Are you ready for the Euro 2020 Final? With Southgate's England poised to take on Italy at Wembley on Sunday evening, the nation is holding its breath. England are within touching distance of their first major trophy in 55 years. This, paired with the easing of self-isolation guidance from amber list countries, makes for one of the most exciting weekends in living memory.
So why not embrace this incredible international footballing event with a taste of culture from the last two nations standing. We've rounded up the best ways to add a holiday twist to the final.
Immerse yourself in the action with a few olives and a proper glass of Italian red wine. If things go really well, toast the evening with a traditional glass of Limoncello. Whatever the result, no bad night has ever started with Limoncello. No Italy themed party would be complete without a first-class pizza.
If you're feeling patriotic, hit up your local chippy for a comforting taste of British history. Accompany it with a timeless British classic beer; you can't go wrong with mushy peas and a John Smith's!
While the two countries prepare to battle it out on the pitch, make sure you're ready to support your team. Aside from Italy's National Anthem, we expect to hear Italian fans singing Seven Nation Army throughout the stadium. England fans will be chanting the iconic Three Lions song. Those of you watching the match from home can line up your favourite football songs on Spotify. Don't forget to practise your victory dance. Are you even a real fan if you're not sporting some form of face paint?
Now is the time to research that much-anticipated getaway. Food, culture and gorgeous beaches; Italy has plenty to offer. Whether you want to relax under the sublime sunshine on the Amalfi Coast or explore the beautiful city of Rome, there's something for everyone. Wine enthusiasts should head to the rolling hills of Tuscany and drink in the scenery. When it comes to lakes, it's hard to beat Lake Garda. Get back to nature and explore Italy's largest lake by bike on the new 87-mile cycle trail.
Those of you who want to stay closer to home can start researching your perfect staycation. From rolling hills to rugged mountains and stunning coastlines, Britain's diverse landscapes make for great weekends away. City break fans can choose from London, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, to name but a few. Check out our top UK deals below.
How are you going to celebrate the final? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know.
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