Italy probably has the most distinctive coastline in the whole of Europe. It looks just like a boot about to give the island of Sicily a good old kick up the wotsit. There is it poised and ready, waiting for its moment. And Italy has had so many great moments.
Italy is a country full of amazing landscapes, glittering lakes, spectacular architecture and history around every corner. Italy has spawned some of the world’s most glamorous film stars like Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, plus its national dishes of pizza and pasta are served up worldwide in a variety of guises.
Lying at the core of the Roman Empire, Italy has endured many ups and downs over the centuries from warring tribes to the birth of the Roman dynasty which heralded a new age in road building, architecture, sanitation and many other things that we take for granted today.
Some info before you go:
- Capital - Rome
- Currency - Euro
- Population - 60.7 million
- Language - Italian
- Remember to drive on the right!
Italy shares borders with France, Switzerland, Austria & Slovenia and is an absolutely perfect cruise starting or end point.
Things to see and do in Italy
The wonderfully romantic country of Italy is one the most sought after holiday destinations in Europe and is famous for it's culture and cuisine. Check out some of our must visit attractions listed below:
- The leaning Tower of Pisa
- The Colosseum
- The Amalfi coast
- Lake Garda
- The Sistine Chapel
- Shroud of Turin
- Mount Etna
- Lake Como
- Mount Vesuvius
- St. Peter's Basilica
These of course are only a very small selection of attractions on offer in this wonderful country. However, many of the sights are within walking distance of each other so you may get to see a lot more than you anticipated.
The islands of Italy
The two main islands of Italy - Sicily and Sardinia - offer their own magic. The smouldering volcano that is Stromboli is just off the coast of Sicily and is the only volcano that is permanently active. If you are considering climbing the 902m to the summit, you must hire a guide.
You get a more tropical clime in Sardinia as it is closer to Africa than Italy. The best time to visit this island of Italy is in the spring when wildflowers cover the landscape in vibrant colours and the sharp pecorino cheese of Italy is available.
Italy is one of those places that you will want to return to again and again because it offers so much to the visitor. Consider flying BudgetAir every time you go to Italy as the flights are cheap and the service to great. Italy awaits you so grab this opportunity.
Flight destinations in Italy