Direct flights to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester and take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Direct flights to Ancona Airport (AOI) are available from London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours 25 minutes.
There’s no doubt about it – the Adriatic Riviera is a summer destination. The weather in July and August is hot and sunny (an average 27 degrees), although this means the beaches and the bars are full to the brim. If you don’t mind a few degrees cooler, it’s worth waiting until September, when the beach clubs all but empty out.
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.
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