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
More than just rolling vineyards and ancient cities, the beaches of Italy are a pretty sight to behold as well. For a beautifully laid-back time, try the pristine sands of Lascari, located about an hour away from Palermo or visitors to Sardinia can waste the day away tanning on the picture-perfect Spiaggia dei Conigli.

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. Despite regional varients, simplicity and using tasty season ingredients is key to a true Italian meal. Chill out with meat and cheese packed charcuterie board, fill your boots with fresh pasta, or tuck into some freshly caught seafood while sipping a delicious selection of locally produced wines.

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 societies ranging from the Roman Empire and beyond to modern day Italy, you’ll never be far from good food, good art, and a good time (usually involving 12 aunts, 30 cousins, and a loving Italian matriarch).

Nightlife
Italy is a country with many faces, and its nightlife scene is no different. Hit some of the trendiest nightclubs in Rome, relax in a chilled-out cocktail bar in Florence, or watch the waves roll in from a seaside terrace in Sicily.

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

Vaccinations
Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Tourism Taxes

In Sicily there is a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels: €2.50 per person, per night
  • 3-star and 4-star hotels: €1.50 per person, per night
  • 1-star and 2-star hotels: €1.00 per person, per night

Please note that children are exempt from the tax until they are 18 years old.


In Sorrento there is a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival at the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels: €4.00 per person, per night
  • 4-star hotels: €3.00 per person, per night
  • 3-star hotels and below: €2.00 per person, per night

Please note that children are exempt from the tax until they are 18 years old.



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Top Italy Hotels

Montespina Park Hotel

Bagnoli, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Geovillage Olbia Sport & Wellness Resort

Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

Grand Duomo

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Antares Accademia

Milan, Milan, Italy

Le Ginestre

Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

Romano Palace Luxury Hotel

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Repubblica Marinara

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Centrale

Mestre, Venice, Italy

Londra

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Antony Palace Hotel

Marcon, Venice, Italy

Hotel Recency

Milan, Milan, Italy

Jazz Hotel

Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

Grand Hotel Bonanno

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Villa Margherita

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Domina Coral Bay Sicilia Zagarella

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Double Tree By Hilton Olbia

Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

Mondello Palace

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Eolian Milazzo Hotel

Milazzo, Sicily, Italy

Doubletree by Hilton Milan

Milan, Milan, Italy

Palazzo Salgar

Naples, Neapolitan Riviera, 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

Locanda Vivaldi

Venice, Venice, Italy

Santa Chiara & Residenza Parisi

Venice, Venice, Italy

Degli Orafi

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Alba

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Italy Weather

Depending on where you are in Italy, your 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 leaning tower of Pisa, Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, Neptune’s Grotto in Sardinia, or even the iconic 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 iconic gondolas. Yes, it’s stereotypical and yes, it’s super cheesy but you’re on holiday and you deserve to be as goofy and touristy as you like

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 and not visit a vineyard, could you? Regardless of where you’re staying, there’ll always be a vineyard or two for you to take a tour of nearby. 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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