Italian Cities Holidays

Holidays to Italian cities offer an enticing mixture of ancient monuments, breath taking scenery, exquisite dining and some of the best shopping in the world. Whether you prefer a short break to one city or a longer trip visiting two or three, either is possible with the high speed rail links available. Visit the fashion capital of Milan, the Renaissance jewel of Florence, the romantic setting of Venice with its winding waterways or the historic Rome, full of sightseeing opportunities. If you prefer something a bit quieter visit Bologna, the country’s capital of cuisine or Naples, a UNESCO-listed historic centre full of ancient wonders.

City holidays in Italy are truly diverse and can be tailored to suit anyone; couples will find plenty of choices for a romantic break with beautiful scenery and authentic Italian restaurants with an intimate feel. Families will be entertained by the many sights and attractions on offer, and with something for everyone no one will get bored.

Explore Italy’s cities like no other

Citalia knows Italy better than anyone else, and with 95 years of experience in planning holidays to Italy’s cities, we can help you discover wonderful hidden gems.

Let Citalia show you the hidden gems such as the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. This island is much quieter than other parts of the city, and allows you to enjoy some tranquillity as you take in the views of Venice from the top of the church bell tower.

For something a little different, visit the Officina di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe which is a combination of museum and perfume shop. Here you’ll find perfume formulas used by the Medici women, as well as concoctions made by Dominican monks using recipes and techniques that have been passed down for centuries. 
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Start planning your Sovereign holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

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Destinations in

Aerial cityscape view from the tower on Bologna old town center with Maggiore square in Italy
Bologna is one of Italy’s most elegant and exciting cities, acclaimed for its food and architecture.
Beautiful view on hart of amazing Florence city and the Cathedral at sunrise, Florence, Italy
Holidays in Florence allow you to experience one of Europe’s most culturally and historically significant cities. Florence is a vibrant city nestled among the idyllic green hills of Tuscany. 
Milan Cathedral, Duomo di Milano, Italy, one of the largest churches in the world on sunrise
Holidays to Milan are for dusting off your finest clothing and surrounding yourself with all the Italian elegance and finery you could desire. 
Panorama of high cliffs, Tyrrhenian sea bay with pure azure water, floating boats and ships, pebble beaches, rocky surroundings of Meta, Sant'Agnello and Sorrento cities near Naples region in Italy
Holidays in Naples take you to the ancient capital of Campania, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.
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Rome – the Eternal City – is often said to be the world’s greatest open-air museum, boasting hundreds of historic sights around every corner and in every square. 
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As Italy’s fourth largest city, Turin has an impressive backdrop of the Italian Alps and is the capital of the Piedmont – a region famous for its gastronomy.
Bridge Rialto on Grand canal famous landmark panoramic view Venice Italy with blue sky white cloud and gondola boat water.
Holidays to Venice have an unforgettable appeal. With beautiful historic buildings, traditional gondolas to transport you around the waterways and a romantic ambience to warm every heart, this really is a special place.
Aerial view of Verona historical city centre Veronetta, medieval buildings with red tiled roofs, cypress trees, blue sky background, Veneto Region, Italy. Verona cityscape, panoramic view.
Holidays in Verona take you to a city steeped in culture. Galleries, opera and Romanesque and Gothic architecture make this the perfect destination for art and history buffs.

City Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Personal Travel Planners on 01293 765055* for a bespoke multi-centre

8 day suggested trip

Rome and Florence

From £1399 per person
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  • Chance to admire the magnificent interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Sightsee in the iconic cities of Florence and Rome

10 day suggested trip

Venice, Florence and Rome

From £1335 per person
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  • Take an Islands tour in Venice and enjoy a glass blowing demonstration
  • Admire Brunelleschi's dome of Florence Cathedral
  • Visit some of the most famous sights in Rome, including the Colosseum
  • Visit Pompeii, one of the world's most important archaeological sites

Flight Information

Flying is the quickest and easiest way to get to Italy from the UK and there are plenty of direct flights available to most airports within Italy. The biggest choice of flights are available from London and Manchester but you'll also be able to fly to certain destinations from regional airports. Flights take from 2 to 4 hours depending on where you fly from/to.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up. 
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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