Italian city breaks

No other country can boast as many world-class cities bursting with character than Italy. Work your way up the boot from the gritty Naples to the capital city Rome and Vatican City. Stroll the cobbled streets of Florence, fall in love with Verona, and drink in the cosmopolitan fashion capital of Milan. Eat your way through Bologna and stare in awe at the most audacious city on Earth - Venice.

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23rd May 2019

During our month in Italy we were hoping to spend a few days exploring Florence. But circumstances forced us to stay in Rome during the time we’d allocated for Florence. In the end that worked out pretty well: the kids got to see Rome for the...

1st October 2017

Another behind the scenes look as part of our Luxury Hostels of Europe series where we visit one of Milan's finest hostels- Ostello Bello Grande Hostel. We interviewed founder Carlo Dalla Chiesa to explain what makes this hostel so special and why you should consider staying here on your next visit to Milan......

16th February 2019

Rome needs no introduction. Not only is it the capital of Italy, it is also the seat of the Papacy and its history...

24th June 2019

The attractions that this beautiful city offers to its visitors are so many: Florence is a relatively small city full...

Updated 3rd August 2018

This brings a whole new meaning to the term "taking a wizz"...The newest British budget airline on the block, Wizz Air...

Updated 27th November 2018

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers the Italian capital city of Rome. Modern Rome is a mesmerising mix of contemporary Italy and historical sights. Millions of tourists visit every year, but make no mistake, Rome is not a city dependent on tourism in the same way as one such as Venice. We loved it!...

Updated 15th July 2019

How kid friendly is Rome? VERY!!! There's loads to do in 1 day. This is my kids-eye-view of the capital city of Italy. We stayed for 1 night after travelling up Italy from Naples on a bus. It's a really big city and it's hot but there is loads to...

Updated 15th June 2018

"My, my" (don't worry, I'll avoid the full ABBA rendition)Eurovision is upon us!Yep, it's that time of year again -...

21st June 2019

Recently I took some time out to spend a month exploring Italy. The plan for the first 10 days was to visit the...