Green Holidays in Italy
Beautiful Italy, with its rolling hills, spectacular beaches and ancient sites, has a never-ending appeal to visitors. The chance to sample the freshest pizza, pasta and gelato (not to forget espresso), whilst sitting in the corner of an arcaded piazza or in the shade of a village church is a quintessential holiday experience.
Long, sunny summers of blue skies bless the 'boot', with its picturesque hill towns and rugged mountain ranges, and each region has a unique, independent character, from the rolling country and hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany to the beautiful islands of Sicily and Sardinia (where you can enjoy a huge range of holidays, including learning to scuba dive).
Italy hosts a wide range of great green places to stay, including eco friendly farmhouses and homestays. See our guide on how to tell if your hotel is green.
From the great art of cities like Florence and Rome to cycling, walking and skiing holidays in the Dolomites, Apennines and beyond, a trip to Italy is easily reached by train - see our journey planner for information on How to travel by train from London to Italy.
Have a look at some of the best green places to stay and holidays in Italy that you can reach by train, listed below:
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Our favourite winter holidays in the Dolomites, from snowshoeing to cross country skiing, all reachable by train from the UK.
Our Italian ski expert Lucy Bruzzone suggests where to go for the best snow, how to hire local ski touring guides and how to find the best...
Richard Hammond reviews the rustic La Locanda near the hilltop town of Urbino in Le Marche.
How to travel by train or ferry to Italy
Our detailed rail journey planner provides a wealth of information on how take the train from London to Italy, detailing where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets. Click on the links below for the following journeys:
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Weekly rates - High (July and August) 950 euros. Standard (rest of the year) 820 euros
Rooms: B&B 55 € per person per night, Dinner B&B 85 € p.p.p.n. (min. 3 nights) Apartments: 680 € per week (ask for shorter and longer stays)
€100/120 half board
Classic €125; Superior €155; Junior Suite €195; Suite €280
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