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2018 Italian Connection new website

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

In celebration of our 21st year providing bespoke Italian holidays to the discerning traveller, we are very proud and happy to present our new 2018 Italian Connection new website – www.italian-connection.co.uk We have endeavoured to provide our clients with a range of new and exciting tours, from discovering Rome’s underground world to an exclusive after hours private visit to the Peggy...

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Experiences in Sicily

Experiences in Sicily with soloSicily – Book Now!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Extra Experiences in Sicily make your Holiday Extra Special!   When you book a soloSicily villa for your holiday, you are guaranteed a beautiful villa, a great holiday and a relaxed week in the Sicilian sunshine. soloSicily can also help arrange a selection of extra experiences in Sicily for their guests. Book one or two for your time in Sicily and make your holiday even more...

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City Sightseeing bus in Rome serves gourmet food

City Sightseeing bus in Rome serves gourmet food

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017

For the first time, City Sightseeing bus in Rome serves gourmet food and wine on a new service called ‘Drive me Tasting’. Gourmet dishes, created by star chef Marco Bottega, will be prepared in front of the most beautiful monuments of the Eternal City, on a panoramic glass-roof luxury bus.  It will be an experience to savour. The ticket includes:  Multilingual speaking  Night tour...

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Guided City Break to Venice

Guided City Break to Venice

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Explore Venice with HF Holidays A 4 night guided city break to Venice –  the ideal way to experience this North Italian city famous for its waterways, gondolas and spell binding architecture. Feel the city’s magical aura with its maze of romantic canals, awe-inspiring architecture and medieval vibes. Discover the waterways as you hop between the islands of Murano, Burano and...

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Guided City Break to Rome

Guided City Break to Rome

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

A 4 night guided City break to Rome is the ideal way to explore this fabulous capital city, otherwise known as the ‘Eternal City’. Visit the Vatican, the smallest country in the world and home to the Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo’s frescoes. Watch life go by and sample Italy’s mouth-watering ice cream at the Trevi Fountain. Experience the might of ancient Rome as you visit...

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Top honeymoon destination for foodies

Top honeymoon destination for foodies

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

Villa ‘La Riserva’ featured in a Yahoo.com article in the Best for Foodies category. Given its location just up the road from Greve in Chianti, its a great choice! Its a top honeymoon destination for foodies. “You’ll easily find food and drink to enjoy in Chianti. This Tuscan wine region, known for its Chianti Classico red, is also famed for its ripe fruit and veg, and...

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Trekking in Sardinia

Trekking in Sardinia

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Trekking in Sardinia means you can find wonderful, wild and natural landscape because Sardinia is not only sun, sea and gorgeous beaches! The goal of this trekking itinerary is to offer you a possibility of discovering the beautiful mountains and the wilderness area around Orosei. We want our guests to immerse themselves in the history and to get to know the huge cultural heritage of this...

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Elba Island

Elba Island

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Elba Island is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands. Not only surrounded by wonderful, crystal clear sea, the island is famous also with rich history, wild nature and impressive mountains. We offer you to discover this magic place by foot! We will stay in a small seaside village Marina di Campo, located in the southern part of the Island of Elba, and from here we will depart on...

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Hockey Academy Sardinia

Hockey Academy launched

Posted by on May 12, 2017

New Forte Village Hockey Academy launched with GB Olympic Stars! Just Sardinia are delighted to announce the launch of the 1st ProSticks Hockey Academy to add to the very successful programme of Sports Academies at Forte Village.  Georgie Twigg MBE 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medallist and Double Olympian Dan Fox are heading up the coaching offering an amazing opportunity for boys and girls aged...

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The best Alpine walking of your life

The best Alpine walking of your life

Posted by on May 11, 2017

“The best alpine walking of your life, or your money back,” jokes Inntravel’s man in the Alps, Eric Kendall. With its pristine mountain scenery and delicious Italian food, this enchanting fold of the Cottian Alps offers a forgotten valley close to the French border in south-west Piedmont – so cut off that the locals still speak Occitan. Stroll across lavender-clad...

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An Italian Food Adventure

An Italian Food Adventure

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Discover the heart and soul of gastronomic Italy with an Italian food adventure on this self-drive discovery of Emilia Romagna – one of the country’s lesser-known pockets, at least to visitors, but home to some of its finest foods. The three splendid cities of Bologna, Parma and Modena alone could deliver enough top quality eating experiences to last a lifetime, whether prosciutto di...

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Visit Inspiring Sicily in 2017 at a New soloSicily Villa!

Visit Inspiring Sicily in 2017 at a New soloSicily Villa!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

 Visit Inspiring Sicily in 2017! Inspiring Sicily is a dream destination. And visiting this magical island will make you want to discover more about its fascinating history, culture and gastronomy. To really get to know the island, stay in a soloSicily villa – they are the perfect base for exploring! soloSicily Villas soloSicily has a wonderful great selection of villas found throughout...

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Brand new cycling route from Mantova to Verona

Brand new cycling route from Mantova to Verona

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

Gentle self-guided cycling holiday with Inntravel. Pootle along designated bike paths and country roads on this brand new cycling route from Mantova to Verona, two great art cities, following the Minicio River Valley, via Lake Garda, on an itinerary unique to Inntravel. Leave the medieval city of Mantova, a Renaissance gem and UNESCO World Heritage site, and arrive by bike six days later in...

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Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Walking Tour

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

On our small group walking tour to the Amafi Coast we visit an area of sensational coastal scenery of limestone cliffs, serpentine roads and terraced lemon groves with famous towns like Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Villages and remote monasteries here have long been connected by a series of ancient footpaths, which provide a perfect opportunity for walking and hiking. On this Amalfi...

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Celebrate Sardinia

Celebrating Sardinia Tour

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

Only three places left on Celebrating Sardinia Tour with Sapori e Saperi Adventures 28 April–7 May 2017. Come to Sardinia for the six-centuries old feast of their patron Saint Antioco. You’ll be immersed in the living history of Sardinian food and culture as folk dancers, musicians and horsemen in traditional dress converge on the town of Sant’Antioco for two days of street parties. After...

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Street Food Tours in Sicily

Street Food Tours in Sicily

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

Join carnival celebrations and street food tours in Sicily and be one of the first to stay in super-stylish Villa Idda Brand new to Sicily’s rental market, recently-restored Villa Idda is a great choice for anyone looking to experience a more authentic side to Sicily and perfectly situated for visiting Sicily’s best-known and most spectacular carnival, in Acireale. Dating back to the 16th...

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Two New Stylish Villas in Sicily from soloSicily

Two New Stylish Villas in Sicily from soloSicily

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

soloSicily has two new stylish villas in Sicily that will be perfect for a holiday in Sicily in 2017! Both have superb views, wonderful facilities and excellent style! Respiro Respiro is a dream villa with a fantastic location. Nestled on the hills above Letojanni – a seaside town close to Taormina – Respiro looks out over the Ionian Sea. And what a view it is! Enjoy gazing out over...

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‘Bacari’ are the answer for foodie enthusiasts visiting Venice!

‘Bacari’ are the answer for foodie enthusiasts visiting Venice!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

Venice is renowned for its beauty, romance and history, but it is true that it is also known for its inflated prices when it comes to dining out.  If you are on holiday for a few days, it can be difficult to find a restaurant in Venice, which offers good authentic, traditional food at an affordable price, and even as a tourist, this doesn’t mean you necessarily want to go to restaurants...

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Aeolian Islands

Where are the Aeolian Islands?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016

Located just North of Sicily,  trending for 2017 are the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, described by many as ‘paradise on earth’. Tim Webster speaks to Dr Michael Metcalfe from Peter Sommer Travels to find out all about the Aeolian Islands. Read More on Where are the Aeolian...

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Easter in Sicily

Easter in Sicily

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016

Sicily has always been one of the most religious of Italy’s regions and whether one is believer or not, it is impossible not to be moved by the cycle of the Easter story played out over the island throughout Holy Week. To experience Easter in Sicily is to live through a whole spectrum of emotions in just a few days. It is a chance to breathe the atmosphere of the island completely...

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Explore gorgeous Genoa

Explore Gorgeous Genoa

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

Explore Gorgeous Genoa on a City Break this Autumn and Winter The summer months are firmly behind us, but there are plenty of reasons to visit the historical Italian city of Genoa throughout all seasons of the year. Here, the City of Genoa lists the new openings, a selection of must see events and the city’s exceptional cultural heritage that can be enjoyed this autumn and winter: New Openings...

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Authentic Gulet Cruise in the Aeolian Islands

Authentic Gulet Cruise in the Aeolian Islands

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

It really doesnt get much better than to experience an authentic gulet cruise in the Aeolian Islands just off the north coast of Sicily.  And now Peter Sommer Travels has just announced this brand new gulet cruise for 2017. The Aeolian Islands, is a gorgeous volcanic archipelago off the Northern Coast of Sicily, renowned for offering a relaxed and luxurious retreat to rich and famous Italians,...

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Live the olive oil experience

Live the olive oil experience

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

Live the olive oil experience with Traditional Tuscany during the olive harvest from late October through to end of November. It’s an excellent time to visit, participate and experience everything from visiting farms, harvesting, visiting their mills and to see how the first press works.  These months are filled with local festivals amidst beautiful harvest scenery, and with plenty of...

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Conde Nast award The Thinking Traveller top accolade

Conde Nast award The Thinking Traveller top accolade

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

Conde Nast award The Thinking Traveller top accolade yet again when readers of Conde Nast Traveller took to voting earlier this year.  Voted Favourite Villa Rental Company at the 2016 Travel Awards, this is the second time they have won gold in the last 5 years. These are the UK’s most prestigious travel awards and according to official sources, The Thinking Traveller received...

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Global Giving UK launches Italy earthquake fund

Global Giving UK launches Italy earthquake fund

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

Global Giving UK launches Italy earthquake fund connecting donors with those in need during tragic disasters like this when towns and villages in and around Umbria were devastated less than 2 week ago.  This will hopefully aid and help support the survivors of the earthquake, many still missing family members. Donations support the immediate work of first responders as well as long term recovery...

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