Italy is one of those destinations that ticks just about every box imaginable. It's got soul-stirring cities, waist-expanding cuisine, ancient architecture and dramatic scenery, not to mention gorgeous beaches and a sizzling summer climate that promises plenty of fun in the sun.
When you book with a tour operator, for instance if you book Italy holidays with Thomas Cook, you'll find that all the hassle of organising your trip has been taken out of your hands. Forget trying to sort out flights to the correct airport or finding buses that travel remotely near to your hotel - with a package holiday, all the travel essentials are covered. Where most package breaks are concerned you'll get return flights, nightly accommodation, a shuttle transfer service and the support of a locally based representative too. In short, it's everything you need to get your holiday off to the best and most relaxing start!
The same goes for most other package holiday destinations. Take Greek holidays for instance. Instead of trying to figure out the local public transport system or haggle down the price of a taxi to your hotel, all you need to do is hop on the hotel transfer bus and let your holiday commence. How's that for a hassle-free holiday?
So what summer scorcher have you got your eye on this year?