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  • Trevi Fountain in Rome

    Italy Holidays from South Africa

  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice

    Italy Holidays from South Africa

  • Colloseum in Rome

    Italy Holidays from South Africa

For the most romantic getaway or breakaway holiday from South Africa, Italy will be sure to suprise you! From the resplendent Alps in the north and the mountain lakes of Garda, Como and Maggiore to the world's fashion capital, Milan, down to romantic Venice with its canals and gondola's the country of Italy will keep you amazed.

The city of Venice is a great starting point to explore Tuscany and Umbria, home to Florence, the leaning tower of Pisa and Perugia. Venice is also a gateway to Slovenia and Croatia.

Iconic Rome features the Colloseum, Forum Romanum, the Spanish Steps and countless cobblestone squares woth ornate fountain centre-pieces lined with cafes and restaurants.

Art lovers will enjoy some of the most iconic art works in Europe including the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, the Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings and Statue of David by Michelangelo as well as the renown Trevi Fountain to name a few.

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  • Rome

    Rome

    Built on seven hills and known as the 'eternal city', Rome was the cultural centre of the ancient world.

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  • Venice

    Venice

    Built on calm waters of the Adriatic some 1,500 years ago, the city of Venice consists of 117 islands.

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  • Visas for Italy

    South African Passport Holders require a Schengan visa to enter Italy.

  • Health Requirements

    No compulsory inoculations or vaccines required for travel to Italy

  • Weather & Best Time to Visit Italy

    Summers are dry and hot, while winters are cool and wet. Italy enjoys a Mediterranean climate with snow in the north and alpine regions during the winters. The best time to visit is considered to be April to June or September to October. July and August can get crowded.

  • Events to keep in mind

    Carnival in Venice from January to February
    Verona Opera Season from June to August
    Venice Historical Regatta in July
    Siena's Palio from July to August
    Rome's Summer Festival from July to August
    Venice Film Festival from August to September
    Grand Prix Formula 1 Monza in September

  • Did you know?

    The word 'ciao' is an informal salutation in Italian and is used both for 'hi' and 'bye'

    Buffalo mozzarella comes from Campania, where Sorrento is located. There are several buffalo farms in the area where the mozzarella is freshly produced.

    Italians love coffe and will stop at a bar for one on their way to work. After a meal in a restaraunt it's more common to order only espresso; cuppacino is mainly consumed in the morning and in bars only.

    Many of the world's prestigious sports cars are Italian: Ferrari, Maserati, Lambourghini and Bugatti.