Italy may be a small boot shaped country located in Southern Europe but it’s big on historical sites, art treasures, fashion, gastronomic cuisine and culture. Italy has the largest number of world heritage sites in the world.
Rome is the most popular destination in Italy drawing tourists to the ancient Coliseum, gothic cathedrals and renaissance architecture. The Vatican a state in its own right, is famously known for St Peters Basilica and the Sistine chapel. Cheap flights to Rome airport allow you to experience all that Rome has to offer.
Venice the most romantic destination built upon a lagoon with famous landmarks like the Basilica, Saint Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. A gondola ride is a must and river taxis make the city easy to get around. You can walk on foot and explore beautiful and quirky architecture and enjoy shops, cafes and restaurants set along cobbled streets and waterways.
Florence is a charming and alluring city brimming with museums and art galleries like the 16th century Uffizi Gallery housing Botticelli’s masterpieces, paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, and The Birth of Venus and Primavera. The Accademis’s Gallery attracts visitors to the statue of Michelangelo’s David. Florence is also the home to the most famous sculptures located in the main square Piazza Della Signoria like Ammanati’s fountain of Neptune. In addition to culture tourists can enjoy the largest and most popular San Lorenzo market, where the local Florentines go for a taste of Italy in its indoor food market and tourists can enjoy the outdoor market selling leather, souvenirs and clothing. All this is possible with cheap flights to Florence airport.
Milan a city made world famous for its fashion, designer shops, and top class restaurants. It is an international hub for business and industries. Milan’s culture draws tourists to the largest gothic Cathedral of Duamo, and Leonardo de Vinci’s 15th century painting of the Last Supper.
In Naples tourists enjoy a gastronomic fair, it is the birthplace of some of the most well loved Italian food like the famous Margarita pizza. Whilst here no trip would be complete without a visit to Vesuvius and Pompeii, where the latter ruins have been excavated and housed in its famous museum. The Veiled Christ is one of the most fascinating and mysterious statues to see in the Sansevero Chapel, as well as the Naples National Archaeological Museum world renowned for its abundance and quality of works, from Pompeii, Greek, Egyptian and Roman collections. Access all this by looking for cheap flights to Naples.
Pisa’s Leaning Tower and Italy’s most famous square, the Campo dei Miracoli or a Field of Miracles makes this another popular tourist destination in Italy.
Not only can Italy offer you city and cultural breaks but the Amalfi Coast in the south-western region of Campania, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike consumed with charming and quaint coastlines, and dazzling bays. Along the coast is Sorrento famous for the production of limoncello a worldwide dessert aperitif. These regions offer diverse landscapes, lush green scenery, and miles of olive groves.
Italy offers skiing and spa holidays as well as the famous Italian Riviera offering stunning beaches and dramatically beautiful scenery. Whilst Sardinia is known for its blue seas and ideal for surfing and diving, Sicily is home to Mount Etna. The wine tasting and growing regions of Tuscany are also worth a visit. It is not surprising that Italy is the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world.
Visa and passport- check that you have a valid passport to travel and check for visa requirements for Italy.
Travel insurance – take out travel insurance, or ensure your existing insurance covers you for the period of your visit and for any additional cover for existing medical conditions or for activities that you may undertake on holiday.
Currency- European Euro
Electricity- two round pin plugs, 230 volts Ac and 50Hz.