A huge influencer of European culture and cuisine, Italy is full of iconic landmarks, delicious dishes and a beloved people. Artistry, architecture and fashion are a big deal here, but so is diversity. For a holiday of multiple styles it’s perfect: there’s coastal foodie trips alone the stunning Amalfi Coast, historical and cultural adventures in Rome, Venice, Florence and Pompeii or chilled out breaks around the Italian Lakes or in Sicily. There are few better places to a European holiday…
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With its colourful cliffside towns, famous cities, turquoise waters and fine wine and cuisine, Italy in an absolute bucket-list must. Flight Centre can help you see it your way. Our Italy specialists have created some itinerary suggestions and city breaks to help provide a little inspiration and give you an example of what is possible. We want you to have the holiday you have always dreamed of, so we’ll put our heart and soul into tailoring something unique, just for you.
Where to go in Italy
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Things To Do in Italy
- Sail along Amalfi Coast
- Relax by the shores of Lake Garda
- Live like a celebrity at Lake Como
- Take 'that photo' at the Leaning tower of Pisa
- Visit the iconic Mount Vesuvius
- Throw coins into the Trevi fountain
- Transport yourself back to ancient Rome in the Colosseum
The Amazlfi coast is a stunning stretch of coastline granted UNESCO world heritage status that runs along the Sorrentine Peninsula south of Naples and Pompeii. The area consists of towering cliffs which juxtapose clear and clam azure waters and is speckled with towns and villages that cling impossibly to the cliff-faces. The Amalfi coast is best enjoyed slow so whether you take a boat ride, walking the of tracks and paths or driving the road of a thousand bends make sure you take time to appreciate this beautiful part of the world.
Sandwiched between Verona and Brescia, on the edge of the Dolomite mountains sits the ridiculously clear lake Garda. The lake is a popular holiday spot for people across Europe due to it’s natural beauty and quaint, charming lakeside villages and fortress.
Lake Como is popular with celebrities and aristocrats and with beautiful panoramic views of the Italian Alps it’s easy to see why. The exclusive villas that fringe the lake are owned by people like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Helen Mirren and Woody Allen. The lake is a great venue for sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing and for its spas.
Currently famous for tourists taking ‘that photo’ the leaning tower of Pisa is thoroughly unlikely structure. The tower teeters precariously due to inadequate foundations the tower now is an iconic destination well worth a visit on your Italian holiday.
Another landmark that is steeped in History is Mount Vesuvius. The mountain has erupted on multiple occasions but the most famous eruption was in 79AD when the dust and debris covered and perfectly preserved the then-thriving town of Pompeii. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to visit Pompeii on your holiday to Italy.
Designed by Nicola Salvi this fountain is a Roman icon and, arguably, one of the most famous fountains in the world. As well as being intricate and romantic the fountain can assist your romantic life. Throw one coin into the fountain to ensure you return to Rome, another to ensure a new romance and a third to ensure marriage.
Finally, it wouldn’t be an Italy holiday without a visit to the Colosseum, this monumental construction sits in the centre of Rome and immediately transports visitors back to the time of gladiators and emperors. The structure is almost completely intact and is the jewel on the crown of Rome.
When to Go to Italy
For a crowd-free Italy holiday, not to mention better one at a better price, the months of April to June and September to October are unbeatable. The temperatures hover around the early 20s, historical sites are less packed and the spring and autumn colours really shine.
From July to September, during school holidays, most attractions will be crowded, although the weather is very warm so, if you can put up with the crowds this is still an excellent time to go. During August most Italians will go on their summer holidays so attractions, restaurants and hotels may be closed.
More About Italy
Capital city: Rome
Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for entry to Italy, but it is recommended that all travellers be up-to-date with their routine inoculations.
Flight time: London to Rome flight time is around 2 hours 30 minutes.
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa to Italy.
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Italy Holidays: At Flight Centre we have a range of Italy holidays, offering flights, hand-picked accommodation, transfers, and so much more.
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