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Italy Holidays

Italy Holiday Guides

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As one of the most photogenic countries in Europe, many of Italy’s sights sit pretty on postcards - and once you see them for yourself, you’ll understand why. From the ancient artefacts in Rome and the beautiful canals of Venice, to the lush green mountains and lakes in the north, and the beaches on the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a romantic, inspiring and undoubtedly bellissimo holiday destination.

Italy Holiday Guides

Italy Holiday Guides

Ascot Hotel (Sorrento)
Villa Pane Resort
Room from £23.0
Villa Fiorita Hotel
Room from £22.0
Villa Igea Hotel
Room from £27.0
Europa Palace Hotel

Great Places to Visit

Italy’s appeal lies in its diversity; whether its city breaks, coastal escapes or rural retreats that you desire, this dazzling country will deliver.

Explore the Ancient Ruins

Italy is full of historical sites to take visitors back through the ages. Do Rome in a day and tick off all the must-see spots including the awesome Coliseum. Visit Florence and view the stunning Renaissance architecture it’s home to, or take a trip 40 minutes out of Sorrento and picture a time when Pompeii wasn’t buried in hot ash.

Embrace the Stunning Countryside

Take a drive along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, or head north to the Lakes – Garda, Maggiore and Como – and spend some time exploring rural Italy, away from the bustle of its major cities. Italy’s countryside is incredibly diverse - from the mountains that dominate the backdrop to the hills and beaches, it’s stunning.

Island Hop to your Heart’s Content

You may not think of island hopping on a visit to Italy, but if you make the effort to visit some of these outposts, you’ll be met with idyllic and unspoilt beauty, as well as a world of adventure and discovery. Many of the islands are accessible via Italy’s ports, including Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and her satellite islands.

Soak up the Culture

If there’s one thing Italy knows how to do, it’s culture. Head to any of its major cities and a wealth of cultural attractions will be waiting. From the fashion and opera of Milan and the bridges and churches of Venice, to the architecture of Verona and Rome’s UNESCO sites, the country is awash with cultural spots to see.

Getting Around

Both rail and bus services in Italy are extremely good value, and help you to navigate the cities, and also further afield. There are regular ferry and hydrofoil services between the islands and the mainland, but these can sometimes be pricey. Internal flights may be worth considering for long distances. Cycling is a great way of navigating the cities, and motorbikes, mopeds and scooters are also available.

By Bus

Buses are available throughout Italy, although less frequent in far-to-reach places. Fares are extremely cheap, and in the cities, tickets are available from anywhere saying ‘biglietti’ or ‘tickets’.

By Car

Hiring a car is a great way of exploring Italy, but cities and their ring roads can be difficult to master and traffic can get very congested. Driving is on the right hand side of the road.

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Passports and Visas

For a holiday to Italy, Brits don’t need a visa, but a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay is essential. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Take out comprehensive travel insurance before you holiday in Italy, and also pick up a free EHIC which entitles you to free emergency care. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/health

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