Five of the best websites for last-minute holidays to Italy

How to find the best deal for the trip you want

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Searching for a last-minute holiday to Italy? We've chosen five of the top websites that will show you the way to find last-minute availability and offers to one of British travellers' favourite destinations.

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While the big screenscrapers can still help you find great deals for Italy, you'll want to consider the specialist tour operators and take a look at what they have to offer, such as specific deals areas on their sites.

They also provide more interesting ideas for your trip, such as activity-based holidays, from cooking to horse-riding.

Here's our pick of the best websites to visit for a last-minute holiday to Italy...

Leading Italian holiday specialist Citalia has been taking people to Italy for more than 80 years. As a winner of multiple awards, with a 4.7 out of 5 customer rating on Feefo, it's fair to say it has built a solid reputation for delivering great holidays. Check out the Deals tab on the site for last-minute bargains and availability, which includes a selection of the week's top offers and features value-added extras from free nights to welcome hampers.

Interhome offers holiday properties across Europe, but it's easy to zoom in on Italy to find out what's specifically on offer here, too. For bargains, the Promotions-Last Minute Deals tab has a handy map for a bird's eye view of what's available across the country. Click through for images and details, including discounts clearly marked, and to make a booking.

If heading for the lakes and mountains is more your thing, tour operator Inghams has a specialist arm offering such holidays in Europe, including Italy. As well as showcasing the breaks it can arrange, the Late Deals tab filters the hundreds of deals it has available in these beautiful areas of Italy, too. A countdown ticker reveals how many days until departure, while prices and savings are clearly marked and bookings can be made direct on the site.

Fancy taking in the views from the deck of a boat on a river cruise in northern Italy? River Voyages offers a wealth of deals for different itineraries, visiting cities including Milan, Florence and Venice. Prices with the applicable discount are clearly stated, plus there are value-added extras such as cabin upgrades.

Any discerning Italophile should have, the website of the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (Abtoi), on their radar. This club for tour operators specialising in Italy promotes a limited selection of great offers on its site but is particularly useful for seeking out businesses offering a wide variety of holidays choices across the country, from walking with donkeys to cookery weeks. Click through to the individual tour operators' sites to find out more and discover the latest deals.

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