ITALY

TRAVEL GUIDE

Italy oozes charm in every city/town, and it's romantic in the sense that it makes travellers fall in love with the Italian lifestyle. Whether you're looking to gorge yourself on pasta and drink wine in the vineyards (the dream), drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, learn about Italy's historic past in Rome, or up the ante in the relationship department by taking a trip to Venice - Italy will seduce you, and there's nothing you can do about it. What a little flirt.

Italy Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Italy is Italian. Some regions in Italy also speak French, German and Slovene.

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Currency

Name: Euro
Code: EU
Symbol: €
€25 is approx R400

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Time Zones

The time zone in Italy is Central European Standard Time (CET)

ROME

5 nights FR R16,490


Includes return flights, airport taxes, breakfast & 5 nights stay at the 4* Romanico Palace Luxury Hotel & Spa.

R1,000 secures this package today!

Travel Validity:
September - 27 October 2019

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Packages are ex. Johannesburg and include flights, taxes, accommodation and transfers (where applicable). Peak season surcharge and blackout dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. R1,000 secures subject to time and date of travel. Other terms & conditions may apply. E & OE.
EXPLORE ANCIENT ROME
• Duration 1.5 hours
• All entrances fees included
• Professional English- speaking guide
• Headsets to hear the guide clearly
• Small group tour (max. 25 people)
FROM R420 PER PERSON
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ROME BY NIGHT
• Duration 3 hours
• Daily departures
• Professional English speaking guide
• See the sights illuminated at night
FROM R485 PER PERSON
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Italy Travel Costs

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Beers

You can't go to Italy without trying out an Aperol Spritz (when in Rome, and all that). But also, a pint in a pub/bar in is around €4.50 (approx R70).

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Meals

Italy is the land of food, so stock up! If you're going for an inexpensive meal then you're looking at around €15 (approx R250) but if you grab a slice of pizza or a pot of pasta from a local takeaway you'll pay around €5 or less (approx R80)!

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Transport

The prices of transport in Italy differ depending on where you are, but on average a one-way ticket on local transport is around €1.50 (approx R25).

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Taxi

If you're looking for a cab (although walking is waaaay better to take in all the scenes), taxi tariffs start at around €5 (approx R80) and they add around €1.50 for every km.

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Hostels

Looking to spend more money on experiences (and food) than accom? We feel ya! Get yourself a dorm bed in a hostel from around €20 (approx R320).

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Hotels

Not feeling sharing a room with 4 other travellers? Fair. A double room in a mid-range hotel can vary between €100-€200 (approx R1,600 - R3,200).

GRAN CANAL BOAT TOUR
• Duration 1 hour
• Small-group tour
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
FROM R535 PER PERSON
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VENICE SIGHTSEEING WALKING TOUR
• Duration 2 hours
• Daily departures
• Small group
• Informative, friendly and local guide
• Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
FROM R320 PER PERSON
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Flights to Italy

If you’re flying to Italy straight from South Africa then you’ll likely fly into Rome or Milan, as these cities service international flights. Flights from South Africa average a time of 10,5 hours. Alternatively, you could visit Italy on a Eurail pass when you’re visiting other countries in Europe.
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When to go to Italy

The weather in Italy varies from place to place. The season's are the same as the rest of Europe - so if you're looking for nice weather, aim for spring and autumn. In the summer, Northern Italy is warm and it'll occassionally rain, however if you head to Rome, or the south and central regions - with temps climbing up to 35°C. This is also when the majority of tourists flock to the country.

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