A May madness sale has brought prices to Italy crashing down in price, writes Mark Evans.
Everyone knows the stories of madcap flight prices to London in the bad old days of the 1980s - but what many forget is that a return flight to Rome would often set you back what a trip to New York would cost nowadays.
Luckily, prices to one of the world's most beautiful countries have come down - and a holiday in Italy may be cheap, but it's still classy.
If you fancy visiting this year, you'd better hurry as Topflight's May Madness sale - with savings of up to €400 per person or €1,100 per family - ends this Thursday.
The Hotel Bristol is the jewel in the crown of stunning Sorrento. It's a great base for other classy resorts like Positano or Capri, a trip into underrated Naples, or a day at Pompeii, it's reduced in price from €1,199 to €799, flying out on May 28.
Lake Garda is stunning, and the four-star Bella Italia campsite is a firm favourite with Irish families. A week there for two adults and two children has been reduced from €2,796 to €1,596 departing Ireland on May 23.
Hotel stays in the resort of Torbole on the lake are also available.
And the seaside town of Lido Di Jesolo - a great base for visiting Venice - is down from €687pp (half board) to €449.
Other destinations include the Adriatic Riviera, Sorrento and Sicily, with flights from Dublin, Cork or Belfast City Airport.
For more, see topflight.ie.