Unforgettable Italy holidays

Italy makes living the good life seem so simple. Picture yourself sipping a glass of red on a tour of Tuscany, catching the breeze on a ferry across Lake Garda, gazing at the pink-hued pinnacles of the Dolomites or marvelling at fabulous architecture in Florence.

Italy holidays ooze style, culture and effortless beauty - you'll see it in the seductive beaches of Sardinia and the Amalfi Coast, the jaw-dropping sight of Mount Etna and in the people themselves, who turn the business of everyday living into a true art form.

The pastel-hued towns of the Sorrentine peninsula and Amalfi Coast are like something out of a 1950s postcard. Expect to see striped parasols lined up neatly on the beach, Vespas whizzing across piazzas and shady side streets lined with traditional cobblers, souvenir shops and embroidery workshops. The dramatic cliffs here are often terraced with groves of fruit trees, where supersize Amalfi lemons grow – try them in a delicious lemon tart, a scoop of gelato or a glass of sweet limoncello.

Up in the north of Italy is the Lake District, where beautiful bodies of water are edged by mountains, vineyards and picture-perfect towns. Little Lake Orta is a lovely place for a relaxed week, while Lake Garda puts Venice and Verona in easy reach. Lake Molveno sits at the foot of the Dolomites, a region famed for fantastic food and wine.

Italy’s two biggest islands are ideal for exploring. Sicily packs in Greek temples, Norman churches, Roman villas and baroque palazzos, while Sardinia combines a spectacular coastline with rural farms, sleepy hillside towns and Bronze Age fortresses.

There’s plenty to tempt you to Italy throughout the year. Winter sees a blanket of snow over the Dolomites (perfect for a white Christmas) while in summer, temperatures soar – ideal for escaping to the beach resorts. Spring and autumn can be lovely for exploring, with extremely pleasant temperatures in Puglia, Sicily and Sorrento.

Flight time from the UK to Italy varies depending on your destination, but will usually take 2-3 hours.

Italy is an hour ahead of the UK.

Italian is the official language, with a number of regional dialects. English is widely spoken in tourist areas.

Currently, visas aren’t required for British Citizens. Entry requirements are subject to change, though – visit GOV UK or CIBT visas for more advice on passports and visas.

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