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.

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

No compulsory inoculations or vaccines required for travel to 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.

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

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.