Friday, 18 March 2011

Celebrate Italy's 150th Anniversary with a Just Sardinia Combination Holiday

150 years ago on 17th March 2011 Italy became a unified country and Turin was declared the country's first capital:
Famous revolutionary, Giuseppe Garibaldi, lived the last third of his life on the undeveloped island of Caprera, a short ferry-ride from Palau on the north east coast of Sardinia. Visitors can view Garibaldi's house and museum where Garibaldi came to live in 1855 after a 20-year exile from Italy. He led his famous 1,000 Red Shirts on his campaign to conquer Sicily and Naples from here in 1861. The elegant homestead has been preserved as he left it. Tours of the property end with his tomb in the garden.

With a host of cultural events taking place across Italy over the coming months, combine a trip to one of Italy’s famous cities, such as Turin, Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa or Milan, with a relaxing beach holiday in Sardinia:

Just Sardinia can arrange accommodation in mainland Italy with any day arrival and departure and any length of stay (subject to availability). We can either recommend a hotel or book one of your choice and can advise on suitable flights.

ROMANTIC COMBINATION: Prices from £1399 per person for 14 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Al Sole, Venice
3 nights B&B
This hotel enjoys an excellent position in Venice, a few steps from Piazzale Roma, the marvellous Scuola San Rocco and Frari church, preserving Venetian masterpieces.
Hotel Villa del Golfo, Sardinia
11 nights B&B
Small and elegant hotel in Cannigione.

DIVERSE COMBINATION: Prices from £794 per person for 10 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Francesco, Pisa
3 nights B&B
This hotel is located only a few metres from the Leaning Tower, right in the historic centre of Pisa, surrounded by historical buildings in a quiet and peaceful area.
Hotel Cala Caterina, Sardinia
7 nights half board
Elegant, peaceful and relaxing hotel near Villasimius.

CITY & COUNTRY COMBINATION: Prices from £349 per person for 7 nights (excluding flights)
Hotel Camelia, Rome
3 nights B&B
This hotel enjoys a strategic position in the centre of Rome and occupies four floors of an early 19th century building and features well appointed guest rooms and a warm atmosphere.
Please note that each person must pay locally the 'Rome City Tax': 1, 2, 3 star hotels €2 per night; 4 & 5 star hotels €3 per night (children under 2 are exempt).
Hotel Villa Asfodeli, Sardinia
4 nights half board
Relax and unwind in the peaceful countryside.

There are flights from many regional airports in the UK to mainland Italy with easyJet, Ryanair and BA and onward to Sardinia with these airlines and Air One, Meridiana and Alitalia. For advice on the best route please call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or for more information and to book online visit