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.
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Destinations in

Coast of Sorrento, Italy.
Holidays in Sorrento bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of NaplesBreathing 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.
Panoramic view, aerial skyline of small haven of Amalfi village with tiny beach and colorful houses, located on rock, Amalfi coast, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Amalfi Coast
Situated in southern Italy, Amalfi Coast holidays offer some of the best coastal holidays in Italy. A playground for the rich and famous, the Amalfi Coast is simply stunning, offering 31 miles of pristine pastel coloured villages, with the green Lattari Mountains and bluest skies as a backdrop.
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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 island in a beautiful summer day in Italy
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.
Panoramic view in Agropoli with the sea in the background. Cilento, Campania, southern Italy.
Holidays in Cilento introduce you to one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Located on the west coast, Cilento is one of the more remote parts of the Campania region but is not far from Naples.
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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
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.
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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.
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Tuscany Coast
Holidays along the Tuscany Coast take you beyond the beautiful gently undulating, tree spiked countryside that is characteristic of this enchanting part of Italy.
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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.
Scenic sight in Alberobello, the famous Trulli village in Puglia (Apulia), southern Italy.
A tale as old as time, a captivating charm, and a gateway into la dolce vita, let Puglia whisk you away to a land that fills the hearts of those who get lost in the romance of an Italian escape. 
View of Marina Corta, smaller harbour in the main town of Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, Italy
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.

Coast and Islands 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

11 day suggested trip

Rome and Sorrento

From £1449 per person
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  • Immerse yourself in the history of Pompeii
  • Island hop or explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the top sights of Rome, the Eternal City

8 day suggested trip

Puglia and Sorrento

From £1149 per person
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  • 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
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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.


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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