Holidays on the Italian coast are simply sublime. Expect sun kissed sands and calm waters for the perfect beach holiday and bustling old port cities, and romantic harbour villages for those who can’t resist exploring! Along Italy’s coast you are guaranteed boatloads of fresh frutti di mare - and the seafood restaurants are simply delicious!
Holidays in the Tuscany Coast offer the perfect relaxing end to a food or wine holiday in Tuscany. Located in the northwest, the Tuscany Coast is ten times the length of the Amalfi Coast, where you can enjoy golden sands with serviced beach clubs and chic bars. Plus, there are hidden gems, such as Sanremo on the Ligurian Coast, known as the Italian Riviera, with its gorgeous swanky beaches and year-round temperate climate.
Italy’s southwest coast is home to the magical Neapolitan Riviera, which stretches all along from Sorrento, conveniently close to Naples, down to the Amalfi Coast looking out across the tempting turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Experience whitewashed streets perfumed by the zesty citrus of lemon trees and enlivened by the pop of pink bougainvillea. Your evenings can be spent feasting in twinkling marina restaurants.
For Italy’s most famous coastal destination, of course, you’ll want an Amalfi Coast holiday, steeped in breathtaking beauty. Made up of 13 cliffside villages and beach resorts, it’s no wonder the intoxicatingly glamorous Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Look out over the incredible Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea as you enjoy a holiday on Italy’s east coast, filled with wonderful adventures and dramatic landscapes. Discover Puglia’s patchwork coastline, which is teeming with sleepy fishing villages, pretty beaches, and awe-inspiring grottoes. Explore Basilicata’s rugged beaches and secluded coves, or head further south to the Salento peninsula with its scrumptious street food culture, and historic coastal watchtowers.
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.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
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.