Still looking for a week in the sun in late August or September? The Sunday Times’ ‘Summer on Sale’ article at the weekend included one of our favourite places, the Casale Villarena on the Sorrento peninsula.
Situated in the pretty seaside village of Nerano, the 18th century palazzo is great for families or couples. Accommodation is in five self-catering apartments and there’s a pool, restaurant and the option of a range of family-friendly activities, from pizza-making to fishing. Wander down to the beach or take a trip to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento or Positano.