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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.

Tuscan holidays have it all

Holidaymakers are positively spoiled for choice these days when they’re deciding where to jet off to and Tuscany is popular destination among discerning travellers.

50 years of Cleopatra

31st July 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the cinema release of the film, `Cleopatra’, the most talked about film of the 1960’s and still one of the most expensive films ever made.

easyJet to launch direct flights from Tel Aviv to Rome

easyJet has announced bi-weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Rome Fiumicino (FCO). Flights will start from 24 September 2013 and are on sale now at easyJet.com and easyJet’s mobile application.

Claim a piece of Italian tradition

Take part in one of Italy’s most spectacular religious festivals, Matera’s 600 year old `Madonna della Bruna’, 2nd July 2013, and return home with a piece of the prized float (`Carro’) which can be found on the walls of many local homes in the town.

Under the Tuscan sun: Summer walking at your own pace

Under the Tuscan sun: Summer walking at your own pace

Take a walking holiday in the heart of Tuscany with CaminoWays.com, for an unforgettable experience this summer.

Health and well-being in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites

Health and well-being in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites

Alta Badia devotes July 15th – 31st July entirely to the well-being of body and mind when this mountain playground turns into an outdoor gym at 2000m.

Alpine cycling tours - Cycling, culture and clean air

Alpine cycling tours - Cycling, culture and clean air

The increased popularity of cycling tours among the over 50s is bringing a tourism boost to Alpine areas traditionally popular as stay-put ‘Lakes & Mountains’ destinations a generation ago.