Golf Guide to Northern Italy
Northern Italy is made up of eight regions and include the well-known cities Venice, Verona, Turin and Milan. It is a hugely popular holiday destination, but did you know how important the sport of golf is here? There is no shortage of excellent golf courses and arguably, a few of Italy’s finest reside in the north. With so many progressive cities nearby, a trip to northern Italy effortlessly blends a golf tour into a typical tourist holiday thanks to how much activity there is in the north.
The golf courses found in the north of Italy feature some of the most picturesque that the entire country has to offer. The mountainous environment of the Alpine foothills offers golfers exceptional views, whilst the standard of golf will be sure to challenge even the greatest of players. Bogogno Golf Resort is a fairly new option after opening for business in 2014, and the venue boasts two courses to offer golfers variety.
If you’re looking for a parkland setting, then Royal Park I Roveri Golf Club proudly presents two brilliant routings, one designed by the iconic Robert Trent Jones Sr. From an accommodation perspective, the Villa Rosa Hotel will act as the perfect base due to its proximity to reputable courses such as the Arzaga Golf Club's Jack Nicklaus II course, the Garda Golf Country Club and the 9-hole offering of Chervo Golf.
Resorts may be your preferred option and there are two in Northern Italy that deserve special mention. Chervo Golf Resort is home to 27 holes, meaning there is are three 18-hole experiences to be had at the impressive facility. On the other hand, Villaverde Hotel & Resort is home to Golf Club Udine – which boasts a championship layout that is maintained to a pristine condition.
Italy is home to a welcoming climate and one that is inviting to golfers. Whilst it may fail to reach the peak of the Mediterranean, there isn’t too much difference between Spain, Portugal and Italy in terms of temperature, meaning Italy is a year-round option for British golfers who are looking to escape the gloominess of winter.
The north of Italy is generally cooler than in the south, but it is still a warm climate and one that should be inviting for visitors. Whilst the north experiences colder winters – with the occasional snowfall – the summers are warm and perfect for a round of golf.
The clouds typically linger due to the mountainous environment and thunderstorms, heavy rain and hailstorms can be seen during intense weather periods. Northern Italy’s average summer temperatures are around 25°C.
Italy adheres to CEST time; Italy is one hour ahead of Britain.
Italy uses the Euro and there are plenty of ATMs and bureaus de change.
With over 200 golf courses located in Northern Italy there are a variety of options for travelling golfers. With many UK airports providing flights directly to popular locations such as; Milan, Turin, Verona and Genoa.
For golfers travelling from Britain, the typical flight time to northern Italy is 1 hour and 55 minutes from London.
Northern Italy is well known as a tourist hotspot with a number of highly recommended destinations. Experience the romance of Venice with its stunning canals and architecture, be immersed in the fashion and design capital of Italy - Milan, take in the picturesque backdrop of Lake Como's elegant villas, explore the historic city centre of Verona, savour the delicious cuisine of Bologna, and find adventure on the shores of the majestic Lake Garda.
Things to do
If you’re in northern Italy and are willing to travel, then you should absolutely visit Milan – one of the most influential cities in the entire world. From fashion to food, culture to exploration, this marvellous city has so much to experience that one trip simply isn’t enough to understand its magic.
Northern Italy is stacked with plenty of historical locations, which is another reason why a trip to Venice should be organised. The beautiful canals and the island location is part of its charm; the city is flooded with art galleries, museums and renowned restaurants.
Verona is another interesting city that is often overlooked by the more reputable Milan and Venice. You could easily spend a few days exploring Verona. Look out for the seasonal air opera performances that take place and visit the Arena Di Verona that dates back to Roman times!
The Dolomites is a truly breathtaking environment that should be experienced by every traveller. This vast moutainous area in the north east is magical. If you do head to Dolomites, bringing a camera is mandatory.
Do Vorni (Venice) offers an extensive menu, with each dish infused with the passion for cooking that we typically expect from Italian professionals. It is regarded as one of the best restaurants throughout Venice, but that is certainly reflected in the price too.
Le Bistrot de Venise (Venice) features a menu that is split into three ways to satisfy the appetite of visitors: Venetian/Italian, French, and ancient recipes obtained from cookbooks and documents. The restaurant continues to attract artists who perform in the back room.
C’era Una Volta (Turin) features food that is cooked in traditional Torinese style, with meticulous preparation to ensure every dish is perfect. The entrance to the restaurant is certainly different, which requires visitors to walk a flight of stairs and ring a bell for entry.
Toni del Spin (Treviso) has been in operation for more than 70 years, with happy customers returning frequently to support the skill of their talented chefs. Whilst the choices are limited, each dish is cooked perfectly to deliver a first-class fine dining experience.
Antica Hosteria del Vino Buono (Bergamo) is a cosy offering that is spread across two floors on the market square. You can expect food that is mountain-style and bursting with plenty of Italian flavour.
Trattoria Milanese (Milan) is a traditional trattoria that has been in existence for quite some time. They offer typical Milanese dishes, exceptional service and food at a moderate price – what is not to like?
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