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

La Battigia

Almaco Marina, Sicily, Italy

Luna Lughente

Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

Excelsior Palace

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Villa Esperia

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Villaggio Costa Alta

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

AHR Costa Serena Village Palau

Costa Serena, Sardinia, Italy

Residence Palau Green Village

Palau, Sardinia, Italy

Grand Hotel Angiolieri

Vico Equense, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Romano Palace Luxury Hotel

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Villa Margherita Hotel

Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, Italy

Villa Romana

Minori, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Emily Suites

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel

Golfo Aranci, Sardinia, Italy

Lu nibareddu

Monte Petrosu, Sardinia, Italy

Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center

Cannizzaro, Sicily, Italy

Cosmomare Hotel

Piano Di Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Ferdinando II Hotel

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Grand Hotel et des Palmes

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Villa Greta Hotel

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

ADI Doria Grand Hotel

Milan, Milan, Italy

Il Roseto Resort

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Art Resort Galleria Umberto

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Vdbnext Hotel Design

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Parco Blu Club Resort

Cala Gonone, Sardinia, Italy

Palazzo Alabardieri

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Montebello Splendid

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Touring Pisa

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort

Venice, Venice, Italy

Carlton Capri

Venice, Venice, Italy

Euro

Cascina, Pisa, 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 is situated to the west of Italy, just south of Corsica and offers cry…

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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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