With its friendly, hospitable residents and westernized atmosphere, Jordan provides a fantastic introduction to the Middle East for new visitors. While predominantly landlocked, the country features an impressive variety of striking landscapes as well as some of the world’s most iconic attractions. Fly to Jordan in style with Alitalia’s luxurious ‘Ottima’ and ‘Magnifica’ business class seating.
Many international visitors travel to Jordan each year for a chance to explore the rock-hewn city of Petra, though the country has much more to offer. Spend some time floating in the tranquil waters of the Dead Sea, or set up camp in the valley of Wadi Rum or the sweeping rocky hillsides of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. For a more contemporary experience, head to the capital, Amman, where luxurious Turkish baths and the buzzing cafés and bars of Rainbow Street await.
If you plan to spend much time away from the cities, it’s best to book your tickets to Jordan for November to February to enjoy the region’s cool, humid winters. The summer in Jordan can be very warm and dry, and is the perfect time to visit Aqaba, where you can swim in the temperate coastal waters of the Red Sea.