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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.

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.