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The beautiful village of Santa Maria di Castellabate, Cilento, Campania, southern Italy.
Hidden Italy: Citalia's September Choice
One of Italy's best kept secrets, Cilento is the perfect choice for your next holiday to Italy. Not far from Naples, it is just waiting to be discovered.
cityscape and panoramic view of old bridge with warm sunset sky water reflections and dome of St. Peters cathedral church with old buildings and architecture in Rome, Italy
Italian City Guide: Rome
Rome still captivates all that visit. With its hundreds of historic sights around every corner, there is no wonder why they call it the Eternal City. Rome's culture, food and people make it such a special city, and we have put together a guide to our favourite things to see, eat and where to stay to make planning your city break that little bit easier. 
The picturesque town of Riva del Garda on Lake Garda. Province of Trento, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy.
Citalia's guide to Lake Garda
Lake Garda is considered to be the most beautiful Italian lake, and it's easy to see why. Every corner you turn you are awe-struck by stunning scenery, manicured gardens and picture-perfect, peaceful towns. With so much to explore, it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we have put together a guide to our favourite things about Lake Garda...
Taormina is a city on the island of Sicily, Italy. Mount Etna over Taormina cityscape, Messina, Sicily. View of Taormina located in Metropolitan City of Messina, on east coast of Sicily island, Italy.
Citalia's guide to Sicily
As one of Italy's most diverse islands, Sicily is the perfect trip away. From the historic cities to the inviting crystal-clear waters, there is plenty of choice to make the most out of your holiday. To help you get started, below is a guide to our favourite things in Sicily...
Red wine bottle and wine glass on wodden barrel. Beautiful Tuscany background
What could be better than Italy in October?
Psst! Not many people know this, but autumn is gorgeous in Italy. 

In fact, it's possibly the best time to go. Why? Because the crowds have gone home, along with the intense heat. Yet it's still warm enough to sunbathe. 
View of the street in Sorrento, Italy. Sorrento beautiful way to the sea between the rock
Citalia's guide to Sorrento
If you are looking for picture-perfect postcard Italy, then you've found it. Sorrento is one of the most beautiful, quintessential towns in Italy and with so much to explore both in the town itself and nearby it is the perfect base for an authentic Italian escape. 
Beautiful cityscape skyline of Firenze (Florence), Italy, with the bridges over the river Arno
Italian City Guide: Florence
If you are planning a city escape to a beautiful Italian city this year, how about Florence? 
Home made limoncello served in stemmed glasses. Summer still life
Love for Limoncello
The fresh lemons of the Amalfi Coast create the most delicious summer spirit - quite literally! Read this zesty blog and get intoxicated by the citrus tang of sweet limoncello. 
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Venture into Verona with Michael
Looking to capture some of Verona’s top spots? Follow along in Michael’s footsteps as he recommends some of his favourite historic and cultural landmarks in fair Verona.
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Ellie's Adventures: A Sicilian Road Trip

In May 2022, our Marketing Executive Ellie Harding went on her latest Italian adventure, this time was a road trip around the sensational island of Sicily. Flying into Catania–Fontanarossa Airport and departing from Palermo Airport after a week of exploring. Ellie shares Sicily’s secrets with us as well as the benefits of hiring a car for your next Italian escape.
Beautiful view of traditional Gondolas on famous Canal Grande with historic Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background in romantic golden evening light at sunset in Venice, Italy
Michael's tips for getting around Venice
If you’re looking for tips on the best way to get around Venice, look no further! Our very own Commercial Executive Michael, has pulled together the best forms of travel to suit your budget and preferences.
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Michael's tips for culture enthusiasts in Venice
With an abundance of museums, galleries and cathedrals, Venice is the ideal spot to enjoy the centuries of rich culture that Italy offers. Follow Michael on his trip around Venice enjoying taking in this art lovers dream.
Michaels Adventures: Exploring Venice
Our very own Commercial Executive Michael, visited this beautiful famous Italian city last month whilst stopping over at a few of our hotel partners to say hello. 
Digital fresco. Venicie
Exploring Italy In May
Thanks to the bright sunny days, mild temperatures and quietness that May offers, it's widely considered one of the best times of the year to visit and explore Italy. So if you're thinking about a last minute getaway, Italy is the perfect option.
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Secrets of Italy's Streets
There are several major cities in Italy, yet each one has a distinct character that’s worth exploring in its own right.
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Ellie’s Adventures: Venice to Verona by Rail
In November 2021 our Marketing Executive Ellie Harding went on her own Italian cross-country rail adventure to Venice, and Verona, flying into Venice Marco Polo Airport and departing from Malpensa Airport, Milan. Capturing moments along the way, Ellie shares her trip with us.
A man holding mushrooms black truffles in front of a Cocker Spaniel dogs. Dogs in a car
A Nose For Italian Truffles
Venture into the undergrowth with Citalia’s field guide to truffle hunting in Italy. November is considered the ultimate month for a truffle-themed holiday, as this is when you’ll find the best truffles and most of the truffle fairs and sagre (food festivals).
Exploring Authentic Tuscany
Explore the beauty of Tuscany with Marie Kidd our Tuscany expert.
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The Beauty Of Italian Culture
If you’re a culture vulture, Italy is filled to the brim and ready to be explored. 
Lake Garda, Italy
James Bond in Italy: 007's Most Scenic Settings
Italy has played a starring role in the iconic James Bond films since the 1970s, and the forthcoming 2021 film, No Time To Die, is no different. Here’s our round up of 007's most scenic settings in Italy.

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