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Life’s a picnic: Enjoy the peaks of gastronomy in Alta Badia

Life’s a picnic: Enjoy the peaks of gastronomy in Alta Badia

Al fresco dining doesn’t come fresher or more tempting than Gourmet Picnics among the majestic mountains of Alta Badia.

New Pope delivers bookings boost for Rome

The announcement of the new Pope Francis is causing a surge in bookings to Rome for online travel business CheapOair. Since a decision was announced on Wednesday 13 March 2013 and Pope Francis’ inauguration mass on Tuesday 19 March 2013, bookings made online with CheapOair for flights to Rome have increased by a huge 27 per cent compared to the same week in February 2013.

Top 5 cycling holidays for spring 2013

Top 5 cycling holidays for spring 2013

Once Easter weekend has passed and the clocks move forward an hour, the longer evenings bring a renewed sense of energy and motivation to holiday plans.

Put a spring in your step

Put a spring in your step

Now that spring has sprung and the gloom of winter is hopefully past, here are some great holiday ideas from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays - the experts in guided walking adventures across the globe.

Ducati Dream Tours - A perfect weekend of Italian motorcycling

Ducati Dream Tours - A perfect weekend of Italian motorcycling

Ducati are gearing-up for the new riding season with “Ducati Dream Tours”, the perfect weekend of Italian motorcycling that combines the unforgettable experience of visiting the famous Italian motorcycle Factory and Museum with the pleasure of riding a Ducati along the legendary roads that surround Bologna.

Sporty options for singles this summer

Sporty options for singles this summer

If you think that a singles holiday means simply sitting by the pool – or on the beach - all day, think again is the message from singles specialist, Friendship Travel.

Retrace the British Museum’s Pompeii exhibition back to Italy

The much-awaited exhibition ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ runs from 28 March – 29 September at the British Museum in London.

Luxury offer in former convent on the Amalfi Coast

Luxury offer in former convent on the Amalfi Coast

Sensational “Gourmet and Relax” package highlights 2013 season for the legendary NH Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi.

Launch into the fresh Livigno powder! Affordable heli-skiing

Launch into the fresh Livigno powder! Affordable heli-skiing

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013.

Liguria set to be a top cycling destination for 2013

Liguria set to be a top cycling destination for 2013

The mountainous region of Liguria in north-west Italy is one of Europe’s best kept secrets for keen bikers, with thousands of miles of coastal and mountainous paths and biking contests throughout May and June.

Pizza, pasta and Toblerone? A genuine Italian experience

Pizza, pasta and Toblerone? A genuine Italian experience

Italian chefs prepare to give the British public a pizza their mind, as research released today by Italian Country Cottages reveals as many as a third of British holidaymakers are currently mistaking deep pan pizzas as an authentic slice of Italy.

Enjoy sunshine, snow and free skiing in Livigno

Enjoy sunshine, snow and free skiing in Livigno

Beware the ides of March? Not in Livigno, officially the Best European Resort 2012, which this month promises not only the first warm rays of Spring sunshine, but also retains fabulous snow conditions and the very best deals for holidaymakers, including the auspicious omen of two weeks free skiing at the end of April!

Exclusive Verona Opera & Cruise Experience

Exclusive Verona Opera & Cruise Experience

The most inclusive luxury cruise line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, has announced news of an exclusive 'Verona Opera & Cruise' experience this summer featuring a stunning operatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at the world-famous Arena di Verona in Italy.

It’s Carnival Time!  Your personal invitation to the Party of the Year

It’s Carnival Time! Your personal invitation to the Party of the Year

Everyone, young and old, loves the party atmosphere and gripping spectacle of a carnival. But in Livigno, in the heart of the snowy Alps, carnival time is quite literally taken to a higher level.

Great holidays in the great outdoors

Great holidays in the great outdoors

For those who are right at home in the great outdoors, new from Eurocamp for 2013, parcs that are ‘Great for Activity & Adventure’ offer freedom and adventure in glorious rural locations – ideal for a getaway this spring.