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Italy has a rich history,
from the Roman Empire to the golden era of the renaissance. The country has the
highest number of UNESCO Heritage Sites in the world, and the eternal city of
Rome is home to stunning ruins, beautiful listed buildings and vast museums.
For those seeking less crowded attractions, walk along the oldest road in Rome,
the Via Appia, which boasts plenty of sights rarely found on the usual tourist
maps. Explore Pompeii and its beautifully preserved neighbour Herculaneum.
Also, in Venice, climb the bell tower on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore to
get a panoramic view of the city. Boat-tours, guided history tours and seaside
restaurants will take you off the beaten track and ensure a truly authentic
experience of Italian living.
If it’s the sun and a gentle pace of life you are looking for, then experience the serenity of Italy’s islands. Ischia has stunning vineyards and on Lipari you can explore the villages wedged into the rugged cliffs. Similarly, famous for its natural beauty, Sicily offers more than crystal-clear water and white-sanded beaches. Numerous empires have come and gone and traces of the Romans, Greeks and Normans are still alive throughout the island. Experience Palermo and Catania, visit the ruins in Selinunte and explore the stunning Cattedrale di Monreale. In the evening, watch the sun set over the active volcano Mount Etna, while enjoying a glass of Italian wine.
And now, let’s talk about food: Italians are passionate about cooking, and good wine is the lifeblood of the country. Each region has its own distinctive cuisine, and for the tastiest culinary experiences we recommended ordering what each place does best. Dig into pizzas in Naples, visit Sandri in Umbria for delicious cakes, try a cannoli on Vulcano, sample pasta a la Norma in Sicily and, when in Rome, leave plenty of room for pasta carbonara. Also, remember to grab an ice-cream cone and sit amongst the locals, enjoying the chatter and laughter beneath the evening sky.
Preparing for a holiday means packing and knowing what to bring. Here at Fleetway, we want your preparations to be as smooth as possible, so we have carefully compiled a list of seven great items that you should pack in your suitcase to enhance your travel experience.
Easter is a great chance to discover the world with someone you love. Every country has a certain way that it celebrates this religious holiday and what better way to explore new aspects of Easter than by immersing yourself right in the middle of it. Each one of our deals below are available to book for the Easter holiday duration and they all have something unique and fabulous to offer.
One of the sunniest places in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands offer a unique holiday experience. Sandy beaches, clear water and old fortresses give it an exotic air, which, when mixed the strong British identity, typical English houses, as well as the random pub, makes this a truly unique destination. The fantastic blend means that the group of islands, just off the coast of France have their very own and utterly charming identity. If you’re planning to visit either Guernsey or Jersey, here are a few facts that you might not know about them.