Departure25 October 2021 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
Holiday providerBlueSea Holidays British Airways
Breakfast • Flights inc
14-nights • Until October 2022
Win yourself a holiday to Italy
Closing date: 30th September 2021
From cultural wonders like the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Pantheon and more in Rome, to the rolling hills of Tuscany, artistic heritage of Florence, meandering canals of Venice and everything in between, it really is a cocktail of delights. With pink bougainvillea growing wild across terracotta roofs, quaint little cafe's serving steaming espresso and homemade delights from secret, long-held family recipes. Italy will inspire you, delight you, move you and open your eyes like nowhere else on earth.
Books inspired by Italy
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Italy holiday
A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.
Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!
Philip Gwynne Jones
With redundancy and an uncertain future in Edinburgh looming, Jones and his wife took a huge leap and moved to Venice to live. Through often-hilarious exploits and an enormous passion for the beautiful city and all things Italian, this is a really enjoyable read.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tired of the drudgery of life in cold, grey London, four women - previously unknown to each other - answer a newspaper advert to stay for a month in an idyllic Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean - based on Cinque Terre. Escaping their daily lives, each transforms in the beauty and warmth of their paradise-like surroundings.
Brilliant story for 9-12 year olds about two brothers who escape their aunt by running away to Venice where they join a gang of street kids. With a detective searching for them, they're forced into hiding all over the city - encountering even greater threats and plenty of magic along the way.
Italy Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
6th July 2021 by Two Monkey's TravelWeekend itinerary in Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda is Italy’s largest fresh-water lake situated in the Northern part of the country. Its clear blue turquoise water is a holiday beach destination for many. The exciting view is a dream for any water sports enthusiast. Lake Garda has charming towns and villages lining its fine shores with a stunning view of the Alps. ...
6th July 2021 by Inside the Travel LabWhy Trieste food stands out in Italy
When I sat down in the Buffet da Pepi, I stood out because I wasn't standing. In Trieste, it's customary to stand at the bar for lunch, as you wolf down platefuls of pork and mountains of mustard. You're supposed to know which cut you want and how you want it served, leaving me feeling sheepish under the gaze of the busy waiter....
21st June 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab21 hidden gems in Italy: How to get off the beaten path and discover unusual things to do
How do you narrow down the place that gave us Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo and Michelangelo? The country that invented pizza, pasta and gelato (thank you!) amid impossibly beautiful piazzas and romantic villas and canals? The place with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else in the world. What if you're you're looking for more unusual things to do in Italy? To get off the beaten path in Italy? To do something unique? To seek out hidden gems in Italy?...
26th April 2021 by Budget TravellerPlanning a mountain biking holiday this summer? Try South Tyrol, Italy
I have been to Italy umpteen times but never visited South Tyrol until this trip. I also had never been on a mountain biking holiday in South Tyrol or anywhere for that fact so this was a journey of a fair few firsts. We were based in the Biohotel & Bike Hotel Steineggerhof which is located in the picturesque mountain village of Steinegg, in the heart of the Eggental region of South Tyrol, just 13 kilometers from the capital, Bolzano....
14th April 2021 by Inside the Travel LabAmazing things to do in Umbria, Tuscany’s overlooked little sister
What a difference a C makes...Cumbria is a wild, wet and wellie-wearing region in the north of England, whose damp hedgerows and fields of daffodils fired the literary imagination of Wordsworth several times over. Umbria, on the other hand, is a fragrant, olive-soaked region in central Italy, whose soft pink stone apparently fired the literary imagination of C.S.Lewis and introduced the rest of the world to Narnia (via the real world town of Narni.)...
15th March 2021 by Hand Luggage Only10 best things to do in Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como is one of the gorgeous places in Italy to visit, especially when in the north of the country. Filled with centuries-old towns, gorgeous views and a shoreline that’s second to none, it’s an area of Italy you cannot miss. Not only that, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Lake Como that are dotted all around the lake’s edge. ...
28th February 2021 by PommieTravels7+1 idyllic spots across Tuscany for the most romantic sunset views
With rolling hills, verdant valleys, picturesque terracotta towns, charming villages, graceful cypress forests spanning across the countryside, all sorts of cultural delights, and imposing medieval cities with jagged skylines and Renaissance architecture, Tuscany has, indeed, so much to offer to pamper your soul with. Also rich in history, this lovely Italian region is home to breathtaking views and landscapes that can make one’s heart stop from its awe-inspiring beauty. ...