Italy & Islands
Italy and Sicily are longstanding favourites for family holidays, romantic breaks and sightseeing trips. Steeped in history and boasting spectacular scenery and coastlines, there is a holiday for every type of traveller here.
Sicily is Italy’s smaller neighbouring island, lying just 5 kilometres from the tip of its ‘boot’ and retaining its own distinct feel. Resorts here range from the family-friendly Giardini Naxos and Letojanni to the stylish party town of Taormina.
History plays a large role in holidays in Italy and Sicily. Fascinating cities are to be found throughout, including Venice, Florence and Palermo which offer an insight into the country’s rich past. Winding mediaeval streets, Roman remains and Renaissance architecture combined with chic café culture give the cities their unique Italian flavour.
Italy and its islands are known for their spectacular coastlines. Pretty bays and long stretches of sand will be the settings for beach resorts – which will provide ample opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, watersports and evening entertainment. Equally as beautiful as the coast and providing a more rustic feel, are Italy’s inland tourist areas such as Tuscany, Umbria and Lake Garda.
Flight time to Italy & Islands: 3 hours
Time difference: +1 hour