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Italy's Coast and Island Holidays

Holidays to Italy’s coast and islands provide some of the most picture perfect views around, with a varied coastline where there’s something for everyone and many wonders to discover. Take in the beautiful beaches of Tuscany’s coastline, with their alpine backdrops, or the breath taking beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Whatever your preferences, lively and busy or quiet and untouched, Italy’s coastline has it all.

And let’s not forget holidays to Italy’s islands. These perfect formations are fantastic for a day trip and offer as much variety as the coastline. Visit Sicily and the Aeolian Islands for picturesque bays and volcanic backdrops or Capri and Ischia, where you can experience true luxury.

Coast and island holidays in Italy offer something for everyone. If you’re booking a family holiday and need something to entertain the children try Sardinia, which is a haven for watersports; from surfing and paddle boarding to snorkelling, there’s something to suit everyone. For romantic getaways there are secluded havens such as Maiori, the Amalfi Coast’s longest unbroken stretch of sandy beach, perfect for relaxing together and soaking up the sun.

Explore Italy’s Coast and Islands like no other

With almost 90 years of experience, Citalia can help you enjoy a holiday to the Italian coast and islands like no other.

Find the hidden gems with Citalia, take Sanremo, for instance. With a lovely temperate climate throughout the year, its gorgeous beach is the main pull for visitors. But, La Pigna its small hillside medieval town, can’t be missed. Meander through its narrow streets as you visit tiny shops and eat in cosy restaurants. It’s worth taking a sturdy pair of shoes with you, as it can get steep in places.

For those who want a perfect mix of lazy beach days and cultural sights, Alassio is perfect. It’s a foodie’s dream too, as there are over 100 restaurants and places to eat. Ideal, after a busy day of sightseeing historical churches and piazzas. Set against a backdrop of pastel houses, the natural beauty of Alassio is something that deserves to be discovered.

Destinations in Italian Coast and Islands

Sorrento Holidays
Holidays in Sorrento bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of Naples Breathing in the lemon scented air in the cliff top surroundings of the town, you can gaze across the Bay of Naples to the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background.
Amalfi Coast Holidays
Amalfi is often described as the crown jewel of the spectacular Neapolitan Riviera and quite rightly so: set beneath the majestic peak of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi’s colourful jumble of pastel-shaded buildings and sandy beachfront offers the best of Italy in one compact package
Ischia Holidays
Holidays in Ischia invite you to one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Far from a tourist destination, Ischia is the island lesser known to tourists and loved by locals, tucked away in plain sight next to its more happening and busier neighbour, Capri.
Capri Holidays
Holidays in Capri combine the luxuries of high end shopping and the authenticity of the great outdoors. Situated on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, the island has been a popular holiday destination since the Roman Republic era, with the area’s main town adopting the same name.
Cilento Holidays
Holidays to Cilento will introduce you to one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Located on the west coast, one of the more remote parts of the Campania region, it’s around an hour’s drive from Naples.
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands Holidays
Holidays to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands give visitors the chance to experience a unique region of Italy with its own history, culture and cuisine. Sitting right at the tip of Italy, Sicily is the largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean and offers a fascinating mix of cultures and architecture. 
Sardinia Holidays
Holidays to Sardinia will leave you spoilt for choice. This Mediterranean paradise, most famous for its glamourous Costa Smeralda strip, allures sun seekers with the promise of white gold sands and glittering blue seas.
Adriatic Riviera Holidays
The glittering Adriatic Riviera has been Italy’s go-to seaside destination since the 1960s and 1970s. Stretched out along the coast of Emilia-Romagna, it’s a favourite among beach lovers and attracts Italians as well as European sun-seekers to its sandy shores.
Tuscany Coast Holidays
Holidays along the Tuscany Coast take you beyond the beautiful gently undulating, tree spiked countryside that is characteristic of this enchanting part of Italy.
Liguria Holidays
Holidays in Liguria will introduce you to charming villages of unadorned beauty, places where you can get to know the locals and embrace their slower pace of life. If you prefer a life of luxury, visit swanky resorts with chic bars and restaurants and neatly moored super yachts.
Puglia Holidays
Holidays to Puglia take you to the sun soaked heel of Italy which is said to be one of the most beautiful and captivating regions in the country. Puglia is abundant in stunning countryside, sandy beaches, historic cities and splendid locally grown produce for which this food-focused area is particularly famous. 
Calabria Holidays
Holidays to Calabria are ideal for those wanting to explore a lesser known area of Italy. Here you’ll find beaches to rival the Bahamas and water so blue you’ll want to dive straight in. The region sits within the ‘toe’ of Italy - a long peninsula which is bordered by the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the east.
Tour Inspiration

Authentic Puglia Small Group Escorted Tour - Hotel Monte Sarago


At a glance
  • Enjoy a guided trip of Matera
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore Alberobello
  • Learn how to make pasta
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Visit Ostuni, Bari and Lecce
  • Visit the caves of Castellana
8 days from £1495 per person
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Coast and Islands Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our trusted advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi centre

Rome and Sorrento

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Pompeii
  • Island hop or explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the top sights of Rome, the Eternal City
From £1199 per person
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Puglia and Sorrento

8 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Journey west to the coastal town, Sorrento
  • Optional day trip to the stylish islands of Ischia or Capri
  • Visit Alberobello, Ostuni and Lecce during your four night stay in Puglia
From £1199 per person
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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.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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