 18th Century Villa Cà Amata. Due to the great amount of water available, a lake and canal system was created and features on 11 holes. These lakes and canals incorporate beautiful landscape elements such as low walls, small bridges and cascades; a spectacular scene.
The package: Three nights at the 4* Hotel Castel Brando Spa + two rounds (two courses) from €319pp.
Adriatic Coast, Pra’ delle Torri Holiday Centre
This golf and beach resort lets you enjoy a holiday at your own pace, doing the things you enjoy. There are 120 hectares of amenities, from water sports to shopping in the market and malls, and speciality cuisine in the restaurant to visiting Venice itself. Oh, and the sparkling on-site golf course...
The package: Four nights + two rounds from €340pp.
Umbria, Antognolla Golf
The Robert Trent Jones Jnr championship course in central Umbria, 20 minutes north of Perugia, is dominated by the eponymous medieval castle. The interesting design of Trent Jones is sympathetic to the intense natural beauty of the area.
The package: Four nights at 4* Relais dell’Olmo Perugia + two rounds from €294pp.
Sicily, Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa
Discover Sicily’s way of life, its landscapes, sports, culture, gastronomy, and the treasures of a wonderful island. Embraced by the Park of Etna, from Nebrodi Park and the Alcantara River Park, this elegant four-star hotel offers a unique atmosphere with rooms (98, in four categories: Classic, Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite) equipped with every comfort. The hotel also offers a world of services.
The package: Four nights + two rounds from €489.