Recife’s name, which means “reef” in Portuguese, is derived from the numerous reefs that stretch along its coastline acting as a breakwater ensuring that the sea laps gently onto the fantastic beaches. Fly to Recife in one of Alitalia's young aircraft and discover for yourself why the city in known as the “Venice of Brazil.”
Architecturally, Recife boasts an interesting mix of glass skyscrapers and historic Dutch and Portuguese colonial styles. The birthplace of a number of famous Brazilian artists and composers, its cultural inheritance is further evidenced by the numerous museums such as the Museu do Homem do Nordeste which provides a fascinating glimpse into the area's history. Carnival aficionados claim that the Recife event is one of the most authentic and exciting around. 'Frevo,' a term used to describe the brass-based music and the dance of the Carnival, is said to originate in Recife. For a cheap hotel in Recife try one of the many Pousadas.
June is a good time to fly to Recife as you'll find a wealth of festivals celebrating some of the saints. Book your flight to Recife with Alitalia to enjoy bonfires, fireworks, colorful processions, fancy-dress parades, dancing and much more.