Time to live la dolce vita as Italy re-opens to South Africa

Italian Alps
Italian Alps

Europe is continuing to increase access to more countries and in the recent move by the Italian government, South Africans can now once more travel to the destination.

And what is not to love about bold and colourful Italy? Home to Rome and Venice, undoubtedly some of the most romantic cities in the world and the island of Sicily, this destination offers such wealth when it comes to architecture, scenery, ancient ruins, beaches, culture, and of course world-renowned cuisine.

If you have been considering taking that last minute spring ski holiday over Mar/Apr or looking to hit the slopes next ski season, now is the time to book!

We spoke to the team at Club Med who share some travel inspiration:

Culture, charm, and cuisine

Italy is alive with vibrant cities, natural beauty, picturesque alpine villages and fascinating culture. When sightseeing be sure to; visit Barolo, the small village that produces one of the world-famous Italian red wines, explore the capital city of Turin for that Instagram shot of Molle Antonelliana and a hang out session at Piazza Castello, soaking in the culture. Lovers of delicious cuisine and romance will feel right at home here…think days sipping Aperol, before enjoying delicious risotto alla Milanese with saffron and sampling fall truffles and authentic gelato. Foodie’s delight!

Italian Alps

What will excite a lot of South Africans is finally being able to head to the Italian Alps again. The Olympic Piedmont mountains border France and Switzerland and are an incredible tourist destination that never disappoints. Aptly named Piedmont (the foot of the mountain), this snow holiday paradise is perfectly located with majestic views of the Alps peaks and glaciers. For active couples, there are a variety of amazing sports activities to choose from and a unique après ski. Snow activities include cross country skiing, snowboarding, walking, hiking, dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling and quad biking – all available for you to enjoy.

Family winter wonderland

If you are looking for a great family holiday you will not go wrong in the Italian Alps. Resorts like the all-inclusive Club Med Pragelato Sestriere are ideal for all ages, but those little ones will find it ideal as it exudes a small chalet village charm with less of the bustle of a large resort. Treat the family to a ski adventure on Italy’s largest ski domain, go for an exciting ride through an underground tunnel or get everyone together in deckchairs relaxing by the heated pool sharing adventures and tales of the day.

It is time to enjoy the world we live in again and what better way to start than with an Italian getaway. Start planning today for your turn to experience la dolce vita!