With Britain seemingly soon to leave the European Union, Italy might again become that slightly more exotic and foreign destination for your holidays.
Brexit or no Brexit, though, travel to the country is likely to remain exceptionally easy with many daily flights from the UK to all the major Italian cities.
If you are planning to take advantage of these, you might be interested in a few travel tips:
Make the most of your stay
Flights might be plentiful, but they are still quite costly if you are going to be drawn back to such a fascinating and appealing country time and again.
So, with many places to visit and so many things to experience, why not make the very most of your flights to and from the country by arranging an Italy multi centre holiday.
The adventure of designing your own itinerary
One of the excitements of tailoring your own multi centre itinerary is choosing the destinations you will be visiting along the way and what to see and do whilst you are travelling.
Using an Italian multi-centre holiday specialist, such as Bellarome, who are a premier provider of tailored and customised holidays, you can create your own itinerary, or take advantage of a pre-packaged 2, 3 or 4 centre holiday that combines the best of Italy.
Learn (at least a little of) the language
Wherever you go in the world, even a little knowledge of the local language helps you to get about the place, understand what you’re eating and where you’re staying and, above all, allows you to communicate with the locals – and earn their respect by having learnt a smattering of their own tongue.
The case for learning Italian is even stronger, given the immediate familiarity you are likely to find in much of the vocabulary – around a third of the words we use in the English language, in fact, come from Latin roots and the modern-day Italian is easy to pronounce.
When to go
One of the great things about Italy is that it stretches some 736 miles from its northernmost border to its southern tip on the Mediterranean Sea.
Although the four seasons reflect changes in general weather patterns throughout Europe, there is almost always some part of Italy on which the sun is shining – or snow on the mountaintops, if that is your preference.
Bear in mind, however, that August is the month when most Italians take their holidays, so the peak season at this time of year may be especially busy in the most popular resorts and cities.
Places to visit
Italy attracts nearly 50 million visitors a year – and that may be largely explained by the fact that there are so very many places to visit and things to do.
The ones you choose for your own holiday, of course, is largely a question of taste and personal preference. That said, Rome, Florence, Venice and Tuscany are perennial favourites – for very good reasons, given their historical and cultural significance and combine perfectly into an Italy multi-centre vacation.
If you have decided on a visit to Italy, you are already likely to have at least an outline itinerary in mind. These tips and suggestions might help you to tailor and fine-tune the visit in just the way you want.