Getting to Italy
FLYING FROM THE UK:
There are many flights to Italy Please check www.skyscanner.net for details of routes from your local airport. The map below is useful in locating the airport for each region of Italy
Please check with your Travel Agent.
DRIVING TO ITALY:
More and more people are choosing to drive to Italy or to put their car on the train. Taking your own car adds flexibility to your holiday. You can avoid stressful airport queues and luggage restrictions as well as enjoy a leisurely drive at a pace that suits your, through some of Europe’s most stunning scenery with an overnight stop en-route.
Motorail allows you and your car to cover thousands of miles without the stress of driving. It’s safe, no traffic jams or road rage. Enjoy the freedom to fill the boot of your car with as much as you want. Wake up fresh at your destination, ready to explore the beauty of Europe, from your own car.
Italy Weather And Climate
Italy has a very favorable climate with mild winters and warm dryer summers. If you are not tied to high season holidays, we recommend visiting Tuscany and Umbria, May, June ,September October. Puglia, southern Italy and Sicily has a longer season and sunshine can usually be enjoyed from March/April until November.
SPRINGTIME IN ITALY:
April, May & June are the perfect months to visit. There are fewer tourists so sightseeing is a pleasure. The weather is warm and pleasant, days are long and the scent of jasmine and roses fragrance the air.
SUMMER IN ITALY:
July & August are the most vibrant months when even the sleepiest village comes alive. Italians generally head for the sea at this time of year. August 15 is a National Holiday.
AUTUMN IN ITALY:
Autumn is a tranquil season and the ideal time to discover towns and the countryside, mellow with tones of russet and ochre with fields of ripened grapes ready to be harvested. Autumn sun-seekers need to head south of Rome to be assured of warm weather.
WINTER IN ITALY:
Winter is usually crisp ,mild, bright and can be a delightfully relaxing time to explore
Italy…Did You Know?
Pizza was “invented“ in Naples circa 1860s.
Pizza is one of the few words which is understood all over the world.
The longest river in Italy is the Po.
Italy is the fourth most visited country in the world.
The author of “Pinocchio” – Carlo Collodi (1826-1890), was Italian.
Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.
Italy is often called the Bel Paese, which mean beautiful country.
Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than 40.
Italy’s national flower is the Lily.
The patron saint of Italy is Saint Francis of Assisi.
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