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easyJet announces Rome Fiumicino as newest destination from London Luton airport

easyJet announces Rome Fiumicino as newest destination from London Luton airport

easyJet, London Luton and UK airline, has announced its newest destination from London Luton airport is to be Rome Fiumicino, Italy.

Go back to the drawing board in Tuscany

Rather than flopping on a beach this summer, why not make better use of your time off – you never know, it may even lead to a new career.

Monarch launch two new ski routes from Birmingham airport

Monarch announces two new routes from Birmingham Airport - to Salzburg and Turin - as part of its winter ski programme for 2014/15. Flights will commence on the 13th December 2014 and are on sale from 10th June 2014.

Summer festivals in Italy & Sicily

Italy is a country famed for its passion, where celebrations are jubilant and festivals are pleasingly frequent and fantastically varied. From the traditional to the outlandish, there is a celebration or festivity to suit every interest.

Horsing around at the Palio

Horsing around at the Palio

The Palio horse race in Sienais one of the largest and most spectacular festivals in Italy, and arguably the most dramatic horse race in the world. But despite the scale of this vibrant event, the crowds in attendance remain predominantly Sienese and contain less tourists than you might expect.

Boutique Hotel Le Nuvole opens in Genoa

Boutique Hotel Le Nuvole opens in Genoa

The historic port city of Genoa on the Italian Riviera has opened the doors of a brand new boutique hotel. Hotel Le Nuvole, located in Genoa's UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, is built inside the walls of 16th century Lamba Doria Palace and offers a luxury stay in a historic setting.

Culinary culture in Turkey, Greece and Sicily

From tea breaks with a goatherd and wine tastings on a volcano, to cooking lessons with Turkish villagers and visits to food markets, Peter Sommer Travels’ expertise extends to cuisine and cooking, as well as archaeology and culture.

Best European spring walking itineraries with On Foot Holidays

April, May and June rank among the very best months to enjoy a walking holiday in Europe. Temperatures are pleasant and rainfall generally low; the countryside, warmed by spring sunshine, comes alive with fresh greenery and delicate flora, and birdsong fills the air.

Coastline welcomes you to Corsica

Coastline welcomes you to Corsica

With the days becoming longer and warmer it’s time to think about that summer holiday, and where better than the Med? With Coastline Villas you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of one of these fabulous new villas this summer in Corsica.

Enjoy the Italian Lakes with Hedonistic Hiking

Enjoy the Italian Lakes with Hedonistic Hiking

Holidaymakers who yearn for natural wonderlands and fresh air can now enjoy the pristine beauty of the Italian Lakes up close and personal thanks to the new Lakes, Gardens and Majestic Mountains Tour from Hedonistic Hiking.

Alta Badia prepares to commemorate the centenary of WWI battles

Alta Badia prepares to commemorate the centenary of WWI battles

Alta Badia is preparing to commemorate the soldiers that fought during the First World War on and around the mountains of the region. Events through the summer will recognise perils involved with battles in the Dolomites and the ‘Peaks of Gastronomy’ will honour the soldiers’ diet with a gourmet twist.

Knitting with a Tuscan backdrop

The Watermill at Posara – a 17th century mill in rural, north-west Tuscany known for its painting and writing courses – expands into knitting with a brand-new holiday which combines leisurely knitting sessions with wonderful food and wine, plus time to soak up the Italian atmosphere.

New gastro-treks to Italy help holidaymakers walk up an appetite

New gastro-treks to Italy help holidaymakers walk up an appetite

This month sees Hedonistic Hiking launch its European range of gourmet guided walking tours in the UK.

March Madness in Alta Badia: Gastronomic safaris in March

March Madness in Alta Badia: Gastronomic safaris in March

Those looking to visit the slopes before the end of the ski season should head to Alta Badia, Italy, where two sumptuous gourmet events are taking place with a focus on wine and food.

Donnafugata set for take-off with new Dublin flights

Donnafugata set for take-off with new Dublin flights

Golfers across Ireland have more reason than ever to discover the new rising star of Italian golf, Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa in Sicily, with the impending launch of a new flight route from Dublin to Comiso this spring.