From snow capped mountains to majestic coastlines
Italy offers up a feast of contrasts from snow-capped mountains of the Dolomites to the majestic coastline of the Amalfi Coast where visitors get the chance to experience the Italian traditions of an era gone by. Choosing to immerse yourself onto one of Italy’s famous Islands means you will be able to indulge in the sandy beaches, and enchanting hotels situated in Sardinia, Sicily or the Bay of Naples for instance.
Explore the captivating cities of Italy and all they have to offer. Venetian canals, beautifully sculpted fountains in Rome and prestigious shopping locations in Milan, make up a cultured yet sophisticated backdrop to take in wonderful sun-kissed buildings.
With options to suit every occasion and budget, travellers looking for a range of holiday experiences like visiting the streets of Pompeii, viewing the beautiful Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna or looking at the period Renaissance art pieces, Italy has it all. If you want to extend your adventures to the outdoors, you can throw yourself into the hands of nature amongst seductive turquoise grottoes and glacial lakes.
Ancient sites and places of interest in Naples whilst unlocking the exquisite flavours of Italy with tastes that sparkle and dance in your mouth. The appetising seasonal produce and fresh ingredients make the home-style Italian dishes shine - reflecting the wonderful atmosphere of a beautiful country.
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
Flying Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Italy enjoys four seasons, although winters in the south of the country can be extremely mild and temperatures rarely drop to freezing. Temperatures in the summer period can reach over 32 degrees Celsius.
Palio di Siena
The most famous bareback horserace in history. Ten jockeys and horses complete three laps around the piazza and, very often, the horses finish the race without their riders!
Experience one of the world's most breath taking drives along the renowned Amalfi Coast where a thin ribbon of road zig zags up and down the steep coastal hillside offering mesmerising views.
A World of Experiences
Horse riding in the hills of Sardinia, watch a sea of pink flamingos feed in the surrounding marshes just outside of Cagliari
Taking in a gondola in Venice, The Vatican and Trevi Fountain in Rome, or a visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum on the Southern Coast
Take a visit to Etna or go back in time to Cefula for an unspoilt day out at the beach..
by Karen Cunliffe