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Beachclub holidays to Italy

Think of Italy and your mind immediately conjures up vivid images of stunning coastlines with sparkling seas, pretty pastel coloured villages, captivating cities, delicious food, fine wines, architectural wonders, famous artists, fast cars and passionate, friendly people.


From the top to the toe of the famous boot, Italy has more than 7600 kilometres of coastline. Travel to the far south and you'll discover the little-known region of Calabria. It has a dramatic coastline surrounded by two seas - the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian, deserted beaches, mountain ranges and three national parks. 


The coastline and hillsides of Calabria lend themselves to a wide range of activities. It's a great destination and home to Airone Beachclub. Come and join us for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the sparkling Ionian Sea, or mountain biking and road cycling through rural hillsides and grab yourself a little bit of La Dolce Vita.

At a glance
  • Currency is the Euro
  • Unspoilt coastlines with golden, sandy beaches
  • Ride through rolling, rural hillsides
  • Explore mountain villages
  • Experience the rich culture, art and architecture
  • Relax and enjoy the beach life
  • Fabulous food...pizza, pasta, risotto and so much more
  • Sample the wonderful wines
  • Meet the passionate, friendly people

When to go

As you would expect summer in Italy is lovely and warm, with temperatures in the peak summer months of July and August regularly topping out in the mid to high 30’s. You’ll want to be close to the water with these temperatures, so head to the beach and take to the water on a kayak, dinghy or windsurf.
 
May and June tend to be a more manageable temperature although the sea may still be a little fresh. September days are lovely and the sea is still warm enough to swim in.

Culture

Where to start? The Italians have quite a cultural legacy, from the Roman Empire to famous artists of the Renaissance era, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Italy has left an indelible mark on the world.


Think of Italy and art, architecture, opera, fashion, wine, and of course, food immediately spring to mind. For centuries people have travelled to Italy to experience the famous culture and take in the sites. Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has several world-famous cities including Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice. 


From the north to the south the culture is very different and down south in the region of Calabria, is where you’ll find Airone Beachclub. Calabria has a wild mountainous interior, many museums, castles and churches where you can learn about the region’s history and a more authentic feel than the well-known regions and glitzy cities further north. 

 

Eating like a local

Italy has a reputation for world class cuisine, that is so much more than pizza and pasta. Every region of Italy has its own take on the Italian staples. In the north polenta, risotto, pork and cheeses are common ingredients. In the south tomatoes are king as are peppers, olives, olive oil and garlic. Spaghetti and pasta, the foods most people associate with Italy originate from central Italy.


Italians take their food seriously and love to gather family and friends together to enjoy long, sociable lunches. Most meals start with ‘antipasti’, bite-sized pieces to share, usually cured meats, cheese, and olives. This is followed by ‘primo’ the first course which is usually pasta or risotto, then ‘secondi’, the main course - meat or fish served with vegetables. Dolce or sweets are then served, usually with coffee.


On the subject of coffee, one thing you will probably never see in Italy is someone drinking a cappuccino with a meal, the locals drink it most of the time for breakfast.

Travel info

Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1
Flight time from UK: approx. 3 hours
Visa info: Visa is not required for UK passport holders
Additional info: Before you travel visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy for recommendations and advice for your holiday to Italy

main hotel and pool

Airone Beachclub

Sibari , Italy

From £659pp