With its UNESCO-listed attractions and varied terrain, Italy sits pretty as one of Europe’s major power players.

Welcome to Italy. This European powerhouse is the home of the largest number of UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites on earth. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, the founding country of the great Roman Empire and the hometown of Chianti wine. Come here to roam the genteel streets of Tuscany’s spa towns, to paw over Renaissance treasures in Florence, or to ride a boat along the Venice canals. From Roman ruins and world-famous works of art to fashion centres and idyllic lakes, Italy wears so many different hats it’s impossible not to find one your size