Dreaming of your next holiday to Italy? We've teamed up with Citalia, true Italy experts who have been crafting tailor-made holidays in il bel paese for over 90 years. Together, we'll be bringing you a series of 'Insider Guides' to some of our favourite regions of Italy, with expert travel tips and wonderful recipes to honour our collaboration.
Citalia are offering an exclusive £50 off your booking* with the code PASTA50
We're kicking off with a spotlight on Campania. Check out our blog post to discover Citalia's tips for exploring this enchanting region. Whether you’re dreaming of boat trips on the Neapolitan Riviera, longing for afternoons spent lounging on beautiful Amalfi beaches or craving freshly caught seafood pasta dishes, Campania has it all.
Citalia’s Italian experts know all of the region’s secret hotspots, so whether you’re after long rambles through the countryside or a well-deserved wellness retreat, there’s something for everyone on offer.
Get a taste of Campania with our delicious recipe for fresh paccheri with a crab & chilli sauce, the perfect dish to whisk you away to the sun-kissed shores of the Amalfi coast.
The second region we invite you to explore is Emilia-Romagna, a hub of culture, gastronomy and geographical interest, located in the north of Italy. The capital of this region is Bologna, often known as the food capital of the world, and the perfect destination for an immersive weekend break.
Emilia-Romagna also boasts beautiful mountains and breathtaking lakes, perfect for avid adventurers to explore the countryside and Citalia have many recommendations to shape the perfect trip to suit your interests.
For those who are more interested in art and history, the ancient city of Ravenna is not one to miss. The city still contains many traces of its Roman and subsequent Byzantine heritage, with intricate and impressively preserved mosaics on display throughout. Citalia are here to help you plan the perfect trip, ensuring you manage to check off every point on your itinerary.
Finally we’d like to spirit you away to the far south of Italy, all the way to the region of Puglia. This is the homeland of our head chef Roberta, and - though we’re a little biased - it truly is an astounding area of natural beauty. From the cliffside town of Bari, overlooking the Adriatic Sea to the towns of Gallipoli and Otranto on the Salento Peninsula every part of Puglia is as mesmerising as the next and we just know you’ll fall in love with it.
Citalia’s expert guides will help you to get the most out of your trip, making sure your holiday is tailored specifically to your own interests and desires. From finding the best beaches to mapping out the best spots to eat in Citalia have got you covered.
For an authentic taste of Puglia, why not try our mouthwatering Fresh Datterini Tomato Sauce, one of Roberta’s favourite recipes that transports her back to her childhood in Puglia, spent surreptitiously munching on her neighbours juiciset homegrown tomatoes!
Join us for this exclusive blog series with Citalia where we will help you to get the most out of Italy.