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About Italy

Experience Idyllic Italy

with Bridgewater


Italy is not so much a nation as a masterpiece, undoubtedly a country of contrast and diversity. Magnificent meandering hills with fields of corn and sunflowers, stunning coastlines with awe inspiring mountain backdrops, romantic cities, mystical medieval hill top towns, glorious lakes and wonderful food, wine and hospitality.

There is something special about a country that can exists so comfortably with such contrasts and contradictions. From the southern alps to the southernmost tip of Sicily it is a country awash with breath-taking natural beauty which inspires romance and passion. Italy is a magical land steeped in history and culture that evokes a sense of splendor and style. Come and experience this beautiful part of the world for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

Population

58,742,000

Capital

Rome

Area

301,333 square kilometers

(116,345 square miles)

Language

Italian

Religion

Roman Catholic

Currency

Euro

Local Time

Italy is 1 hour ahead

of GMT/UK time

Flight Time

Aprox 2.5

from the UK

Regions

20 Italian Regions

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

FLYING INTERNATIONALLY:

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:

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.

Italian Average Temperatures


 

January

9°C

Avg

February

11°C

Avg

March

14°C

Avg

April

18°C

Avg

May

23°C

Avg

June

26°C

Avg

July

30°C

Avg

August

29°C

Avg

September

26°C

Avg

October

20°C

Avg

November

14°C

Avg

December

10°C

Avg

Useful Information


Tourist Information: Click here

Visa & Health: or advice on visas and health: Click here 

Passport Agency for information on UK passports: Click here

Worldwide Weather Forecasts: Click here 

Currency Converter: Click here 

 
 

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