If there’s one country that’s guaranteed to provide something for everyone, it’s Italy. With historic sites and plump stone statues at every turn, a delicious pizzeria on every corner, breathtaking mountains and an admirable sunshine record, holidays in Italy are hot stuff.
Whatever your favourite style of getaway – whether it’s all inclusive holidays, a DIY trip, a weekend city break or a cruise that stops off at all the tourist hotspots – Italy is jam packed with possibilities. And there’s more than enough here for beach-lovers too. Take the Amalfi Coast for instance. This stunning destination is all domed churches and pastel-coloured houses clinging to rocky cliffs, with sandy bays peppered with sun loungers and a picture-perfect aquamarine sea.
Then there’s the Venetian Riviera. Boasting beautiful sandy beaches, twisting canals and stunning architecture, this is beach holidays at its glamorous best. But even with all that romance and pizzazz, a trip to Pavarotti’s homeland doesn’t necessarily come with the luxury price tag.
You can find bargain Italy holidays across the whole spectrum – from plush hotels in the spectacular city of Venice to rural retreats on the stunning island of Sicily. Many holidays here are in the more exclusive price bracket but you can still find great discounts on accommodation or package breaks. Most deals can usually be snapped up by booking late – anything up to a week or so prior to departure – which often results in huge discounts on the original cost of the holiday.
Late deals work best with package holidays, and with this style of getaway you’ll also get flights and accommodation included in the price, usually with resort transfers too – which saves you hassle as well as money. It’s a great way to explore this magical country without breaking the bank.