Italy Holidays

Italy Holidays

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With plenty of history, culture and sunshine for you to soak up, Italy is the perfect place to enjoy a laid-back break in the sun. Whether you’re looking to explore the canals of Venice, sample the foods of Florence - or kick back on the beaches of Sicily, enjoying a bit of quality time on Italian sand (or soil) will have you saying ‘Ciao, Bella!’ in no time.



Beaches
Look beyond the rolling vineyards and ancient cities and you’ll discover Italy’s beachy secret. Covered in white sands and crystal-clear waters, Puglia is home to some of the country’s most perfect beaches. Visit Otranto Beach - this long crescent-shaped stretch of pristine sand is known for its bright turquoise waters and pretty buildings that line the shore. For a truly unforgettable day at the beach take a day trip to Spiaggia dei Conigli or ‘Rabbit Beach’. This picture-perfect beach is located on a small island of Lampedusa – probably the best spot for that Instagram post!

Food & Drink
Do we really need to say anything about Italian food? Actually, yes! While we’ll all hold our hands up and admit that we love a bit of ‘spag bol’ and garlic bread, authentic Italian food is a little bit different. Simplicity is key here, and while dishes vary by region, fresh and seasonal ingredients underpin the tasty recipes. So chill out with a meat and cheese packed antipasto starter board, fill your boots with fresh pasta - or tuck into some freshly caught seafood while sipping a delicious selection of locally produced wines. We recommend trying the arancini – small rice balls filled with a variety of fillings, rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried to crispy perfection.

Culture
One of Europe’s most imitated cultures, Italy is all about enjoying the moment with your nearest and dearest. With thousands of years under its belt and famous societies dating even further back than the Roman Empire, you’ll never be far from good food, good art, and a good time. Family is hugely important here and meal times are often enjoyed by large family groups. The nonna, or ‘grandmother’, does the cooking while the rest of the family pitch in and share stories of their day. Architecturally, Italy is stunning – with intricate buildings and churches around every corner giving an insight into the countries rich religious beliefs.

Nightlife
Italy is a country with many faces, and its nightlife scene is no different. Hit some of the trendiest nightclubs Milan or head to Rome where you’re guaranteed an evening of great food and great wine. Florence offers an eclectic nightlife where traditional art-house bars sit alongside the neon lit nightclubs or maybe take a trip to Sicily and watch the waves roll in from a seaside terrace over sunset.

Important Information
Flight Time: 2.5hr
Time Difference: +1hr
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Italian

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Top Italy Hotels

Grand Hotel Angiolieri

Vico Equense, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Europa Palace

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Hotel Eden

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Il Monastero

Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

Hotel Cristal Palace

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Aurora

Amalfi, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Agriturismo Vecchia Masseria

Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy

Grand Hotel Europa

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Nuovo Rebecchino

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Grand Hotel Oriente

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Villa Luisa

Pozzuoli, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Villa Romana

Minori, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Emily Suites

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Alpha

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Caravel

St Agnello, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Luna Lughente

Pittulongu, Sardinia, Italy

Flamingo Hotel

Santa Margherita Di Pula, Sardinia, Italy

Tirreno Hotel

Erice, Sicily, Italy

Hotel Margherita

Praiano, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

San Pietro

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

Castellammare Di Stabia, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel

Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, Italy

Lu nibareddu

Monte Petrosu, Sardinia, Italy

Excelsior Palace

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Manganelli Palace Hotel

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Hotel Avalon Sikani

Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy

Hotel Tysandros

Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy

Hotel Cristina Napoli

Bagnoli, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Ferdinando II Hotel

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

La Scogliera

Piraino, Sicily, Italy

Italy Weather

Depending on where you are in Italy, the climate may vary. With some parts of the country resting close to the African coast and others pushing closer to Europe, common features of the Italian climate include hot dry summers and cool winters, making it perfect for a summertime sizzler or a mild winter escape.
Jan 12ºC
Feb 14ºC
Mar 18ºC
Apr 20ºC
May 21ºC
Jun 24ºC
Jul 26ºC
Aug 27ºC
Sep 25ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 10ºC

Things To Do on Italy Holidays

See the sights
No matter where you are in Italy, there’ll always be something to see. Check out the Colosseum of Rome, the iconic leaning tower of Pisa, Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, Neptune’s Grotto in Sardinia - or even the stunning Mount Etna if you’re in Sicily.

Hitch a gondola
Take a tour around the iconic canals of Venice in one of the floating city’s infamous gondolas. Yes, it’s stereotypical and yes, it’s super cheesy, but you’re on holiday and you deserve it!

Hike the king of volcanoes
Looming large, the legendary volcano Mount Vesuvius cuts an impressive figure over the landscape of Naples. History buffs can turn back time in the frozen city of Pompeii or hike-happy holidaymakers can spend a day trekking to the volcano’s top.

Vineyard queen
You couldn’t go to Italy without visiting a vineyard, could you? Regardless of where you’re staying, there’ll always be a vineyard or two nearby offering a choice of tours. Learn about the winemaking process and discover a new favourite, straight from the heart of Italy’s world-famous vineyards.

Culture

From the time the ancient Greeks established expansive colonies on the western coasts of Sicily until the Renaissance brought an unparalleled intellectual and artistic flowering, the history of Europe has been centred on this majestic country. The early Latin tribes who displaced the Etruscans in the fertile lands surrounding the Tiber River began a journey that soon saw them masters of the known world, imposing their culture and influence from the Scottish borders to Upper Egypt and all the way into eastern Asia.

The Renaissance was a unique historical nexus where it seemed that for a century or so, all of the genius of the human race was focused on Italy, leading to an explosion of art, science, literature and exploration which is immaculately preserved for you to discover!

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A holiday to Italy is something you will cherish forever. Many of our previous customers who have gone on an Italy holiday have gone back time and time again because they can't get enough of the culture, food, history, architecture and style. If you would like to taste what Italy has to offer, book your holiday today with On The Beach!

Italy Resorts

Sicily

Sicily

Being the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has a lot to offer. You will find three volcanoes including the famous Mount Etna, as well as fo…

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Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily. It's situated to the west of Italy, just south of Corsica and offers crys…

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Pisa

Pisa

When you hear the word Pisa you automatically think of the iconic Leaning Tower which was already leaning by the time it was completed in 1372. A visi…

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Florence

Florence

Florence is the regional capital of Tuscany, in the centre of Italy and is also the centre of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is packed with museums…

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Venice

Venice

Venice is one of the most picturesque, romantic, interesting and awe-inspiring cities in the world. Packed with boutique shops, restaurants and wine b…

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Rome

Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy with history spanning more than two and a half thousand years. Popular with honeymooners and couples the romantic city of…

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Naples

Naples

Naples is situated on the coast and is the largest city in southern Italy, home to pizza, music, ice-cream and some fabulous archaeological sites. Fro…

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Neapolitan Riviera

Neapolitan Riviera

If you're looking for a holiday to Italy but are looking to go beyond the well-known locales of Rome and Florence, a holiday in the Neapolitan Riviera…

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