The news that Italy is now open to fully vaccinated travellers from the UK who can show a negative covid-19 test is truly wonderful and we are especially delighted because we have some fantastic garden holidays to Italy on offer that can take you there, both this year and next.
Visit Italy and prepare to fall in love with its gastronomy, culture and history as you discover its unforgettable cities and towns. Walk in the footsteps of ancient citizens at the haunting site of Pompeii, stand before majestic villas that line the country’s lakes and take a stroll through stunning Mediterranean gardens – the choice is yours. Whichever trip you select, you can rest assured that Brightwater Holidays offers truly glorious Italian garden tours.
Highlights from our garden tours in Italy
The Ancient Gardens of Ninfa
One of our first-ever holidays, discover the amazing gardens of Ninfa – open by special arrangement – as part of our Rome, Ninfa & Castel Gandolfo tour.
Sicily's Glorious Villas
Visit the private garden of a Sicilian aristocrat, discover an extensive collection of herbs and spices with a multi-sensory tour of Gli AROMI, and stop at the San Giuliano estate in Villasmundo, where the head gardener gives us an exclusive insight into Sicilian gardening. All this and more on our Gardens & Villas of Sicily holiday.
Extend Your Time In Italy
If you're looking for a longer holiday in Italy, why not try our brand new Grand Tour of Italian Gardens itinerary? At 15 days long, explore the private gardens of the President of the Italian Camellia Society, the famous Borromean islands, the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence (home to Michelangelo's David), and the outstanding the Villa Valmarana, at which we are shown around by a member of the family.
View our full range of garden tours in Italy here.
Country Information - Italy
- Visa - Visas are not required by British citizens in Italy
- Currency - The currency of Italy is the Euro which replaced the Lira. Major credit cards are widely accepted
- How to Dress - Most areas are relatively liberal although it is advised that you cover your shoulders and lower body if visiting religious areas such as the Vatican
- Cultural Differences - Italy is made up of a large variety of regions each with their own history. Italians are family orientated often meeting for large gatherings. Italians have a love of food. They are very passionate and often animated
- Language - Italian is the primary language. English is widely spoken in tourist regions
- Tipping - Tipping is not required in Italy