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We have the best range of Italy Holidays 2016. Situated in Southern Europe, the beautiful country of Italy includes the Italian peninsula and the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea: Sicily and Sardinia. It is bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas to the east, by the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas to the west, and by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north.

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Holiday to Italy

Getaways to Italy have been had by the Brits on mass for decades, and this big European country remains as popular as ever. As one of the most unique European cultures and literally boasting somewhere new to visit for everyday of the year! Any holidays can be had in Italy too, whether its winter sports, summer sun, city breaks or even an outdoor adventure trip of a lifetime. Italy borders the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Sicily and Sardinia are also a part of Italy and are in fact the two largest islands in Mediterranean Sea. The two independent countries of San Marino and the Vatican City are surrounded by Italy. The capital of Italy is Rome, the local currency is the Euro. Although a little more pricey than the usual beach holidays of the Med, the cultural difference really pays off. A great way to explore Italy is to either take a long holiday and take multi-centre trips around the country or take many holidays and concentrate on each region at a time. The country of Italy is made up of 20 regions! The friendly atmosphere of the nation will have you happily booking to go back again and again.

Guide to Italy

Italy's coastal position and geographical diversity make it an excellent destination for a holiday, whether you're looking for a quiet family holiday in Tuscany, a glamorous island escape on Capri, a peaceful Italy lake getaway, or an exciting city break in Rome, Florence, or Venice, Italian holidays offer it all.

A holiday in Italy offers balmy warm weather, friendly, laid-back people, excellent cuisine, and a fascinating culture. Cheap flights to Italy are easy to find, and several budget airlines now fly to Italy so there are airline tickets to a wide range of destinations at excellent prices. If you're looking for a holiday Italy package, you'll find plenty of choice. Independent travel is easy too as Italy has good public transport and there are plenty of places to hire a car.

Italy Holiday Destinations

The capital of Italy is Rome, which offers the visitor both world famous cultural heritage sites and a vibrant and cosmopolitan nightlife. Popular attractions in Rome include the Villa Borghese, with its beautiful gardens and extensive collection of art and sculpture, Capitoline Hill, the highest of the legendary seven hills upon which Rome was built, and St. Peter's basilica, the largest church in the world, located on Vatican Hill. Other sites of historical interest include the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, the Sistine Chapel and Piazza del Campidoglio, both of which were designed by Michelangelo.

Florence Italy, is the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. Florence is famed as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to such important architectural and historical sights as the Duomo and the Campanile. Venice Italy, with its romantic canals and gondolas, makes an equally good Italian destination for a city break. Naples Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ideal base for exploring the Amalfi Coast, the ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia. Tuscany Italy, with its peaceful olive groves, is a good choice for an Italian family holiday. Perhaps the most famous of Italy's lakes are Lake Garda and Lake Como. Those who prefer sailing or lake cruises might like to visit the islands of Capri, Sicily, or Sardinia.

Italian Food

A visit to Italy is a great opportunity to sample the delights of Italian cuisine. Whilst you'll find pizza, pasta, and gelato (ice cream) in abundance throughout Italy, each region has its own specialities. Naples is reputed to have been the birthplace of pizza. Other famous Neapolitan specialities include mozzarella cheese, spaghetti, and babà (rum baba). The food in Florence is often based on meat dishes, including bistecca alla fiorentina (a Chianina beef steak served rare), prosciutto and salami. Venetian cuisine includes many seafood dishes, such as bollito misto (steamed or boiled fish) and fritto misto (deep fried fish in batter).

Weather in Italy

The weather in Italy varies dramatically across the different geographical regions. The inland areas in the north of Italy, such as Turin, Milan, and Bologna, have a continental climate, with colder, wetter winters and warmer summers. Rome and the southern coastal areas enjoy a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers.

The best times of year for holidays in Rome are from April to June, and from mid-September to October. If you visit in July and August, Rome can be very hot at around 32 °C but you'll find plenty of cheap airline tickets. Florence has hot and humid summers but cold, damp winters. Spring is a popular time for holidays in Florence, but again, if you travel in July or August or in November and December, you'll find plenty of cheap tickets. Buy a bargain package holiday to Italy, or just your flights or a hotel, from Fleetway Travel online or over the phone on 0871 472 8880.

Italy, officially known at the Italian Republic, is a European country located in the south of the continent. Italy borders the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. Sicily and Sardinia are also a part of Italy and are in fact the two largest islands in Mediterranean Sea. The two independent countries of San Marino and the Vatican City are surrounded by Italy. The capital of Italy is Rome, the local currency is the Euro. Although a little more pricey than beach holidays in the Med, the cultural difference really pays off. Italy is a huge country and there are just too many places to visit in one small holiday - it is a great idea to explore one region at a time. The friendly atmosphere of the nation will have you happily booking to go back again and again. Tuscany is without a doubt the most popular region to visit if you're looking for a holiday with that little something extra. City breaks are always a great place to start too, Rome, Pisa, Florence and Venice are great ones to go to. Whilst Milan is top of the list for fashion followers. Boutique hotels can easily be found at great rates in the city centres and with great transport links throughout the country its easy to hop from one place to another. The Almalfi coast and the uber exclusive Capri are some of the rich and famous' favourite hangouts. Great beach holidays can turn anyone into a member of the paparazzi. Lake Como in northern Italy is a new favourite to the rich, the Versace and the Branson families holiday homes reside on the lake too! With great opportunities to wander through the beautiful countryside, admire the architecture and enjoy the dynamic foods and boutiques as well as try your hand at an endless list of activities on the stunning lakes. A great place to stay before driving up into the mountains, or even over to Switzerland!

The region of Calabria and the holiday island of Sardinia are the best places to go if its sun, sea and sand that you're after. Naples and the Amalfi coast have been popular for years, with Sorrento and Capri being very touristry. The area surrounding Vesuvius Pompeii is a great place for day trips, visiting the beautifully preserved ruins of this great city destroyed by the volcanoes eruption really is mind blowing. With museums and galleries a plenty the Neapolitan Riviera is not worth missing! The capital, Rome can also easily be visited from here. Coastal roads heading inland can offer some of the best views, deep blues Mediterranean shores leading to some of the most lush, aromatic countryside, checking out the vineyards, olive grows and fruit farms is almost a calling! Whilst tranquil Sardinia has an endless list of fantastic beach resorts and one of the most exciting cultures going. A beach holiday to these areas hold much more than the purpose built resorts of Spain, history is evident at every bend, the shops are world class and the beaches are dynamic. With the rich and famous flocking to these areas to - people watching is always fun. Rome in the region of Lazio is the most popular city break in the country. As the capital of Italy it is a given that there is plenty to do, the architecture is simply stunning, museums and galleries come in swarms and the shops are to die for. The Colosseum is the most popular landmark; the famous amphitheatre was built during the Roman Empire! The Spanish Fountains and the many churches of the city are also perfect photo opportunities.

The beautiful region of Tuscany is great for relaxing getaways and perfect for walkers, wine lovers and outdoorsy types. Families always feel at ease in the area, with great foods and ice creams in every town and plenty of fun things to for adults and kids, a great place to keep the whole family entertained. Farm houses are the perfect holiday homes, located in the most tranquil of locations. Florence and Pisa are both well worth a visit whilst in the Tuscan areas.

Perugia and Venice are also great cities for culture vultures, a perfect blend of Romance and culture, ideal for a couples getaways, honeymoon breaks and Valentines Day weekends! Verona is a great city for fun and a definite break from the norm - visiting the inspiration for Romeo and Juliet and the famous balcony make for great sight seeing adventures. Skiing in the Alps and hitting the island of Sicily are perfect for clearing your head. A country that changes so much from top to toe is absolutely bulging with delights.

Holidays to Italy are always an absolute spoil you rotten experience. With so much to see and do you really are always going to be entertained. Service is always exquisite and the food is top of the market. Pizzas, pastas and salads are made to perfection! Service is always first class and the locals as friendly as ever. With great deals available at all times of the year, welcoming Mediterranean climates and superb places to visit - Italy is everything you hope it to be.

Italy Holiday

With great deals available at all times of the year, welcoming Mediterranean climates and superb places to visit - Italy is guaranteed to be everything you hope it to be. Book with us here at Fleetway Travel for the cheapest deals and great holiday ideas!
Cheap holidays to the north of Italy, in the regions of Lombardy and Piedmont are great for outdoorsy holiday makers. Milan is the big city of the area but cheap holidays to other popular destinations like Venice, Verona, Perugia, Turin and Bologna are just a stones throw away in the neighbouring regions. Perugia and Venice are great cities for culture vultures, a perfect blend of Romance and culture, ideal for a couples getaways, honeymoon breaks and Valentines Day weekends! Verona is a great city for fun and a definite break from the norm - visiting the inspiration for Romeo and Juliet and the famous balcony make for great sight seeing adventures. Lake Como is located in Lombardi, as the favourite to the rich, the Versace and the Branson families holiday homes reside on the lake! With great opportunities to wander through the beautiful countryside, admire the architecture and enjoy the dynamic foods and boutiques as well as try your hand at an endless list of activities on the stunning lakes. A great place to stay before driving up into the mountains, or even over to Switzerland! Near-by Tuscany is a family favourite and Tuscany is without a doubt the most popular region to visit if you're looking for a holiday with that little something extra. City breaks are always a great place to start too, Pisa and Florence are great stop over's and the winegrowing regions are a delight for holiday RnR. Farm houses are the perfect holiday homes, located in the most tranquil of locations. Florence and Pisa are both well worth a visit whilst in the Tuscan areas. Heading over to the Adriatic coastline on Italy's Eastern side is a great excuse to dabble with the locals and to lavish is some of the less commercial beach resorts. For the big time beach resorts however, that really have the most to shout about. Calabria and Campania win hands down. The region of Calabria and the holiday island of Sardinia are the best places to go if its sun, sea and sand that you're after. Naples and the Amalfi coast have been popular for years, with Sorrento and Capri being very touristy. The area surrounding Vesuvius Pompeii is a great place for day trips, visiting the beautifully preserved ruins of this great city destroyed by the volcanoes eruption really is mind blowing. With museums and galleries a plenty the Neapolitan Riviera is not worth missing! Of course cheap holidays to Italy's capital Rome remain the most popular when it comes to city breaks, and in fact Rome is one of the most popular European cities for short breaks full stop! As the nations capital and biggest city it is a given that there is plenty to do, the architecture is simply stunning, museums and galleries come in swarms and the shops are to die for. The Colosseum is the most popular landmark; the famous amphitheatre was built during the Roman Empire! The Spanish Fountains and the many churches of the city are also perfect photo opportunities.

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