- Flight duration:
- From 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours from Gatwick
- GMT +1
WHEN TO GO
If you’re staying in the Campania region, the summer months are scorching – temperatures hit 28°C in July and August. In spring and autumn, the mercury hovers around the 18°C mark, and winter is still pretty mild, too – you won’t see the thermometer get lower than around 14°C. Over on Sardinia, summer starts early and ends late. Between April and October, temperatures rise from 15°C to 30°C and back again. The north of the island sometimes experiences strong winds – great for windsurfers. Sicily’s closeness to Africa means that summer temperatures swing between hot and scorching. April temperatures hover around the low 20s, and from May to September the mercury climbs to around 30°C. October to December are the wettest months, seeing a couple of inches falling each month. There are occasional winter storms, too, but these are quite rare.
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Passports and Visas
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Italy but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Italian nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/health