Italy: Golf

Way more than just good spaghetti bolognese.

Legend has it that the Romans invented golf. The sport is alive and well in its native land, and today there are several world-class golf courses in Italy. The flat ground of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda are all the settings for gentle, yet handsome lakeside courses. Golfing at Lake Garda in particular is considered to be one of the quintessential experiences of any golf holiday in Italy. You can also find outstanding golf courses in Italy among the northern mountain ranges, and even the suburbs of Rome, Naples and Venice have decent courses where you can take a early bird round before hitting the sights.