May & June In Italia
Tue Apr 2016
INFIORATA DI NOTO 2016 - FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
Where? Nato, Sicily
When? 12th – 15th May 2016
Celebrate the arrival of spring in the pretty town of Nato, Sicily during the unique flower festival, Infirorata di Nato. From 12th – 15th May, artists from around the world come together to decorate the town’s main street with thousands of petals and flowers creating beautiful pieces of art. For a stunning mid-May getaway we're offering 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Villa Favorita from £855 per person, on a half board basis, including return flights and transfers!
When? 28th May 2016
All eyes will be on Rome on 28th May when it hosts one of football’s biggest events, the Champions League Final. If that's not up your street though, head to Rome after the football fans have left and discover its eternal appeal from the magnificent Roman monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, to the spectacular Sistine Chapel. The home of the Vatican and La Dolce Vita, Rome really does offer something for everyone. Consider 3 nights at the 3* Ludovisi Palace Hotel from £569 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis, return flights and transfers.
When? May 6th – 29th May 2016
Cycling enthusiasts with be gearing up for Italy’s most celebrated sporting event this May, the Giro d’Italia. This spectacular three-week race takes place against Italy’s stunning landscapes. One of the highlights of this year's route is a time trial through the beautiful Chianti Classico region, a demanding 40km race against the clock through the Chianti hills. The route will start in the medieval hilltop town of Radda, before taking on the rolling hills and vineyards of the famous wine route. Stay at the 4* Bordo Di Vescine in Radda from only £799 per person, on a half board basis including return flights and car hire to take in the sights!
THE FLOATING PIERS
Where? Lake Iseo
When? 18th June – 3th July 2016
For three weeks in June, visitors to Lake Iseo will be able to walk for nearly 3km on the surface of the lake when renowned artist Christo creates his Floating Piers or walkways made from 200,000 floatable cubes. Covered in a shimmering yellow fabric, the walkways will circle the island of Monte Isola, Italy's largest lake island, and the smaller San Paolo, before continuing into the mainland town of Sulzano. This is the first time the two islands have been linked to the mainland! Over this very special period, we are offering 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Iseolago from £819 per person, on a half board basis, including return flights and transfers.
When? 24th June 2016
The Verona Opera kicks off its annual programme on the 24th June, where visitors can enjoy evocative performances of the great opera classics such as La Traviata in the spectacular setting of Verona’s Roman Amphitheatre. This year will see the return of the much loved Verdi’s Aida and Bizet’s breathtaking, Carmen. Head to the Opera with 3 nights at the 3* Hotel Italia from £469 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis, including return flights and transfers.
FESTIVAL OF SANT’ ANDREA – Saint Andrew
Festival of Sant’ Andrea
Where? Amalfi Coast
When? 27th June 2016
Every June, Amalfi holds the Sant’ Andrea festival which honours the town's patron saint and the protector of fishermen. The festival begins with a procession through the streets before local fishermen race up the steep steps of the cathedral carrying a statue of the saint. As well as live music, the event will conclude with a beautiful firework display over the sea surrounding the Amalfi Coast. Bask in the celebrations with 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Villa di Sorrento from £619 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis, including return flights and transfers.
CALCIO STORICO– Florentine Football
When? 24th June 2016
Step back in time and witness the spectacular Calcio Stoico in Florence a combination of football, rugby and wrestling. Dating back to the 17th century, four teams compete wearing original 17th century costumes, each representing the city’s four major districts. The final match is held on 24th June at the Piazza Santa Croce. Revel in the history, and of course the sport with 3 nights at the 4* Hotel River from £485 per person, on a bed and breakfast basis, including return flights and transfers.
For more information visit www.inghamsitaly.co.uk or contact our team on 01483 79 11 00.