cinco-de-terreDespite feeling that decided pinch, the New Year is typically a time we start making holiday plans for the year ahead. With less money in our wallets this year, I’m keeping an eye out for the best value vacations around… My plans this summer include a tour of Europe so I was delighted to come across Citalia, a leading Italian holiday specialist with over 80 years of experience, who just announced their January sale. Throughout Italy, Citalia offers an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise with a genuine passion for the country and the holidays it offers – whether it’s a family holiday by the coast, an iconic city break or a multi-centre adventure.

Featuring a collection of exclusive offers – combining the very best of Italy – its biggest saving is a phenomenal $4178 per couple in a five star hotel in the beautiful area of Puglia. Three-night breaks start from just $292 whilst other offers for the January sale include free nights, board and room upgrades, early booking discounts, free child places, savings of up to 40% as well as exclusive savings few tour operator can match.

PLUS, a guaranteed discount of $310 is on offer for all new packages booked by 31st January 2012 with a minimum stay of 11-nights. Bookings of seven-nights will be entitled to a discount of $232 per booking, whilst even three-night breaks will have a $155 discount per booking. Discounts apply to all holidays up to March 2013.



Love Culture?
A three-night package at the luxurious five star Ca’Sagredo in Venice is on offer from $440 per person with a saving of up to $573 per couple including a guaranteed room upgrade and free meal per person.

The Ca’Sagredo offers exquisite luxury in what has become a National Monument featuring artwork by some of the greatest Venetian painters. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick and bed and breakfast, based on departures 28th February 2012.

Love Lakes?
If like George Clooney it’s the picturesque backdrops, clear waters and natural spas that make Italy so appealing then the Italian Lakes are the perfect choice.

A seven-night package staying at the four star Hotel Olivi in Lake Garda is featured in the January sale with prices from $905 per person and a saving of up to $555 per couple.
Price includes seven-nights accommodation at the charming Hotel Olivi, return flights from London Gatwick and 100 Euro resort credit per booking. Based on departures 12th April 2012.

Love Coasts?
Italy’s picturesque, unspoilt coastline offers some of the most stunning scenery with areas like Portofino – that has become one of the world’s most exclusive, celebrity holiday resorts. For a luxury family holiday nestled within feet of the Puglian coastline, the five star Borgo Egnazia Golf and Spa Resort offers savings of up to an enormous $4178 per couple.

borgo egnazia
Prices start from $2675 per person staying at the five star resort for 11-nights, including return flights and complimentary half board accommodation. Price and savings based on departures 17th July 2012. 

Love Islands?
A seven-night package staying at the luxury five star Hotel San Domenico Palace in Sicily is full of charm with savings of up $1236 per couple.

san domenico
Prices start from $1260 per person for a week’s long stay in the beautiful five star hotel in Taormina, including breakfast and two complimentary dinners. Price includes return flights and one free night included, based on departures 26th March 2012.

Love Exploring?
If Italy is your passion, but choice is the dilemma, Citalia features a wealth of multi-centres and flexible itineraries across Italy at great value for money.
From just $1345 per person Citalia try a ten-night package that takes in the magnificence of Rome with the charm of Sorrento. The package includes three-nights accommodation at the Hotel San Remo, Rome and seven-nights accommodation at the Imperial Hotel Tramontano, Sorrento.

hotel tramantanoThe price includes return flights, transfers, bed and breakfast at both locations as well as an exclusive 20% discount from the A La Carte menu at the Imperial Hotel Tramontano. A saving of $526 per couple is included, based on departures 25th April 2012.

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But HURRY! Bookings must be made before 31st January 2012.

SALUTE: I’ll see you there!