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Cheap Holidays to Italy:

Travel Guide to your Holiday to Italy:

A holiday in Italy is famous for many things, beautiful mountain ranges (the Alps, and Apennines), the drenched in history Roman Colosseum, and of course the stunning lakes (Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore).

Wherever you are on your holiday in Italy, you will find some stunning scenery, fantastic food and a great deal to see and do whether it is the regions most popular attraction, Pompeii or the designer shops of Milan.

Italy is a popular holiday destination, with many of its cities and resorts packed with holiday makers during the summer months.

The spring and autumn months are a great time for a city break in Italy; without the soaring heat of summer and fewer holiday makers can make this the ideal time to visit it Italy.

In the summer, warm temperatures and bright sunshine make Italy's islands and it's coastal holiday resorts the perfect choice for a beach holiday.

Out and about on Holiday in Italy:

Italy is full of tradition, culture and a fascinating history, offering a great variety of activities and attractions for your holiday. So whether it's shopping for holiday bargains in the beautiful Milan or a day sightseeing in the amazing Rome, you will find something to your liking on any holiday to Italy.

Although there are so many things to see and do on holiday in Italy, Italy does offer some great destinations for beach holidays too. There are some popular holiday spots around the Italian Riviera, the Adriatic and Amalfi coast but if you are looking for some secluded beaches, why not try the southern coast of Sicily. Tuscany also offers some cosmopolitan seaside holiday resorts such as Marina di Peitrasanta and Viareggio.

There is lots going on in the Venetian Riviera, with the popular resort of Lido di Jesolo and the stunning city of Venice. Pisa, in Tuscany which is home to the famous Leaning Tower is also growing as a holiday destination.

Many of the great Italian holiday excursions include a visit to Rome, the Capital and as well as being known for it's fantastic food there is a great many things to see and do here. The Vatican which is the smallest independent state in the world is based in Rome's Vatican district and well worth a visit to see the guards which have been guarding the city since the year 1500. You must also visit the Vatican Palace, the museum and it's beautiful gardens or take a trip to the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's stunning ceiling frescoes.

Another popular trip on holiday in Italy is the rediscovered city of Pompeii which is one of the biggest excavation sites in the world, buried for hundreds of years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Tuscany in Italy brings you Florence and Siena which are both world-famous centres of art and culture. In Florence, you will see Italy's best-loved masterpieces such as Michelangelo's David, the city's Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.

Eating out on Holiday in Italy:

Italian food is simple with most dishes having between 4 and 8 ingredients. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine as well as espresso coffee. Italians are known for their love of pasta. This is categorized in 2 styles, fresh and dried. The difference being fresh pasta is stored in the fridge for a couple of days whilst dried pasta is made without egg and can be stored for up to 2 years. There is an Italian law stating that dried pasta can only be made with durum wheat flour or durum wheat semolina.

Italian cuisine is savoured all over the world, Tuscany use white beans and bread without salt and in Rome they use pecorino (sheep's cheese). A must try whilst on holiday is the spinach ravioli served with lasagne, cheese or pizza! You can dine in a variety of establishments on holiday in Italy. In a cheap bar you can enjoy a sandwich, morning coffee or a pastry. A tavolo caldo serves mainly fast food and are found in every holiday resort. For a more formal dining experience in Italy try an Osteria or a Trattoria for a holiday meal.

Italy Holiday Facts:

Flight Time to Italy: Flight times vary from region to region but are generally From London around 2 hrs, from Manchester 2 hrs 20 mins,

Currency: Euro

Nightlife: Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Best Time to Visit: March to October with July & August being the hottest months


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