Italy

Climate Guide
These figures show Italy monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 12 83
 February 13 75
 March 16 68
 April 18 62
 May 23 45
 June 27 37
 July 30 19
 August 30 35
 September 27 75
 October 22 97
 November 17 117
 December 13 98

This distinctive boot-shaped peninsula is embraced by the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The Alps and the Apennine mountain range form the country’s backbone and cover over 75% of the landscape.

 
Tourists flock to Italy to admire UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its sense of style and fashion and to sample its cuisine and fine wines. The cultural highlights are numerous! Rome offers elegant romance with sights such as the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo via Ripetta. Relax in a café and watch people go by, or shop to your heart’s content in the high-end boutiques.
 
Set in the middle of Rome is Vatican City which offers visitors an opportunity to get a glimpse of Catholic history. St Peter’s basilica is the world’s most important Catholic church, while the stunning Sistine Chapel is famously decorated with Michaelangelo’s Renaissance frescoes.
 
Venice and Florence are a more sedate option for romantic couples looking for a cultured retreat from the bustle of the capital city. While the Tuscan countryside, Portofino, Lake Como and Lake Garda create more magical memories for visitors.
 

Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways from London Gatwick to Verona, Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence, Genoa and Catania (Sicily); from London Heathrow to Milan, Venice and Rome. Meridiana from London Gatwick to Florence and Easyjet from London Gatwick to Palermo. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. 

Flight Time
3 hours From London Gatwick

Flight Upgrades
British Airways upgrades start from as little as £60 per person, each way.

Capital : Rome

Population: 60,605,053

Language :  Italian

Time Difference : +1 hour

Currency : Euro

Voltage : 220 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

Italy Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.italia.it