Italy travel and holidays
Enjoy a glass of wine in an idyllic lakefront setting. Gaze out across olive groves and vine-grooved hills. Stroll through arcaded squares capped with extravagant fountains. Dine al fresco on flower-bedecked terraces. This is just a snapshot of what awaits in bella Italia. Our holidays to Italy cover ‘the boot’ tip to toe, from the Dolomites down to the southern shore of Sicily.
Take in the beauty of the Italian Lakes or the Amalfi Coast; discover the hidden delights of Sardinia or Puglia; circle Sicily’s sun-drenched shores; or skip between cities, countryside and coast on an all-encompassing grand tour of Italy. Wherever you choose to go, be sure to savour as much of la dolce vita as possible.View all holidays to Italy
Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 10% is usual.
Italy - Euro (EUR/€) 1€ = 100 cents.
A buffet breakfast is commonly provided and usually consists of tea/coffee, rolls or pastries, cereals, tinned fruit, cheeses and cold meats and an additional charge may be requested for hot items such as eggs and bacon. Pasta is a common part of Italian meals.
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The electrical current is 230V, 50Hz. Plug adaptors should have 2 round pins.
Summers are generally hot, with a milder spring and autumn and cold winters, particularly in the north. Lightweight cottons and linens are advisable and we suggest that you take layered clothing so that you can adapt to weather conditions accordingly. A jacket and woollens for cooler evenings are useful. We also suggest a light waterproof jacket in case of any occasional showers. Comfortable, closed, flat walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are essential. Other useful items to pack are a small day-backpack, binoculars, a torch and an umbrella. Due to the medieval layout of the towns (and current transport regulations) access is limited and clients are advised that most of our escorted coaching holidays in Italy, involve a significant amount of walking. When visiting churches, visitors (ladies in particular) should cover their arms and shoulders. Entry may also be refused to ladies or gentlemen wearing shorts. For holidays during winter months, to destinations where the weather is a lot colder, you will require waterproof outerwear and stout shoes, warm clothing (hat, coats, gloves and an umbrella). You should be prepared to walk in heavy rain or on snow and ice.
EHIC/GHIC - Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is being replaced by the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). UK-issued EHICs are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU. Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC and you can apply online. You should beware of unofficial websites that may charge if you apply through them. An EHIC or GHIC is free of charge.
Either card lets you get medically necessary state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge, however it isn’t a replacement for travel insurance, you should have both before you travel. Some European countries don’t accept either card (including the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland). To access up-to-date details for the country you’re visiting, please refer to this information
No visa is needed for British citizens to enter Italy. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.
From London to Rome is approx 2 hours and 20 mins.
Italy’s cities are among the most beautiful in the world, and each has its own distinct character. Admire the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum on a trip to Rome. In Puglia, appreciate Lecce’s baroque beauty and Ostuni’s hilltop centro storico. Gaze up at Florence’s famous Duomo and explore its art-filled museums. Or stroll along palazzo-lined canals on one of our Venice tours.
A tour of the Italian Lakes showcases some of Italy’s most spectacular scenery – think glistening waters edged by steep-sided mountains, thick woodland and picture-postcard villages painted in sorbet shades. Our trips to Italy’s Lakes region include a relaxed week on the shores of off-the-beaten-track Lake Orta, and a Lake Garda stay that includes day trips to Venice, Verona and the Dolomites.
Travel to Italy's Neapolitan Riviera and you'll find a slice of 1950s Italia. Beeping Vespas and vintage Fiats motor along cliffside roads, villages cluster around beaches lined with loungers and striped parasols, and glamorous visitors sip espresso at piazza-side cafes. Our collection of Italy tours includes two itineraries here – one focuses on Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, the other on Sorrento and the island of Ischia.
Our portfolio of Italy holidays includes trips to the boot’s two biggest islands: Sicily and Sardinia. In Sicily, go for a grand tour that circles the island, taking you everywhere from the baroque towns of the Val di Noto to beachy Cefalù to Agrigento’s Greek temples; or opt for a laid-back week in seaside Giardini-Naxos, in striking distance of Taormina and Mount Etna. Our Sardinia holiday introduces you to the island’s fascinating history, culture and landscapes, as well as its deliciously different cuisine.
Why visit Italy with Titan
Our collection of Italy tour holidays is all about choice. There’s more than a dozen to choose from, with a range of durations and destinations. Enjoy a leisurely week in Sicily or on the shores of Lake Orta, or go all-out with our two-week escorted tours to Italy, taking you from Venice to Taormina via Tuscany, Rome and Sorrento.
Each itinerary has been carefully thought through, ensuring you see some of the best places to visit in Italy, whichever part of the country you're exploring. And, since Italy is such a food-focused country, we try to make sure that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy its delicious cuisine and sample some superb Italian wine. On ‘Grand Tour of Italy’ , for example, you’ll go wine tasting in Tuscany and nibble fresh mozzarella in Paestum, and on ‘Contrasts of Ischia and Sorrento’ you’ll tuck into fresh-baked sponge cake drizzled in local limoncello.
As with all our holidays, our escorted tours of Italy begin the moment you leave home, thanks to our award-winning VIP door-to-door travel service, while our tour managers will be on hand throughout to offer advice and make sure everything runs smoothly. Finally, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that your holiday is safe – we’re ABTA and ATOL protected, and our Protection Promise means you can book with complete confidence.
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