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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.

Dive into summer with HostelsClub.com

Forget dingy dorm rooms and communal showers, hostels now boast stylish interiors, Wi-Fi, central locations and cosy common rooms.

Luxury 'cultural discovery' cruise from Venice to Mantua

Luxury 'cultural discovery' cruise from Venice to Mantua

The variety of charming waterways between Venice and Mantua promises a unique and magical cruising experience and the itinerary aboard La Bella Vita includes fascinating excursions that offer a real insight into the many cultures - Roman, Etruscan, Istrian, Byzantine and of course Renaissance - that have influenced the arts, architecture and history of the region over many centuries.

The Italian Job; Florence to Amalfi is the ultimate road trip

The Italian Job; Florence to Amalfi is the ultimate road trip

Set your own pace for exploring Italy’s charms this summer. Live the Italian dream by driving a luxury classic car following whatever route takes your fancy.

10 great reasons to visit Italy this summer

10 great reasons to visit Italy this summer

Few countries offer the variety and diversity of Italy: mountains, sparkling coastlines, ancient history and sumptuous cuisine.

Summer fun for cycling fans in Italy

Summer fun for cycling fans in Italy

Cycling and Alta Badia go together like Schüttelbrot and cheese. There is nothing quite as harmonious and rewarding as a summer’s day bike ride through the heart of the spectacular South Tyrolean Dolomites.

Villa Mangiacane - A free night offer during April and May

Villa Mangiacane - A free night offer during April and May

During April and May Villa Mangiacane, a 15th century wine and olive grove estate in the Tuscan hills, is offering a free night for those booking four and five nights.

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.