Italy Holidays - A classic holiday destination
Package holidays to Italy offer a variety of different destinations all with an endearing friendly atmosphere. This is a fascinating country, which is a delight to explore, with day trips that range from exhilarating to purely pleasurable. Charter flights operate to several airports in Italy. On the north east coast of the Adriatic is the Venetian Riviera with the popular resort of Lido di Jesolo and of course the stunning city of Venice. Pisa is a growing holiday destination and home to the famous Leaning Tower.
The restaurants and bars are superb
Many of the most popular package holiday destinations in Italy are on the west coast of the country around the Neapolitan Riviera and Sorrento Peninsula. Sorrento offers a fantastic base from which to make excursions including trips to Rome, the Capital. Some of the greatest paintings are hung in the galleries of this incredible city. You can also take day trips to Pompeii from here, the rediscovered city that is one of the biggest excavation sites in the world, buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Full of tradition, culture and a fascinating history
Italy offers extravagant landscapes on the trip between Sorrento and Amalfi on a winding coastal road with the deep blue Mediterranean a daunting 500 metres below. This is a country full of tradition, culture and a fascinating history. The standard of service in the restaurants and bars is superb and the food you will be delighted by the menus of pastas with succulent fresh seafood sauces. Sorrento has the unusual black sandy beaches, some of this coastal area doesn’t have beaches and access to the water comes from small jetties.
Weather in Italy
Italy’s uniquely varied climate offers visitors great winter skiing conditions in the north; warm, sunny spring days around the lakes region of Como, Maggiore, and Garda and the renowned wine region of Tuscany; and searing hot summers for that perfect tan in the stylish resorts of the south. Summer temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius, as tourist hotspots such as Rome, Venice and Florence pull in the eager crowds. Spring is a beautiful season to visit. Temperatures are comfortable at around 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, and Italy’s countryside is abundant with wild flowers and fresh greenery. March and April can be rainy, but by May days are getting pleasantly longer and drier.
All-inclusive holidays in Italy
All-inclusive holidays in Italy are a popular option with UK holidaymakers seeking quality hotels and stylish resorts. You will find fewer all-inclusive hotels here than in Spain and Portugal, but standards tend to be higher. The best hotels come with beautiful pools, classy restaurants and easy access to beautifully clean beaches. Many of the best Italian all-inclusive hotels have their own stretch of private beach. A uniquely Italian family-friendly atmosphere makes beach resorts here an ideal family holiday choice. Larger resort-style hotels frequently lay on entertainment and organised activities for children.