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Why Visit Italy?

Italy is in southern Europe, in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape of Italy is distinct. From golden beaches to majestic mountains there is so much beauty to discover here. The climate in Italy is characterised by a Mediterranean climate which gives hot dry summers and cool wet winters.

Many tourists travel to Italy for its food, beauty, and cultural heritage. From nightclubs to theme parks and great beaches you are sure to enjoy what this beautiful country has to offer. There are so many spectacular cities to visit in Italy which is why it features in the bucket lists of many people. If you are looking to travel on a budget we recommend travelling outside of peak season so you can avoid inflated prices and overbooked hotels.

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Italy is the perfect destination for those looking to explore rich culture, cuisine, history, and fashion. As there is so much to explore in Italy and so many activities to do for adults and children it attracts a mixture of singles, couples, and families throughout the year. This country welcomes everyone as the Italians are known to be friendly and they love to see tourists visiting and learning about their culture.

Flights are available from Dublin airport to Rome all year round. The flight time is an estimated 2 hours 55 minutes. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from Ciampino airport to Rome city centre.

To learn more about things to do in Italy, the best time to go and local info see here.

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Things to do in Italy

Attractions

  • Visit one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions, the Colosseum - the biggest amphitheater in the world.
  • Pompeii is the second most visited place in Italy which is a now declared world heritage site. This ancient Roman city was once nearly destroyed by a volcano but now offers a tour which gives tourists an insight into the ancient Roman culture and lifestyle.
  • Other top attractions include the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Uffizi Gallery and Vasari Corridor.

Nightlife 

Italy’s nightlife is perfect for those looking to have a good time with numerous bustling bars and nightclubs. If you are into the dancing scene Milan is the spot for you, with hopping nightclubs, live music, and themed parties you will be guaranteed a fun night out on the town.

Dining Out 

Italy is the home for foodies! With all things P you’re in the best hands for pizza, pasta, and pastries. Whether you want to grab spaghetti from a local restaurant or visit one of the many high-end restaurants in the country, you won’t be disappointed in the delicious foods they serve.

For Families

Lake Garda is a family favourite, situated in northern Italy between Venice and Milan. With lots to do and places to go to keep the kids entertained this is a place you must visit! Lake Garda’s most popular theme park is Gardaland, which has over 40 rides including water rides and rollercoasters, live shows throughout the day, restaurants, and picnic areas. Eat gelato, enjoy the pizza and pasta and make lifelong family memories in this beautiful holiday destination.

Beaches

There are so many beautiful beaches to see in Italy. Rabbit Beach in Sicily is a Mediterranean gem. This clear blue sea and white sand beach was once classed as one of the best beaches in the world and welcomes numerous tourists every year for sea swims and sunbathing activities.

Shopping 

If you’re into shopping sprees Rome is one of the best shopping cities in Italy; from designer shops and boutiques to small niche markets you will be sure to find something to catch your interest. Via Del Corse in Rome is one of the busiest streets for shopping, and is home to a mixture of both high-end shops and markets.

CarnEvalE Venice Festival

The Carnevale di Venezia is one of the most famous carnivals around the world. It attracts thousands of tourists each year who arrive in Venice to admire the magnificent masks and costumes that parade the streets and squares. The Carnevale runs from the 11th of February to the 28th of February each year. With lots of events such as concerts and parades that take place during this time there is lots to do and experience if you are travelling between these dates!

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Best Time to Go

Italy experiences hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, so if scorching temperatures are for you the summer months from June to August would be the best time to visit. With all the opportunities for fun in the sun the summer is peak season for tourists, so If crowds aren’t your thing spring or autumn would be a more suitable time to visit and see the beauty the country has to offer.

Local Info

Currency

Euro is the currency used in Italy.

Time Zone 

Italy is 1 hour ahead of Ireland.

Getting around

The best way to travel around Italy is by their excellent train system. Italy has both fast speed inter-city trains and regional services that connect the smaller cities and towns which allows you the freedom to sightsee and travel around the country to all of their major cities easily.