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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.

Italian resort Livigno’s Freeride Project and Heliski Service

In Livigno the locals take having fun very seriously. Located high in the beautiful Italian province of Lombardy, this Alpine mecca for skiiers and boarders is one of the most popular and snow sure resorts in Europe. Now it is also one of the safest . . . and that’s because the locals take safety seriously.

A family adventure in the Italian countryside

A family adventure in the Italian countryside

A great destination for an active family trip all year round, the Umbrian countryside will capture the interest of even the hardest to please young adventurers! Take the family on a memorable break in 2014 to embrace the authentic Italian lifestyle with pizza and pasta making, grape picking in the vineyards of Palazzone and long BBQ lunches amongst the olive groves.

easyJet launches new services to Catania from London Luton Airport

easyJet has announced it will serve a new destination from the airport today to Catania in Sicily, Italy’s largest island.

Christmas markets in Italy

Christmas markets in Italy

With less than 100 days to go until Christmas Day, and the shops already putting up their Christmas displays, no doubt people are beginning to look for inspiration for their Christmas gifts.

Slope Food - “A Taste for Skiing” in Alta Badia

Slope Food - “A Taste for Skiing” in Alta Badia

Winter holidays are more than just skiing in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Painting and writing courses at The Watermill, Posara

With eight brand-new courses – including painting and creative writing courses – confirmed for 2014, now is the time to think about pushing your creative boundaries.

Dorchester Collection to manage Rome's iconic Hotel Eden

Dorchester Collection to manage Rome's iconic Hotel Eden

Dorchester Group has acquired the 121-room Hotel Eden from Starman Hotels.

New violin museum and Stradivari Festival in Cremona

New violin museum and Stradivari Festival in Cremona

From 14 September to 13 October, STRADIVARIfestival, organized by the Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari Cremona, will offer the chance to hear some of the great violin maker’s most celebrated instruments in the hands of top performers from the international concert scene.

Truffle tasting in Piedmont

Truffle tasting in Piedmont

Hotel Principe di Savoia, one of Dorchester Collection, is launching a four day Truffle Tasting Package whereby guests can experience a morning of truffle hunting in the neighbouring Piedmont region; home to the finest Italian truffles.