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New cycling holiday in Italy from Headwater

New cycling holiday in Italy from Headwater

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

Few places touch Italy when it comes to warm hospitality, great art cities, world-famous wines and historic antiquarian sites. Add to this a richly respected cycling heritage, and it’s little wonder that its quintessential landscapes continue to seduce cyclists as they have for decades. NEW for summer 2016, a brand new cycling holiday in Italy from Headwater, combining classic Italian...

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New Sicily Villas - soloSicily Early Booking Deal

New Sicily Villas for 2016 from soloSicily

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016

We are delighted to share our new Sicily villas with you, ready for your 2016 holiday in Sicily! As with all soloSicily villas, these new Sicily villas have been especially chosen by us, and are all of the highest quality. All have stunning views, great locations, charming style and the soloSicily seal of approval. Perhaps Bellasia, the beautiful seafront villa for up to 16 guests near Toarmina,...

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The Floating Piers on Italy's Lake Iseo

The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo Italy

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016

Lombardy, Nr Milan:  18 June to 3 July 2016 Weather permitting, Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo Italy rise just above the surface of the water. Visitors will experience...

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Last places available on expert led tours of Sicily

Last places available on expert led tours of Sicily

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Last places available on expert led tours of Sicily with Peter Sommer Travels. Just one room (for up to 2 people) left on their fantastic Exploring Sicily Tour 10 – 23 April These expert-led tours provides an unforgettable encounter with the island’s long history and culture. Not only does it take in the wonderfully preserved remains of the Greek, Roman and Phoenician cities that stud...

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NEW Villa in Tuscany

NEW Villa in Tuscany

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015

Villa dell Angelo (sleeps 8), Tuscany: We have just added a beautifully restored 18th century new villa in Tuscany located in a stunning position in the Tuscan hills with countryside views across extensive woodland and olive groves.  The villa sits in private grounds with great gardens, a magnificent pool (complete with hydro massage) and gym. The nearest village, Monsumanno Terme (2km), has...

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gorgeous new chic and remote Tuscan B and B in deepest Tuscany to our portfolio. Ideal for couples looking to get away from it all. Castello di Fonterutoli, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany This quiet B&B embodies all that is Tuscany and Chianti. Owne

Gorgeous new chic and remote Tuscan B and B

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015

We are pleased to have added this gorgeous new chic and remote Tuscan B and B in deepest Tuscany to our portfolio. Ideal for couples looking to get away from it all. Castello di Fonterutoli, Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany This quiet B&B embodies all that is Tuscany and Chianti. Owned by the same family since 1435 the estate still retains its original form, that of a tranquil country village,...

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Exploring Rome

Exploring Rome – NEW!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

Roma Aeterna – Eternal Rome. We are proud to present Exploring Rome, a tour that has been carefully crafted to offer the ultimate experience of a city that has shaped the identity and history of Europe like no other. Consuls, emperors and popes have decided the continent’s destiny from here, and the rich heritage of Rome’s eventful history is inscribed in every street and stone, in the...

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Brand new fabulous chic B and B in Florence

Brand new fabulous chic B and B in Florence

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Alfieri Nove Florence (8 rooms, each sleeping up to 4 ): This brand new fabulous chic B and B in Florence is a real gem located in Sant’Ambrogio, just a few minutes by foot to the centre of the city. Each of the eight elegant bedrooms offers comfort, light and space and can sleep from 2 to 4 people, making this perfect accommodation for families too. A small communal lounge area, and a very...

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The wonders of winter in our Tuscany villas

The wonders of winter in our Tuscany villas

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Visiting Italy during the low-season can give you a whole different experience to your holiday.  Some of the wonders of winter in our Tuscany villas means less crowds and certainly less queuing!   Everyone has time for a Festival (there are festivities every weekend), locals have time for a chat over coffee and the ‘big’ festivals such as Christmas and New Year are celebrated by...

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Arezzo

What Makes Arezzo So Special?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

What a gem of a place and so often overlooked by places like Siena…but no more we say.  Here are some reasons why Arezzo is so special. The town provides a bit of everything and has that Italian feel about it. Once an important Etruscan centre Arezzo is the Antiques Road show. Try to go there the first weekend of every month and see the town totally transformed into a bustling art and...

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Top 10 Italian educational holidays

Top 10 Italian educational holidays

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015

Relaxing by a pool is truly inviting but when you check out our Top 10 Italian educational holidays, we think you will change your plans. Learn about Renaissance Fashion. We have now joined forces with a brilliant afecionado who can allow us access into places which are very hard to get into, if at all. Go behind the scenes to the storerooms in the attic with curators for a close-up look at...

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Italian Wedding Tips

20 Italian Wedding Tips

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

So you have decided to have your Italian wedding in the Summer.  Well we can understand why, when the UK is having rain and thunder and the Italians are suffering a severe heat wave, well it all makes perfect sense. With our summer Italian weddings this year, it was hot… it was very hot but we all coped wonderfully and now here are our tips for you to consider….to keep cool and to also keep...

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new luxury holiday to Emilia-Romagna on this 8 night holiday with Exsus

New Luxury Holiday to Emilia-Romagna

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015

We cant wait to let you know about our new luxury holiday to Emilia-Romagna, a hidden gem wedged between the Veneto to the north and Tuscany to the south, but it has countless delights of its own – making it the perfect place for off the beaten track luxury holidays in Italy. Our brand new 8-night itinerary will have you indulging in fabulous Italian fare – this is the birthplace of...

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Gucci and Ferragamo included in Unique Fashion Tour

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

Join a unique fashion tour in and around Florence, a beautiful city full of history and charm, as well as one of the most exciting fashion and shopping hotspots in the world! Gucci and Ferragama included in unique fashion tour. The experience includes: • 6 nights in a boutique hotel in Florence, double room in B&B • 4 workshops in an authentic Bottega (artisan shop): learn how to make...

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Art History tour Venice: An authentic experience in the city of bridges

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015

Join a unique art history tour of  Venice, an extraordinary city full of history and charm! It’s not easy to find a city as full of artistic and architectural masterpieces as Venice. In every sestiere, campo or calle there is something that is waiting to be discovered. This art history tour gives you the chance to discover Venice and its artistic treasures with a local art teacher. Thanks to...

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New Opera Cruises on Hotel Barge La Bella Vita

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Two wonderful new ‘Opera Cruises’ July 11-18 and September 5-12. Each itinerary will be for 7 nights and will include 1 night’s stay in a 4 star hotel in Padua and most importantly, an evening at the opera in the magnificent Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, to watch either Puccini’s “Tosca” or Verdi’s “Nabbuco” from the best seats in the house! That is after a tour of...

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New: APULIA THIS SUMMER WITH ARCHERS HOLIDAYS

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

Italian touring specialist Archers Holidays has introduced great value touring and resort holidays in Puglia to its impressive portfolio. The new twin centre holiday features guided sightseeing through the ancient sites and picturesque towns in the area. The new holiday includes a two night stay in the historic city of Lecce followed by five nights in pretty coastal town of Torre Canne in four...

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Gargano Peninsula – Spectacular Guided Walking

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

The Gargano Peninsula is the spur of the boot of Italy, pushing out into the Adriatic from the heel. Geologically speaking it is a massif rising to the high point of Monte Calvo (1,064m). The forests of the highlands are of great importance and most of the upland area is protected as a national park. For those planning to go walking in Italy, this is a fabulous choice of destination. The...

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Fashion artisans in Florence: Ferragamo and Gucci

FLORENCE: A week with fashion artisans

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015

This authentic and unique offer for a week in Florence is a pearl amongst Italian city breaks. Explore the charming city of Gucci, have an informative fashion tour through Florence and surroundings, learn how to make your own shoes or bags and learn an art like ceramics or jewellery under the guidance of an artisan. This holiday is perfect for creatives and fashion addicts! Join a unique fashion...

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Aquae Venice exhibition from May 2015, part of EXPO

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

Looking for unique Italian city breaks that have that extra special element to them? Why not visit Venice for AQUAE VENICE 2015? This international exhibition taking place around the corner from the city’s beautiful historic centre is all about water – a theme that fits Venice perfectly! You can visit the event, a side show of sponsor EXPO MILANO 2015, from May to October 2015. Find out...

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MILAN hosts EXPO 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet’ from May 2015

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

2015 is an excellent year for people looking for interesting and educational Italian city breaks to visit Milan. Why, you ask? Because the second-most populous city in Italy is hosting the renowned Universal Exposition this year from start of May until end of October. Expo Milano 2015 is all about facing the pressing food problems that exist in the world nowadays and subjects range from famine to...

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Skiing in Italy

Skiing In Italy

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

The fans of winter sports amongst you might want to consider going skiing in Italy this season, because the snow over here is great! What’s more, our team at The Italian Connection can arrange your entire holiday for you, taking care of your airport transfers, ski passes, ski schools and accommodation and taking into account the specific size of your group as well as your budget. The skiing...

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Video Tour of Venice

Video Tour of Venice

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014

In the category holidays to Italy, city breaks are amongst the most popular options. And if you are visiting the magical city of Venice this year, you should have a look at this video tour of Venice to increase the anticipation even further! Enjoying a guided tour through the Castello District, we discover amongst others the gardens of the Biennale Exhibition of Modern Arts and Palladio’s...

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Cyclists get a make-over

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

Headwater holidays is organising a dream trip for groups and couples planning to go cycling in Italy this summer. This self-guided cycling tour leading from the sun-soaked Alps to the palm tree covered shores of Riva promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience full of stunning views, adventure and relaxing activity.  Novices and the nervous – get your cycle helmets on and grab a piece of...

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One of ‘The 100 Best Life Enriching Vacations’

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

Baroque Splendour and Gastronomic Delights! The modern towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa each rose from the debris left behind by the devastating earthquake that hit south-eastern Sicily in 1693. Rebuilt in a beautiful Baroque architectural style, they are a joy to visit on holidays to Sicily and a feast for all the senses. Noto has fabulous and exuberant architecture and the facades of each...

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