Flights to Italy
If you’re flying direct from the UK to Italy, you can be tracing the footsteps of Leonardo Da Vinci and Marco Polo in less time than it takes to whip up a really good lasagne – depending on where you land. Set your course for Venice’s airport, and you’ll spend just under two hours in the air. Or, opt for Naples, Sardinia Alghero or Sicily Catania, and you’ll clock nearly three hours in the sky. In a nutshell, you’re looking at a choice of some really time-efficient city breaks. If an adults-only trip is on your agenda, Venice is a first-rate option. As well as its reputation for romance, the winding canals are home to plenty of hotspots – including the small island of Murano, famous for its rainbow-coloured glass creations. And, from here, it’s just two hours’ drive north to some of the country’s best skiing resorts, if you want to experience the other side of Italy. For holidays geared around children and infants, travel to Catania. There’s no end of photo opportunities, thanks to the huge amount of Greek, Roman and Baroque historical sights, and the large Piazza Duomo allows plenty of room to manoeuvre a buggy. Culture vultures can’t miss Vatican City – for the smallest state in the world, it packs in some really significant must-sees, including St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistene Chapel. And, it’s just an hour’s drive from Naples.