From the shores of the Ligurian Sea to those of the Adriatic, northern Italy extends a permanent invitation to discover the diverse landscapes, masterpieces of art and architecture and culinary specialties that have forged the identity of each of its regions. From Piedmont to Liguria, from Lombardy to Emilia Romagna, from Venezia to Trentino Alto Adige, you will be greeted by a succession of coastlines, lakes, mountains, ski resorts and metropolises of the likes of Turin, Bologna and Milan, without of course forgetting La Serenissima Venice. Northern Italy is the quintessence of culture, whose exceptional heritage includes the Opera of Verona, the churches of Venice, the works of architect Palladio at Vicenza, the amazing museums of Turin and the cities of art of the Pô plain (Bergamo, Padua, Mantua, Parma). What's more, the region's treasures are stunningly showcased by breathtaking landscapes. Explore Lake Garda and its lovely shores, go on a jaunt to the Dolomites, take a dip in the sea along the Adriatic coast or embark on a hike in Gran Paradiso nature park in the Valle d'Aosta or in the Cinque Terre park by the Ligurian Sea. You may well need to stay longer to fit it all in!