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The Times newspaper has featured three of our holidays in its selection of 50 best holidays to Italy for 2016. To find out more about each of the holidays, please click on the links below. Opera Festival in Le Marche The summer Opera Festival at Macerata in Le Marche is held in the 7,000-seater Arena Sferis...
Published in The Inside Track
Ragusa is once again preparing to play host to Ragusa Ibla Buskers, the lively street entertainment festival which will transform the streets, squares and alleyways of one of Sicily’s most striking baroque towns into an open-air circus from 8-11 October 2015. This year’s event, the 21st festival, welcome...
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The latest addition to Italy’s 51-strong list of UNESCO heritage sites is Arab-Norman Palermo and the churches of Cefalù and Monreale in north western Sicily. Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures merge in this collection of nine civil and religious structures that date back to the Norman kingdom of Sic...
Published in Top 5
We wait all year for it and with a family holiday costing a significant percentage of our income, it is not surprising that we absolutely want to get it right. The decisions involved are complex and numerous – often increasing in direct proportion to the number of children that we have. So these are our top...
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What better way to celebrate the humble caper than to dedicate a whole festival to it! The Festa del Cappero in Fiore takes place on the Aeolian Island of Salina culminating this week in a lively festa on Sunday evening (7 June) in the enchanting piazzetta di Sant'Onofrio in Pollara, against a backdrop of a s...
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Petals and people-watching lead the way in south east Sicily from 15-17 May when Noto’s Infiorata di Noto is the star of the show. The unique flower festival sees the transformation of the Via Nicolaci into a floral carpet of petal filled mosaic-style pictures. Take time to wander amongst the town’s spec...
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Book an Italian seaside holiday in September or October and you’re in for a real treat.   Enjoy lower prices, deserted beaches, stress-free driving and the added bonus of some of Italy’s delicious autumn flavours in local restaurants.  Here are our five top tips for this autumn   A tast...
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We’ve all heard of Sicily and Sardinia but how well do you know the smaller Italian islands?  Check out our favourites here.   ISCHIA – Celebrity watching in style The largest and greenest of the islands in the Gulf of Naples, Ischia has great sandy beaches and rocky bays, overlooked by vine-...
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Sparking seas, silky smooth sand and the most spectacular backdrops … with more sandy beaches and dramatic coastline than almost any other region of Italy, Sicily is a great option for a sun and sand holiday particularly in May, June and September.   San Vito lo Capo beach is a glorious&nbs...
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With no less than four regional parks and 76 nature reserves, Sicily clearly has more to offers its visitors than just sun and sand and yet it is easy to overlook this aspect of the island. The Etna National Park in the east of the island is home to the highest natural volcano in Europe.  Org...
  ExpertoItaly in The Times, April 2011 The travel insert of The Times recommended ExpertoItaly in its piece ''The coolest hotels in the Med'' Falconara Resort, Sicily   ...
  ExpertoItaly in The Times, April 2011 The travel insert of The Times recommended ExpertoItaly in its piece ''Slow down: 20 great car-free breaks'' Therasia Resort, Vulcano Aeolian islands   ...

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