Golf Guide to Central Italy
Central Italy is dipped in rich history, with regions such as Rome, Florence, Lucca and Pisa offering huge interest to travellers. It's made up of the romantic regions of Tuscany and Umbira, as well as Lazio and Marche. It is a rich golfing destination too, home to many first-class golf courses and facilities. Of course, the renowned Italian cuisine is always a bonus when planning a golf trip to Italy, but there are also plenty of activities to keep your party occupied when away from the golf course.
Central Italy experiences an inviting climate, so golfing in this area is truly a rich and rewarding experience. Golfers will be spoiled for choice in regard to how much quality is on offer, with La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort near the top of that list. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the inlands links provides an overall review of your current golf game.
If you’re looking for a luxurious trip, head to Toscana Resort Castlefalfi, which is a sophisticated five-star experience that is home to 27 holes of championship golf. The venue has previously won awards and provides a challenge for any visitor. The same can be said for The Parco de’ Medici Golf Club, with the sweeping vistas adding to the overall experience.
It’s fair to say that these central regions encapsulates everything you think of when dreaming of a fabulous holiday. The weather is perfect, the scenery varied and landscapes change from glorious coastal vistas to rolling verdant hills. History and culture is absorbing and the food and drink is legendary. On top of that there is outstanding golf.
Central Italy isn’t too different from the south, although the latter will experience slightly more sunshine. Nevertheless, central Italy is not as susceptible to thunder or rainstorms experienced more commonly in the north and the climate is perfect for golfing purposes.
Central Italy experiences a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The region boasts summer highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C, with anything in between acting as the ideal warmth for a round of Italian golf.
Italy adheres to CEST time; one hour ahead of Britain.
Italy uses the Euro and there are plenty of ATMs and bureaus de change.
Several UK airports provide direct flights to Rome which serves as a perfect starting point for a golf break to Italy as well as Florence which sits on the cusp on Central and Northern Italy.
For golfers travelling from Britain, the typical flight time to central Italy is 2 hours and 30 minutes from London.
Central Italy is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and culinary delights. Explore iconic historical cities like Rome and Florence, admire the beautiful Apennine Mountains and Lake Trasimeno, and savor authentic Italian cuisine from the regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
Things to do
Florence as well as being the centre of Renaissance art is a progressive city and it acts as the capital of Tuscan. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and lots of palazzos that are dotted across the region.
If you’re looking for a greener experience, then head to the small yet beautiful town of Castiglione del Lago, which is completely surrounded by nature – hence being titled the Green Heart of Italy. Unbelievably, this small town dates back to over 2,600 years!
Rome is also located in central Italy and the country’s capital should be experienced by everyone who is able to. There’s seemingly a landmark around every corner as fans of history will not want to miss out on one of the most historic cities on earth.
No matter where you stay in Italy, you will always be close to food that is infused with passion. Regina Bistecca is a sophisticated restaurant that is located in Florence. Its reputation was built on the signature Florentine steak, which is cooked on a charcoal grill and served rare.
Trattoria Pennestri resides in Rome and each meal is thoughtfully partnered with a wine list that is bursting with flavour. The starters and mains are scrumptious but save room for the delectable chocolate mousse afterwards.
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