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ypically Italian 2011 issue 1

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Typically Italian Holidays

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2011 Issue 1

We think you are going to like Emilia-Romagna, the Italians certainly do! A region that boasts beautiful countryside, rustic villages, wonderful beaches and unrivalled traditional cuisine.

Tuscany • Umbria • Emilia Romagna • Lido di Jesolo • Liguria • Italian Lakes • Cities Beach Resorts • Sicily • Sardinia • Sorrento & Amalfi Coast • Ischia & Capri Islands • Escorted Tours


Welcome to Typically Italian Holidays As a family-run company with more than 25 years experience of selling holidays to Italy we pride ourselves on offering you the best possible service with the personal touch. That is why at Typically Italian Holidays we tend to use family-run hotels that offer that extra personal touch and specialist knowledge, from the home-made jams and cakes for breakfast and freshly-made pasta for your evening meals to telling you where the best restaurants are to eat and giving you that special experience for a real feel of the Italian way of life and culture. For 2011 we are offering more flexibility so you can travel when you like, for as long as you like and you can fly from your local regional airports, on scheduled airlines or low-cost flights, or even have a leisurely trip by train - the choice is yours. The brochure uses guideline prices to give you an idea of cost but ask your travel agent to contact us so we can give you the best possible prices and offers. Even if you are not sure and need some ideas, tell your travel agent what you are looking for and what you want and together we will tailor-make a holiday for you to suit all your needs and budget. At the same time you can rest safe in the knowledge that all our holidays come with 100 per cent financial protection through ABTA and ATOL. We look forward to you booking your trip with us and enjoying a Typically Italian Holiday. Ciao

Daniele Broccoli Director

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As all our holidays are tailormade, we have adopted a flexible pricing policy based on individual airline fares which now, as a result of changing airline industry, fluctuate on a regular basis.

Lets drive With today’s many options to cross the channel and Europe’s modern road system, taking your own car to Italy has never been easier. In no time you will be touring those Italian roads and filling up your boot with wine and goodies for when you get back home.

Great train adventure Many of our holiday destinations can be reached by rail. Sit back and relax on board a high-speed train through some amazing countryside. Rather than making an immediate connection, you may prefer to break your journey in Paris for a night or two. Italy’s efficient rail network means we can offer you multi-centre holidays.

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Resorts at a glance Symbols Lakes

Weddings

Milan

Venice

Cookery Classes

Bologna

Emilia-Romagna

Liguria

Italian Language

Genoa

Umbria Umbria & Lazio Lakes

Tuscany Perugia

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Trasimeno (Umbria) Bolsena (Lazio)

Emilia-Romagna & Beaches Lido di Jesolo Beach Tuscany & Beaches Liguria Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Ischia & Capri Islands Sardinia Sicily Escorted tours

Wine Tasting

Florence pg 6

Umbria pg 20 pg 44

Rome

pg 46 pg 79

Bari

pg 82 pg 92

Naples

Sorrento & Amalfi

Puglia

pg 95

Ischia & Capri islands

pg 99 pg 110

A Taste of Sicily Capri and Taormina The best of South Italy

Sardinia Cagliari

Lakes Garda Como / Maggiore

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Bologna Pisa Verona Milan Venice Florence Rome

pg 133 pg 134 pg 136 pg 138 pg 139 pg 146 pg 152

Cities Palermo

Sicily

Catania

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Weddings - Why should you get married in Italy? If you are considering getting married abroad, Italy has many romantic locations that can help to enhance your special day. We are able to offer a tailor-made wedding service in the Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany, Sorrento, Sicily and Adriatic Riviera areas. While we are more than happy to use our experience to advise and help you plan the ceremony and celebration of your dreams, the choice and decisions are yours to make. It is possible to mix Italian and English traditions to create your own unique and memorable day weather it is an intimate occasion for just the two of you or for your family and friends as well. We will give you advice and assistance for all your legal and religious requirements which include preparation of the required documentation in England, Italian administration fees, British consulate fees and interpreter services during the sworn declaration and during the wedding ceremony. By utilizing our contacts in Italy, we can provide additional wedding services such as flowers, photographic and video coverage of your wedding, hairdressing and beauty treatments, carriages, children’s entertainment and music. The wedding breakfast can reflect not only your preferred dishes but also a combination of traditional Italian and regional dishes. Subject to your requirements, we can advise on suitable dishes for formal banquets or festive buffets. Italian cuisine is inclined to vary between regions and it is possible to take advantage of these variations to serve dishes that would be considered expensive luxuries in England.

Wedding Ceremonies There are different types of wedding ceremonies:

Religious Ceremony - non Catholic Ceremonies can be organized on request. The Italian authorities do not recognize the religious ceremonies of some denominations in which case for the marriage to be valid a civil ceremony is required prior to the religious one.

Catholic Religious Ceremony The Catholic Church requires more documentation than if you were to get married in England and this therefore requires additional administrative time.

Civil Ceremony This ceremony takes place in Town Halls and is conducted by the Mayor or his officials in Italian therefore an official interpreter is required.

Italy is not just our job... it’s our way of life!

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Images courtesy of Liam & Candice Bugg who married in Cesenatico


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A nice pizza holiday You can make your holiday like Italians make pizza, just add your favourite cities to create your ideal holiday just the way you like it. Here are some of the most popular combinations that we are asked to cook up; but with many historic cities and hide away country villas on your doorstep, there are many other options available.

Rome and Sorrento (10 nights) from £ 775 per person (based on 2 sharing) ✓ Flight to Rome ✓ 3 night stay at 3* hotel Windrose (p154), Rome, bed and breakfast ✓ Train from Rome into Naples ✓ 7 night stay at 3* Villa di Sorrento (p85), Sorrento, bed and breakfast ✓ Private transfer to airport ✓ Flight back from Naples

Florence and Venice (7 nights) from £ 585 per person (based on 2 sharing) ✓ Flight to Rome ✓ 4 night stay at 3* hotel Windrose (p154), Rome, bed and breakfast ✓ Train from Rome into Florence ✓ 3 night stay at 3* hotel Da Bruno (p140), Venice, bed and breakfast ✓ Flight back from Venice

With Italy’s great value and efficient train services, travel between cities has never been so easy Florence to Rome 1hrs 30 Bologna to Florence 30 min Rome to Naples 1hrs 10 Florence to Venice 1hrs 50 Rome to Venice 3hrs 40

Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna (8 nights) from £ 755 per person (based on 2 sharing) ✓ Flight to Pisa ✓ Car hire for duration of the stay ✓ 4 night stay at Albergo del Chianti (p59), Greve in Chianti (Tuscany), bed and breakfast ✓ 4 night stay at I Quattri Passeri (p26), Cesena (Romagna), bed and breakfast ✓ Flight back from Bologna All prices are based on low season and subject to availability

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Umbria The Green Heart of Italy Discover the beautiful green heart of Italy. This unique land locked region has one-third of its territory taken up by mountainous rugged countryside, while the rest is covered with picturesque rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards. The many winding roads lead to fortified battlements, monastries, impressive mediaeval towns perched on top of rolling hills and cities steeped in tradition and history, unchanged for centuries. Umbria is also renowned for its literature and gastronomy. Food lovers may try many specialities, including the highly prized Castelluccio lentils, the famous pork and salami products and the black truffle.

Monthly average temperature, Perugia Jan 9º

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Feb 11º

Mar 14º

Apr 17º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 30º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 29º

Sep 26º

Oct 20º

Nov 13º

Dec 9º

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Perugia

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4 Assisi 3 10 5 Citta della Pieve Betonna 8 Foligno 6

Umbria

1. Ilgo & Fortuna 2. Ottavi & Palazzo Grande 3. Relais la Corte di Bettona 4. Subasio 5. Park Hotel Logge del Perugino 5. & Pan Elios

6. Relais Canalicchio 7. Tiferno 8. Villa Paradiso 9. Farm House Clitunno 10. Alla Posta Dei Donini 11. Cavaliere Palace

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Distances from/to airports 11 Spoleto

Orvieto

Terni

Spoleto Perugia San Mariano di Corciano Bettona Citta della Pieve Assisi Canalicchio

(in kilometres)

ROME CIAMPINO 142 km 185 km 190 km 175 km 170 km 195 km 169 km

PERUGIA 54 km 12 km 22 km 22 km 52 km 20 km 32 km

RIMINI 205 km 162 km 181 km 184 km 214 km 166 km 184 km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

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Umbria Perugia As the capital of landlocked Umbria, Perugia a perfectly preserved, historic town dominating the Tiber Valley from high on a rough hill inhabited ever since prehistoric times. Today Perugia is a modern and cosmopolitan city proud of its historical traditions and beautiful buildings. You will find layer upon layer of history still in use alongside our hectic modern world. Renaissance palaces have been turned into shops and modern escalators put into mediaeval remains. Despite a rich heritage and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, in summer you can visit without tourist hordes. The Art’s are very important within the city. The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, was a native of Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes. Today Perugia hosts a 10 day jazz festival in July and in October the whole town goes chocolate crazy during the nine-day event, Eurochocolate.

Spoleto One of the most beautiful Italian mediaeval towns, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Developed on the original Roman road connecting Rome with Rimini, the many different regimes of rule have created the city’s diverse architecture producing the perfect combination of art, culture and history. The Duomo, also known as the church of Saint Peter, has one of the most elegant façades in Umbria from the 5th century. Spoleto is known for its love of the arts. Don't forget the famous Spoleto festival, a celebration of dance, theatre, opera, music and the visual arts all showcased at the Festival of Two Worlds held every July and August.

Corciano Corciano is perched on its hill about 12km west of Perugia. It is one of the beauty spots of Umbria, a peaceful and beautiful walled medieval town. It is located in a landscape rich in olive groves and vineyards. It is a characteristic Italian walled town preserving several art works and historical evidences. According to an ancient legend, Corciano owes it name and origins to Coragino, mythical friend of Ulysses. Corciano is a medieval suburb from which a splendid panorama can be enjoyed.

Bettona The town dates back to ancient Etruscan origins, believed to have been founded around the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. Today this small town still retains a complete circuit of mediaeval walls including substantial portions of the original Etruscan walls and is noted for its walled gardens. This town makes a great base for exploring the countryside but in the town you should take time to visit the church of St. Mary Maggiore, the small art collection in the Palace of the Podestà and the excellent museum of mostly mediaeval and Renaissance paintings. CANALICCHIO: Canalicchio is a small village located near Bettona.

Assisi The town is great for wandering and exploring. Its narrow and steep lanes are picturesque and full of hidden restaurants, faded frescoes and stunning views. After the earthquake it suffered in 1997, Assisi has been carefully rebuilt and restored. For hundreds of years Assisi has been dominated by the unpretentious figure of St. Francis, whose followers filled the little town with churches, monasteries and shrines. Assisi's churches are numerous as are the Roman excavations, which can be seen in the town's little museum. As well as archaeological finds the museum gives access to a tunnel running under the modern piazza. Here you walk on the original surface of the Roman Forum. For the best views over the town visit the Rocca Maggiore, a large fortress towering above Assisi and providing a spectacular view over the surrounding hills and valleys.

Citta della Pieve At the centre of the mediaeval village, still today encircled by the walls of the 13th century, the narrowest streets in Italy can be found. The churches and palazzi were built of red brick within a fairly short span of time, from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance. The church Duomo dedicated to the Saints Gervasio and Protasio rises high above the ancient roofs accompanied by the gothic Romanesque bell tower. Inside the church, works can be found by two great painters from Città della Pieve and other works of the Renaissance.

Foligno Foligno is an ancient town in the Provence of Perugia in east central Umbria. The town rises up on the banks of the Topino River during Roman times.Places of interest include the Cathedral and the Town Hall, erected between 1262 and 1265, the Pretorio Palace, the Orfini Palace and the Trinci Palace, which preserves traces of the original beautiful decorations and some rooms, with valuable frescoes, look down on the square. More attentive tourists should not leave Foligno without having visited the Romanic church of St. Mary Infraportas and the Abbey of Sassovivo, situated only 6kms from the city centre. The former is distinguished by its beautiful bell tower and its 11th century portico. You'll remember the latter because of its Romanic cloister with its 128 slender columns and its mystical atmosphere, typical of Benedictine places of worship.

Citta di Castello For the most part still surrounded by the original walls dating back to the 16th century, the town of Cittá di Castello spreads out along the Tiber valley, on the spot where the Romans founded the township of Tifernum Tiberinum. Buildings such as the Palace of the Podestà, with its baroque facade dating back to 1686, and the Town Hall, built in the Gothic style with elegant portal and windows, testify to the ancient history of this Umbrian town. Traces of Gothic art are still to be found on the left-hand side of the Cathedral, which, having been constructed during the 11th century on the site of a Roman temple, was radically modified in the middle of the 14th century.

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Hotel Fortuna

Perugia

★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Florence - Rome – Pisa The Hotel Fortuna is situated in the medieval heart of Perugia, near Corso Vannucci and the Palazzo Comunale. This ancient 13th century building has been recently refurbished and offers modern comforts in a Middle-Age setting. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and features a bar, an Internet point and a lovely rooftop terrace with enchanting views over the city and the countryside. The 52 guest rooms are elegantly equipped with private bathrooms, direct telephone, mini bar, satellite television, hair-dryer, private safe and air-conditioning.

Amenities Roof terrace/garden • Free Internet point • Bar • Lift • Reading room with fireplace Free parking permit for cars in a street near the hotel

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices based on accommodation only, 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; half board basis.

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Hotel Ilgo

JAN-FEB £56

MAR-JUL £62

AUG £56

SEP-DEC £62

★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Florence - Rome – Pisa Situated in one of the quietest districts in Perugia, very close to the city’s medieval centre, only a few minutes away using the hotel’s courtesy shuttle service, this hotel is well located to visit the towns of Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto and many others. The comfortable and homely atmosphere ensures a relaxing stay. After a busy morning sightseeing guests can relax on the roof top sun terrace with cocktails from the bar and enjoy the panoramic views over the city. All 80 rooms have a balcony, air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless internet connection, phone, safe and hairdryer.

Amenities Restaurant • Lift • Bar & cafeteria • Solarium • Internet corner Children’s corner • Parking

Special Offers Free Shuttle Transfer to/from Perugia Airport. Free nights available on selected durations. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices based on accommodation only, 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

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JAN-MAR £49

APR-JUN £62

JUL-AUG £49

SEP-OCT £62

NOV-DEC £49

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Cavaliere Palace

Spoleto

★★★★

Fly to: Perugia - Rome – Florence

On a foothill of the Apennine, in Spoleto, the 4-star hotel Cavaliere Palace offers luxury accommodation and excellent facilities in the heart of the old city. Housed in a former property of the family of Cardinal Accoramboni, dating back to the 17th century, the Cavaliere Palace Hotel offers easy access to the train station as well as to the main tourist attractions of Spoleto, such as the Roman theatre, the 13th-century aqueduct and is an ideal starting point for discovering Umbria. The Cavaliere Palace Hotel has 31 rooms that combine comfort with period style. The sound proofed rooms, attention to detail, and modern facilities ensure guests have an undisturbed opportunity to recharge in a completely relaxing environment. All rooms are equipped with mini bar, airconditioning, satellite TV, en-suite bathrooms, safe, hairdryer, telephone and Internet point.

Amenities Terrace/Solarium • Lift • Laundry Service • Garden/Courtyard • Bar • Banquet Hall

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms; comfort, superior and deluxe rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £389 £578

Extra night from £47 pp

A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

A lla Posta Dei Donini

Fly to: Perugia – Florence - Rome – Pisa

Near Perugia, the luxury hotel Alla Posta dei Donini provides exclusive comfort and excellent services. The property includes two renovated villas, connected by a glass-covered walkway overlooking the park, with rooms frescoed by Perugia school artists and a 17th century private chapel with a magnificent alter piece dedicated to St. Phillip. Public transportation – train and bus – stop near Alla Posta dei Donini and provide easy access to Perugia and Assisi. Most of the 48 rooms have a magnificent view of the botanical park surrounding the hotel; each include air conditioning, Internet access, phone and satellite TV. The bathrooms, with hairdryer and beauty kit, are furnished with walk-in showers and separate bath tub decorated with differentcoloured marble counters.

Historical Residence, San Martino Campo, near Perugia Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a superior room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: executive and deluxe rooms; Junior Suite, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £455 £854

Extra night from £86 pp

A minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Amenities Air conditioning • 24h front desk • Bar • ADSL Internet connection with WIFI • Parking • Indoor garage (12€ per car) Outdoor pool with solarium • Reception • Spa centre

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Palazzo Grande

Corciano

★★★★★

Fly to: Perugia - Florence - Pisa – Rome Palazzo Grande is an old stately home that has been transformed into a period residence of 19 ample-sized rooms and suites, elegantly furnished and decorated, with all modern comforts, where our guests can enjoy an enchanting atmosphere, surrounded by frescoes and the original décor. The Palazzo is in the middle of an estate of more than 30 hectares: the vast enclosed park which surrounds the villa hosts a swimming pool and is the ideal place to relax in the midst of the calm of the countryside. Inside the building, there is a still consecrated chapel, with an exquisite Gothic revival altar. Each room is unique. They are all ample-sized, painted in pastel colours that harmonise perfectly with the rich shades of the textiles, fitted out with period furniture, pictures and objects that all belong to the home’s history.

Amenities Air conditioning • Garden • Lift • Room service Wireless internet connection in the entire property Outdoor swimming pool • Satellite TV • Bar

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a superior room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: luxury rooms, rooms with Jacuzzi tub; double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-JUL £398 £737

AUG £464 £875

SEP-DEC £398 £735

Extra night from £69 pp

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Relais La Corte Di Bettona

Bettona

★★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Rome

Bettona is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Umbria and this historic hotel is at the very heart of it, with the entrance facing the main town square. The hotel, dating back from the 14th century, was originally a medieval hostel for pilgrims and orphans. Modern facilities make it a relaxing place to stay, with elegant public areas and live music provided by a pianist. The 39 bedrooms, including classic, superior, deluxe and junior suites, have many charming and individual features and are tastefully furnished, with great attention paid to creating a modern hotel within an historic framework. Each room offers climate control, satellite TV, mini bar, telephone and safe. The restaurant la Taverna del Giullare is renowned for its traditional dishes.

Amenities Terrace/Solarium • Lift • Garden/Courtyard • Bar • Banquet Hall

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, triple, deluxe rooms and Junior Suites; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR-JUL £364 £639

AUG £383 £686

SEP-DEC £362 £637

Extra night from £ 55 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Hotel Subasio

Assisi

★★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Rome

In the heart of Assisi, the hotel first opened its doors in 1860 and after a complete renovation in 2008 has maintained an historic environment successfully blended with rich surroundings. You will appreciate panoramic views of Assisi’s typical streets and architecture from the public rooms. Take lunch or dinner in the picturesque restaurant where you can dine inside or on one of the restaurant’s open-air terraces and enjoy views over the valley and of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms, Suites and Junior Suites; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £349 £598

APR-JUN £398 £718

JUL_AUG £368 £657

SEP-OCT £396 £716

Extra night from £ 59 pp

The 61 rooms offer either a modern or classical style of furnishing. All have climate control, hairdryer, minibar, safe and phone.

Amenities Restaurant • Lift • Internet point

Special Offers Discounts available on selected durations

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Relais Il Canalicchio

Canalicchio

★★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Rome

Nestled among the rolling green countryside of Umbria, this charming hotel overlooks vineyards and olive groves. Once a medieval borgo with a church and tower, the Relais Il Canalicchio is now a splendid 4-star hotel, with 37 rooms and 16 suites. The rooms all have shower/WC, air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV and safe. All suites come equipped with Shower/WC, independent air conditioning, a small kitchen, mini bar, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, private safe and garage. Facilities include a relaxing outdoor swimming pool and new wellness centre. In the evenings, fine cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel's elegant restaurant.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Garden • Solarium • Terrace • Lift • Wellness centre • Outdoor swimming pool • Jacuzzi

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, superior, superior with terrace, suite, country suite and tower view rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £388 £695

APR-SEP £413 £756

OCT-DEC £386 £693

Extra night from £ 63 pp

Hotel Tiferno

★★★★

Citta della Pieve

Fly to: Perugia – Florence – Rome – Pisa This hotel is one of the oldest in the Umbria region (established in 1895), and has been completely renovated respecting the original architecture, built in a palace originally dating from the 1600's. Steeped in history and character, this sophisticated 4-star hotel offers the ideal base for both the business and leisure guest, located in the small square in the old quarter of Cittá di Castello. Fusing modern comfort with traditional grandeur, this striking property boasts a central position in the historical hub. All of the hotels 47 comfortable rooms come equipped with private bathroom, WC, air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar, hair dryer and direct dial telephone.

Amenities Bar • 24-hour front desk • Terrace • Lift • Safety deposit box • Heating • Luggage storage Billiard room • Restaurant • Fitness room • Free public parking is possible on site

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £368 £651

APR-JUN £394 £707

JUL_AUG £368 £651

SEP-OCT £392 £707

NOV-DEC £368 £651

Extra night from £ 57 pp

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Park Hotel Logge del Perugino

★★★★

Citta della Pieve

Fly to: Perugia – Rome – Pisa

Set on the Tuscan border with Umbria, this 18th century residence is immersed in the beauty of the regions which inspired Leonardo Da Vinci and Pietro Perugino and enjoys stunning views of the countryside and lake. The ancient park and gardens ensure privacy and plenty of walking opportunities and sporting activities and is a frame to an enchanting swimming pool with hydro-massage. The public areas, bar, music room, library and games room are comfortable and spacious.The restaurant offers authentic specialties from Umbria and our guests can also enjoy cookery courses, food/ wine tasting or themed evenings. The 24 double bedrooms (five of which are of superior standard) are totally soundproofed with air conditioning (with individual control), mini-bar, satellite TV, safe, telephone and internet connection. The public areas, bar, music room, library and games room are comfortable and spacious.The restaurant offers authentic specialties from Umbria and our guests can also enjoy cookery courses, food/ wine tasting or themed evenings. The 24 double bedrooms (five of which are of superior standard) are totally soundproofed with air conditioning (with individual control), mini-bar, satellite TV, safe, telephone and internet connection.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool (and hydromassage) • Solarium Park and gardens • Babysitting • Games room • Parking

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-OCT £439 £814

Extra night from £79 pp

A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

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Pan Elios

Citta della Pieve

Apartments

Fly to: Perugia – Rome – Pisa Located on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, and a short stroll from town, Pan Elios consists of six farmhouses with a total of 20 apartments and has been in the family for 100 years. It is set in nine hectares of land dominating the valley and offers magnificent panoramic views over Citta’ Della Pieve and enchanting green landscape. From the large outdoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by oak, plum and olive trees, you have breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Sleeping up to five people, all the apartments have disabled access, are spacious and rustically furnished. They are equipped with a kitchen with a four-ring gas hob, oven and dishwasher, a living room, two bedrooms and a bath, with the exception of two units which have an open plan living room/kitchen area.

Amenities Bar • Internet access • Library • Small farm shop selling local fresh produce, wine, cheeses and salami • Large terrace (fireplace and brick oven for barbecues) • Swimming pool • Parking • Baby sitter (on request)

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 2 bedroom apartment sleeping up to 5, per week, self catering. Final cleaning: 40€ to be paid locally.

7 nts

JAN-MAY £548

JUN £685

JUL-AUG £822

SEP-OCT £685

NOV-DEC £548

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Ottavi Country House

San Mariano di Corciano

Apartments

Fly to: Perugia – Florence – Rome – Pisa

Located only 8km from the city of Perugia, the property has been restored in sympathy with the history and rural traditions of this turn of the century residence and nearby tobacco drying tower, all nestling in beautiful tranquil parkland. The property’s restaurant is renowned for its traditional fare which can be enjoyed in the open air during the warm summer months or inside by the warm open fire in winter. To accompany your meal enjoy fine wines which Signor Ottavi is always happy to recommend. The outdoor pool is open April to October and the nearby park can be explored with the use of complimentary mountain bikes. An 18-hole golf course, riding stable and tennis courts can all be found nearby. Ottavi Country House has a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all with living room, kitchenette and bathroom(s).

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per Clivia apartment sleeping 3, per week, self catering.

7 nts

JAN-MAR

APR-MAY

JUNE

JUL-AUG

SEP-DEC

£698

£582

£698

£918

£668

Extra night from £ 97 pp Included: linen and towels (bedroom/bathroom/kitchen), water, electricity, air/con, heating, final cleaning. Other durations available, please enquire.

Villa Paradiso

sleeping up to 13

Foligno

Fly to: Perugia - Florence - Rome - Pisa Seven-bedroom villa (6 double rooms and 1 single room). This property was formally an ancient Umbrian convent that has now been lovingly transformed into Villa Paradiso. Set in an estate of around 30 hectares, principally made up of olive groves, Villa Paradiso is situated on the top of a hill with breathtaking views of the entire Umbrian Valley. The city of Foligno is just 2km from the villa and can be easily reached via the main road. In Foligno there are numerous restaurants, a bank, supermarket, post office, pharmacy and petrol station. The restoration has been sympathetically performed maintaining all of the original features, including a small now deconsecrated chapel. Accommodation in the main building is set over two floors. On the ground floor the ancient cloister has maintained its original function as the entrance to the villa, from which there is access into a living room with elegant dining area with French doors to the garden. The living room features a fireplace, sofas, satellite TV, DVD player and a reading room with armchairs. In the old chapel is a billiard table, a kitchen with a large fireplace and a bathroom. On the other side of the cloister there is a large kitchen with access into the garden where there is a large table with chairs and umbrella for al fresco dining. The kitchen is equipped with cooking range, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, electric oven and a small laundry area.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms - one double, one twin and one single. There are also two bathrooms, one with shower and one with a bath. In the ancient stall and barn of the convent there are two apartments each with lounge with sofas, satellite TV, DVD player, a kitchenette with cooking range, electric oven, kettle and toaster. Each apartment has two bedrooms - one double and one twin – and a bathroom with shower.

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ for the villa - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per villa sleeping 13 per week, self catering.

7 nts

JAN-APR

MAY-JUN

JUL-AUG

SEP

OCT-DEC

£2,598

£3,195

£3,598

£3,195

£2,598

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning. Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09.

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Farmhouse Casco Dell’ Acqua

Trevi

Apartments

Fly to: Perugia – Pisa – Rome – Florence

This property takes its name from the slow-moving water of the Omonimo River which crosses this beautiful property which is set in about 15 hectares of land. It is a typical Umbrian, countryside farmhouse dating back to the early 1700s. The refurbishment was completed in 2008, creating beautiful five holiday apartments. Examples of apartments: Apartment CLITUNNO (sleeps 4 people) covers an area of almost 90 sq m and is made up of a large lounge with fireplace, sofas, flat screen TV, dining table and chairs; a fitted kitchen with electric hob with two hotplates, a double sink, fridge with a small freezer, toaster and kettle. There are two bedrooms – one double and one twin/double. The double room has en-suite bathroom with hydro massage bath and shower. The twin/double room has a bathroom with hydro massage shower. Apartment LA POLZELLA (sleeps 4 people) covers around 75 sq m and comprises a large lounge area with fireplace, sofas, flat screen TV, dining table and chairs; one bedroom, kitchen with electric hob with two hotplates, a double sink, fridge with small freezer, toaster and kettle. Apartment LE COSTE (sleeps 2 people) is around 80 sq m and has a unique large curved window built in the entrance affording spectacular views of the charming countryside. The apartment is made up of the lounge with fireplace, sofas, flat screen TV, dining table and chairs; fitted kitchen with electric hob with two hotplates, a double sink, fridge with small freezer, toaster and kettle. There is one double bedroom with one bathroom.

All apartments have air conditioning and hairdryer, safe and direct dial telephone. The complex also offers a communal garden with tables, large umbrellas and deckchairs. There is a shared fenced swimming pool. The property also has a very good restaurant, a large barbecue and a wood-burning pizza oven.

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per apartment Clitunno sleeping 4, per week, self catering Also available: apartments sleeping 2 and 3.

7 nts

JAN-APR

MAY-JUN

JUL-AUG

SEP

OCT-DEC

£685

£797

£971

£797

£685

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning. Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09.

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Umbria & Lazio Lakes Lake Trasimeno (Umbria)

Lake Trasimeno Lake Bolsena

Just inside Umbria near the border with Tuscany, halfway between north and south as well as east and west. The lake itself is Italy's largest non-Alpine lake stunning when viewed from a distance, like a giant mirror reflecting beautiful mountains on the north and east sides and giving way to rolling hills on the west and south. Around the lake are many interesting towns and places to visit.

Panicale One of the traditional small hilltop villages in Umbria just 6 km South of Lake Trasimeno, the centre of which is the mediaeval castle built on the peak of the hill. Fronting the castle is the Piazza Podesta surrounded by the town's narrow streets in concentric circles.

Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Passignano sul Trasimeno Castel Rigone

Castiglione del Lago Lying on a small promontory on the western shore of the lake, this ancient town is still surrounded by its fortified walls with its ruined mediaeval castle. Castiglione del Lago is one of the most important tourist centres around Lake Trasimeno and it is possible to take a boat trip out to Isola Maggiore, known for its lacemaking and the legendary encounter between St. Francis and a fish.

Petrignano del Lago

Petrignano del Lago

Castiglione del Lago

Perugia

Lake Trasimeno

Magione S. Feliciano

Is a small village located in the commune of Castiglione del Lago.

Castel Rigone A small mediaeval village dating back to 552 A.D situated high in the hills surrounded by woods with spectacular views over the lake. Ideal place for walking, mountain biking and bird watching. This is also home of one of the most elegant renaissance buildings in the whole of Umbria, the church of the Madonna dei Miracoli.

Panicarola Macchie Paciano

Panicale

Lake Bolsena (Lazio) Bolsena

The most important town on the lake is called Bolsena. Like so much of Italy, it bears the signs of almost every important period of the Italian peninsula, going back as far as the Iron Age and progressing through the times of the martyrs, catacombs and miracles and on to the Middle Ages. The town lies on the lake's eastern shore, only 22km from Orvieto.

Lake Bolsena

The Rocca Monaldeschi Della Cervara sits at the top of the hill, overlooking the medieval quarter of town. The castle was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. It has been completely renovated and since 1991 has housed the Museo Territoriale Del Lago di Bolsena (Lake Bolsena Territorial Museum). A walk along the ramparts of the castle offers a gorgeous view of the entire lake and should not be missed. The Church of St Christine is the town's other major site. It is a Romanesque church built in 1078 in a typical basilica style over the catacombs where St Christine, a young woman martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was buried.

Montefiascone

Distances from/to airports Panicale Petrignano Del Lago Castiglione Del Lago Castel Rigone Bolsena

ROME CIAMPINO 180 Km 189 Km 195 Km 210 Km 150 Km

(in kilometres) PERUGIA 42 Km 6 Km 55 Km 39 Km 92 Km

RIMINI 199 Km 175 Km 109 Km 165 Km 255 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

From April to September, excursion boats depart from Bolsena town and head for Bisentina and Martana, the islands in the lake. Both are privately owned and Martana is not open to the public, but Bisentina is an ex-summer residence of the Pope and has a large church on it. There are also seven small chapels built around the island. One of them contains some beautiful frescoes attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli or his school. Don't think that Bolsena is just for history and culture buffs. It is also ideal for swimming, sailing, relaxation and dining

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Relais Alla Corte del Sole

★★★★ Sup

Petrignano Del Lago

Fly to: Perugia – Rome – Florence – Pisa The Relais Alla Corte del Sole is located on the border between Umbria and Tuscany in Petrignano Del Lago, within 16 kilometres of Montepulciano city centre. The Relais faces Lake Trasimeno and is set amid a park with roses, an orchard and olive trees. Built on a monastic settlement, this three-storey hotel features decorative beams and stone and terracotta tiled floors. There is a room service menu, wine cellar and canopied bar and the staff at the concierge desk can organise excursions. Relais Alla Corte del Sole offers 18 air-conditioned guestrooms. No two bedrooms are alike and each has been individually-decorated with fine brocade fabrics and antiques which enhance the country simplicity of beams and brick floors. The bathrooms have been personalised by a local artist whose whimsical designs reflect the various room names. All rooms include colour TV, safe, telephone and internet connection. Wine tasting and guided tours of the area are offered from the hotel. Bicycles are available to rent and walking paths surround the hotel.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Garden • Massages • Outdoor swimming pool Room service • Meeting/banquet facilities • Bicycle rental Free public parking

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: deluxe room, Junior Suite, Suite, Grand Suite; triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY

JUN-OCT

NOV-DEC

£517 £996

£588 £1,169

£515 £994

Extra night from £ 55 pp

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Relais La Fattoria

Castel Rigone

★★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Rome – Florence – Pisa

This wonderful property is ideal for relaxing. The enchanting elevated location has breathtaking views of Lake Trasimeno and of the unspoilt surrounding Umbrian countryside. The original building dates back to the 17th century and was built on the ruins of an ancient castle which has been in the same family for nearly 50 years. The award-winning restaurant, with its views of the lake, serves tempting local cuisine. The hotel can arrange guided excursions on horseback or on foot, mountain bike hire and a game of golf at the nearby 18 hole course. Cookery courses can also be arranged. All 30 rooms are equipped with safe, mini-bar, radio, satellite TV, heating, phone and hairdryer.

Amenities • Restaurant • Swimming pool • Internet point • Parking

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR

APR-MAY

JUN-AUG

SEP-OCT

NOV-DEC

£349 £598

£367 £646

£395 £714

£365 £644

£347 £598

Extra night from £ 49 pp

La Riserva Montebello

★★★

Fly to: Perugia – Rome

This is a real find – quality accommodation on a working farm, with wonderful views overlooking Lake Bolsena in the heart of Italy, about 55 miles from Siena and 80 miles from Rome. Montebello Reserve is made up of 3 restored farmhouses accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, with a very tranquil feel. Car hire is recommended for guests staying here, although private transfers can be provided. Activities are a strong point with horse riding, archery and sailing on the lake available, and there are plenty of places within reach for a day trip including Florence and Rome. The comfortable rooms are in 3 farmhouses overlooking the lake each with its own pool. Each is furnished with ancient pieces of furniture and equipped with private bathroom, mini-bar, satellite TV, telephone, ceiling fan and hairdryer.

Bolsena

Agritourism Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Rome FCO with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay (Econ 2dr). Also available: superior, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £355 £618

APR-MAY £373 £660

JUN-AUG £395 £714

SEP-OCT £371 £658

NOV-DEC £353 £616

Extra night from £ 52 pp

Amenities • Swimming pool • Mountain bikes use • Archery / ping pong • Farmhouse restaurant • Parking

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Emilia-Romagna

We think you’re going to like Emilia-Romagna – we certainly do! You probably won’t find this region of Italy in most brochures, but we feel it portrays the best Italy; good food, spectacular scenery and fascinating culture and history. Romagna is a slice of Northern Italy which has much in common with its famous neighbour on the other side of the Apennines, Tuscany. It has the same rolling countryside, but with beaches facing the Adriatic rather than the Mediterranean. It has historic cities, traditional villages and relaxing thermal spas. What it doesn’t have are the crowds. The cuisine and wine of the region are remarkable. This is the homeland of one of the greats in Italian Gastronomy, Pellegrino Artusi, who has inspired generations of chefs. Home-made pasta and piadina – a delicious flatbread with all kinds of tempting fillings – are complemented perfectly by fine local wines such as Sangiovese and Albana.

Piacenza

5 Ferrara Parma Modena

Emilia-Romagna 11

Bologna

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) Bertinoro Cesena Dozza Faenza Forli Portico di Romagna Ravenna Sassoleone

BOLOGNA 100 Km 95 Km 45 Km 60 Km 80 Km 115 Km 85 Km 58 Km

RIMINI 52 Km 40 Km 95 Km 75 Km 55 Km 55 Km 55 Km 120 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

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Ravenna 10 6 Faenza 7 8 Cesenatico Forli 3 2 9 Cesena Rimini 1 Portico di Romagna

Hotels 1. Al Vecchio Convento 2. Casali 3. Della Citta e de la Ville 4. Diana 5. Locanda Re Guerriero 6. Villa Abbondazi

7. Loc Paradiso 8. Loc della Fortuna 9. Fattoria Paradisio 10. Monte del Re 11. Locanda del Mulino

Monthly average temperature, Bologna (in degrees celsius) Jan 5º

Feb 8º

Mar 13º

Apr 18º

May 23º

Jun 27º

Jul 30º

Aug 29º

Sep 25º

Oct 19º

Nov 11º

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Emilia-Romagna Portico di Romagna The small medieval town of Portico di Romagna was founded in ancient times and is located on the border between Romagna and Tuscany. The centre of the village is typical, with the ruins of the old castle, narrow, winding streets, fortified walls and a river which runs through with natural pools and a waterfall. Horse riding, cycling or hiking in the surrounding hills are some of the more popular pastimes. It is also within easy reach of National Parks or the stunning Adriatic beach resorts. The village still retains its medieval appearance and is divided into three parts: the upper part with the castle and the parish church; the middle part with the aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th Centuries inhabited by Romagna and Tuscan nobles who escaped here from political fights; and the lower part with the houses of craftsmen with their workshops.

Cesena Cesena, which is only about 10 miles from the Adriatic Sea and at the foot of the Apennines, was also a Roman settlement and dates back about 100 years before the founding of Forli. Its castle dates from 1380 and its Gothic cathedral from about 1500, and it also has several monasteries including one which is now a gallery. Some of the ancient walls remain, and the Church and Monastery of Osservanza dates from 1460 is well worth a visit. The Capuchin Monastery is still a place of peace and contemplation standing above the city. Like most cities in Italy, Cesena enjoys its festivals. The festival of St John in June each year honours its patron saint, and events devoted to agriculture, gastronomy, music and sport also give the city plenty of character.

Ravenna Ravenna is truly a city that sums up all things Italian – a beautiful, historic and cultural centre which at the same time manages to have lots of fun. Situated in the north of Romagna and linked to the nearby Adriatic Sea by a canal, it was once capital of the Western Roman Empire and an important centre of early Christianity. Roman, Gothic and Byzantine rulers have all left their mark, and from the Piazza del Popolo you can set out to discover a manageable and very likeable city where you won’t be overcome by tourist hordes. Among the many museums is San Vitale, a 6th Century Byzantine basilica with fine mosaics. Also look out for Spirito Santo church with its 16th Century portico, and the Venetian Brancaleone Castle, dating from 1457. Above all don’t miss Dante’s Tomb, resting place of one of Italy’s greatest poets who wrote The Divine Comedy. Ravenna has some wonderful places to eat, and special events which include the Festival of Music in June/July. Being close to the sea (Marina di Ravenna and Punta Marina being the nearest resorts), it’s a good choice for families, and Ravenna also boasts a major entertainment park, Mirabilandia, open in summer with 44 attractions to choose from. It’s a complete day out – or more – for all the family.

Faenza Faenza, situated on the main road from Forli towards Bologna, is a beautiful mediaeval town which is famous throughout Italy for its ceramics. The tradition of decorative ceramics goes back more than 600 years, with a large collection in the International Ceramics Museum not only from Italy but from other exotic parts of the world. Ceramics also adorn many of Faenza’s historic buildings, and wandering around the mediaeval piazzas is a delight as you take in the atmosphere. FONTANELICE is a small town located in the same area as Faenza and Dozza.

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Emilia-Romagna Dozza The oldest documented report of the name Dozza dates from 1126. The town is set on the hillside between Bologna and Imola with vineyards covering the landscape. Water was once scarce here, and the emphasis on its presence is seen also in the names of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Piscina and the very old parish church of San Lorenzo in Piscirano. In the historic centre, murals by important artists lend colour and atmosphere. Take a walk down the narrow cobblestone streets with the fragrance of wine coming from cellars and delicious cooking smells from the numerous doorways until you reach the Rocca (fortress) which stands at the meeting point of the two roads that cross the village.

Forli Located on the Po river valley, only an hour’s drive from Bologna and the seaside resorts of the Adriatic, Forli is easily reached by road or rail. Founded by the Romans in the second century B.C, the town is rich in culture and the historic centre preserves important traces of its past, including the cathedral, the convent of San Domenico, which is now a museum, and Piazza della Vittoria, characterised by 1920s architecture. Forli is a University city, so there is always plenty going on, from performing arts to the simpler joys of getting together with friends.

Maranello Maranello is a town and commune in the region of Emilia Romagna. It is best known as the home of Ferrari. and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Maranello was also home to coach building firm Carrozzeria Scaglietti, now owned by Ferrari. The Ferrari 550 Maranello and Ferrari 575 Maranello are named after the town. Near Maranello is the town of Fiorano Modenese where the Fiorano Circuit is located, a private track owned by Ferrari for its car testing. Maranello also boast of fine restaurants and is a good base to explore the region.

(Modena)

Piacenza The old town of Piacenza, with its 12th-century cathedral (Duomo di Piacenza in Italian) harmoniously blends pretty pink marble, mellow sandstone and red brick. It's one of the best examples of a Romanesque cathedral in northern Italy. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with 25 soaring pillars, and beautiful frescoes, including some by Guercino in the dome with its old street and shops, as well as traditional restaurants.

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Hotel Diana

Ravenna

★★★

Fly to: Bologna

Surrounded by Byzantine history, in a quiet and central position, this 18th century house has been converted into a very pleasant hotel, furnished with taste and managed with care, it is ideal for exploring the area. You can visit exciting cities like Bologna and Venice or take a trip to the seaside. Bicycles are also available for hire. The ground floor is occupied by the reception, a small bar and a marble-floored lounge; the bedrooms are all different in size and style but are all designed for a comfortable and quiet stay. The buffet breakfast offers cereals, yoghurt, croissants, muffins and fresh fruits. All 33 rooms have private facilities, air conditioning, telephone and satellite LCD TV. In addition, executive rooms have mini bar and coffee/tea-making facilities

Amenities Bar • Bicycle rental Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £358 £636

Extra night from £ 55 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Hotel Casali

Cesena

★★★★

Fly to: Bologna

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Brightly decorated in shades of ruby, pearl, jade and amber, the Casali is a very stylish, family-run hotel in the centre of Cesena. No effort is spared to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable, receiving a good guest rating for its friendly service and fantastic restaurant.

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double rooms for sole use; Suites and Junior Suites.

All 48 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathrobes, in-house movies, satellite/cable TV, telephone, mini bar and hair dryer.

3 nts 7 nts

The cities of Bologna, Modena, Florence, Venice and the Republic of San Marino are very accessible and the seaside is less than a 25 minute drive away.

Amenities Restaurant • Lift • Recreational and leisure facilities • Gym/fitness • Garden • Bar • Bicycle rental Private transfers available

JAN-MAY £361 £636

JUN-AUG £405 £680

SEP-DEC £361 £636

Extra night from £ 55 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Special Offers Discounts are available on selected durations.

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Al Vecchio Convento

Portico di Romagna

★★★

Fly to: Bologna

Situated in Portico di Romagna, a small village on the Apennine hills between Romagna and Tuscany, this charming, family-owned and run hotel is based in an attractive 19th century palazzo, which maintains its original features. Antique and elegant furniture, curtains, wrought iron objects and painted ceramics, all made by local craftsmen, increase its ancient charm. At the Vecchio Convento you will find one of the best traditional restaurants in Romagna. Fantastic dishes served with imaginative simplicity are made using local products, in particular truffles, mushrooms, game and homemade pasta. The refined cuisine is complemented by a large range of Italian wines and regional trademarks like Sangiovese, Albana Passito, Pignoletto and Cabernet Sauvignon. Breakfast is served when it is convenient for the guests and consists of a rich and varied buffet of home-made jams, cakes, cold meats, cheeses and fruits. Although the hotel has no swimming pool, there is a natural pool/river with a waterfall and crystal clear water just a 5-minute walk away, which is used by locals and tourists. The main hotel has 7 double and 2 single rooms. The annex, 50 metres across the street, has 5 doubles and 1 single room. Apartments are available on request. All rooms have period furniture, private facilities, telephone, TV and hairdryer.

Amenities Restaurant • Internet access Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Half Board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £418 £776

JUN-AUG £465 £818

SEP-DEC £418 £776

Extra night from £ 75 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Al Vecchio Convento

Cookery, Painting & Truffle Hunting

Feel the Real Italy

Cookery courses and Wine tasting Different programs are available: • 7 day program: cookery classes in the morning and excursions in the afternoon (example: visits to a biological agritourism, a winery, olive oil sampling, visit to the local market and the cities of Ravella, Brisighella etc.). From £ 520 per person (excluding accommodation) • Tailor made programs can also be arranged, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Truffle Adventure 3 day Truffle Adventure program: DAY 1 general introduction to the truffle before truffle hunting (with truffle dog and hunter) DAY 2 cooking course and tasting DAY 3 truffle hunting, course with wine and typical products, tasting and history/explanations. From £ 236 per person (excluding accommodation)

Italian language lessons 7 day Italian courses (20hrs, 4hrs/day) and afternoon activities (example: excursion to Ravenna, one cooking course, visit of a wine cellar etc.) From £ 259 per person (excluding accommodation)

Water Colour Painting Water colour painting with an English speaking artist. Painting can take place in different places in Portico di Romagna. 10 lessons, 2 hours per day from £ 249 per person (excluding accommodation) Photography courses and wine tasting can be arranged

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IQuattro Passeri

Santa Paola di Rocofreddo (near Cesena)

Fly to: Bologna

Set deep in the hilly countryside of Emilia Romagna, between Cesena and Rimini, the Quattro Passeri Country House is a restored stone relais with panoramic views extending to the coast. The Quattro Passeri, or ‘Four Sparrows’ Country House, maintains its traditional Emilia Romagna style, décor and furnishings while offering modern comforts. You can also enjoy the use of the beautiful solar-heated swimming pool, with its green surroundings, or the sauna, where you can book a variety of treatments. Inside there is a large, antique lounge room with a stone fireplace. The generous breakfast, complete with typical local produce, can be taken either on the outside veranda with its lovely views or in the characteristic old breakfast room. Surrounded by 30km² of parkland, the Quattro Passeri is also close to main roads and motorways, making it convenient for visiting the towns and cities nearby as well as the seaside, which is just 30 minutes away. Buses run into pretty nearby Cesena from close to Quattro Passeri and bikes for exploring the countryside are also available. The six guest rooms are twin or king-size bedded, wide and comfortable with shower and hydromassage, hairdryer, telephone, PC connection, air conditioning and heating.

Amenities Car Parking • Heated swimming pool • Large lounge room with stone fire place • Bicycles

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, double for sole use, triple rooms; Suite Alloda; studio for 4.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR-MAY £398 £727

JUN-AUG £444 £771

SEP-NOV £398 £727

Extra night from £ 68 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Mondo Antico

Cesena

Bed and Breakfast

Fly to: Bologna

Hospitality, quality and privacy are the characteristics of this beautiful house in the historical centre of Cesena. This bed and breakfast offers comfortable rooms furnished with care, all with private facilities, heating, air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, DVD, safety deposit box, coffee machine and electric kettle and mini bar. There are just four rooms; Porta Trova, Porta Santi and Porta Barriera all overlook a little secret garden which is at the guests' disposal. Smaller, but always cosy and comfortable, Il Camerino del Teatro room has autographed pictures, posters and objects belonging to artists or theatre plays.

Amenities Wireless Internet connection

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £346 £598

JUN-AUG £388 £645

SEP-DEC £346 £598

Extra night from £ 49 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Locanda Paradiso

Fly to: Bologna

Situated in the heart of the historic city centre and near the Bucci park (for those who love jogging), this hotel is ideally located to enjoy this enchanting town, with its gastronomic and artistic treasures, like the worldwide famous International Ceramic Museum, or as a base to explore the surrounding areas. This town house has a cosy and comfortable atmosphere that will ensure a relaxing stay. Typically Italian Holidays has arranged for breakfast to be taken at a nearby café, where Freshly-made pastries, cakes and the best of real coffee are served. The 12 rooms have private facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer, TV and wireless internet connection.

Amenities Bicycle use

Faenza

Guest House Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £313 £485

JUN-AUG £357 £529

SEP-DEC £313 £485

Extra night from £ 39 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations

Private transfers available

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Locanda della Fortuna

near Faenza

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

This country farmhouse is situated near the small medieval village of Oriolo Dei Mille Fichi and six miles from Faenza city. The village is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and pines which provide the ideal place to relax or take walks exploring the lesser known areas of the amazing Romagna countryside. The swimming pool is surrounded by fragrant lavender and honeysuckle and breathtaking views of the countryside. If you like your food, then start the day by enjoying the home-made breakfast buffet, which is served outdoors (weather permitting) under a pergola. As you enjoy an aperitif and watch the romantic sunset, dinner will continue the treat with ancient recipes and traditional cuisine. The seven elegant and rustically furnished rooms, some featuring a fireplace, have all recently been restored, preserving the ancient elegance of the terracotta floor tiles, stone fireplaces and oak-beams. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, internet connection and TV. Hairdryers are available on request

Amenities Bicycle use • Swimming pool • Restaurant

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on Bed and Breakfast Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £398 £738

JUN-AUG £448 £785

SEP-DEC £398 £738

Extra night from £ 69 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Relais Villa Abbondanzi

★★★★ Sup

Faenza

Fly to: Bologna

Situated in a five-acre park in the Romagna hills and overlooking the nine hole golf course, this lovely property is a short distance from the centre of Faenza. This property was once a farm with several historic buildings which have now been turned into a bright and modern superior Relais hotel with an excellent restaurant. Leisure facilities include a wellness centre with hydro-massage, Turkish bath and gym. Set in the extensive park with its ancient trees and flowers is a swimming pool, a bar serving light lunches and snacks and a large gazebo which is ideal for banquets and wedding celebrations. Each of the 13 rooms has its own special name and individually-styled furnishings. They have private facilities, air conditioning, telephone, internet access, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Amenities Spa (New for 2011) • Fitness centre • Swimming pool • Bar • Park • Wellnes & Beauty centre • Bicycle use • Restaurant Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a deluxe room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: deluxe double room for sole use, Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £415 £762

JUN-AUG £459 £798

SEP-DEC £415 £762

Extra night from £ 73 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Hotel Della Citta et de la Ville

Forli

★★★★

Fly to: Bologna

This prestigious complex, designed by Gio-Ponti, merges well with the surrounding modern architecture and is of great artistic value. Located in the historical and commercial centre of the city, it is also in close proximity for both Forli’s airport and the railway station, where you can get trains to Bologna, while the Adriatic coast is a 40 minute drive away. The hotel is situated in the middle of an immense private park with 100-year-old trees and an ornamental pond with fountains. The restaurant offers traditional dishes of the Romagna region and the Adriatic coast and can cater for large groups and special occasions. All 57 rooms (including classic, superior and junior suite) offer maximum comfort and security, have air conditioning, mini bar, TV, safe and telephone.

Amenities • Restaurant • Park • Free car parking • Free internet point • Lift • Newspapers Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms.

7 nts

JAN-MAR £455

APR-MAY £530

JUN-SEP £455

OCT £530

A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Locanda Re Guerriero

★★★

San Pietro in Cerro near Piacenza

Fly to: Milan Linate – Brescia – Bologna – Verona This Locanda is set in the beautiful grounds of the beautiful “Castello di San Pietro” a short distance from Piacenza and Cremona. Locanda Del Re Guerriero is a new hotel which welcomes its guests in the ancient mews and houses of the farm workers and coachmen in the castles vast estate. Thanks to the skilful restoration, that blends with the history and natural beauty of the property. The twelve elegantly furnished guest rooms feature en suite bathroom, air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, satellite LCD TV and mini bar. The guest rooms feature contemporary art works from MiM – Museum in Motion, this large collection belongs to the owner.

Amenities • Parking • Garden • Contemporary art exhibitions • Bicycle/Scooter Rentals • Courtyard

Price guideline £ per person -durations. 3/7 nights Free nights available on selected Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior rooms, Suites and Junior Suites; rooms for sole use.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £415 £689

JUN-AUG £459 £806

SEP-DEC £415 £689

Extra night from £ 73 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

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Locanda del Mulino

Maranello

Fly to: Perugia

Locanda Del Mulino is a completely renovated mill, dating back to the 17th century. This small, comfortable property stands in rural surroundings just outside the city of Modena. The family run Locanda offers all the benefits of quiet, elegant surroundings combined with state-of-the-art comfort. The hotel has 17 rooms on two floors; each room is equipped with satellite LCD TV with pay per view access, direct dial telephone, mini bar, cable or wireless broadband access up to 7Mbs, independent climate control, safety deposit box and private bathroom. Parking is free at the Locanda and bicycles are available for guests use.

Amenities Special rates at adjoining restaurant • Large summer veranda Lift • Free Parking • Garden • Restaurant

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double rooms with king size bed, rooms with hydro massage shower, Junior Suites; triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £319 £538

JUN-AUG £363 £582

SEP-DEC £319 £538

Extra night from £ 41 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Monte del Re

Dozza

★★★★

Fly to: Bologna

Once a 13th century monastery, this elegant and historic building stands proud in its hilltop location, and is an ideal base for exploring the area. Monte del Re is beautifully furnished throughout, with opulent furniture and voluptuous drapes. In the gardens is a large terrace with marvellous panoramic views across the valley and an impressive swimming pool with sun lounges and umbrellas. All 38 rooms are furnished in style, have a panoramic view and are equipped with air conditioning, phone, mini-bar and satellite TV. The junior suites have a Jacuzzi bathroom.

Amenities Restaurant • Swimming Pool • Panoramic Terrace • Garden

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: Junior Suite; double for sole use and single rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-FEB £367 £598

MAR-JUN £448 £839

JUL-AUG £414 £643

SEP-OCT £448 £839

NOV-DEC £367 £598

Extra night from £ 58 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

Special Offers Free nights are available on selected dates and durations

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Emilia-Romagna Beaches

Not just a beach holiday...

The coast of the Emilia-Romagna region is ideally located as a base to explore some of the most outstanding countryside in Italy. With an amazing road system, rail connections to many regions and interesting coach tours, you can really travel far and discover a lot.

Verona

Venice

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Ferrara Genova

Comacchio

Bologna

Ravenna Forli Cesena Rimini San Marino Firenze

gna Ravenna Faenza Forli

Cesenatico Cesena Rimini

Perugia

SAN MARINO

Replublic of San Marino

Cesena

San Marino is the most ancient Republic in the world. Nestling within its fortress walls dating back to 500AD, situated on the top of Mount Titano, the small state of the republic of San Marino is a very popular tourist site, especially with the option of a day’s tax free shopping. Choose from a half day visit, morning or afternoon, or a whole day excursion by coach, or just take a drive along the coast.

Cesena, with is only about 10miles from Cesenatico and is located at the foot of the Apennines. It was also a Roman settlement and dates back approximately 100years before the founding of Forli and boasts of having one of the oldest library in the world.

Ravenna Inside its churches and basilicas you will discover a huge heritage of ancient mosaics dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries. There are coach excursions with the assistance of a guide, providing a visit to the Basilica of St Apollinare and the Old Town Centre.

Urbino Urbino, the pearl of the Italian Renaissance and the birth place of the famous painter Raffaello. The Ducale Palace of Federico de Montefeltro, attracts many visitors from all over the world. Excursions with guide can be arranged.

Forli Founded by the Romans in the second century B.C, the town is rich in culture and the historic centre preserves important traces of its past, including the cathedral, the convent of San Domenico, and Piazza della Vittoria, characterised by 1920s architecture. Located on the Po river valley, only an hour’s drive from Bologna and the seaside resorts of the Adriatic, Forli is easily reached by road or rail.

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San Leo The village of San Leo seems unreachable, rising up amongst the clouds and clinging to a huge rock.

Bologna Boasting one of the country’s great medieval cityscapes – an eye-catching ensemble of red-brick palazzi, Renaissance towers and 40km of arcaded porticoes – Bologna is a wonderful alternative to the north’s more famous cities. Italy’s culinary capital, it’s an attractive, animated place. Train journey takes about 1h30 from Cesenatico, 1h from Rimini.

Venice If you have ever dreamed of visiting this bustling and exotic city with a magical atmosphere now is your chance. The city is yours to explore. You can take one of the coach tours from Cesenatico/Rimini and you have 7hours to appreciate one of the most attractive and remarkable places in the world. Alternatively you can make your own way by the train (3h15), by car or by boat.

Florence Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, where remarkable architecture presents itself at every corner. The train journey takes about 2h30.


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Emilia-Romagna Beaches

Rimini

Rimini Rimini, often referred to as the capital of Italian seaside tourism and nightlife, is one of Italy's most popular beach resorts and one of the largest in Europe. It has 15km of fine sandy beach with top-rate bathing facilities. The seaside promenade is lined with restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. Rimini is on Italy's east coast, about 200 miles south of Venice, on the Adriatic Sea. Nearby locations include Ravenna, the city of mosaics and the republic of San Marino. Driving in Rimini is difficult, especially in summer. Local buses run to the beach areas, train station and historic centre. The free blue line bus connects the disco area west of the town to the main beach area. In summer, some buses run all night. Cycling is also a great option for getting around town and to the beaches. There are bike rentals around the beaches. Rimini's Marina Centro and Lungomare Augusto are the main beaches and where the nightlife centres. Beaches spread north and south with those further from the centre more familyoriented. A seafront promenade runs along the coast. Many of the beaches are private and include umbrellas and beach chairs for a daily charge. Rimini is considered by many to be the capital of Italian nightlife. The central beach front area, especially along Lungomare Augusto and Viale Vespucci, is teeming with bars, pubs, nightclubs, arcades and restaurants, some open all night. The big discos are generally in the hills west of town. Some of them offer a shuttle service and the blue line free bus connects discos to the main beach area.

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) Cesenatico Rimini

BOLOGNA 110 Km 125 Km

RIMINI 25 Km 5 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

Monthly average temperature, Rimini (in degrees celsius) Jan 7º

Feb 9º

Mar 13º

Apr 17º

May 21º

Jun 25º

Jul 28º

Aug 27º

Sep 24º

Oct 19º

Nov 13º

Dec 9º

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Hotel Milton

Rimini

★★★★

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

Once owned by Ermete Novelli, a famous Italian actor and playwright, this beautiful seafront art nouveau villa is located in the elegant district of Rimini Marina di Centro, just a few steps away from the Federico Fellini park, the harbour of Porto Canale and the best beach of the Adriatic coast. On the doorstep is a choice of clubs, shops and bars to enjoy the traditional Italian nightlife and within easy reach are the old historic centre and the railway station. A rich and tasty breakfast buffet is the first delicious meal of the day, followed by excellent meals at either La Terrazza restaurant, which serves a selection of regional and international specialities, or at the Milton Beach restaurant, set in a shaded area on the beach front which serves seafood and regional specialities all day. All 75 elegantly-furnished rooms are soundproofed, with balcony, safe, minibar, hairdryer, direct telephone, Wi-fi, satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities, swimming pool towels and air conditioning.

Amenities Garden • Terrace • Wellness & Beauty centre • Fitness area Swimming pool with Jacuzzi tub (Jun-beg Sep) • Restaurant (Apr-Sep) City bike rental

Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on half board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: prestige and deluxe rooms; Junior Suite; single, triple and quadruple rooms; bed and breakfast basis; children discounts.

7 nts

APR-JUN £825

JULY £1,023

AUG £1,142

SEP £853

Extra night from £ 82 pp

Minimum stay 7 nights

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel Ferretti Beach

★★★★

Rimini

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

Hotel Ferretti Beach has everything you could wish for a beach holiday, including a modern wellness centre, a nice swimming pool, and an excellent restaurant. Set directly on the seafront, this hotel is in the resorts most popular shopping district. The Ferretti Beach has been completely refurbished and boasts a host of modern comforts. The Ferretti family takes care of every aspect of this welcoming hotel. The wellness centre features a Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, and a range of hydro massage showers. The restaurant serves a delicious mixture of regional and international cuisine and also caters for guests with special dietary needs. The poolside bar provides drinks and snacks throughout the day. Each guest room is complete with a 26-inch LCD TV with Sky channels and pay-per-view, free Wi-Fi access, and air conditioning.

Amenities Fitness Centre • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Sauna Spa & Wellness Centre • 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar Lift • Garden • Private Beach Area • Restaurant Bikes Available • Room Service

Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on half board Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay Also available: superior, executive and panoramica rooms, Junior Suites; full board and bed and breakfast basis; children discounts.

7 nts

JAN-APR £566

MAY-JUN £659

JUL-AUG £904

SEP-OCT NOV-DEC £615 £566

Extra night from £44 pp A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Cesenatico & Valverde A gem of Adriatic waiting to be discovered

Leonardo Da Vinci is renowned as one of the world’s top painters, but he also turned his hand to engineering and designed Cesenatico’s canal harbour to create a masterpiece which can still be enjoyed today. The harbour is lined with restaurants renowned throughout Italy, while the broad tree-lined avenues give Cesenatico a relaxing feel, which is further, enhanced by the squares of the old town centre. The sandy coastline extends for over seven kilometres from Zadina to Cesenatico with pinewoods stretching down to the beach providing a cool escape from the sun.

Fun for all the family ATLANTICA This water park, complete with bingo hall, is 5minutes by bus from Cesenatico centre. Some of our hotels offer free day entry into Atlantica. MIRABILANDA This theme park boasts 44 rides from roller coasters to waterslides, 12 shows, 16 restaurants and bars, all set in a wonderful green oasis of tropical gardens. OLTERMARE This theme park takes you on an adventure from the beginnings of life on earth to the marvels of the Adriatic sea and many animals of today. ITALY IN MINIATURE The theme park has 272 perfect scale reproductions of architectural wonders, dedicated to the historical architecture and cultural heritage of Italy.

Ask your representative in resort for details

Cultural activities MARITIME MUSEUM ANTIQUARIUM (historical and archaeological museum)

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Cesenatico & Valverde

Cesenatico

A gem of Adriatic waiting to be discovered Sports WATER SPORTS Sailing, windsurfing, kitesurf and water-skiing. BEACH SPORTS Beach-volleyball, beach-tennis and foot-volleyball.

CYCLING Cesenatico is the birthplace of the famous cyclist Pantani. Every year the town hosts many races, of which the “Nove Colli� is the most famous: a long distance touring cycle event along a 200Km route through the surrounding countryside of Romagna. GOLF Emilia Romagna is the most popular golf region of Italy, and a perfect choice for your golf holiday. This region offers many magnificent Championship golf courses like Adriatic Golf Club Cervia, Argenta Boscovecchio Golf Club, Rimini Golf Club, Golf Club Bologna, Golf Club Le Fonti, Cesenatico Golf Club.

Not just a beach holiday... Cesenatico is ideally located on the coast of the Emilia-Romagna region as a base to explore some of the most outstanding countryside in Italy. With an amazing road system, rail connections to many regions and interesting coach tours, you can really travel far and discover a lot. We would recommend: Republic of San Marino, Ravenna, urbino, Forli, Cesena, San Leo, Bologna; but also the inevitable Venice and Florence!

Wine and Dine route through the hills of Forli and Cesena Some self drive touring ideas have been put together to make it easy for visitors to stumble upon the vine covered hills, hiding away farms offering tasting direct from the producers to delight you senses. Sample the famous Romagna soup, olive oil, dairy products, regional cheeses, the wine and many other food specialities. Along the route you will also see centres for local handicraft and thermal treatments. For more information about the Wine and Dine routes, ask your travel agent to contact us.

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Grand Hotel

Cesenatico

★★★★

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

The name says it all, as this wonderful hotel dates back to the early 1900s and the elegant character remains today. As at most hotels in Cesenatico, nothing is ever a problem and the quality and service are first-class from the elegant foyer and lounge to the beautiful swimming pool and nearby wellness centre. With its commanding presence in the town’s main piazza and overlooking the beach, you can spend evenings sitting watching the time go by on the large terrace overlooking both the sea and the square. During the day the hotel beach is on your doorstep, or you can play a game of tennis on the hotel’s own court or play golf at the nearby Cervia club. All rooms are air-conditioned, the standard rooms have a Juliette balcony or terrace and side sea view. Deluxe rooms are completely soundproofed with sea or pool views. Family suites have a balcony with sea view, two double bedrooms with an interconnecting door and shared bathroom to accommodate 3/4/5 people. Bedrooms are equipped with bath/shower, telephone, satellite TV, airconditioning, safe, mini-bar and hairdryer.

Amenities Private beach with beach towels (payable locally) • Currency exchange Restaurant • Bar • Beach snack bar & restaurant • Laundry service Lift • Tennis (payable locally) • Swimming pool • Bicycle use • Parking

Special Offers Family discounts on selected dates and durations Free beach service (deck chair and parasol) on selected dates

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms; family interconnecting rooms; sea view rooms; rooms with terrace; full board basis; children discounts

7 nts

APR-MAY £769

JUN £862

JUL-AUG £967

SEP £769

Extra night from £74 pp

Minimum stay 3 nights

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel Miramare

★★★★

Cesenatico

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

This stylish, family-run, modern hotel prides itself on quality and service. In a beautiful position overlooking the harbour, very close to the beach, you will find it hard to decide between relaxing by the hotel pool, watching the fishing and sailing boats go in and out from the veranda, or exploring the area on one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes. The Miramare has one of the best fish restaurants in town, with fresh dishes served daily in the elegant dining room facing the canal adding that extra special holiday atmosphere. If your children don’t like exploring new food, the hotel is always happy to oblige and will come up with dishes not even on the menu. Use of fitness small room and sauna at the nearby sister hotel, New Bristol Sport. Twin/double or family rooms are nicely decorated with private shower and airconditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, Intrnet connection, hairdryer and safe.

Amenities Laundry service • Lift • Outdoor swimming pool • Parking • TV lounge Bar • Restaurant • Internet point • Pool snack bar • Bicycle use Use of fitness room and sauna at the sister hotel New Bristol Sport

Private transfers available

Special Offers Stay 7 nights and receive free beach service (1 umbrella and 2 deck chairs). Free entrance to Atlantica (water park) Jun to Aug

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on half board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts.

7 nts

JAN-MAR £629

APR £715

MAY-JUN £743

JUL-AUG £713

SEP £699

OCT £671

NOV-DEC £629

Extra night from £ 61 pp Minimum stay 7 nights

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Hotel Riz

Cesenatico

★★★ Sup

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

Opened in April 1956, the Maraldi family have always taken pride in their hotel, offering guests the service and hospitality they would expect for themselves. Located a stone’s throw from the seafront, at the Hotel Riz you will expect to find everything you need to enjoy every moment, relax in the reading room or TV room with satellite TV and in the evenings sit at the bar or on the terrace. For children there is a play area with play houses, swings, a slide and creative play materials. The air-conditioned restaurant serves both traditional fare made from local produce and freshly caught fish. As with all Italians, food is very important at the Riz, from breakfast to dinner, a delicious buffet will await you with lots of inviting sweet and savoury dishes. The chef also prepares menus for guests with special dietary requirements such as vegetarians, diabetics and celiacs. Children are not forgotten, the kitchen will prepare vegetable or meat broths, vegetable purees, baby foods and main courses daily, to suit the tastes of your little ones. Once a week a picnic is held in the garden with pizza, burgers, chicken nuggets, fries and soft drinks.

Amenities Lift • Bar • Garden • Playground • Parking • Swimming pool Restaurant • Sauna • Wellness centre

Private transfers available

Special Offers Free wine and soft drinks at meal times available on selected durations Free use of 2 sun-beds and a beach umbrella (for min stays of 3nights) Discounts available on selected durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a Paranza room on full board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms; rooms with balcony and sea view; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY (HB ONLY) £368 £524

JUN £487 £743

JUL £502 £778

AUG £541 £869

SEP £404 £608

Extra night from £51 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

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Hotel New Bristol

★★★

Cesenatico

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

This cosy family-run hotel is close to the beach on a street lined with trees and is sister hotel to the Miramare. The hotel is run with the same attention to detail, high quality and service. Enjoy typically Romagnan meals in the air-conditioned, Mediterranean-style dining room, before you relax on the terrace with your evening drink and take in the wonderful atmosphere. The rooftop pool, terrace and sun-deck have a commanding view of the sea and Cesenatico town. All the refurbished bedrooms have a private balcony to sit with a good book after a morning at the pool, beach or gym.

Amenities Bar • Restaurant • Laundry service • Lift • TV lounge • Luggage room Fitness room • Outdoor swimming pool • Hydro massage Jacuzzi Sauna • Turkish bath • Small children's play area • Internet point Free use of the facilities at sister hotel Miramare

Private transfers available

Special Offers Stay 7 nights and receive free beach service (1 umbrella and 2 deck chairs). Free entrance to Atlantica (water park) Jun to Aug

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on half board. Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts.

7 nts

JAN-APR £594

MAY-JUL £687

AUG £778

SEP £643

OCT-DEC £594

Extra night from £ 53 pp Minimum stay 7 nights

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Residenza Lido

Cesenatico

★★★ Apartments

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

For those seeking a less formal alternative without compromising on quality, we have found the perfect holiday accommodation. Centrally located just 20m from the beach and five minutes from the historical town centre, these typically Italian apartments offer a warm and courteous family welcome and comfortable atmosphere. There is a large swimming pool with comfortable sun beds and umbrellas and children are kept busy with the entertainment programme, toy library and play areas. CORALLO is a large modern studio, with kitchenette, bathroom with shower and hairdryer, dressing room and double bed. ACQUAMARINA is a one-bedroom apartment with kitchenette and living room with double sofa bed and separate bedroom with double bed. There is also a bathroom with shower and hairdryer. PERLA is the same as above but with an extra pull out bed. All apartments have air conditioning, fridge, safe, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, room service, fully-equipped kitchenette, balcony, bath and bed linen and maid service. All balconies are furnished with table and chairs.

Amenities Internet connection • Currency exchange • Restaurant Bar • Laundry service • Lift • Parking • Children’s mini club Outdoor swimming pool (heated) • Children’s play area • Bike use • Sauna

Private transfers available

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Rates are based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping 2 and apartments sleeping 5.

7nts

APR-MAY £544

JUN £641

JUL-AUG £952

SEP-OCT £640

Minimum stay 7 nights

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Hotel Imperiale

★★★

Valverde

Fly to: Rimini – Bologna

This modern, friendly, family run hotel is in the area of Valverde just a few minutes walk from the beach.The rooftop sun terrace with sea view offers a great space to relax with a book and enjoy the sun. Inside the hotel is completely air conditioned for your comfort, while the bar opens out onto the terrace where you can enjoy the evening air with a drink after dinner. Start the morning every day with a rich buffet breakfast, guaranteed to keep you going till dinner when the menu offers a choice between meat, vegetable and fish dishes together with buffet of fresh salads and vegetables. The hotel has their own area on the beach (payable locally) and children’s mini club. All rooms are equipped with shower/WC, balcony, most with views of the sea, Satellite TV, phone, safe, hairdryer and air conditioning. The hotel can offer triple and family rooms, some with interconnecting doors.

Amenities Currency exchange • Lift • Free parking • Bar • Restaurant Tourist information • Fax service • Internet point

Private transfers available

Special Offers Discounts available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on full board (drinks excluded). Flights to Bologna with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

7 nts

MAY-JUN £566

JUL £659

AUG £659

SEP £545

Extra night from £ 42 pp Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

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Lido di Jesolo

Lido di Jesolo is every inch dedicated to the delights of holidaymaking. Safe bathing in the warm sea, strolling along the beach front promenade or watching the world go by from a pavement cafe. A vast, busy resort, mostly originating from the early 1960s, Jesolo provides holidaymakers with an opportunity to relax in a relatively spacious coastal location with pools, beach and comfortable accommodation. But let’s not forget the main draw – Venice. Located just an hours’ ferry ride across the Venetian Lagoon, this resort is a must on your holiday tick sheet. Glide beneath the famous Rialto Bridge on a gondola. Lose yourself in the maze of narrow backstreets. And shop ‘til you drop at the chic designer bo Venice aside, Lido di Jesolo really comes alive in the evenings. Restaurants spill out onto the pavements and the shops stay open late. If you want to dance the night away, there are discos and nightclubs to choose from. With its great beaches and close proximity to Venice, Lido di Jesolo hits just the right note if you’re looking to combine a beach break with one of the world’s most eye-popping cities.

Monthly average temperature, Lido di Jesolo (in degrees celsius) Jan 6º

Feb 8º

Mar 13º

Apr 17º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

Aug 29º

Domino apartments

Sep 25º

Oct 19º

★★★

Nov 13º

Dec 8º

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) VENICE 35 Km

TREVISO 47 Km

Lido di Jesolo

Fly to: Venice Marco Polo

Experience the cosmopolitan buzz and sandy beaches of Lido di Jesolo whilst enjoying the best of modern facilities and open spaces at the recently-built Hotel Domino. Take your pick from 53 apartments of varying sizes for one to five people. Situated over four floors, with two lifts and disabled access, all the apartments come with balconies, air conditioning and a free parking space. Room facilities include safe, cable/satellite TV, bathroom, kitchenette, direct-dial phone and modem link. The private beach, with sun beds and parasols provided, is 250 metres away and suits adults and children alike. The three star property has all the facilities you need for a great family holiday.

Amenities Bicycle hire • Luggage room • Lift • Car park • Outdoor swimming pool • Ping pong • Private beach • TV lounge

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per apartment, 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, based on 3 adults sharing a 1-bedroom apartment, with breakfast.

7 nts

APR-JUN £1,092

JUL-AUG £1,260

SEP £1,092

Also available: apartments sleeping up to 5; children discounts. Possibility of shorter stays, please enquire.

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Hotel Torino

Lido di Jesolo

★★★

Fly to: Venice Marco Polo

Located in the heart of Lido di Jesolo, this 3-star property is just 30m away from its own private beach and within walking distance of the lively city centre. The hotel has been totally renovated to offer rooms equipped with all modern comforts, a spacious and bright air conditioned restaurant and a reading/TV lounge, with a large terrace overlooking the main street. There is also a bar with a view onto the promenade. All of the 46 guest rooms feature private bathroom, balcony, telephone, television and air conditioning.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24 hour reception • Terrace • Lift • Room service • Parking

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Venice Marco Polo with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

7 nts

APR-JUN £608

JUL £646

AUG £737

SEP £559

Extra night from £ 49 pp Minimum stay 7 nights, Saturdays arrival. Possibility of shorter stays, please enquire.

Hotel Milton Romantik

Lido di Jesolo

★★★

Fly to: Venice Marco Polo

This charming hotel has been owned by the Parcianello family since 1970. Located in the main pedestrian area, just 50m from its own private beach, the hotel has a friendly environment and is equipped with all modern comforts. The restaurant serves a varied buffet breakfast and typical regional dishes for dinner. The Hotel has an attractive swimming pool and spacious terrace, where snacks served, there is also a bar terrace leading directly onto the popular pedestrian area.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Venice Marco Polo with British Airways and private return transfers, Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £393 £629

JUN £446 £730

JUL £482 £814

AUG £509 £877

SEP £393 £629

Extra night from £ 59 pp

The guest rooms are equipped with LCD flat screen TV, telephone, safe, air conditioning, balcony, hairdryer mini bar and private bathroom.

Amenities Amenities • Reception • Private beach area with free sun chairs and umbrellas Parking • Swimming pool • Lift • Snack bar • Bar with terrace • Restaurant • Bicycles

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Tuscany Boasting a blend of delicious food, beautiful wine and the birth of Renaissance, Tuscany is classic Italy, a region of timeless beauty and rich culture. Its landscapes of rolling hills coated with vineyards and cypress trees and crowned by medieval hill-top villages are famed throughout the world, immortalised in the works of great artists. The region’s most prized art and historical relics reside in the larger cities; while the hilltop medieval towns offer breathtaking views of rustic vineyards and olive groves. Tuscany of course is renowned for its wines, particularly Chianti, a wonderful accompaniment to the delicious Tuscan dishes of pasta and beans.

Monthly average temperature, Pisa Jan 11º

Feb 12º

Mar 15º

Apr 18º

Hotels 1. La Canonica di Cortine 2. Casafrassi 3. Fuoriporta 4. Villa il Poggiale 5. San Michele Antico Pozzo 6. Il Piccolo Castello

7. Monsignore della Casa 8. San Lorenzo 9. Ilaria / Alb Villa Marta 10. Poggio Sant Angelo 11. Relais Il Trebbiclo 12. L’ultimo Mulino 13. Albergo Del Chianti

Borgo San Lorenzo Castellina In Chianti Castelnuovo D’Elsa Cortona Florence Lucca Pescia San Gimignano Siena

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PISA 132 Km 142 Km 60 Km 220 Km 120 Km 37 Km 60 Km 88 Km 108 Km

BOLOGNA 94 Km 143 Km 139 Km 220 Km 123 Km 159 Km 139 Km 154 Km 174 Km

19

Jul 29º

9

Aug 29º

8 15 Lucca

(in kilometres) PERUGIA 210 Km 139 Km 205 Km 59 Km 160 Km 239 Km 218 Km 160 Km 118 Km

Jun 26º

Versilia Viareggio

14. Borgo Grandaie 15. Toretta 16. Villa Fiesde 17. Pal San Lorrenzo 18. La Cecinella 19. Villa Salvini

Distances from/to airports

May 22º

(in degrees celsius)

FLORENCE 44 Km 53 Km 47 Km 131 Km 13 Km 71 Km 55 Km 64 Km 80 Km

Sep 26º

Oct 21º

Nov 16º

7

11 16

Florence

Pisa 4 13 San 3 1 12 Gimignano 517 2 10 Siena 18 Cortona 6

Tuscany 14

Dec 12º


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Tuscany Borgo San Lorenzo Situated approximately 27km from Florence, this is the main centre among the nine communes of the Mugello, a green hilly area where the Sieve River flows. Civilised in Etruscan times and later one of the privileged possessions of Florence, the Medici family originated here, as well as great artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico. The medieval Palazzo del Podestà, rebuilt after the 1919 earthquake, is definitely worth a look, as is the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo, with a bell tower dated 1263 attached to the apses, hosting inside glassed terracotta works and paintings of the Giotto school. Just 3km along the road leading to Faenza you will find the church of San Giovanni Maggiore, with an eight-sided bell tower of the 11th Century, and inside a beautiful Ambon decorated with marble tiles in the Florentine style.

Montecatini Terme The town of Montecatini Terme is world-famous for its spas, springs and thermal baths. The baths and spas date back to the 14th century and nowadays there are nine fully-functioning 'terme' spread around the town. Elegant, peaceful and relaxing, they make for perfect resting places. Enjoy a glass of enriched water, or take the plunge for the full treatment ... you will be in illustrious company. Previous visitors include Rossini, Verdi, Orson Welles, Clark Gable and assorted European royalty. Verdi was particularly taken, searching for eternal youth each year for 25 years. The town also has many art galleries and antique shops and is famous as the Tuscan capital of Liberty Style.

Fiesole Fiesole is a pretty town in the scenic hills above Florence with Etruscan roots, Roman ruins and spectacular views of Florence. During summer the Roman Amphitheatre holds outdoor theatre and music performances as part of Estate Fiesolana. Summer concerts are also held in the Castel di Poggio. Fiesole holds an antique fair on the second Sunday of every month. For centuries Fiesole has been the favoured retreat of Florentines during the hot summer months and it still provides cool summer air and magnificent views. The main sights are the Roman theatre and baths, as well as the Duomo of Fiesole, and there are many splendid villas in the area. Some are hotels and some are open to visitors. The most famous and the prototype Tuscan villa is the Medici at Fiesole.

Pescia The town of Pescia takes its name after the river which divides it in two parts and which makes it cool and pleasant for visits, especially during the spring and summer. The Medici family was very important for this city. Leone X – Medici’s Pope - erected its first parish in 1519 and then the same family improved its economy. It has a typical row of houses which start from the top of the hill and end at Villa Garzoni: this villa and its baroque garden “All'Italiana” was designed and built during the 17th century and was enriched in the following century with statues and magnificent fountains. Today one of the major centres of the Valdinievole, Pescia consolidated its political role at the end of the 12th century in the Carolingian Age when, after gaining freedom from the imperial power, it became a free city-state (or "Commune") together with the neighbouring town of Lucca.

Lucca Imagine a beautiful little Tuscan town protected by massively thick 16th Century walls, featuring some of Italy’s finest medieval and Renaissance architecture, superb dining, antique markets, classical and rock music festivals and easy access to stunning nearby villas in the surrounding hills. Add to that endless beaches less than half an hour away and it’s no wonder Lucca is one of Tuscany's best-kept secrets. A wealthy and colourful town, it is sufficiently off the beaten track to have kept its civility and reserve. Lucca is a city of merchants who know how to woo the visitor and the shopper, but the pace of life varies between slow and slower.

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Tuscany Chianti The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as the best known, and is appreciated by visitors from across the world. The borders of the Chianti area are not clearly defined, but in general it extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two cities and extending to the east toward Valdarno and to the west to Val d’Elsa. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

San Gimignano San Gimignano is a small, walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town is also known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 towerhouses (some as high as 50m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th and 15th Century Italian art.

Siena Is it the best preserved medieval town in Italy? You decide! Siena is the perfect counterpart to Florence. Largely enclosed by ancient walls and with a Gothic cathedral which dates from the 12th Century, this is a city which invites you to explore each square and narrow street. Start at the Piazza del Campo, where the spectacular Palio horse race is held on July 2 and August 16. Age-old rivalries are rekindled as bareback jockeys from Siena’s 17 districts contest the race, and there are hundreds of bars and restaurants. Try ribollita, a vegetable soup or a wild boar stew. Best-known of Siena’s desserts is panforte, a calorific bomb usually made from nougat. Florence is easily reached by train, and the Chianti countryside is waiting to be discovered if you hire a car.

Cortona Cortona is located in the central region of Tuscany, in the Province of Arezzo. The town is not far from the border with Umbria, and its magnificent views extend over the green plains and hills of Tuscany and Umbria, extending beyond the lovely Lake Trasimeno. The town is attractive and welcoming, with several inviting bars and restaurants off the central piazzas, and a highly-recommended place to stay. Cortona is surrounded by defensive walls, the foundations of which date back to the Etruscan period. Tightly-clustered medieval houses pack the slopes, leading upwards to an open green area where the hill is crowned by a Medici fortress (Fortezza Medicea). The narrow lanes and alleys winding up and down the slopes within Cortona can be confusing so it’s a good idea to arm yourself with a street plan before exploring. Just below the fortress is a large church; the Santuario di Santa Margherita (Sanctuary of St Margaret).

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Relais Il Trebbiolo

Molino del Piano, Hotel and Apartments

near Florence

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

Relais Il Trebbiolo is set in a historic villa outside Olmo. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, it is just 23km from Florence. The setting of Il Trebbiolo Relais is breathtaking, with a view overlooking the beautiful valley of the Madonna delle Grazie del Sasso Sanctuary, the ancient village of Santa Brigida, Villas and Farms, of the castle of the Trebbio and the Romanesque Pieve of San Martino a Lubaco. The Trebbiolo's restaurant is one of the most famous in the area, offering breakfast lunch and dinner. All the rooms are air-conditioned and decorated in a typical Tuscan style. Some rooms are in the main villa and some in the Borgo annex. Apartments sleeping up to four have one or two bedrooms, living room (some with sofa bed), kitchenette and a bathroom.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24-Hour Front Desk • Garden • Non-Smoking Rooms • Swimming pool

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior rooms and Junior Suites, single, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £346 £551

APR-JUN £368 £599

JUL-AUG £382 £623

SEP £368 £599

OCT-DEC £346 £551

Extra night from £ 49 pp

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 1 night

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4, bed and breakfast.

1 nt

JAN-MAR

APR-JUN

JUL-AUG

SEP

OCT-DEC

£144

£190

£229

£190

£144

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Villa Fiesole

Fiesole, near Siena

★★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna Hotel Villa Fiesole is a beautiful 19th century villa with fresco ceilings situated in Fiesole, on the outskirts of Florence, on the side of an ancient Etruscan hill. This elegant, 4-star Fiesole hotel, with its extensive gardens, refreshing outdoor swimming pool, unique panoramic terrace overlooking the city of Florence and convenient parking, is the ideal place for those looking for comfortable and warm Tuscan hospitality, just a few minutes away from the centre of Florence. With just 32 guest rooms, this is an excellent choice for couples and families that want a boutique hotel experience and relief from the crowds of Florence. The local bus conveniently stops in front of the property for the 20-minute ride into the centre of Florence. All of the comfortable guest rooms feature telephone, hairdryer, in-room safe, air-conditioning, television and private bathroom with shower and WC.

Amenities Laundry service • Garden • Lift • Bar/lounge • Room service (limited hours) • Outdoor swimming pool • Restaurant

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: deluxe rooms and Junior suites, double for sole use and triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £373 £664

APR £404 £737

MAY-JUL £490 £937

AUG £430 £797

SEP-OCT £490 £937

NOV-DEC £373 £664

Extra night from £ 59 pp

Li Zuti Country Resort

★★★★

Bagno di Ripoli, near Florence

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

A brand new charming resort near Florence and the Chianti valley, Li Zuti is the right choice for guests who want to get a taste of authentic Tuscan living at a resort rich in history. Attentive renovations have restored the thirteenth century manor house to its original splendor, creating a luxury resort. Nestled in a 10,000 square meter park, the Li Zuti County Resort is an exclusive apartment complex housed in an ancient century manor house. The complex comprises of 7 luxury one and two bedroom apartments allowing to sleep up to 4/6 people. All apartments have a living room (most of them with sofa bed), kitchenette and one or two bathrooms. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with waterfall and hydro massage and a Spa.

Amenities Reception • 7 apartments • Spa • Swimming pool • Park • Parking Spa with heated pool, whirlpool • Sauna and massage

Special Offers (not cumulative) Book early (30 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation. Free nights available on selected durations Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 3, self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 6. To be paid locally: security deposit and final cleaning.

7 nts

JAN-APR £847

MAY-JUN £1,083

JUL-AUG £1,326

SEP £1,083

OCT-DEC £965

Minimum stay of 7 nights July/August (Saturdays start) Other durations are also available, please enquire

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Hotel Toretta

★★★★

Montecatini terme

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

The feeling of being part of the family who owns this hotel makes your stay here as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The Hotel Torretta has a large, comfortable lounge, where you can read, relax, listen to music or chat with friends. The dining room serves Tuscan specialities, while in reception you will always be welcomed by staff who will help organise your stay and to make you feel relaxed and at home. The Hotel Torretta is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool with hydro massage, a shaded garden and private parking. The hotel is situated in the beautiful green and panoramic views of Montecatini Terme, which is very close to parks, spa establishments and sports grounds. All rooms are equipped with central air conditioning, mini bar, safe, telephone, satellite TV and hairdryer.

Amenities Air-conditioning • Garden • Lift • Room service-limited hour Front desk - safety deposit box • Mountain bikes Outdoor swimming pool • Private parking Internet/Email services • Reading room • Satellite TV Bar • Diet meals available • Restaurant

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single rooms; half board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

APR £367 £650

MAY £409 £748

JUN £385 £692

JUL £367 £650

AUG-SEP £409 £748

OCT £385 £692

Extra night from £ 57 pp

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel San Lorenzo

Pescia

★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

Near Pescia, at the foot of the historical village San Lorenzo, dedicated to the Patron Saint born next to the nearby small church of the 16th Century, and near a well known water spring, two important paper mills called San Lorenzo and Cerreto were founded. The mills were widely known, in the beginning, for the production of high quality, hand-made paper, later of white and grey, air-dried paper. Both paper mills ceased their activity in 1960 and 1975 respectively. Since then all machineries were kept as witness of this past activity. Nowadays, after a long, loving refurbishment, the property, with two historical buildings, has been brought to new life. A lovely 20 room and 10 suite hotel now exists, surrounded by green hills crossed by a river. All furniture was chosen with the aim of creating a warm and traditional atmosphere. In the typical restaurant, where the old mill machines remain, guests can taste local specialties. The reception and sitting rooms, for reading and entertaining, contribute to make this place ideal for quiet relaxing holidays.

Car hire essential

Amenities Restaurant • Meeting room • Swimming pool • Bar • Parking • Lift

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on half board. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms; bed and breakfast basis; children discounts

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £391 £654

JUN-AUG £391 £699

Extra night from £ 62 pp

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell’ Alba

★★★★

Lucca

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

The Hotel Ilaria and its annexe, Residenza dell'Alba, occupy the Villa Bottini’s old stables and a restored 14th Century church, and are centrally located within the walls of the Etruscan city of Lucca. The 41 guestrooms and suites feature contemporary decor. All include satellite TV, high-speed Internet connection, mini bar, direct-dial phone and blue and white tiled bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast before exploring the hotel’s historic buildings and the surrounding area with the help of a complimentary audio guide. The hotel also offers bicycle hire. In the afternoon, guests can enjoy complimentary beverages in the café (complimentary coffee/soft drinks and cakes 12pm-6pm).

Amenities Bar • Terrace • Garden • Coffee shop • Bicycle rental • Currancy exchange • Daily newspapers • Parking/garage • Internet point

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior rooms and Suites, single, double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £451 £848

APR-OCT £490 £937

NOV-DEC £451 £846

Extra night from £ 85 pp

Albergo Villa Marta

Lucca

★★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

This property, built in the 19th century, was originally a hunting lodge and has recently been refurbished. Surrounded by a spacious garden and only 5km from the historic centre of Lucca, Villa Marta extends the best of Tuscan hospitality to its guests and offers an unforgettable and relaxed stay. On a low hill near the villa there is a small chapel, the ideal place to celebrate a small, intimate religious wedding followed by a fantastic reception at the hotel. The buffet breakfast, which includes home-made cakes, breads, jams, cold meats and fresh fruit, is served in the garden during the summer months and in winter it can be enjoyed inside by a welcoming open fireplace. Lunch and dinner menus can be arranged on request, with personalised dishes taking into account any diet and allergy requests. At the guests’ disposal are the outdoor swimming pool and the use of bicycles. Cookery and painting courses are run periodically by professional staff. All 11 rooms are large, full of light and elegantly furnished, with air conditioning, telephone, sat TV, mini-bar and hairdryer. Some rooms are interconnecting, whilst others have ceiling frescos or a view of the countryside.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: deluxe rooms; single rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR £406 £741

APR-SEP £478 £909

OCT £424 £783

Extra night from £ 52 pp

Amenities Garden • Outdoor swimming pool • Bicycle rental • Restaurant • Parking • Babysitting • Internet point & WIFI

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Borgo Grondaie

Siena

Hotel and Apartments

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Perugia

The charming Borgo Grondaie, built out of an old Tuscan farm just 2km out of the centre of Siena, offers hotel and self catering accommodation. All accommodation offers air conditioning and the hotel rooms feature Sky Gold (satellite TV channels). Maintaining its rustic setting, Borgo Grondaie is furnished in authentic rustic country Tuscan style. The four acres that surround the property and the salt water swimming pool make for a rural atmosphere, yet within easy reach of Siena. Borgo Grondaie also offers a good selection of one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5, all with a living room, a kitchenette and a bathroom. Some of the apartments have a private garden.

Amenities Bar • Garden • Safety deposit box • Heating • Air conditioning • Outdoor swimming pool • Laundry • Bicycle rental

Price guideline

for hotel £ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double rooms for sole use.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £337 £580

APR £391 £706

MAY-OCT £427 £790

NOV-DEC £391 £706

Extra night from £ 47 pp

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4, self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 5.

7 nts

JAN-MAR £718

APR-OCT £1,325

NOV-DEC £718

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Monsignore Della Casa

Country Resort

B. San Lorenzo

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

Named after a 16th Century nobleman who was born here and became a Secretary of State at the Vatican, this country estate is just 16 miles from Florence. Monsignore Della Casa Country resort has extensive leisure facilities in the large estate. The resort offers many on-site activities, helping you make the most of the great outdoors. In November and December you can join in the fun as specially-trained dogs go around the estate in search of white truffles. Just outside the resort you will find an 18-hole golf course, a sailing school on Lake Bilancino just 10km away and various horse-riding centres are available locally. If the great outdoors is not for you, there is a wine bar and restaurant (open from the beginning of April) where you can taste various cheese and wine combinations. The Wellness Centre offers sauna, Turkish bath, gym, whirlpool bath and a wide range of treatments. The village of Borgo San Lorenzo, 3km away, has cosy little restaurants and shops and is linked by train to Florence. The reception organises lessons in Tuscan cooking, painting, archery, Italian language and guided tours.

Amenities Wine bar • Restaurant • Wellness centre • Swimming pool

Free nights available on selected Price guideline £ per person -durations. 3/7 nights Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay Also available: deluxe room, Junior Suites, Suites, Suites Deluxe; villa sleeping up to 4; triple rooms and children discounts

3 nts 7 nts

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MAR-APR £385 £692

MAY-JUN £399 £727

JUL-AUG £511 £986

SEP £399 £727

OCT-DEC £385 £692

Extra night from £63 pp

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Monsignore Della Casa

Within the grounds of the Monsignore Della Casa Country Resort, located around the 16th century Villa, the apartments have been created in the converted stables and barns of this small, charming hamlet, that is totally fenced in to guarantee peace and quiet.

Each of the individual apartments are beautifully furnished with typical old-style Tuscan furniture with its own entrance, satellite TV with pay-to-view, safe and phone, sleeping between four and eight people. Some are split level with extra features such as a private terrace or garden with outdoor furniture, verandas, whirlpool baths and open fireplaces. Many having outstanding views.

Apartments

Borgo San Lorenzo

6+2: Ground-floor living/dining room with double bed-settee, fireplace, kitchen with large stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. Bathroom with toilet and shower. One double bedroom. First floor, twin-bedded room, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, wide covered veranda in a wonderful position, large garden and private swimming pool.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool (and hydromassage) • Solarium Park and gardens • Babysitting • Games room • Parking

Price includes: Electricity, gas, water, linen, towels and use of the hotel facilities (entry to the Wellness Centre is payable locally) Classic 4+2: Wide living/dining-room with double bed-settee, fireplace (some), kitchencorner, WC, double bedroom, twin-bedded room, bathroom with shower. Apartment on more than one level with private outdoor space. Premium 4+2: Ground-floor living/dining room with double bed-settee, fireplace, open kitchen-corner with oven and dishwasher, bathroom with shower. Twin-bedded room, double bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. Semi-detached house with wide veranda in a wonderful position and large garden. Premium extra 4+2: Ground-floor living/dining room with double bed-settee, fireplace, open kitchen-corner with large stove, oven, dishwasher and washing-machine, bathroom with shower. First floor: twin-bedded room, double bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. Semi-detached house with wide veranda, in a wonderful position, large garden and private swimming pool.

Special Offers Book early (60 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation (on selected dates and durations)

Price guideline

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per classic apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering. Also available: deluxe, executive, premium, premium extra, premium junior apartments; villa sleeping 12 and villa sleeping 16. To be paid locally: refundable security deposit (from 160€ to 400€) and final cleaning.

7 nts

MAR-APR £708

MAY £891

JUN £1,198

JUL-AUG £1,709

SEP £891

OCT-DEC £708

Minimum stay of 5 nights (any day arrival) Minimum stay of 7 nights and Saturdays start only (16/04-30/09)

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Hotel Casafrassi

Castellina in Chianti

★★★★ Agritourism

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia An 18th Century country house lovingly converted into an upmarket hotel, the Casafrassi is a few miles from Siena, off the road to Florence, surrounded by the beautiful Chianti countryside. Far from being a conventional hotel it takes in a villa dating back over 200 years and several former farmhouses in the old village, a cloister and chapel from an ancient monastery are also part of the experience. Siena is about seven miles away and easy to visit, car hire is advisable. The Casafrassi is also a great base for sports and activities, including walking in the surrounding forests. In keeping with its rural traditions, the hotel also produces its own award winning Chianti Classico wine, extra virgin olive oil and pork. The hotel’s own restaurant serves fresh local dishes in the former lemon house or on the terrace in summer. Enjoy wine tasting and pick grapes from the vine just yards from your room. All 25 rooms have wide spaces and high ceilings, overlooking the green panorama of vineyards and olive groves, and are equipped with en-suite bathroom with bath or shower, phone, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, sat TV and hairdryer. Large triple and quadruple rooms are also available. The main villa has a lift and the rooms are situated on the first and second floor. Weddings can be celebrated in Castellina in Chianti or Siena, followed by a sumptuous banquet at the hotel. Cookery courses, excursions and tours can be organised on request. Car hire is advisable

Amenities Lift • Outdoor swimming pool • Bicycle rental • Restaurant • Wine tasting • Internet point & WIFI connection • Tennis court • Table tennis • Laundry service • Free parking • Wellness centre

Special Offers (not cummulative) Book early (45 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation. Free nights available on selected dates and durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: comfort and superior rooms, rooms with balcony; triple, single and double for sole use.

3 nts 7 nts

APR £373 £605

MAY-JUN £439 £737

JUL £409 £677

AUG-SEP £439 £737

OCT £373 £605

Extra night from £ 62 pp

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Casafrassi

Castellina in Chianti

Apartments

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia Next to the 18th century manor house in a small hamlet you will find the Agriturism Casafrassi apartments Each well equipped apartment can accommodate from 4-6 people with own private entrances and gardens. Enjoy this farm holiday experience with the same facilities and high standards as the hotel while offering you the independence of staying in a country home. You'll be able to relax fully in the swimming-pool or garden in an informal environment or dine at the hotel's elegant terrace restaurant in the evening. Price includes electricity, heating, gas, water, linen, towels, final cleaning and use of all the hotel facilities

Malvasia – sleep 5 This apartment has one double bedroom, one triple bedroom, a dining room with a kitchenette and two bathrooms with shower, Ceiling-fans in the bedrooms and heating. Situated at ground floor level, enjoy the garden with gazebo where you can have lunch and dine outside. Tiglio – sleeps 6 Made up of two triple bedrooms, a dining room with a kitchenette and two bathrooms with shower, Ceiling-fans in the bedrooms and heating. Situated at ground floor level, you have a garden with gazebo where you can have lunch and dine outside. Iris – sleep 4 This apartment has two double bedrooms, a dining room with kitchenette, and one bathroom with shower. The apartment is situated at ground floor level and has a terrace, table, umbrella and chairs for dining outside and equipped with air conditioning / heating.

Price guideline

Giglio – sleep 4 This apartment has one double and 1 twin bedroom, a dining room with kitchenette, and one bathroom with shower. Situated at half floor level with a terrace, table, umbrella and chairs for dining outside and equipped with air conditioning / heating. Ginestra – sleeps 6 This is a two floor apartment. On the ground floor there is a dining room with a kitchenette, one twin bedroom and two bathrooms with shower. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, and two bathrooms with shower. The terrace has a table, umbrella and chairs for dining outside and equipped with air conditioning / heating. Gelso – sleeps 6 This has two double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom, bathroom with shower and a dining room with kitchenette. Located on the ground floor, with a terrace, table, umbrella and chairs for dining outside and equipped with air conditioning / heating.

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, 4 adults sharing Giglio apartment, self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 6. Possibility to stay on a bed and breakfast / half board basis; and pre-book wine tasting/cooking classes.

7 nts

JAN-MAR £698

APR-MAY £784

JUN-JUL £826

AUG £959

SEP £784

OCT-DEC £698

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Fuoriporta

Castelnuovo d’Elsa, Chianti

Apartments

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna These are part of the Castle Coiana Complex and are in the immediate vicinity of San Gimignano, San Miniato, Certaldo and Vinci and not too far from Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Florence. Among the facilities are a swimming pool with incredible views of the valley and a converted hayloft which has been transformed into a relaxation area and reading room. Activities include archery, treasure hunts and orientation in the nearby woods is often organised for the guests. Trips to the mill and the villa’s old cellar which go down 18 metres underground are possible upon request and local products are available to purchase from the farm. GINESTRA 2/4 guests – Private patio complete with furniture, kitchen with TV, 1 double bedroom, living room with double sofa bed and 2 bathrooms. SUNFLOWER, LAVENDER, JASMINE 4/5 guests – Terrace with small private garden with patio furniture, kitchen with microwave, living room with sofa and TV, master bedroom and a double or triple bedroom, 2 bathrooms. VIOLETTA, MIMOSA, CYCLAMEN 4/5 guests – Terrace or small private garden with patio furniture, kitchen with microwave, large living room with TV and decoder, a master bedroom and a double or triple bedroom and 2 bathrooms. HOUSE 6 guests (Primrose, Lily) – Private garden with patio furniture, kitchen with microwave, living room with TV and fireplace, 2 master bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and 2 bathrooms.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 (Ginestra), self catering. Also available: 2 bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5 and house sleeping up to 6. To be paid locally: security deposit and final cleaning. Final cleaning between 45€ and 60€.

7 nts

MAR-MAY £498

JUN £648

JUL-AUG £697

SEP £648

OCT £498

Minimum stay of 7 nights (Saturdays start)

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Palazzo San Niccolo

Radda in Chianti

★★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia

The Hotel Palazzo San Niccolò is located on Piazza Ferrucci, in the heart of the old town centre of Radda in Chianti, a charming old town in the Tuscan countryside. The building that has been turned into the hotel is one of the prettiest in the town and was recently renovated, keeping the original structure, and has sophisticated, exclusive communal spaces such as the large hall and the meeting room that has been converted from an old wine cellar. The Hotel Palazzo San Niccolò offers guests large, sophisticated and bright rooms with wooden ceiling beams, terracotta tiles, and wrought iron beds, marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs or showers. All rooms have air conditioning, safe, mini bar and satellite television.

Amenities Bar • 24-hour front desk • Garden • Lift • Safety deposit box • Room service

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; superior, deluxe, Suites and Junior Suites; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR £397 £720

MAY-JUN £439 £818

JUL £415 £762

AUG £397 £720

SEP-OCT £439 £818

Extra night from £ 67 pp

Albergo Del Chianti

Greve in Chianti

★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence

Enjoy the family-run atmosphere, friendly staff and welcoming environment at Albergo del Chianti, a 3-star hotel set in the heart of Greve in Chianti. Set in a charming old tower, Albergo del Chianti is found in Greve's central square. The hotel's stylish lobby has antique Tuscan furniture. Albergo del Chianti offers 15 clean and comfortable rooms. Tasteful decorations, pastel colours and wood furnishings all contribute to a warm, relaxing environment. Some rooms offer a bird's-eye view of the square. Most rooms are situated overlooking the internal garden or near the swimming pool. All the rooms are equipped with all the comforts such as air-conditioning, mini-bar, telephone, central heating and television. All the hotel rooms have a personal bathroom with WC and shower.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £352 £615

Extra night from £ 52 pp

Amenities Safety deposit box • 24-hour fron desk • Lift • Bar • Air-conditioning • Garden • Outdoor swimming pool

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L ’ultimo Mulino

Gaiole in Chianti

★★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia In Gaiole in Chianti, in what was once a 15th century mill, the Hotel L'Ultimo Mulino is a charming property where tradition lives in perfect harmony with the very latest in modern technology. Following a restoration project, the rooms of the old mill have been transformed into attractive spaces. Hotel L'Ultimo Mulino has an open air swimming pool overlooking the surrounding countryside and a terrace where, in warm weather, breakfast and lunch are served al fresco. Inside, there is a large lounge area, which offers a unique atmosphere to complement the building’s centuries old past. Bedrooms are decorated in soft, neutral tones which perfectly complement the original architectural features of the old building, many of which are still clearly visible. The rooms are all equipped with the usual comforts of a 4 star hotel; heating, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and safe. A number of rooms boast particularly appealing features such as whirlpool bath, private terrace and patio-garden opening out onto the Tuscan countryside.

Amenities Restaurant • Garden • Open air swimming pool • Solarium • Satellite television • Mini bar • Air-conditioning

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior and deluxe rooms; suites; double for sole use and triple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-JUN £421 £776

JUN-SEP £439 £818

OCT £399 £755

Extra night from £ 67 pp

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Palazzo San Lorenzo

★★★★

Colle Val d’Elsa, near San Gimignano

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

Palazzo San Lorenzo is located between two of Italy’s most historic towns, Florence and Siena. It is an ideal location for any Tuscan experience, a wellness holiday, a gastronomical trip; or the perfect spot from which to explore charming Tuscany. Carefully restored, Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo is set in an elegant historic building that dates back to the 17th century. The hotel provides a refined environment with a perfect mix between ancient charm and modern comfort. It offers 48 rooms, the restaurant “Sopra Le Mura”, the beautiful Wellness Centre with it’s entrance by the ancient pharmacy. Each of the guest rooms comes equipped with air-conditioning, hairdryer, television, telephone, safe, mini bar and private bathroom with bathtub and/or shower with hydro massage. The hotel also has various suites.

Amenities Front desk - 24 hour • Indoor swimming pool (in Spa) • Massages • Sauna Bar • Restaurant • Lift

Special Offers (not cumulative) Book early (30 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; superior, deluxe rooms and Junior suites; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

FEB-APR £382 £623

MAY-JUL £451 £761

AUG £382 £623

SEP £451 £761

OCT £421 £701

NOV-DEC £382 £623

Extra night from £ 62 pp

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Hotel San Michele

San Gimignano

★★★

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

About a mile from the Tuscan historical gem of San Gimignano, this simple and homely hotel is run by sisters Paola and Roberta, who are happy to share their knowledge of the area with you and ensure you feel entirely at home. The hotel has a lovely garden with swimming pool. The rooms are set on two levels, some have views of vineyards, olive groves and the Chianti hills, while others overlook the inside courtyard. Nowhere is too far to visit the centre, San Gimignano can be reached on foot in approximately 20 minutes and a one hour drive takes you to the lovely locations of Florence, Lucca and Pisa. The seaside is less than 70 km away. The public bus stops outside the hotel. The 14 rooms include private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, telephone, heating, satellite TV, safe and desk and car parking.

Amenities Garden • Outdoor swimming pool • Lift • Bar • Parking Special Offers Free night available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: rooms with panoramic views; triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £346 £598

Extra night from £ 49 pp

Lantico ’ Pozzo

★★★

San Gimignano

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

L'Antico Pozzo (The Old Well) is set in a 15th Century town house, in the heart of San Gimignano. Located in a superb position within the ancient walls of the medieval town, L’Antico Pozzo is the perfect backdrop for art lovers and travellers looking for refined elegance. Breakfast is taken in the elegant saloon, once used for festive gatherings and parties. For dinner, the friendly staff will be happy to recommend one of the many restaurants nearby where you can sample some traditional Tuscan cuisine. All rooms come equipped with air conditioning, safe, radio, mini bar, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, heating and internet access. Some rooms overlook San Gimignano’s towers. Rooms with disabled facilities are available upon request.

Amenities Lift • Bar • Garden • Terrace • Baby sitting • Internet point • Parking (400m)

Price guideline £ per person - 3/7 nights Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-DEC £415 £762

Extra night from £ 73 pp

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Il Piccolo Castello

★★★★

Monteriggioni, near Siena

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

Hidden in two acres of parkland and just one kilometre from the ancient village of Monteriggioni, this luxury property, in the heart of the Sienese valley, is an ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Tradition and attention to detail are what this hotel is all about. Escape into total relaxation in the beauty and fitness centre or at the lovely outdoor swimming pool (heated from April to October). Also available (to be paid locally): Beauty Centre Massages, sauna, tanning shower, steam bath, Jacuzzi, bathrobes. Whether you decide to dine in the grand and inviting “La Ducareccia” restaurant or outside on the large, covered terrace, with a view over the gardens, you are sure to enjoy the wonderful taste and aroma of traditional dishes created by a highly-trained chef. Located around the swimming pool, with views over the Italian-style gardens, the individually decorated rooms reflect the neo-classical period, with furnishings crafted by local artisans, based on original designs, and are equipped with every modern convenience such as shower, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, safe and internet access.

Amenities Restaurant • Outdoor swimming pool • Beauty centre • Sauna • Parking

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 5% discount on accommodation and a free wine tasting Family discounts (cumulative with other offers)

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: superior rooms and Junior Suites; triple rooms and double for sole use; half board basis; children discounts. Possibility to arrange wine tasting and tasting dinners, please enquire.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £376 £611

MAY £406 £671

JUN-AUG £430 £719

SEP-OCT £278 £543

NOV-DEC £248 £483

Extra night from £ 59 pp

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La Canonica Di Cortine

Cortine, Chianti

Hotel and Apartments

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

In an idyllic, tranquil location in the heart of the Chianti countryside, this beautifully renovated ancient Tuscan castle offers superb accommodation and stunning original features. La Canonica Di Cortine is a group of houses and a villa that have been carefully restored and modernised into a bed & breakfast; bedrooms are tastefully furnished with careful attention to its historical origins and style. The hamlet of apartments is located in the converted ancient chapel, the old hayloft and other independent houses part of the ancient castle. All guest rooms come equipped with private bath/shower, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, telephone and mini bar. 1 or 2 bedrooms apartments vary in size, and they are all composed of a dining/living room, a kitchenette (some of them opening out on a private patio), 1 or 2 twin/double rooms and either 1 or 2 bathrooms.

Amenities Bicycle Rentals • Massage • Parking • Outdoor Swimming pool • Restaurant in vicinity

Special Offers

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: deluxe rooms, family room sleeping up to 4.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-JUN £370 £657

JUN-AUG £409 £748

SEP-OCT £370 £657

NOV-DEC £352 £615

Extra night from £ 52 pp

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 per week, self catering. Saturday starts only.

7 nts

JAN-MAR £680

APR-JUN £941

JUL-AUG £1255

SEP £941

OCT-DEC £680

Rates include water, electricity, weekly linen, final cleaning. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 4

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Villa Panorama

Apartments sleeping 4 or whole villa sleeping 10

Cortona

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia Stunning, panoramic views of the countryside are one of the star attractions of this beautiful property, which can be hired as a whole unit or split into three separate apartments. The villa has been completely refurbished with the renovations completed in June 2010 although the property still retains much of its original architecture. The villa has a total surface area of approx 220 sq m and is spread over two floors plus a small annex. There is a lovely outdoor swimming pool furnished with sun beds and umbrellas and the whole area is completely fenced. Please note that between 25 June and 02 September the villa can only be sold as a whole unit.

The Villa Panorama is made up as follows: APARTMENT LA LUNA sleeps four people and is situated on the first floor of the principal building. Covering approx 100 sq m, it is made up of two double bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. In the living area there is a sofa bed, a fireplace, air-conditioning, television and a kitchen complete with dishwasher. APARTMENT SOLE sleeps four people and is situated on the ground floor of the principal building. Covering approx 100 sq m, it is made up of two double bedrooms each with its own private bathroom. In the living area there is a sofa bed, a fireplace, air-conditioning, television and a kitchen complete with dishwasher. THE COTTAGE sleeps two people and is located in the annex of the property. Covering approx 60 sq m, it is made up of one double bedroom with private bathroom. There is a living room with sofa bed, a fireplace, air-conditioning, television and a kitchen complete with dishwasher.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per apartment sleeping 4 (Sole) per week, self catering. Apartments sleeping 2 and 4 are also available (except Jul-Aug) please enquire.

7 nts

APR £809

MAY-JUN £971

JUL-AUG whole villa

SEP £971

OCT-DEC £809

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09 Rent the whole villa (sleeping 10) from £ 2240 per week

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us

View from back of the Villa

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Casale Mulino

Cortona

Apartments sleeping 4/6 or villa sleeping 10

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia Located just 500m from Cortona and enjoying spectacular views, this lovely villa is made up of two completely restored stone houses. The property can be split into two separate residences or hired as a whole unit. It has a private outdoor swimming pool, barbecue, wood oven and furnished patio area.

The property is divided as follows: HOME QUERCIA is approx 100 sq m, spread over one floor and can sleep up to four people. It consists of a living room with a large fireplace and comfortable sofas. The kitchen is typically Tuscan in design with stonework cabinets and worktops in travertine stone. It has an electric oven, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, two sinks, microwave and large dining table and three beautiful balcony door/windows from which there is a great view. There are two bedrooms, both en-suite, one with twin beds and the other with a double bed. Outside there is a patio furnished with table and chairs. HOME GLICINE is approx 150 sq m, spread over two floors and can sleep up to six people. Outside there are 15 steps leading up to a fully furnished patio. From here there is an entrance to the Tuscan kitchen equipped with electric oven, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, two sinks and microwave. Also on this floor, there is a dining room with table and chairs and fireplace and one double bedroom with bathroom with bathtub. A wooden staircase with 12 steps takes you down to the ground floor. Here there are a further two bedrooms, one with a double bed the other with twin beds, and both have adjoining bathrooms with shower. Both bedrooms have a balcony door/window that opens onto the garden.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 per week, self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping 6, whole villa sleeping 10.

7 nts

APR £1,096

MAY-JUN £1,432

JUL-AUG whole villa

SEP £1,432

OCT-DEC £1,096

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 6. Rent the whole Villa sleeping 10 from £ 2670 per week.

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Casa San Francesco

Cortona

Town house sleeping 6

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna

This beautiful and large townhouse is located in central Cortona, within the old Etruscan walls. It is situated just one block from the San Francesco church and very close to the building where Pietro Berrettini (a baroque painter, architect and writer) was born. The villa is set over three floors; on the ground floor is the entrance leading to the living room with fireplace, a sofa, television, DVD player and stereo, a full bathroom with shower and a laundry room with washing machine. On the first floor, via an internal wooden staircase, is the large kitchen equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, oven and large farm table with chairs and one double bedroom. On the second floor there are a further two bedrooms, one double and one twin and a full bathroom with shower. All of the rooms have been lovingly restored and are furnished with old restored furniture, wrought iron beds, chestnut floors and ceilings with exposed beams.

Price guideline

£ per House - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per whole house sleeping 6 per week, self catering.

7 nts

APR £685

MAY-JUN £797

JUL-AUG £1,370

SEP £797

OCT-DEC £685

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning. Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09.

Dolce Vita

Cortona

Apartment sleeping 3

Fly to: Perugia - Florence - Pisa This first floor apartment is located just off the main square, with an endless choice of restaurants right on your doorstep, and is ideal for those looking for a central Cortona location. The apartment is approx 90 sq m and consists of a living room with sofa and television, a kitchenette with a dining table and washing machine, a double bedroom with queen-size bed, a bathroom with shower and a single bedroom. Heating and air-conditioning are available and payable locally. ADSL wireless internet connection is also available on request.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per apartment sleeping 3 per week, self catering.

7 nts

JAN-DEC £648

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning. Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09.

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Casa Del Sole

Cortona

Villa sleeping 4

Fly to: Pisa - Florence - Bologna - Perugia This lovely villa can be found just a short stroll from the centre of Cortona, in a panoramic position overlooking the Valdichiana valley and vineyards. It is a typical Tuscan construction comprising of two floors with Terracotta floors and ceilings with wooden beams. On the ground floor the villa comprises of an entrance hall into the lounge satellite television, DVD player, stereo/CD player and fireplace. A beautiful bricked kitchen with microwave, oven, toaster, washing machine and dishwasher, one bathroom with bath tub, one double bedroom and one twin French-bedded bedroom. There is an outside area furnished with garden furniture, barbecue and deckchairs. Below, the garden in a separate area is the private swimming pool exclusively for guests' use.

Price guideline

£ per Villa - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 2 bedroom villa sleeping 4 per week, self catering.

7 nts

APR-MAY £1,146

JUN-AUG £1,370

SEP-OCT £1,146

Including water, electricity, air/con, linen, towels for pool, parking, final cleaning. Saturdays arrivals 26/06-01/09.

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Tuscany Beaches Marina di Pietrasanta The seaside resort of Marina di Pietrasanta with its broad sandy beach, 5 kilometers long, gently shelving into clear seas and backed by pinewoods gives a feeling of spaciousness even during the crowded periods. Behind the seafront avenue its shady tree-lined streets, elegant buildings and green parks and gardens are home to the shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Whilst on holiday in Marina di Pietrasanta you are close to the old town of Pietrasanta which is renowned for its artists and poets.

Viareggio Viareggio is the southernmost Italian Riviera style resort on Italy's Mediterranean coast and the largest beach town in Tuscany. Art nouveau buildings housing shops, cafes and seafood restaurants line its promenade. There are two beautiful pine forests on either side of the town, allowing all kinds of activities sports and games or you can relax in the healthy clean air. Viareggio holds one of the largest and most celebrated carnival festivals in Italy, drawing over a million people. The elaborate parade, running along the seafront promenade, is usually held the three Sundays before Carnevale, the day of Carnevale (Shrove Tuesday), and the Sunday following. Cittadella Jazz and More is a festival of concerts during summer from mid-June through mid-August. Theatre and dance performances are held during summer, too.

Forte dei Marmi Forte dei Marmi is a favourite of film stars and celebrities, with comfortable hotels, fine restaurants and an excellent market held on Wednesdays year-round and also on Sundays in summer. This seaside resort is among the most popular on the coast, being located around a jetty set up during the sixteenth century to ship the Apuan marbles. Since 1788 this has been sheltered through an outpost which had been built by Leopoldo I and is still visible in the middle of Garibaldi Square. Many European nobles, diplomats, businness-men, artists and V.I.Ps have had their beautiful villas, protected by the greenery of the pinewoods, built here, choosing its sandy beaches to spend their holidays and to relax.

Lido di Camaiore Lido di Camaiore is a charming and modern beach resort of the historical centre of Camaiore. It is situated in a quiet zone on the sea between Viareggio and Marina di Pietrasanta. This place has become famous for the wide beach with its fine and golden sand. The views are beautiful with fertile hills and the peaks of the Apuan Alps standing out in the deep blue sky. A lively promenade brims with shops and bars and family-run trattorias lure you in with the tempting aroma of good home-cooking.

Cecina Mare Cecina Mare with its sandy beach and crystal water lies on the south coast of Livorno, alongside pine woods extending on over 13 km and offering wonderful walks and bike rides. This lively little town offers a mini-golf and many restaurants serving Tuscan food and wines. And on Sundays there is always a traditional market with local and regional products. Cecina Mare is an ideal base for exploring Pisa, Florence, Volterra and Siena, or take a boat trip to the Island of Elba. No doubt that Cecina mare is the ideal beach resort to suit families.

Tirrenia It is lovely to find a stretch of Mediterranean pine forest that hides a beach resort, a place where no building has been allowed on the shore. Whoever comes to Tirrenia is struck by the beauty of the forest. If you want to reach the shore from your hotel, you have to walk through the cool shade of pine trees and find the large beach and blue sea. After all day sunbathing you can take a stroll amongst the shops and have a typically Italian gelato (ice cream).

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Tuscany Beaches

Tuscany Forte dei Marmi 5 Pietrasanta

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2 13k

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Hotels

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1 Plaza e de Russie 2 Versilia Palace 3 La Pigna-L’esplanade 4 Villa Roma Imperiale 5 Il Negresco 6 Hotel Byron 7 Club I Pini 8 Alk 9 Villa Salvini 10 Green Park Resort

7 Viareggio

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Massarosa Lucca E76

San Giuliano Terme

Pisa

Florence

E80

10

Green Park Resort

Monthly average temperature, Pisa Jan 11º

Feb 12º

Mar 15º

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

Distances from/to airports

(in degrees celsius) Aug 29º

Sep 26º

Oct 21º

Nov 16º

Dec 12º

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

L ‘Esplanade Hotel

(in kilometres)

PISA 43 Km 45 Km 31 Km 62 Km 36 Km

Forte dei Marmi Marina di Pietrasanta Viareggio Cecina Lido di Camaiore

Marina di Pietrasanta

★★★

Fly to: Pisa

Hotel Esplanade offers panoramic views of the sea in Marina di Pietrasanta. It is well located on the sea front and opposite the new pier. The hotel also has a nice garden area with children’s playground and free parking. The hotel’s popular restaurant offers good Tuscan cuisine. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer television, telephone, Wi-Fi internet connection, hairdryer, mini-bar, bathroom and all rooms have a sea view. Most rooms have balcony.

Amenities Solarium • Jacuzzi • Children’s Playdround • Terrace • Safety Deposit Box • 24-hour front desk • Lift • Restaurant • Luggage Storage • Bar • Parking

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Free nights available on selected durations. Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double rooms for sole use; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £429 £657

JUN £459 £727

JUL £492 £804

AUG £537 £909

SEP-DEC £429 £657

Extra night from £ 57 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

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Villa Salvini

Sleeping 9

Camaiore

Fly to: Pisa

This villa is something quite special, perched on the top of a hill with breathtaking views towards the sea. Large balconies ensure guests can take full advantage of the wonderful views whilst still enjoying privacy and tranquillity. Villa Salvini is surrounded by a private garden which has ample table and chairs, sun lounges, and outdoor shower and a wood burning oven that can be used for pizza or barbecuing. There is also a private swimming pool. Villa Salvini is built over three floors into the hill. The lowest level has a bedroom with a door to the garden and a staircase to the next level. There is also a bathroom with shower. On the main floor is a living room with three sofas (one converts into a double bed), fireplace, card table, satellite TV and a modern kitchen with cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher and plenty of crockery and cookware. There is also a full bathroom with shower. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a triple bedroom and a bathroom with bath. The villa has central heating throughout.

Distances: Beach 12km / Shop 1km / Tennis 3km / 18 hole Golf 8km

Amenities Satellite TV • Wood burning oven • Private garden • Private swimming pool (7.5m x 4m) • Microwave • Telephone • Internet connection • Washing machine & dishwasher

Price guideline

£ per Villa - 7 nights

Prices are based on accommodation only, villa sleeping up to 9, self catering.

7 nts

JAN-MAY £1,700

JUN £2,484

JUL-AUG £3,138

SEP £2,484

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La Pigna

Marina di Pietrasanta

★★★

Fly to: Pisa

Surrounded by the fresh pinewood characteristic of the Versilia coast, close to the sea and near the mediaeval town of Pietrasanta, the cities of Lucca, Pisa, Florence and many historical Tuscan sites can easily be visited. The restaurant is supervised by the owner and the chef ensures that every day different and delicious dishes, plus vegetables, fresh fruits and international breakfast buffets, are available to tempt the guests. The use of the private beach, with its own swimming pool with sea water, hydro-massage, umbrellas and deck chairs, is payable locally. Bicycles available for hire. Each of the 36 rooms are carefully furnished and have terrace/balcony, air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, and private bathroom with hair dryer

Amenities Restaurant • Bicycle rental • Children’s club • Hydro massage • Swimming pool on the beach (payable locally)

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior rooms; triple rooms; full board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £441 £685

JUN £483 £783

JUL £537 £909

AUG £483 £783

SEP-OCT £441 £685

Extra night from £ 61 pp

Villa Marzia

★★★

Hotel and Apartments

Marina di Pietrasanta

Fly to: Pisa

Enjoy the friendly service in this family-run hotel, located 200m from the beach and close to the park in Marina Di Pietrasanta. Hotel Villa Marzia provides simply furnished, bright en suite rooms. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and deckchairs. The reception is open 24 hours a day and there is a cosy TV room at the guests' disposal. The beach is private and is available at an additional cost. All of the 35 bedrooms are furnished to a good standard and include private bath/shower and WC, hairdryer, telephone, television, safe, air-conditioning and most have a balcony.

Amenities Rooftop swimming pool • Restaurant • TV lounge • 24-hour reception • Jacuzzi • Private beach • Parking • Bicycle hire

Price guideline

for hotel £ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double rooms for sole use; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £414 £622

JUN £444 £692

JUL £477 £769

AUG £522 £874

SEP-DEC £414 £622

Extra night from £ 52 pp

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 5, per week, self catering.

7 nts

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JAN-MAY £1,092

JUN £1,239

JUL £1,456

AUG £1,603

SEP-DEC £1,092

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Versilia Palace

★★★★

Marina di Pietrasanta

Fly to: Pisa

This elegant four-star hotel has an impressive range of facilities and is located adjacent to the golden sandy beach at Marina di Pietrasanta. The hotel has an large restaurant together with a bar serving a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as light snacks. The hotel has two beautiful open-air swimming pools (one for children), and offers facilities for guests with disabilities and particularly welcomes families with young children. There is friendly, efficient 24-hour service on reception and additional services include car rental, an internet point, bicycle hire, a dry-cleaning and laundry service and a range of tours and excursion. There is plenty of free parking for guests. The hotel has a selection of 50 double and triple rooms, all with en-suite bathroom facilities and air conditioning plus direct-dial telephone, satellite TV and a private terrace or balcony. Rooms are equipped with a minibar and room service is also available.

Amenities PArking • Heating • Safety deposit box • Lift • Garden • Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour front desk • 2 outdoor swimming pools • Table tennis

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations Early booking discounts available on selected periods.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior rooms (balcony); deluxe rooms (balcony and sea view); triple rooms and children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £453 £713

JUN £519 £867

JUL £624 £1,112

AUG £714 £1,322

SEP £489 £797

OCT £453 £713

Extra night from £ 65 pp Minimum stay may apply

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Club I Pini

★★★

Lido di Camaiore (near Viareggio)

Historical Residence

Fly to: Pisa

Club Pini was originally the elegant seaside villa of the artist Galileo Chini. Today it has been transformed into an elegant, small hotel, in a wonderful position only 200 metres from the beach in Lido di Camaiore. The hotel with its Art Nouveau architecture offers all the modern comforts; a bar with many different local and national wines and piano entertainment (on selected periods), a restaurant with typical regional dishes, as well as the best Italian cuisine and welcoming public areas furnished in warm colours in a peaceful atmosphere. Each of the hotel's 18 guest rooms have been furnished with original style and come equipped with private bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer, telephone, television, air conditioning and safe.

Amenities Air-conditioning • Restaurant • Bar • Parking • Internet

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £381 £565

JUN £420 £656

JUL-AUG £498 £838

SEP £420 £656

OCT £381 £565

Extra night from £ 46 pp

Villa Roma Imperiale

★★★★

Forte dei Marmi

Fly to: Pisa

A romantic superior hotel situated in the most exclusive area of Forte dei Marmi only 200 metres from the beach and 500 metres from the town centre. Sport lovers will find an 18 hole golf course and a tennis court only a few minutes away and bicycles can also be hired. The garden surrounding the hotel is a green oasis of bamboo, aromatic borders, rambling jasmine and bougainvillea, fruit and laurel trees and hydrangeas. The swimming pool is equipped with a Jacuzzi, chaise lounges, sun beds and beach towels. The rooms are all different in their décor and have been furnished with care and boast large windows, balcony and marble floors. All 32 rooms have air conditioning/ceiling fans, TV, safe, mini-bar and modem connection.

Amenities Bicycle rental • Garden • Outdoor swimming pool • Restaurant • Library • Satellite TV • Free internet point, WIFI • Wellness centre

Special Offers Discounts are available on selected dates and durations Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; deluxe, suite and deluxe suite; romantic packages; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £726 £1,350

JUN £930 £1,826

JUL-AUG £1,230 £2,526

SEP £930 £1,826

Extra night from £ 131 pp Minimum stay may apply

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Hotel Byron

★★★★★

Forte dei Marmi

Fly to: Pisa

Set on the seafront, this beautiful Tuscan villa offers elegant accommodation in complete tranquillity. Set in a green and exclusive residential district, the Byron Hotel features 29 finely furnished rooms and suites. You can expect free WiFi access, wood floors, and marble bathrooms. Enjoy panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea or the hotels private garden, with the Apian Alps in the distance. Hotel Byron features a large, outdoor swimming pool and a stylish American bar, which moves to the poolside during the summertime. You can enjoy homemade pasta, bread, and desserts in the restaurant or out on the terrace. The restaurant specialises in fresh fish and local cuisine, accompanied by fine wines from the comprehensive wine list.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour front desk • Newspapers • Garden • Terrace • Elevator • Safety deposit box • Air-conditioning • Outdoor swimming pool • Free private parking

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; deluxe room, junior suite, suite shelley and byron suite; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £675 £1,231

JUN £807 £1,539

JUL-AUG £1,083 £2,183

SEP £807 £1,539

Extra night from £ 112 pp

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P laza e De Russie

Viareggio

★★★★

Fly to: Pisa

Founded in 1871, the Hotel Plaza e de Russie was the very first hotel to be built in Viareggio, an acknowledged destination in the age of the Grand Tour. The Hotel Plaza e de Russie is beautifully located on the sea-front, opposite the historical old town and the elegant Liberty buildings overlooking the promenade. Beach services are open from 01/06 to 30/09. Hotels’ guests have access to the beach swimming pool from 15/06 to 31/08 (one free umbrella and 2 chairs per room booked). Throughout the years, the Hotel Plaza e de Russie has retained the magnificence of those days of splendor. The comfortable lounges, elegantly furnished with antique furniture, fine marble and Murano chandeliers, are the ideal place for guests to enjoy relaxing moments. All 53 rooms of this hotel have recently been refurbished and include six deluxe and five junior suites, the latter made up of living-room and bedroom. The rooms are furnished in an elegant style, with parquet floors and travertine bathrooms. All have modern fittings such as air conditioning and satellite TV. Enjoy a meal at La Terrazza Restaurant, which specialises in the rediscovery of old traditional Tuscan flavours. The dishes are made with high-quality ingredients combined with the passion of the celebrated hotel chefs. A wide selection of prestigious Italian and foreign wines will enhance your meal.

Amenities Restaurant • Cocktail bar • Free use of beach pool • Private beach

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior and deluxe rooms, junior suites; single and triple rooms; half board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £439 £817

JUN-JUL £525 £898

AUG £564 £992

SEP-OCT £525 £898

NOV-DEC £489 £817

Extra night from £ 82 pp

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Green Park Resort

★★★★

Tirrenia

Fly to: Pisa

Set amid a five-hectare natural pine wood, the Green Park Resort hotel enjoys an excellent position close to the sea front of Tirrenia, a quiet beach resort on the Tyrrhenian coast. The property comprises six elegant villas, which provide a charming environment as well as every modern comfort. Warm hospitality and attentive service will ensure guests an extremely pleasant and relaxing stay. The hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool with whirlpool, steam bath, sauna, two tennis courts (with artificial lighting); and an American bar. The hotel has 148 rooms located in six villas on two floors with a lift. They feature air conditioning with independent control, parquet floors, marble bathrooms with shower and/or bathtubs, WC, hair dryer, telephone, satellite TV and mini bar.

Amenities Garden • Laundry service • Lift • Park • Room service - limited hour Concierge • Front desk - 24 hour • Front desk - safety deposit box Luggage room • Indoor swimming pool • Outdoor swimming pool (Jun-Sep) • Tennis court • Spa/wellness centre • Children’s play area outdoor • Bar • 2 Restaurants

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a superior room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Pisa with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites; rooms with balcony; single, triple and quadruple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-JUN £451 £759

JUL £520 £920

AUG £565 £1.025

SEP-OCT £439 £731

Extra night from £ 73pp

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La Cecinella

★★★

Cecina Mare

Apartments

Fly to: Pisa

This Italian holiday village offers air-conditioned studios of one and two bedroom apartments. Located just 800m from the sea in Cecina Mare, it offers a large outdoor swimming pool and wellness centre, a sports area with two tennis courts, football, archery, volleyball, table-tennis, fitness room and bowling. La Cecinella's apartments are either provided with a terrace or are set in small villas with garden. There is satellite TV and direct-dial telephone in all apartments. On-site facilities include bar, pizzeria/restaurant, a playground for children and a large parking area. There is an animation team in the high season. There are bicycles available for hire. Outside the village a road leads directly to the secular pine wood which offers cycle routes that arrive directly to the beach.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Garden • Lift • Safety deposit box • Tennis courts • Air-conditioning • Children’s playground • Outdoor swimming pool • Laundry service

Special Offers

Apartment types Mono A

1 room apartment in main building, living-room with kitchen area, twin sofa bed, double bed, bathroom, terrace.

Bilo B (sleeping 5)

1 bedroom apartment in main building, living room with kitchen area, twin/double sofa bed, double bedroom with additional sofa bed, bathroom, terrace.

Bilo C (sleeping 5)

1 bedroom apartment in cottage living room with kitchen area, twin sofa bed, double bedroom with additional single bed, bathroom, porch, garden.

Trilo D (sleeping 6)

2 bedroom apartment in cottage, living room with kitchen area, double sofa bed, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom, porch, garden.

Early booking discounts available for bookings made before 31/03

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 5 (Bilo B) on self catering.

7 nts

APR-MAY £392

JUN £741

JUL-AUG £1,279

SEP £392

Min stay 7 nights (Except 26/03-17/06, 03/09-08/10) Saturdays start

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Liguria One of Italy's smallest regions, Liguria stretches west in a narrow ribbon along the coast from France. Mountains separate it from Piedmont to the north, Emilia Romagna to the east and Tuscany to the south. Even if you've never been there, you've probably seen its northeastern border in all those movies where glamorous jet setters hop into their sports cars and motor from Monte Carlo to Rome.

E62 E33

Genova

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Like so much of Italy, Liguria is a land of contrasts, home to belle époque seaside resort towns in the style of Cannes and Monaco; dozens and dozens of sandy strands, rocky coves and pebbly beaches; the country's largest commercial port and largest naval port; some of its most secluded stretches of coast, where lush forests of lemon trees, herbs, flowers, almonds and pines create sweet-smelling breezes; and terraced hillsides that produce an olive oil considered more delicate than those grown in Tuscany.

La Spezia

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Hotels 1 Vis a Vis 2 Hotel Florida 3 Hotel Tigullio Royal 4 Grand Hotel Portovenere

Pisa

Sestri Levante Sestri Levante is a small and rustic fishing village that is slowly developing into a favourite tourist destination in Italy. Approximately halfway between Genoa and La Spezia, the original part of the town is actually on a peninsula, with the Bay of Silence on one side and Bay of the Fables on the other. The Bay of Fables, with a port, is the liveliest side of town, with its seafront street, ice cream shops and hotels. On the other hand, in the Bay of Silence, the atmosphere is cosy and romantic and still tied to the customs of fishing that has always represented an important economical resource. Sestri Levante has its origins as an ancient maritime and merchant centre. Originally a small island with a promontory, it was later connected to the mainland. Sestri Levante is also mentioned by Dante (as "Siestri") in Canto 19 of "The Divine Comedy".

Portovenere Portovenere is a beautiful port-town dating back from 1160 AD, as the medieval walls and archway can still attest; and the town has also become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Portovenere’s harbor is like a picture-postcard, with narrow medieval streets and beautiful small shops selling local handcrafted products. As you walk around the town you will discover brightly coloured houses and fattorias where you can enjoy a typically Italian meal in one of Italy’s most picturesque town.

Lerici Lerici is situated in the eastern part of the Gulf of La Spezia, in one of the most enchanting inlets of the whole coast. The village, which is surrounded by green, hilly olive groves, offers its visitors two parts; the old town, which is dominated by the majestic castle and embraces the characteristic port, and the new town where the many hotels, restaurants, bars and typical shops may be found among luxuriant gardens and rich villas.

Rapallo Rapallo is the largest Italian Riviera seaside resort town. The ancient centre of Rapallo lies between the port and the train station; the modern part, rich in prestigious hotels was formed later and stretches in an arch around the coastline and along the slopes of the green surrounding hills. Rapallo is a very welcoming town, rich in excellent hotels, there's a picturesque castle in the sea, a small harbour and seaside promenade, pedestrian shopping streets in the historical centre, and good seafood restaurants. Don't miss the funicular ride up the hill to Montallegro.

Monthly average temperature, Pisa Jan 11º

Feb 12º

Mar 14º

Apr 17º

May 21º

Jun 24º

Jul 27º

Distances from/to airports

(in degrees celsius) Aug 27º

Sep 24º

Oct 20º

Nov 15º

Dec 12º

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

Sestri Levante Portovenere Lerici Rapallo

GENOA 58 Km 125 Km 116 Km 38 Km

(in kilometres)

PISA 125 Km 96 Km 76 Km 145 Km

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Hotel Florida

Lerici (near La Spezia)

★★★

Fly to: Genoa – Pisa

The Hotel Florida has been run by the Castellanotti family for the past 30 years and provides excellent hospitality in an idyllic setting. It offers fantastic views out across the Golfo dei Poeti, which was once so popular with the likes of DH Lawrence, Shelley and Virginia Woolf. This Lerici hotel has an elevated sunny terrace looking out over the Ligurian coast, where you can soak up the rays on a comfortable sun lounger. It has an elegant bar and entrance hall, a 24-hour front desk and free guest car park.The air-conditioned rooms are furnished in a modern style and all come equipped with a private bathroom, minibar and direct-dial telephone.

Amenities Solarium • 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Luggage Storage • Terrace

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Genoa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR-APR £462 £683

MAY-JUN £486 £739

JUL-AUG £501 £774

SEP-OCT £486 £739

Extra night from £ 69 pp Private transfers are also available

Hotel Vis A Vis

★★★★

Sestri Levante

Fly to: Genoa – Pisa

This enchanting, family-run, four-star hotel in Sestri Levante is housed in three unusual castle-like buildings, surrounded by beautiful parkland overlooking the gorgeous Tigullio Gulf. The hotel is built on a hill in the centre of the town, and there is an outdoor lift/elevator linking the hotel to the town centre, from where you can access the beach. The hotel offers an impressive range of facilities, including a lovely swimming pool surrounded by relaxing sun terraces, a romantic roof garden and an exercise room. The excellent Restaurant Olimpio has a wonderful open-air terrace with views of the bay and the a la carte menu features fresh local specialities. There are 46 comfortable, spacious guest rooms, including a handful of beautifully presented suites. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning and are equipped with direct-dial telephone, satellite colour television and a generously stocked minibar.

Amenities Children's Playground • Fitness Centre • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Solarium Table Tennis • Turkish/Steam Bath • 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Garden Luggage Storage • Parking • Restaurant • Terrace

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Genoa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms; Junior Suites and rooms with sea view.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR-APR £537 £858

MAY-JUN £597 £998

JUL-AUG £759 £1.376

SEP-OCT £597 £998

Extra night from £ 94 pp Private transfers are also available

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Grand Hotel Portovenere

Portonevere

★★★★

Fly to: Genoa – Pisa

Set on the picturesque seafront of Portovenere, overlooking Palmaria Island, the Grand Hotel is a great place to relax, with its luxury wellness centre and panoramic terrace. The fantastic location means you can easily board a boat to explore the Cinque Terre. Take a stroll along the port and stop off at the characteristic shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Hotel dates back to 1600 and was once a Franciscan monastery. Facilities include a terrace where breakfast can be taken and a restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner. All rooms come with air conditioning and Satellite TV, Mini bar, Radio, Telephone, and private bathroom with shower. Most rooms feature a balcony with a sea view.

Amenities Spa & Wellness Centre • 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Restaurant • Terrace • Room Service

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room with sea view on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Genoa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: rooms with sea view and balcony, Junior Suites and Suites; single and triple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £474 £711

APR-JUL £534 £851

AUG £591 £984

SEP £534 £851

OCT-DEC £474 £711

Extra night from £ 73 pp Private transfers are also available

Hotel Tigullio Royal

Rapallo

★★★★

Fly to: Genoa – Pisa

This pleasant and welcoming four-star hotel in Liguria lies on the promenade of the attractive coastal town of Rapallo, just a few metres from the harbour where ferries for nearby Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Portovenere and Cinque Terre ply the waters of the Gulf of Tigullio. The hotel has seven floors and commands breathtaking views of the coastline, a charming bar also with panoramic views out to sea. There are 34 elegantly furnished, comfortable rooms, all with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, TV, direct-dial telephone, fast wi-fi internet connection, personal safe and a well-stocked minibar.

Amenities 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Luggage Storage • Parking • Terrace • Room Service Souvenirs/Gift Shop • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Genoa with British Airways and car rental for the duration of the stay. Also available: single and triple rooms; rooms with sea view; Suite and Junior Suites; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £417 £578

APR-MAY £468 £697

JUN-JUL £468 £697

AUG-SEP £516 £809

OCT-DEC £417 £578

Extra night from £ 54 pp Private transfers are also available

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations.

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports as well as private transfers and rail services.

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Sorrento & Amalfi Coast The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful and renowned stretch of mountainous coastline south of Naples, in Campania. The southern end of the Bay of Naples stretches out in a steep and rocky peninsula that reaches towards the Isle of Capri. Sorrento, another major tourist destination, looks back towards Naples from the north coast of the peninsula. The southern side of the peninsula is dotted with picturesque villages and towns clinging giddily to the cliffs. For decades these fishing villages, stacked precariously above the sea, have been one of Italy's major tourist attractions. Nowadays the area's principal industry is tourism, well-accustomed to catering for affluent foreign tourists, the area offers a generous selection of restaurants, bars, boutiques, boat trips… just about anything self-indulgent you can spend money on. The views are undeniably breathtaking and away from the main road and the tourist hot-spots you can still discover the peace that charmed earlier visitors.

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Naples

Sant’Agnello Sorrento Capri

Pompeii Salerno Positano Maiori

Monthly average temperature, Salerno Jan 13º

Feb 14º

Mar 16º

Apr 19º

May 24º

Jun 28º

Jul 30º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 30º

Sep 27º

Oct 23º

Nov 18º

Dec 15º

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) Sant’ Agnello Sorrento Positano Maiori

NAPLES 51 Km 53 Km 60 Km 69 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

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Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

Activities & Excursions Excursions to the Amalfi Coast Coach excursions from Sorrento to The Amalfi Coast with stops at Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and with English speaking guide: from £ 42 per person Private excursion by car (max 3 passenger) with stops suggested at Amalfi, Positano and Ravello (nevertheless you are free to organise the stops and visits you prefer – the driver can help with suggestions) Half day from £ 190 and full day from £ 325 per car.

Excursion to Pompeii and Vesuvio Full day coach excursion with English speaking guide, the tour of Pompeii is in the morning and volcano visit is in the afternoon. Prices are from £ 55 per person, excluding the entrance fee for Pompeii (11€ per person to be paid locally) and Vesuvio (6.50€ per person to be paid locally). Under 18 and over 65 have reductions if they show their passport.

Cooking Classes Daily cooking classes in English are organised at the Esperidi Resort, the Sorrento Cooking School, from April to October. Preparation of 4-course dishes and tasting (with local wine). Approximately 3hrs cooking and tasting + return transfers from/to hotel: from £ 99 per person

Private Boat Excursion If you want a memorable day … We give you the opportunity this year to hire the “ I Tre Briganti” motor boat, a luxury vessel with a fully equipped galley, bathrooms and cabins. This is probably the best way to discover the crystal clear waters around Capri and the Amalfi Coast ! Max 10 passengers. Full day (8hrs) excursion includes all taxes, captain and soft drinks on board. From £ 1,790

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Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Sorrento Sorrento is situated on a plain above the sea, overlooking the Bay of Naples. The view from Sorrento stretches back to the north, encompassing Vesuvius, the city of Naples and the island of Ischia. It has a pretty old town, a harbour with ferry departures to Capri, Amalfi and Naples, and is within easy reach of the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Herculaneum and the city of Naples. There is some good walking in the peninsula and plenty of restaurants and bars. The tourist focal point is Piazza Tasso, where tables and chairs crowd the central square, which is built over a gorge. Please note that there aren't many actual beaches in Sorrento; sea access is generally via wooden or stone bathing platforms at the foot of the cliffs.

Sant’Agnello A couple of kilometres east of Sorrento, on Campania's Sorrentine peninsula, the little town of Sant'Agnello occupies a delightful position. With the Mediterranean on two coasts you're never far from the beach, while Sant'Agnello itself is a pleasantly quiet little place - the hotels nestling amid greenery between the hills and the sea. With mighty Mount Vesuvius brooding on the horizon, you have the blue waters of the Bay of Naples to the north. Sant'Agnello is a quieter alternative to staying in the centre of Sorrento to which it is connected by regular buses along Corso Italia from Piazza Tasso. It also has its own train station (just off Piazza Matteotti) linking it with Sorrento and via Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples. There are restaurants and bars around Piazza Sant'Agnello and near the coast, with great views. There is the Chiesa (church) Frati Cappuccin and La Tenuta della Cocumella.

Piano di Sorrento

2 Km

Hotels A Villa de Sorrento B Antiche Mura

J E F

C Grand Paradiso C

G H

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D Residence la Neffola

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Sorrento S orrento rre ento o

Sant Sa ant Ag Agnello A gne lo

E Londra F Caravel G Metropole H La Favorita I Residence Miramare

Priora

J Eliseo Park Hotel

Maiori This typically Italian resort has a maze of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, ancient walls that once guarded the town from the Romans and the beautiful domed Santa Maria church which offers a chance to view the world-famous carving of the Madonna and Child. Wander a little further and discover the romantic 10th century monastery perched above the town and admire its age-old frescoes and chapel During the daytime, the main activities revolve around the beach, swimming and watersports. The long sandy shore gently shelves into the calm waters of the Bay of Salerno bordered by a tree lined promenade with a large fountain feature and crammed full of ice cream bars, pizzerias and bars. In the evenings, there are many authentic trattorias to enjoy traditional Italian cooking, with menus offering fresh seafood and steaks to pizza and pasta. If you have a sweet tooth, you must try Maiori's delicious traditional chocolate cake, made with almonds, pine nuts and, believe it or not, aubergines!!

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Villa di Sorrento

Sorrento

★★★

Fly to: Naples

This historic building, dating from 1854, was one of the first hotels in Sorrento and the high standards of that period are still maintained today. Very well run, this hotel is distinguished by the courtesy and efficiency of its staff. The privileged position of the Villa di Sorrento in the main Piazza Tasso makes it an ideal choice for exploring the surrounding areas by train, sea or bus. By just stepping outside the hotel one finds characteristic shops full of local specialities and produce and Sorrento’s famous Square. The 21 rooms, many of which have a terrace or a small balcony, have private facilities, air conditioning, satellite/cable TV, safe, telephone and hairdryer.

Amenities 24hr reception • Lift

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £364 £564

JUN £382 £606

JUL-AUG £364 £564

SEP £382 £606

OCT £364 £564

Extra night from £49 pp

Hotel Metropole

Sorrento

★★★

Fly to: Naples

This traditional, family-run hotel offers a friendly welcome and an attractive pool area and is situated on the road leading to Sorrento. The hotel is in the Marina Grande-Capo, on the outskirts of Sorrento. There are excellent public transport links which run every 20 minutes into the town centre. The hotel's traditional restaurant serves typical Italian delicacies and lunch is served buffet style. Other facilities include a TV room, bar and swimming pool with sun loungers. The hotel has 53 guest rooms all with bathroom and WC, telephone, satellite TV, airconditioning and terrace.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony/terrace on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £364 £564

JUN-AUG £376 £1,192

AUG £427 £711

SEP £394 £634

OCT £364 £564

Extra night from £ 50 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

Amenities Bar • 24-hour reception • Parking • Garden • Lift • Swimming pool

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel La Favorita

Sorrento

Fly to: Naples

Situated in the heart of the beautiful historical quarter, on the corner between the Tasso and Vittorio Veneto squares, the enchanting Grand Hotel La Favorita offers the very best in style, hospitality and 4-star Sorrento accommodation. With dramatic views of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, this commanding location makes it a popular choice with discerning guests who appreciate the romance of the Italian landscape. Interiors boast neoclassical touches with a modern twist and guests are invited to sink into cosy sofas as they sip delicious chilled Prosecco and plan the day's itinerary. All guest rooms are sound proofed and come equipped with bath or shower, air conditioning, mini bar, telephone, television and hairdryer.

Amenities Bar • Currency exchange • Lift • Room service • Swimming pool • Restaurant • Wireless internet

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony/terrace on bed and breakfast. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: comfort and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £472 £816

JUN £547 £991

JUL-AUG £508 £900

SEP £547 £991

OCT £472 £816

Extra night from £ 86 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Antiche Mura

Sorrento

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

In a prominent yet peaceful position, with access from the famous Piazza Tasso in the centre of Sorrento, this hotel is set in an elegant, art nouveau building and combines sophisticated and elegant décor with comfort and style. Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool with hydro-massage and eat snacks served under the lemon and orange trees, or enjoy the garden with its fantastic sun terrace overlooking the valley. All 46 rooms are tastefully decorated, with air conditioning (May-Oct), mini bar, window or French balcony, satellite TV, safe internet connection, bathroom with hydro-massage shower and hairdryer.

Amenities Outdoor swimming pool with hydro massage • Garden • Terrace • Lounge • American bar • Snack bar • Garage • internet point

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: comfort and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £409 £669

APR £478 £830

MAY-SEP £526 £942

OCT £478 £830

NOV-DEC £409 £669

Extra night from £ 64 pp

A rt Hotel Gran Paradiso

Fly to: Naples

This hotel is located in a unique position with commanding views over the Gulf of Naples. Orange, lemon and olive trees are immersed in beautiful green gardens from where it is possible to enjoy the best view from the Sorrento coast to the Vesuvio and the islands of Ischia and Procida. From the terraces, the bar and the panoramic swimming pool, one can view the pleasant city of Sorrento. During the summer period it is possible to enjoy a relaxing massage by the unique, glass fronted swimming pool.

Sorrento Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony/terrace on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: rooms with sea view, double for sole use; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £399 £648

JUN-JUL £409 £669

AUG-SEP £433 £725

OCT £394 £634

Extra night from £ 62 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

The modern décor of the interior, with leather seats, provides a pleasant background to the display of art objects and paintings of contemporary artists. The restaurant and the panoramic snack bar offer international and local dishes.

Amenities

The 100 rooms are furnished with simplicity and style, have air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. Rooms with sea view or Jacuzzi are also available on request

Restaurant • Snack bar • Swimming pool • Terrace • Bar • Lifts • Internet point • Parking • Garden • Guided excursions • Baby sitting • Free shuttle service to Sorrento

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Residence La Neffola

Sorrento

Apartments

Fly to: Naples

La Neffola Residence, once a private residence, today has been carefully restored into apartments sleeping two/fourpersons. It is surrounded by 3,000 sq metres of garden filled with a variety of olive, citrus and cherry trees And the centre of Sorrento is just at 10 minute walk. There is private parking at the Residence while at the adjoining campsite Nube d'Argento guests have the use of a fantastic bar/restaurant and a large swimming pool. All apartments are composed of a bedroom, living room with kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Air conditioning is included for eight hours a day. Breakfast is not included, but the campsite bar next door serves continental and English breakfast from 8am.

Amenities Air-conditioning • Garden • City maps • Satellite TV • Swimming pool • Parking

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering.

7 nts

APR-JUN £826

JUL £959

AUG £1,029

SEP £959

OCT £826

minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Residence Miramare

Sorrento

Apartments

Fly to: Naples

Hotel Residence Miramare is an elegant villa, located just a 20-minute walk from the centre of Sorrento and set in a beautiful green landscape with views over the Bay of Naples. This property offers all the comforts of a hotel with the convenience and freedom that self catering brings. The residence offers two types of accommodation; the superior studio with sea view and balcony, air conditioning, double bed and chair-beds for 2/3 or 4 people and bathroom with bath or shower. The one-bedroom apartment has one bedroom with double bed, living room with two chair-beds for 2/4 people, kitchenette and bathroom with bath or shower.

Amenities Bar • 24-hour reception • Internet • Lift • Outdoor swimming pool • Sun terrace • garden

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices based on accommodation only, 1bedroom apartment sleeping 3, per week, self catering. Also available: studio sleeping 2, apartment sleeping 4.

7 nts

MAY £917

JUN-JUL £959

AUG £1,078

SEP £959

OCT £917

Minimum stay 3 nights In August: minimum stay of 7 nights

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Hotel Londra

Sant’ Agnello

★★★

Fly to: Naples

A 15 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento, the Londra has a parkland setting and large swimming pool. The solarium and terrace are welcome features for long lazy days spent relaxing here and in hot weather you will find the air-conditioning throughout a great bonus. You can enjoy an evening meal in the dining room or on the terrace, with Mediterranean cuisine and local wines served in a romantic setting. The 46 rooms are all equipped with an en suite bathroom, telephone and satellite TV. Air conditioning is available and payable locally. Some rooms have a balcony (with supplement) and some are facing the main street.

Amenities Parking • Solarium • Restaurant • American bar

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; rooms with balcony; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY-JUL £346 £522

AUG-SEP £367 £571

OCT £346 £522

Extra night from £ 44 pp Minimum stay 3 nights

Hotel Caravel

Sant’ Agnello

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

The Hotel Caravel lies in the residential area of the pleasant village of Sant’ Angnello, 1.5km from the old town of Sorrento and only 22m from the beach of Marinella and in a convenient location close to public transport, linking the towns in the Vesuvian area with Naples and tourist sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum excavations. In addition, a free shuttle bus operates five times a day to Sorrento (3 on weekends). The hotel is immersed in the green surrounded by a typical Sorrento garden, with a swimming pool and panoramic solarium. A well-equipped and very good restaurant caters for those who need to follow particular diets and has specific menus for children. There is the possibility of having lunch on the veranda next to the swimming pool by ordering dishes from the snack bar. All 90 rooms are furnished in a classical style and include private bathroom, air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, mini bar and telephone.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: triple rooms and rooms with balcony/terrace; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-JUN £397 £641

JUL-SEP £424 £704

OCT £397 £641

Extra night from £ 61 pp

Amenities Garden • Swimming pool • Solarium • Restaurant & Snack bar • Internet point • Free shuttle service to Sorrento

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Eliseo Park Hotel

Sant’ Agnello

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

Located 2 kilometers from Sorrento city centre, this small, 4-star hotel offers clean rooms, friendly service and a peaceful position in Sant'Agnello. Sorrento is just a 20-minute walk from the hotel and a private beach and the railway station are just a short stroll away. Each of the 42 rooms offers an en suite bathroom, mini bar, safe, air conditioning, satellite TV, free high-speed internet and a balcony overlooking the hotel's garden. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour front desk • Garden • Terrace • Lift • Luggage storage • Air-conditioning • Solarium • Outdoor swimming pool

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: triple rooms and rooms with balcony/terrace; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £385 £613

JUN £406 £662

JUL-AUG £385 £613

SEP £406 £662

OCT £376 £592

Extra night from £ 54 pp minimum stay 3 nights

San Pietro

Hotel & Apartments

★★★★

Maiori

Fly to: Naples

Hotel San Pietro is a beautiful property located in Maiori, on the shores of the Reginna torrent, around 30 minutes by car from Salerno and just minutes from Amalfi.The property offers welcoming single, double and triple guest rooms, as well as fully equipped apartments. The 38 hotel rooms all equipped with private baths, Satellite TV, heating and air conditioning, direct dial telephones, mini bar and safety deposit boxes. There are also 17 elegant apartments immersed in lemon trees and red bougainvilleas. The apartments are equipped with one to three bedrooms, drawing-room, two baths, a kitchen and a safety deposit box.

Amenities Garden • Lift • Childrens Swimming pool • Outdoor swimming pool • Free parking • TV room • Pool and snack bars • Restaurant

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

for hotel £ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-JUN £474 £754

JUL £507 £831

AUG £507 £831

SEP £483 £775

Extra night from £ 70 pp minimum stay 3 nights ( 7nights in August)

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, based on a 2bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 4), per week, self catering.

7 nts

APR-JUN £623

JUL £1,046

AUG £1,395

SEP £747

minimum stay 7 nights, any arrival day (except Jul-Aug: Sat-Sat)

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Reginna Palace

Maiori

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

Surrounded by a luxurious Mediterranean garden, the Reginna Palace is in the heart of Maiori, along the beach with a superb view of the bay. The hotel’s private beach (sunbeds and umbrellas to be paid locally) lies about 50m from the hotel and guests can hire canoes and motor boats or join one of the many excursions along the coast. The chef will delight the finest palates, preparing the best traditional dishes, Mediterranean and international cuisine, served in the two dining rooms, an indoor one and a lovely poolside one. The 67 comfortable rooms have their own private terrace or balcony and are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, hairdryer and WI-FI connection. Disabled rooms are also available.

Amenities Garden • Swimming pool • Solarium • Restaurant • Snack bar • Internet point

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; rooms with view, children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £468 £740

JUN £507 £831

JUL-AUG £564 £964

SEP £483 £775

OCT £468 £740

Extra night from £ 68 pp

Villa Romana

Minori

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

This family-run property, in the heart of Minori on the Amalfi coast is just 200 yards from the beach and combines refined hospitality with today’s modern comforts. The swimming pool (open 1/5-31/10) is situated on the fourth floor level of the hotel, near the wonderful solarium with sunbeds, showers and bar service. The lounge and TV room and a well-supplied American bar continue the relaxed theme which makes the Villa Romana a good base to enjoy the Amalfi coast. In the restaurant you will find a perfect balance between informality and elegance as the chef prepares menus of Mediterranean and international cuisine, with vegetarian and special dietary need options available. Beach umbrellas and sunbeds are payable locally. The 52 double rooms, facing a quiet and well-tended garden, are tastefully furnished and equipped with private bathroom, telephone, TV, mini bar and air conditioning. Cookery lessons are available upon request.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony/terrace on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £468 £740

JUN-JUL £507 £831

AUG £543 £915

SEP £507 £831

OCT £468 £740

Extra night from £ 68 pp

Amenities Swimming pool • Solarium • Lounge • TV room • American bar • Restaurant • Garage

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Ischia & Capri Islands

Ischia

Ischia is an island of volcanic origins in Italy's Campania region, at the northern end of the Bay of Naples. As well as sandy beaches and blue sea, the island also boasts natural thermal springs, and the spa complexes around these are another major holiday attraction.

Forio

The island enjoys a mild climate all year round, although in winter some hotels do close and ferries are scarcer. The island's highest point is the summit of Monte Epomeo, which is 789m above sea level. Ischia’s cuisine is full of special dishes prepared with typical regional and island products. Before the boom in the 1960s, Ischia was a rather poor island, with an economy that was based on fishing and agriculture.

Ischia porto

Ischia

Ischia ponte

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Serrara Fontana

San’t Angelo

Anacapri

Capri

Hotels

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Capri

1. Floridiana, Capri 2. Continental Terme, Ischia 3. Moresco Grand Hotel Terme, Ischia

Capri Capri is a beautiful dramatic island off the shores of the southern Italian region of Campania. It lies at the southern edge of the Bay of Naples, beyond the Sorrentine peninsula (where you'll find mainland Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast). It is an island of myths, ranging through Sirens charming seafarers, dreamy seaviews, 1950s celebrities in big sunglasses and lazy summer evenings spent browsing in exclusive boutiques alongside the world's elite. Capri is an island of many contrasts. For rushed daytrippers, it is a crowded maze of expensive boutiques. For celebrities and the ultra-rich, a point of rendezvous. For historians, it is the palace-island of the Emperor Tiberius, dotted with neglected Roman remains. Walkers can step out along scenic short walks. For leisurely holidaymakers, it can present all this and more, along with staggering views and blue sea. It is a dream honeymoon destination.

Capri

Monthly average temperature, Ischia / Capri (in degrees celsius) Jan 13º

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Feb 13º

Mar 14º

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

Aug 29º

Sep 28º

Oct 22º

Nov 17º

Dec 14º

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Hotel Continental Terme

Ischia

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

Continental Terme has everything for a relaxing break. It includes a host of sports facilities and a total of five swimming pools. The Continental Terme Hotel nestles in a stunning natural environment, close to the extensive Foschini Park. It has a classic, Mediterranean style and is surrounded by a park measuring 30,000 m². Throughout the park you will find the thermal pools, ranging in temperature from 28 to 37°C. If you are looking for something different, you can play bowls on the green or have a game of tennis or table tennis. Children will find a well-equipped play area. You can enjoy delicious local specialties with lots of fresh fish at the a la carte restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner. The piano bar and American bar, which features a terrace overlooking the pools, is ideal for a post-dinner drink. Every guest room comes equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, and either a balcony or terrace with a view of the park or the thermal pools.

Amenities Beach umbrellas and deck loungers • Garden • Gift shop • Lift • Room service - 24 hour • Wireless Internet connection • Luggage room • Gym • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools • Table tennis • Tennis court • Wellness centre • Free parking • Children's play area - outdoor • Bar • Restaurant

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation. Discounts on Mud Therapy on selected dates

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and return transfers (private taxis and boat). Also available: superior rooms with balcony; triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAY £554 £906

JUN £587 £983

JUL £554 £906

AUG £653 £1,137

SEP £587 £983

Extra night from £ 88 pp Minimum stay 3 nights (7 nights in August)

Moresco Grand Hotel Terme

Fly to: Naples

The fascinating Moorish architecture, the elegant and refined interiors, the perfectly equipped spa and the attentive service make Grand Hotel IL Moresco and Spa the meeting point of a discerning international clientele. It is located in the most enchanting corner of Ischia, the Lido in a green park surrounding a blue thermal water pool, and is a few steps away from its private beach and from the island's most elegant street Corso Vittoria Colonna. The hotel's interior is typically Mediterranean with cool tiled floors, whitewashed walls, and brightly-colored furnishings. It boasts an excellent spa combining the therapeutic effects of thermal waters with the most modern techniques in massage and beauty treatments with red wine extracts. In addition, there are two more thermal water pools, one indoor and the other hidden in a natural cave. Rooms and suites are pleasantly appointed with adjoining terrace or balcony, some with idyllic views over the garden and the sea beyond. All rooms have air conditioning, telephone, television, daily maid service, in room safe and mini bar.

Ischia

★★★★★

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony/terrace on half board. Flights to Naples with British Airways and return transfers (private taxis and boat). Also available: comfort and superior rooms with balcony/terrace and sea view; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £683 £1,199

JUN-JUL £776 £1,424

AUG N/A £1,634

SEP £776 £1,424

OCT £683 £1,199

Extra night from £ 129 pp Minimum stay 3 nights (7 nights in August)

Special Offers Free upgrade to comfort room for July stays (according to availability).

Amenities • Currency exchange • Parking • Gift shop • Room service • Restaurant • Indoor and outdoor pool • Health spa/massage • Private beach

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Hotel Floridiana

Capri

★★★★

Fly to: Naples

This hotel in Capri is surrounded by pine trees in a secluded, yet central, location just five minutes from the main square, La Piazzetta. There is a large restaurant which serves delicious local specialities and also has an extensive buffet service during summer. Guests can unwind in the American-themed bar, or sample the local art and wine during one of the walking tours around the island. Alternatively, indulge in a little luxury with a massage or something from room service. Rooms in this three-star hotel come fully equipped with a minibar, air conditioning, a colour TV and safe.

Amenities 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Luggage Storage • Restaurant Terrace • Room Service • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN

Price guideline Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on bed and breakfast. Flights to Naples with British Airways and return transfers (private taxis and boat). Also available: superior rooms with balcony; triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR-APR £565 £865

MAY-JUL £676 £1,124

AUG £784 £1,376

SEP-OCT £715 £1,215

Extra night from £ 75 pp. Minimum stay 3 nights. A weekend supplement may apply, please enquire.

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Sardinia

After Sicily, Sardinia is the largest island in the Mediterranean. Marooned between Italy and North Africa, it lies some 200km off the coast of Lazio. At its northern tip it gazes just a few miles across the water to the French island of Corsica.

Olbia

The relentless pattern of invasion has created an interesting mixture of influences seen in Sardinian food, wine, culture, architecture and archaeology.

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Alghero Sardinia is famous for its excellent sandy beaches and crystal blue sea, as well as for its gastronomy. Seafood is excellent. There is a local version of caviar in bottarga (dried and salted grey mullet eggs, served with celery), dogfish (gattucio di mare), sea urchins and octopus grace the menu. Sardinia is only now emerging as a serious wine producer. The coastal areas are ideal for raising vines but, of course, these were traditionally sparsely populated, with the population fleeing the constant stream of invaders and sheltering in the mountains.

Sardinia Oristano

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Cagliari Pula

Hotels

Cagliari

1. Aquadulci 2. Baia di Nora 3. Costa dei Fiori 4. Sighientu 5. Oasis

Being the first port of the island, Cagliari is situated in the middle of the wide Gulf of Angels, spreading on the southern slope of Sardinia, from Capo Pula to Capo Carbonara. Its crystal-clear waters and one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in the Mediterranean offer an unspoiled natural environment consisting of lagoons, bird sanctuaries and wildlife reserves that are unique in Europe. Besides a cultural life rich in theatre, opera, concerts and exhibitions, Cagliari offers gastronomy, which is rich in both seafood and meat dishes, and is guaranteed to satisfy and delight even the most demanding palate.

Pula

Monthly average temperature, Cagliari (in degrees celsius) Jan 14º

Feb 13º

Mar 16º

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 27º

Jul 30º

Aug 30º

Sep 27º

Oct 23º

Nov 18º

Dec 15º

One of the most magical as well as diversified stretches of coastline in Sardinia is to be found in Pula. Balmy beaches and coves, Roman excavations and blindingly white sand dunes are just some of the attractions. Thanks to its marvellous beaches, in the last few years Pula has become a favourite destination for tourists and can compete with the more well-know resorts on the island, while preserving its original charm. Pula comes to life in the summer, bustling with visitors from all over the world. The town provides the perfect base from where visitors can discover the treasures of the surrounding areas, such as Chia with its towering sand-dunes and enchanting bays, crowned by the Spanish watch-towers which dot the coastline of southern Sardinia.

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Aquadulci

Domus de Maria (Near Pula)

★★★★

Fly to: Cagliari

Situated in Chia, on the southern-west coast of Sardinia, the Hotel Aquadulci in Domus de Maria is a chic, beach front hotel perfect for families and couples after a bit of peace and quiet in a beautiful location. Located just 50 kilometres from the capital city of Cagliari, the unspoiled environment of Chia is made up of soft white sand beaches, lagoons, sand dunes and nearby mountains rich with Mediterranean vegetation. Set on its own beach, this four-star hotel has a swimming pool, solarium and garden leading down to the seafront. The chic and modern rooms are all slightly different and come with air conditioning and heating, satellite TV, minibar, safe box, telephone, hairdryer, bathroom with shower. Garden rooms have a patio or balcony.

Amenities Amenities • Children's Playground • Golf Course (within 3 km) Outdoor Swimming Pool • Solarium • 24-Hour Front Desk • Bar • Lift • Garden Luggage Storage • Parking • Restaurant • Room Service • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on half board. Flights to Cagliari with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: garden view and sea view rooms, standard and superior Suites, Junior Suites; single, triple and quadruple rooms; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR APR-MAY JUN-JUL £565 £679 £778 £873 £1,139 £1,370

AUG SEP OCT-DEC £910 £778 £565 £1,678 £1,370 £873

Extra night from £ 77 pp

Baia di Nora

★★★★

Pula

Fly to: Cagliari

The Baia di Nora is a classic, 4-star hotel, situated by the beach at Nora, approximately 35km from Cagliari Airport, just the other side of Pula. It is surrounded by lovely Mediterranean gardens with lawns leading to the sandy beach with clear sea, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Hotel Baia di Nora's accommodation is built in Mediterranean style around well-stocked gardens. There is a children’s play area, boules pitch and table tennis table. A pathway leads directly onto the private section of beach with complimentary deck chairs, parasols and beach towels (sun beds and water sports available at an extra cost). There is the choice of room type, some of which sleep up to four people (with mezzanine level). All the rooms are furnished in Sardinian style and have en suite shower room with hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, safe and satellite TV.

Amenities Bar • Lounge • Restaurant • Room service • Garden • Swimming pool • Tennis court (local charge) • Bowls • Billiards • Table tennis • Mountain bikes (local charge) • Parking

Special Offers Free nights are available on selected dates and durations Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Cagliari with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior rooms and Suites; single, triple and quadruple rooms; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts. APR-MAY JUN 3 nts £664 £811 7 nts £1,099 £1,447 Extra night from £ 109 per person

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JUL £892 £1,636

AUG £1,042 £1,986

SEP-OCT £664 £1,099

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports. Car hire can also be arranged


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Hotel Sighientu

★★★★

Marina di Capitana (near Cagliari)

Fly to: Cagliari

Sighientu Village Hotel is situated directly on the beach, along a stretch of coast between Cagliari and Villasimius. Being in the Marina di Capitana area, the hotel, which faces out towards the Golfo degli Angeli and the Parco Marino, is surrounded by an enchanting, natural landscape. It is one of the most fascinating hotels in Sardinia, covered with gardens and palm trees which extend all the way out to the beach. Built using natural materials such as stone and wood, every detail was taken into consideration in creating this unique hotel. Ethnic furnishings from Bali add to the charming atmosphere. Indoor gardens and water fountains lead to the Vital Centre International di Thalassoterapia, which provides remedies for the body based on the benefits of sea-water. The beautiful, natural, rocky swimming pool looks out onto the beach, and adjacent to this there is an area for sports. The scenery is made even more splendid by an expanse of fresh water, with swans and various species of birds. The hotel offers a restaurant with buffet-style service - dietary menus are available, café, fresh-water swimming pool with an area for children, two tennis courts (with synthetic turf), one beach volleyball, sporting and game areas for the mini-club, amphitheatre, private parking, Vital Centre and conference centre. The 225 rooms, finely furnished, are provided with all comforts, including air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar and safe.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24-Hour Front Desk • Terrace • Lift • Luggage Storage • Tennis Court • Fitness Centre • Spa & Wellness Centre • Billiards • Table Tennis • Indoor Swimming Pool • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Room Service

Special Offers No single supplement on selected dates. Free nights available on selected dates and durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on half board. Flights to Cagliari with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior and triple rooms; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR £463 £687

MAY £493 £757

JUN £541 £869

JUL £589 £981

AUG £682 £1,198

SEP £493 £757

OCT £463 £687

Extra night from £ 56 pp

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports. Car hire can also be arranged

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Hotel Costa dei Fiori

Pula

★★★★

Fly to: Cagliari

Hotel Costa dei Fiori is situated in beautiful, extensive, Mediterranean gardens on the southern coast of Sardinia, approximately 40km from Cagliari airport. There are attractive hotel rooms and suites and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the sparkling blue sea. The gardens lead to the attractive infinity pool with deck and sand surround, also furnished for relaxation and to enjoy the wonderful sea views. Scuba diving, excursions by boat and Jeep to see more of the local area and bicycle hire can be arranged (all extra cost). There is also a mini club for children aged over three years (June to September, predominately Italian speaking). The Costa dei Fiori Hotel offers 78 guest rooms and four suites, all furnished in typical Sardinian style. All the rooms have air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, minibar, telephone and hairdryer.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24 hour reception • Garden • Tennis • Children's playground • Table tennis • Swimming pool • Room service • Laundry • Bicycle rental

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Cagliari with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: deluxe rooms; single, triple and quadruple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-MAY £670 £1,118

JUN £817 £1,461

JUL-SEP £955 £1,783

OCT £670 £1,118

Extra night from £ 112 pp

Oasis

★★★ Hotel and Apartments

Alghero

Fly to: Alghero The Oasis Hotel is a welcoming hotel in Alghero, offering excellent beach holiday accommodation for the family, as well as apartments. The beach is just a 5 minute walk away through the pine trees and sand dunes where you will find a beach bar with sun beds, parasols and pedaloes to hire. The vibrant town of Alghero is approximately 3km from the Oasis, which is about a 30 minute walk along the beach or there is a regular bus service along the Lido from outside the hotel.  Hotel facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool with children's area, sun terrace equipped with deck-chairs and beach umbrellas, garden, restaurant, 2 bars, games room, tennis court, mini golf, and wireless Internet access in public areas (surcharge). Although older in style, the 120 hotel rooms are clean, comfortable, light and airy and well maintained and come equipped with balcony, air conditioning, telephone, safe and private bathroom.

Amenities Restaurant • 2 bars • Lounge • Games room • TV room • Garden • Swimming pool Tennis court and mini-tennis court (illuminated at night) • Mini golf Partnership with beach lidos (from 01/06 to 20/09) • Car park

Price guideline

for hotel, £ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: deluxe rooms; single, triple and quadruple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

1 nt

APR-MAY £56

JUN £66

Price guideline

JUL-AUG £79

SEP £66

£ per apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, based on 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 3, per week self catering. Also available: apartments sleeping up to 6.

7 nts

APR-MAY £665

JUN £826

JUL-AUG £1,078

SEP £665

Including: water, gas/electricity, bed linen and bath cloths change twice a week, final cleaning.

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For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports. Car hire can also be arranged


Typically italian SICILY_Typically italian SICILY 25/11/2010 18:18 Page 1

Sicily To our minds, Italy’s dark horse is unquestionably Sicily, cursed by an unfair stereotype that vanishes almost the minute your plane sets down or your boat touches the shore. Speak to anyone about anything and you will be met with a smile that manages to be shy and dazzling at the same time. Miles and miles of vineyards rivaling any in Tuscany or Piedmont, endless olive groves sprouting from emerald-green carpets of grass, veritable forests of shiny citrus and fruit trees, rugged silver mountains, all against a backdrop of the deep blue sea. Sicily has a massive amount of world-class art, ranging from Greek to Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, French and Spanish, and some of it enjoys the most astonishing setting, abandoned on a hillside or nestled into a deserted cove. There is something very ancient about Sicily, more than in Rome or Ravenna or Pompeii, and the thing we like the most about it is its unpretentiousness, the matter of fact, day-to-day atmosphere that turns all this history into a landscape as natural as a prickly pear blooming alongside a country road.

San Vito lo Capo

Mondello Palermo

Messina Taormina

Trapani

Distances from/to airports

Cefalu

Sicily Agrigento

Catania

(in kilometres)

Taormina Giardini Naxos Siracusa Cefalu

CATANIA 62 Km 59 Km 59 Km 179 Km

PALERMO 290 Km 285 Km 290 Km 99 Km

Palermo / Mondello San Vito Lo Capo

PALERMO 25 Km 89 Km

TRAPANI 110 Km 65 Km

Siracusa

MESSINA 52 Km 56 Km 163 Km 167 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

Monthly average temperature, Palermo Jan 15º

Feb 15º

Mar 16º

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 25º

Jul 28º

Monthly average temperature, Catania Jan 16º

Feb 16º

Mar 18º

Apr 20º

May 24º

Jun 28º

Jul 32º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 29º

Sep 27º

Oct 23º

Nov 19º

Dec 16º

Nov 20º

Dec 17º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 32º

Sep 29º

Oct 25º

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Sicily Taormina The picturesque historic centre of Taormina is perched on the cliff top complete with castle, cathedral and cluster of chic shops and piazzas full of cafes. From Mazzaro Beach the town with its pedestrianised streets can be reached effortlessly by cable car. This attractive and permanently fashionable little town has locals and visitors alike showing off their finery as the cafes and bars wake up at night. During the day you can wonder at the view of the coast and Mount Etna. If you decide to visit in the less crowded off season months of March, April and May, you will enjoy the sunshine (usually) and also enjoy the beauty of the spring flowers and take advantage of the uncrowded streets and best tables in restaurants.

Giardini Naxos The thriving town of Giardini Naxos with its old fishing harbour is a popular holiday resort on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Naxos. The whole area is of great historical interest, with many archaeological sites and just 8km from Taormina. Those who venture to the top of the hill will enjoy stunning views. The long town beach gently slopes down towards the sea with parasols and sunbeds and a wide range of watersports available for hire, while the nightlife revolves around the many bars, nightclubs and excellent restaurants serving fresh fish brought in on the many local boats daily.

Siracusa This pleasant town lies between two natural harbours on the eastern shore, with more than enough to occupy the busiest tourist for at least a couple of days and a great base for exploring the south-eastern corner of Sicily. The historic old town centre of the city, Ortigia has been appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the outdoor market here is one of the most amazing places to visit with fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. The maze of narrow mediaeval streets leads you to the beautiful Piazza del Duomo home of the ancient baroque Duomo. Standing tall on the tip of the Ortigia Island is the impressive Castello Maniace which once protected the harbour and enjoys the most amazing views out to sea.

Cefalu This small Moorish harbour is lined with bars, pizzerias and restaurants overlooking the sea. The mediaeval area of narrow alleys and buildings centres around the Duomo, an attractive twin-towered Norman cathedral dominating the town's rooftops. Towering above the town is the massive crag called the Rocca. It is a steep climb to the top but it's well worth the effort. There is a gorgeous beach of fine golden sand, stretching alongside the town. As with most Typically Italian beach resorts, which can be busy during summer months, there are fee-charging beach facilities.

Palermo After decades of Mafia domination, Palermo’s cosmopolitan character is now emerging, creating an exciting European capital city. Situated on the North coast known for the best beaches, a lazy day in the sun may tempt you away from the elegant shopping streets lined with exclusive boutiques. The ancient and enchanting old city is divided by winding alleys lined with vibrant outdoor markets with an incredible mix of cultures, architectural styles and culinary flavours.

San Vito Lo Capo San Vito lo Capo or "Saint Vitus Cape" is a charming coastal town in the Trapani area with a great beach. Extending below Mount Cofano, a high pointed limestone cliff visible from a distance, San Vito is near the Zingaro Nature Reserve and the hamlet of Scopello, where some scenes of the movie Ocean's Twelve were filmed in 2004. San Vito is known for its annual couscous festival. This might almost be considered a "secret" spot known to few tourists.

Mondello Mondello is a small resort 10km to the west of Palermo. In summer most of the citizens of Palermo come to Mondello to spend their holidays. That is why Mondello is called today “the beach of the capital of Sicily”. The main advantages are a cosy bay between two cliffs called Monte Gallo and Monte Pelegrino, pure blue water, white sand and elegant villas along the coast. Mondello is a nice place for active holidays. There are a lot of opportunities to experience different kinds of sports. You can hire equipment for windsurfing, jet-skiing or boats for a romantic row. Besides these things the seashore near Mondello is a wonderful place for jogging.

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Andromaco Palace

Taormina

★★★

Fly to: Catania

The Andromaco Palace Hotel is situated 800 metres from the historical centre of Taormina. The hotel provides comfortable accommodation with a traditional feel and guests can expect a personalised and efficient service from the staff. There is swimming pool with a lovely sun terrace and a pool bar. All of the guest rooms are elegantly furnished with private bath/shower, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning and almost all have balcony or terrace.

Amenities Amenities • Restaurant • Bar • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Room Service

Special Offers Free nights are available on selected durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; bed and breakfast basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £413 £572

MAY-JUL £484 £670

AUG-SEP £523 £748

OCT £413 £572

Extra night from £ 53 pp

Vello D’oro Art Hotel

Taormina

★★★

Fly to: Catania

This historic hotel is located in Taormina, close to Torre dell'Orogio and Badia Vecchia. Also nearby are Museo Archeologico di Taormina and Greek Theatre. The balconies of Vello D’Oro overlook the historic town centre with a panoramic view of the medieval houses in “Corso Umberto”, restaurants, cafes and lovely shops. Vello D’Oro was converted into a hotel in the 50s, having once been an old pottery school.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: rooms with partial sea view, single and triple rooms, half board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £389 £569

JUN-AUG £433 £613

SEP-DEC £389 £569

Hotel Vello D’Oro has a restaurant and room service is available.

Extra night from £ 45 pp

All of the guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, bathroom with shower and WC, hairdryer and air conditioning.

Special Offers

Amenities

Book early (before 30/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Parking (surcharge) • Room service (limited hours) • TV in lobby • Air-conditioning public areas • Lift • Restaurant • Internet access in public areas (surcharge)

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Grand Hotel Miramare

Taormina

★★★★

Fly to: Catania

Set on a hillside overlooking the sea, The Miramare is just a 10 minute walk to Taormina’s historic town centre or five minutes to the cable car, which will take you quickly down to the beach below. From mid May to September the hotel offers a minibus transfer to the beach and complimentary sun beds and umbrella. Built in 1922, the original villa was transformed into a lovely hotel; steps descend through attractive terraced gardens to the tennis court, swimming pool (in use from Apr-Oct) and sun terrace. You will not need to climb the 186 steps back to the hotel for lunch as the poolside bar serves light meals and refreshments from June to September. Live music is played three times a week during summer. All 68 rooms are quiet, bright and air conditioned. They are equipped with mini bar, telephone, hairdryer, satellite TV and most of them have balcony and sea view.

Amenities

Special Offers

Lift (not all floors) • Restaurant • Terrace • Swimming pool • Bar

Clients in B&B have a 15% discount in the a la carte restaurant (incl drinks) 15/05-31/10 cortesy shuttle for the beach (1 umbrella and 2deckchairs)

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room with sea view on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior (sea view and balcony), single and triple rooms and Junior suites; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £488 £667

MAY-OCT £664 £975

NOV-DEC £488 £667

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Atahotel Capotaormina

★★★★

Taormina

Fly to: Catania

Located at the bottom of Taormina, on a cliff top immersed in plants and luxurious nature, surrounded on three sides by the sea, this hotel provides its guests with exceptional panoramic and breathtaking views, including Mount Etna, the Bay of Giardini Naxos and the Isolabella island, reachable across a strip of sand. A free shuttle is available at set times to take the guests to Taormina centre, only 3km away. The hotel also offers a private beach, connected to the purified saltwater swimming pool by a cavern and a large whirlpool, set in the rock and framed by the solarium terraces. All 190 rooms, most of which have a panoramic sea view, are elegantly furnished, have a balcony or terrace and are equipped with telephone, LCD and pay TV, mini bar, safe, air conditioning, hairdryer and bathroom with bath or shower.

Amenities 3 Restaurants • 3 Bars • Garage • Internet point • Baby sitting • fitness centre • Swimming pool

Special Offers (not cumulative) Book early (before 30/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation Free nights available on selected dates and durations Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double for sole use, triple, superior (sea view) rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR-JUN £572 £996

JUL £652 £1,006

AUG n/a £1,390

SEP ��593 £932

OCT £572 £890

Extra night from £ 106 pp Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

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Villa Diodoro

Taormina

★★★★

Fly to: Catania

Overlooking Naxos Bay and with views of Mount Etna, the Diodoro is an elegant, historic hotel noted for its garden and flower decked balconies. The hotel features a wide swimming pool right in the middle of a glorious natural habitat. Just a 15 minute drive away is Taormina Mare, with its amazing seashore. The Villa Diodoro has 102 rooms, all decorated to a high standard, and its own restaurant, overlooking a beautifully-maintained garden, serving fresh, locally-inspired Mediterranean and international menus. The hotel’s wine list has won an award from an Italian wine expert magazine, so look forward to sipping some island vintages over a long, lingering dinner. All rooms have private facilities and are equipped with telephone, hairdryer, radio, safe, heating/air conditioning, mini bar and satellite TV. The hotel offers rooms with special access and facilities for the disabled

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Garage • Internet point • Baby sitting • Fitness centre • Swimming pool

Special Offers No single occupancy supplement between 15/11 and 15/12. Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: rooms with balcony and sea view, triple and double for sole use; half board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £430 £686

MAY-OCT £631 £1,075

NOV-DEC £470 £758

Extra night from £ 72 pp Minimum stay 2 nights

Hotel Monte Tauro

Taormina

★★★★

Fly to: Catania

Just a short walk away from the town centre and the Greco-Roman theatre, this hotel overlooks the Sicilian sea and offers a view that spans all the way from the Gulf of Naxos to Mount Etna. Monte Tauro is the only design hotel of this corner of Sicily, and one of only three in the whole of Italy.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room with sea view on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: superior rooms and Junior Suites, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £530 £898

MAY-OCT £730 £1,306

NOV-DEC £530 £898

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

All rooms have en suite facilities, balcony or terrace, satellite television, telephone, airconditioning, safe, mini bar and sea view.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour front desk • Lift • Safety deposit box • Luggage storage Solarium • Outdoor swimming pool • Room service

Special Offers 15% discount in the a la carte restaurant (for B&B stays)

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Metropole Maison d’Hotes

★★★★★

Taormina

Fly to: Catania

Metropole Maison d'Hôtes is situated in Taormina, in the heart of the city centre, close to the famous Clock Tower. This is a unique and prestigious property, intimate and exclusive, assuring the highest level of service. The hotel has 23 spacious guest bedrooms, including a variety of luxury suites to suit all needs, tastes and desires. The architectural features of the historical palace, built in 1700, have been preserved to provide guests with a unique environment. The tasteful blend between the contemporary and classic style of the décor contribute to the unparalleled ambience provided. This hotel is a precious jewel in the magical Taormina. All of the guest rooms feature a king-size bed and provide modern comfort and amenities including heating, internet connection, cable or satellite TV, air conditioning, mini bar, radio, safe, telephone and bathroom with shower and WC.

Amenities Restaurant (lobby) • Lift • Reading room • Air-conditioning in public areas Bar • Outdoor swimming pool • Solarium • Turkish bath Beach umbrellas at the beach in Taormina Mare • Health and beauty centre

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (45 days before departure) and receive 15% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms, deluxe rooms and Junior Suites; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

APR £653 £1,185

MAY-SEP £745 £1,192

OCT-NOV £653 £1,185

Extra night from £ 133 pp

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Baia Degli Dei

Giardini Naxos

★★★

Fly to: Catania

The hotel’s proximity to the beach is a great gateway to indulge in all kind of activities such as swimming, walking and sunbathing. The city centre is only 1km away and Taormina is just 5km away. Visits to interesting locations can be easily arranged. The hotel has a good restaurant providing delicious and nutritious dishes. All rooms are well furnished and have air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, hairdryer, safe and telephone

Amenities Restaurant • Bar/lounge • Lift • Terrace on the beach

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Half Board. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: triple rooms and double for sole use; children discounts; bed and breakfast basis (excl Aug).

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAR £359 £499

APR-JUL £424 £592

AUG £538 £858

SEP-OCT £380 £548

Extra night from £ 35 pp Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Villa Daphne

Giardini Naxos

★★★

Fly to: Catania

Located in the residential centre of Giardini Naxos, Villa Daphne is convenient for public transport and close to Recanati beach and the archaeological zone of ancient Naxos. It is just 6km from Taormina. This enchanting hotel is equipped with modern comfort, has a breakfast room, a restaurant with a menu including Sicilian, Italian and international dishes. All 22 rooms have a balcony or terrace with panoramic view, are equipped with private bath/shower room, hairdryer, telephone, internet connection, cable LCD TV, mini-bar, electronic safe and air-conditioning. Classic adjoining rooms are available upon request

Amenities Restaurant • Garden • Solarium • Terrace • Parking • Bar • Bar • Lift • Internet point, wifi • Swimming pool

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Half Board (March only B&B). Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

MAR £407 £560

APR-MAY £482 £786

JUN-JUL £556 £898

AUG £592 £984

SEP £512 £856

OCT £482 £710

Extra night from £ 51 pp Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation.

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Hellenia Yachting

Giardini Naxos

★★★★

Fly to: Catania

In a splendid location right on the beach in the main resort of Giardini Naxos, this hotel has its own private beach and is within easy walking distance of the resort’s amenities. Public transport to Taormina operates frequently from the bus stop near the hotel. In a splendid building embellished by elegant and fine furnishings, the Hellenia Yachting Hotel offers its guests rooms with private facilities, air conditioning; satellite TV, safe and mini bar.

Special Offers (not cumulative) Book early (before 30/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation. Free room upgrade on selected dates. Free nights available on selected dates and durations.

Amenities Private beach to pay locally • Terrace • Swimming pool Garden • Outdoor & indoor bars • Gym • Restaurant • Wireless internet • Reading area • Parking • Baby sitting

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: triple rooms and double for sole use; superior and deluxe rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-MAY £452 £716

JUN-JUL £526 £830

AUG £547 £879

SEP-DEC £452 £716

Extra night from £ 66 pp Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Villa Politi

★★★★

Siracusa

Fly to: Catania

The Grand Hotel Villa Politi is situated in the centre of Siracusa, close to the archaeological museum Paolo Orsi, the sanctuary of Madonna delle Lacrime and the historical part of the town. It is literally built over the caves of the Cappuccini, with terraces and windows which offer a spectacular and unforgettable panoramic view. The hotel boasts sophisticated, exclusive common areas such as a vast hall with large gold mirrors, precious objects and marble floors. The hotel features 100 spacious and finely-furnished bedrooms and every detail has been carefully applied to offer sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation. The rooms are equipped with direct dial telephone, individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, internet access and safety deposit box.

Amenities Swimming pool (open May-Oct) • Solarium • Two restaurants • Bar • Lounge • Lift • Parking

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected durations. Book early (before 15/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation.

Price guideline

£ per person - 3/7 nights

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Flights to Catania with British Airways and private return transfers. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms, superior rooms; half board basis.

3 nts 7 nts

JAN-APR £391 £559

MAY-JUN £483 £699

JUL-AUG £435 £603

SEP-OCT £439 £655

NOV-DEC £391 £559

Extra night from £ 56 pp

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Baia Del Capitano

Cefalu

★★★★

Fly to: Palermo

This hotel is surrounded by ancient olive trees in the splendid bay of Mazzaforno, just 400 metres from the beach and 5km from the historic centre of Cefalù, on one of the Western bays of the Cefalu coast. The hotel’s private sandy beach is equipped with deckchairs and parasols. The 52 air-conditioned guestrooms (some located in the annex) have satellite TV, Wi-Fi, direct-dial phone, mini bar and safe. Bathrooms have shower and hairdryer. Decor is Mediterranean-styled, with warm tones, tiled floors and contemporary wooden furnishings. There is a sandy beach (facilities included) at 400 metres; and a diving centre and a rocky-beach with private access is 150 metres away.

Amenities Baby sitting • Laundry facilities • Parking (free) • Tennis court • Bar/lounge • Billiards • Lift • Patio • Poolside bar • Private beach • Swimming pool • TV in lobby • Bicycle rent • Playground on site • Scooter/moped rentals

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations. Book early (before 30/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: rooms with balcony and sea view, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis.

1 nt

APR-JUN £47

JUL-AUG £61

SEP £55

OCT £47

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Hotel Panoramic

Fly to: Palermo

This hotel occupies a wonderful position in San Vito Lo Capo, just a few minutes from its own beautiful, private beach. Opened in 2002, this modern, air-conditioned, beach hotel comprises a total of 3 floors with 45 rooms of which 2 are elegant suites. The resort centre with numerous shops, restaurants and bars is located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. There is a bus station and a train station located approximately 2 km away and the nearest stop for local public transport is only a few steps away from the hotel building. The comfortable rooms all come with an en suite bathroom with telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a balcony or terrace as well as a mini bar and a hire safe. Heating is centrally regulated.

Amenities Restaurant • Lift • Terrace • Private beach

San Vito Lo Capo

★★★★ Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: rooms with sea view, double for sole use and triple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAY £55

JUN £75

JUL-SEP £95

OCT-DEC £55

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 15/04) and receive 5% discount on accommodation.

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Baglio Conca D’oro

★★★★

Monreale (Palermo)

Fly to: Palermo

Housed in a beautifully converted paper mill from the 18th century, Baglio Conca d'Oro is an elegant setting for your stay in the Norman town of Monreale, near Palermo. Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly team of staff, who will instantly make you feel at home. They even provide a free, scheduled shuttle service to and from the centre of Palermo. The historic centre and cathedral of Monreale are less than 2km (1.2 miles) away. At lunch and dinner you can choose from a tempting menu of Sicilian and Italian specialities. The bar is ideal for relaxing with a drink in a relaxed ambiance. Baglio Conca d'Oro features a car park and free Wi-Fi access throughout the entire hotel. The beautiful restaurant and courtyard provide an elegant setting for special occasions. All 27 guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, desk, hairdryer, inroom safe, mini bar, telephone, satellite TV, and bathroom with shower and WC.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Garden • Internet point • Parking • Air-conditioning • Solarium

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 15/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation (valid on B&B only) Over 60years-old receive a 10% discount (only valid on B&B)

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; half board and full board basis children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-APR £62

MAY-JUN £79

JUL-AUG £62

SEP-OCT £79

NOV-DEC £62

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Politeama

Palermo

★★★★

Fly to; Palermo airport

The hotel enjoys a central position in Palermo, in front of the Teatro Politeama, one of the most prestigious European theatres. Nearby is the shopping area, the harbour and the bus terminal from/to the airport. Inside, guests can expect contemporary décor of polished granite, varnished hardwood, leather upholsteries and Italian Moderno styling. The hotel has 94 rooms, all offering en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar, TV, direct dial phone and hairdryer.

Amenities Bar/lounge • Meeting room • Concierge • Room service • Parking at 200 metres (extra charge) Laundry service • Lift

Special Offers (not cumulative Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 5% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-DEC £55

Mondello Palace

Mondello, near Palermo

★★★★

Fly to; Palermo airport

Surrounded by a lush, Mediterranean garden, Mondello Palace Hotel is just metres away from its own, private beach. Set in the charming, seaside town of Mondello, this hotel is just 7 km from the centre of Palermo. Mondello has numerous restaurants and pubs as well as sandy beaches and clear waters.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on bed and breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts. JAN-MAR £49

APR £54

MAY-JUN £76

JUL-AUG £89

SEP-OCT £76

NOV-DEC £49

Rooms are medium to large located on four floors and decorated in light neutral colours and wood furnishings. They are all equipped with A/C, internet connection, TV and Mini bar. The hotel boasts a relaxing swimming pool in extensive grounds.

Special Offers (not cumulative)

Amenities

Discounts available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Restaurant • Bar • Garden • Terrace • Lift • Outdoor swimming pool

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A taste of Sicily 7 day tour of Sicily 2 Messina Palermo Erice

Tandari

3 4

1

Cefalu Segesta

Marsala Selinute

Sicilyy Agrigento

5

Taormina

Mt. Etna

Piazza Armerina

6 Siracusa Noto

SATURDAY - Arrival TAORMINA MARE Transfer from airport to hotel in Taormina. Welcome package and information on pick-up times. Dinner at hotel. SUNDAY - Day 1 TAORMINA MARE - MESSINA - TINDARI - CEFALU’ - PALERMO After breakfast, depart for Messina for a panoramic visit of the town. On to Tindari to visit the Sanctuary of Madonna Nera (Black Virgin Mother). Stop in Cefalù to visit this lovely medieval town and its famous Duomo Arabo-Normanno, one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily, built by Ruggero II, the first King of Sicily. Palermo: arrive at the hotel in the afternoon; check-in to your room, dinner and overnight. For the clients starting the tour on Sunday from Palermo, free arrival in hotel and meeting with the tour guide, then dinner and overnight in the hotel. MONDAY - Day 2 PALERMO E MONREALE - SEGESTA - SELINUNTE After breakfast depart for half-day guided tour of Palermo, regional and provincial capital of Sicily, encircled by the mountains and the sea, it is a city steeped in history. We will start the visit from the old part of the city: the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the cathedral, then we go to Monreale, famous for its cathedral, with Byzantine mosaics, the figure of Christ Pantocreator and the Cloister. Afterwards departure to Segesta, one of the most beautiful archeological sites of Sicily. Visit of the Doric temple whose majestic appearance and dominating position bestows great nobility to the landscape. Continue to Selinunte for dinner and overnight in the hotel. TUESDAY - Day 3 ERICE - SELINUNTE - MARSALA After breakfast, visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte that contains the ruins of the temples and the Greek Acropolis, then onto Erice. Visit of the medieval town on the summit of Monte San Giuliano. Here we can admire the Norman castle and the cathedral. Then stop at a bakery shop to taste the typical almond pastry of Erice. On to Marsala and visit the wine cellar where we will have wine tasting. Come back to hotel for dinner and overnight. WEDNESDAY - Day 4 AGRIGENTO - PIAZZA ARMERINA - TAORMINA MARE After breakfast depart for Agrigento with a guided tour of the Valley of Temples. We will admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, one of the most preserved doric temples in the entire Greek world, the Temple of Ercules and the Temples of Castor and Pollux. In the afternoon, onto Piazza Armerina. Stop for a tasting of typical Sicilian foods like olive pâté, olives, marmalades and wines. Visit to the Villa Romani del Casals, famous for the most beautiful collection of lateRoman mosaics. Also visit the city and its cathedral. On to Taormina beach, arrival in the late afternoon in the hotel, to check-in, then dinner and overnight.

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THURSDAY - Day 5 TAORMINA MARE - ETNA - TAORMINA After breakfast depart for the morning excursion to Mount Etna, the higest peak in Sicily and the highest volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy. We think you will be astonished by the great variety of vegetation and landscapes we will meet along the way. Then arrive at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt); there we will have the possibility to continue the optional excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper’s to taste fresh honey and see how honey is processed. In the afternoon visit Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the second largest classical theatre in Sicily. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Price All Year Round, Per Person: £835 7-NIGHT/8-DAY TOUR BASED ON 2 SHARING THE RATE INCLUDES: • Coach with air conditioning • 4* Hotels - Half board in a twin/double room • Drinks with meals included

FRIDAY - Day 6 TAORMINA MARE - NOTO - SIRACUSA After breakfast depart for Noto to discover the beautiful baroque Sicily. On to Siracusa, one of the most interesting archaeological sites on the island. Guided tour of the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Orecchio of Dionisio, la Grotta dei Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its interesting dome. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight. SATURDAY - Day 7 TAORMINA MARE Breakfast in hotel. Individual transfer to the airport and end of services. (For the clients who started the tour Sunday from Palermo, free day in Giardini Naxos with free lunch and dinner in the hotel. They will finish the tour Sunday evening in Palermo after “Taormina, Messina, Cefalu’, Palermo” as programme of second day). Itinerary subject to small alteration according to weather conditions and museum opening times

(1/4 local wine and 1/2 mineral water) • Tasting where indicated • Bilingual tour escort • Local guides in Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento (Valle dei Templi), and Siracusa • Return transfer from/to the airport

2011 guaranteed tours April May June August September October

16, 23, 30 07, 14, 21, 28 04, 11 27 03, 10, 17, 24 01, 08

Single traveller supplement from £ 175 3rd bed available (10% discount) Rate does not include: Return flights, porterages, extra tips of personal nature, optional excursion, entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites, everything that is not expressly indicated in “rates include”.

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A taste of Capri and Taormina 7 day tour of Capri and Taormina Naples 1 3 4 Pompei 2 3 Napoli

Mt. Etna

Sicily

Italy taly alyy

5 Taormina

6 Noto

SUNDAY - Arrival NAPLES Transfer from airport to hotel in Naples. Welcome package and information on pick-up times. Dinner at hotel. MONDAY - Day 1 CAPRI AND ANACAPRI Breakfast at hotel. Excursion day to Capri. By boat you will arrive at magical island of the sirens, which inspired and still inspires an endless number of artists. Visit of Anacapri with the possibility of the a visit at Villa San Michele. In Capri you can have a walk from the Piazza to the Gardens of August, which offer an unique view of the Faraglioni rocks and the rugged south cost of the island. In the afternoon leisure and free time to explore the beautiful island on your own. Possibility to visit the much-sung Blue Grotto (weather permitting). In the afternoon return to Sorrento and dinner. TUESDAY - Day 2 AMALFI OR NAPOLI Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Amalfi The Amalfi coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines of Europe. The winding road, surrounded by rocks, offers breathtaking panoramic views. You will get fantastic and unforgettable impressions. A stop is planned in Positano, another jewel of this coast, for a photo stop. Then continue on to Amalfi, the town, after which the coast is named. Once it was a rich and powerful maritime republic and now it represents the major tourist resort. In the cathedral are kept the tombs of the saint patron of Amalfi and also of St. Andrew of Scotland. Continuation to Ravello with the possibility to visit Villa Rufolo then return to hotel for dinner. WEDNESDAY - Day 3 POMPEI - SALERNO - MESSINA Breakfast at hotel. Departure from the hotel to Pompeii. After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for centuries under the lava. The excavations, which already begun in 18 th century, still go on today. Our guide will lead you through some of the ancient streets, where you can see Baths, Forums and villas which were built by wealthy Romans in 80 BC. It is nearly unbelievable how good the fabulous frescoes that adorn the walls and floors of the villas have been preserved. Continuation to the port. Departure at about 13:30 o'clock to Sicily. Arrival at about 21:30 o'clock. Transfer to hotel, cold buffet and overnight.

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THURSDAY - Day 4 TAORMINA MARE - ETNA - TAORMINA In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the higest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: you will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and to see how it is produced. In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Re-entry in hotel and dinner.

Per Person: £715 in April £744 in Jun and Oct £769 in May and Sep 6-NIGHT/7-DAY TOUR BASED ON 2 SHARING THE RATE INCLUDES:

FRIDAY - Day 5 TAORMINA MARE – NOTO - SYRACUSA Full day excursion. First stop in Noto to discover the beautiful baroque art in Sicily. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus,, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. Re-entry in hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight. SATURDAY - Day 6 TAORMINA MARE Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

• Return transfers • Coach with air conditioning • 4* Hotels – half board in a twin/double room • Bilingual tour escort • Excursions to Capri and Anacapri with local guides • Ferry Salerno-Messina (no room reserved) • Transfer from Messina Port to hotel in Taormina • Excursion of Etna and Syracusa/Noto

Itinerary subject to small alteration according to weather conditions and museum opening times

2011 guaranteed tours April May June September October

10, 17, 24 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 05, 12, 19, 26 04, 11, 18, 25 02, 09, 16, 23

Single traveller supplement from £ 209 3rd bed available (10% discount) Rate does not include: Return flights, porterages, optional excursions, entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites, everything that is not expressly indicated in “rates include”.

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A taste of South Italy 8 day tour of Capri and Taormina Naples Sorrento

Italy taly alyy

1 3 2 Capri

Palermo 4 5

Sicily

7 Taormina

Selinunte

6 Agrigento

Syracuse Noto

FRIDAY - Arrival SORRENTO Transfer from airport to hotel in Sorrento. Welcome package and information on pick-up times. Dinner at hotel. SATURDAY - Day 1 EXCURSION: CAPRI AND ANACAPRI Breakfast in hotel. Excursion day to Capri. By boat you will arrive at magical island of the sirens, which inspired and still inspires an endless number of artists. Visit of Anacapri with the possibility of the a visit at Villa San Michele. In Capri you can have a walk from the Piazza to the Gardens of August, which offer an unique view of the Faraglioni rocks and the rugged south cost of the island. In the afternoon leisure and free time to explore the beautiful island on your own. Possibility to visit the much-sung Blue Grotto (weather permitting). In the afternoon return to Sorrento and dinner.

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SUNDAY - Day 2 EXCURSION: POMPEII AND VESUVIO Breakfast at hotel. Departure from the hotel to Pompeii. After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for centuries under the lava. The excavations, which already begun in 18 th century, still go on today. Our guide will lead you through some of the ancient streets, where you can see Baths, Forums and villas which were built by wealthy Romans in 80 BC. It is nearly unbelievable how good the fabulous frescoes that adorn the walls and floors of the villas have been preserved. Visit of Vesuvio. Continuation to the port of Naples. Departure at about 20:00 o'clock to Sicily. Evening meal on board (to be paid locally). Overnight on boat (twin bedded cabin). MONDAY - Day 3 PALERMO & MONREALE After breakfast in hotel half-day guided tour of Palermo, regional and provincial capital of Sicily. Encircled by the mountains and the sea, it is a city steeped in history. The visit will start from the old part of the city with the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the Cathedral. Afterwards you will visit Monreale, famous for its Cathedral with Byzantine mosaics figurating Christ Pancreator and its Cloister. Continuation to Segesta, one of the most beautiful archeologiacal sites of Sicily, where you should visit the Doric temple whose majestic appearance and dominating position bestows great nobility to the landscape. Continue to the hotel at Selinunte. Dinner and overnight. TUESDAY - Day 4 SELINUNTE - ERICE - MARSALA Breakfast in Hotel and visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte that contains the ruins of the temples and the Greek Acropolis. Departure to Erice. Visit of the medieval town on the summit of Monte San Giuliano. Here we can admire the Norman Castle and the cathedral. Stop at a bakery shop to taste the typical almond pastry of Erice. On to Marsala and visit the wine cellar where we will have a wine tasting. Come back to hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Tour

WEDNESDAY - Day 5 AGRIGENTO - PIAZZA ARMERINA - TAORMINO MARE Breakfast in hotel. In the morning visit of Agrigento and guided tour of the Valley of Temples, where you can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, one of the best preserved doric temples in the whole greek world, the Temple of Ercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Continuation to Piazza Armerina in the afternoon including a short break to have a tasting of typical Sicilian food like olive paté, olives, marmelades and wine. Hereafter you will visit the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for the most beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics and later on also the city with its Cathedral. Continuation to Taormina beach, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight. THURSDAY - Day 6 TAORMINA MARE - ETNA - TAORMINA Breakfast in hotel. In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the higest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and to see how he is produced. In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Dinner and overnight. FRIDAY - Day 7 TAORMINA MARE - NOTO - SYRACUSE Full day excursion. First stop in Noto to discover the beautiful baroque in Sicily. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus,, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. Re-entry in hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight. SATURDAY - Day 8 TAORMINA MARE Breakfast in hotel and transfer to the airport. Itinerary subject to small alteration according to weather conditions and museum opening times

Per Person: £989 in April £1018 in Jun and Oct £1042 in May and Sep 8-NIGHT/9-DAY TOUR BASED ON 2 SHARING THE RATE INCLUDES: • Return transfers • Coach with air conditioning • 4* Hotels – half board in a twin/double room • Bilingual tour escort • Excursion to Capri and Anacapri with local guides • Excursion to Pompeii and Vesuvio with local guides • Overnight ferry Naples-Palermo (double cabin) • Local guides in Palermo, Selinunte, Agrigento (Valle dei Templi) and Syracusa

2011 guaranteed tours April May June September October

08, 15, 22, 29 06, 13, 20, 27 03, 10, 17, 24 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 07, 14, 21, 28

Single traveller supplement from £ 209 3rd bed available (10% discount) Rate does not include: Return flights, porterages, optional excursions, entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites, everything that is not expressly indicated in “rates include”

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The Lakes Monthly average temperature, Lake Garda Jan 5º

Feb 9º

Mar 13º

Apr 17º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

Aug 28º

(in degrees celsius) Sep 24º

Oct 18º

Nov 11º

Dec 6º

Lake Garda The eastern most and largest of the lakes which stretch from the plains towards the Dolomites. Ranging from low-lying countryside on its southern boarders and rising to the north with perpendicular cliffs draped in pine forests. Lake Garda’s romantic shores have inspired poets and painters since the Roman era with palatial hotels, exotic palm tree lined esplanades and slender cypress trees. Sheltered in a natural suntrap, the area around Lake Garda enjoys a warm climate in which the lemon orchards flourish and give this enchanting place a Mediterranean holiday feel.

Lake Como Lake Orta

Lake Garda Lake Maggiore

Bergamo Brescia

Lake Como The deepest lake in Europe has a rugged charm. The mountains and lakeside villages have wooed composers, artists and poets over the centuries. All the villages around the lakes buzz with a cosmopolitan charm.

Lake Maggiore Lake Maggiore has a modern feel combined with the classical charm of a bygone era. Since the 19th century aristocrats have built their villa’s and landscaped gardens on the crystal clear lake shore. Today the lake steamer connects the charming villages for romantic tourists following in the steps of the famous poets before them. The snow capped mountains provide a beautiful backdrop.

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Novaria

Milan

Verona


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Lake Garda BRESCIA 54 Km 25 Km 67 Km 36 Km 41 Km 65 Km 40 Km 86 Km 76 Km 34 Km 65 Km

BERGAMO 106 Km 78 Km 109 Km 89 Km 93 Km 119 Km 93 Km 137 Km 130 Km 92 Km 117 Km

MILAN LINATE 148 Km 120 Km 152 Km 131 Km 136 Km 161 Km 135 Km 179 Km 172 Km 134 Km 159 Km

MILAN MALPENSA 187 Km 160 Km 191 Km 170 Km 174 Km 199 Km 174 Km 219 Km 268 Km 148 Km 198 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

Malcesine Maderno Gardone

ard a

VERONA 27 Km 35 Km 51 Km 76 Km 29 Km 101 Km 80 Km 99 Km 90 Km 33 Km 44 Km

Riva Limone

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Bardolino Desenzano Garda Gardone Riviera Peschiera Limone Toscolano-Maderno Malcesine Riva Del Garda Sirmione Torri Del Benaco

(in kilometres)

Lak

Distances from/to airports

Torri del Benaco Garda

Sirmione

Desenzano

Bardolino Lazise

Peschiera

Bardolino On the south east shore of the lake and surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees this sunny spot and mild climate has a great Mediterranean feel. The traffic free streets wind their way down through bars, gelaterias, pizzerias and restaurants to the piazza. The town’s shingle beach is great to laze and people watch the strollers walking along the promenade with their ice creams. Many people hop on and off the ferry boats with many attractions just off shore. At night the restaurants take on a romantic air along the waters edge, offering a great choice of fish dishes and delicious local red wines

Desenzano This lakeside town is loved by the Italians with its history dating back to the Romans and where fishing boats rub shoulders with luxury yachts in the harbour. This is truly a resort for everyone. The rail station offers easy access to Verona and Venice for those wanting to explore while the shingle beaches at each side of the town ensure time for relaxation.

Garda Garda is a popular resort which gave the lake its name and still preserves the characteristics of its historic past, with a wide sheltered bay and a long curved pebble beach lapped by the clear blue waters of the lake. On the lake shore are numerious delightful, colourful cafe’s, open air restaurants and bars and many shops and boutiques including the popular traditional Friday market. The town livens up at night and the promenade is thronged with strollers, pizzerias, restaurants, romantic candlelit bars and ice cream cafe’s. This delightful old town has a charm and character that is impossible to resist, cobbled streets are interspersed with quaint old shops elegant boutiques and restaurants. Olive groves and vineyards adorn the mountain side behind and visitors can admire the colourful fishing vessels at their moorings in the little port. Shingle beaches offer safe bathing in the lakes clear waters and lake steamers depart regularly for other villages along the shoreline.

Gardone Riviera Its unique position at the end of the gulf of Salo on the western coast sheltered by the mountains ensures that the resort enjoys a sub tropical climate. The botanical gardens and lush parks are full of plants which thrive in the mild climate giving the area the name ‘The Garden City’. The traffic free promenade is lined with benches to sit and relax whilst enjoying the flowers. The many restaurants and terrace cafe’s evoke an old fashioned elegance.

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Lake Garda Limone Sul Garda This small picture postcard village built between the lake shore and the mountains is an artists paradise, well known for the growth of lemons which inspired the name of town. The ancient centre of narrow winding streets and alleys hides traditional stonewalled cottages and houses covered in bougainvillaea which show off its early Venetian beginnings. The colourful pavement cafe’s and lively piazzas come alive at night often with live music, while the days are a great time to enjoy the 2 picturesque harbours and shops where leather goods are a bargain.

Malcesine Nestling on the eastern shore of the beautiful Lake Garda at the foot of Monte Baldo amidst olive groves and lush pine vegetation, lies the ancient town of Malcesine. Originally a sleepy fishing village, today this picturesque and animated resort centres around the 13th century Scaligero castle. Still maintaining its mediaeval charm with picturesque houses, narrow pedestrianised streets winding down to the quaint harbour where artists sell their paintings to passing tourists, the Saturday market is not to be missed. Enjoy the lovely warm climate and calm clear waters which make swimming from the pebble beach a delight. In the evenings the town has a pleasant and informal atmosphere with many people enjoying the harbour lined with cafe’s and bars. Cooling breezes make this area a haven for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts and the excellent ferry service makes Limone and Riva easily accessible.

Sirmione First discovered by the Romans for the thermal spa at the end of the long peninsula stretching out into the lake. Discover the true heart of Sirimone within the ancients walls of the 13th Century Scaligeri castle, as you pass over the draw bridge and wander through the maze of cobbled streets full of colourful shops, bars and restaurants. As you walk back along the shoreline of the peninsula there are many bathing beaches and peaceful tree lined areas where the more modern town blends with the old.

Torri del Benaco Torri del Benaco, an unspoilt mediaeval village on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, enjoys an ideal location, a lakeside promenade and a delightful harbour. This little town has a maze of narrow traffic-free streets with beautiful shops and boutiques and delightful views through stone arches, past banks of flower filled pots to a glimpse of the waters of the lake. The harbour dates back to Roman times and carvings on the rocks are proof of the former inhabitants. In the evening the harbour is dominated by the floodlit castle.

Peschiera Peschiera Del Garda is a picturesque town situated on the South of Lake Garda at the mouth of the River Mincio. The town is surrounded by enormous fortress walls dating from the 16th century which were built by The Scalgieri's of Verona with additional structures added by Venetians, Austrians and Italians over many years, including the architect Sanmicheli. The fortress at Peschiera played a prominent part in most of the military campaigns conducted in northern Italy, especially in the Napoleonic wars. During the First Italian War of Independence in the 1840's it was finally taken by the Piedmontese from the Austrian occupiers. With easy access to the train station, Peschiera is a great base to explore nearby towns like Verona, which is only 20 minutes away.

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A ll Azzuro

Limone Sul Garda

★★★

Fly to: Bergamo – Brescia – Verona A small hotel consisting of three buildings, the All'Azzurro has a superb lakeside position in the heart of Limone. The restaurant opens onto a terrace overlooking the lake, perfect for dining al fresco or admiring the sensational views. All 55 rooms have shower/WC, hairdryer, phone, telephone, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and airconditioning. Rooms in the main building, rooms in the eaves, and balcony and lake view rooms are available on request. NB: The hotel is situated in the heart of the Limone pedestrian area. On arrival and departure clients and luggage are transported by the electric car (similar to golf buggy) from the Hotel Sogno del Benaco.

Amenities Reception • Restaurant & pizzeria • Outdoor pool with whirlpool • Regular outdoor live music • Terrace/bar • Cosy tavern • Free parking • Lift in main building • Sauna

Special Offers Book early (before 15/04) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Half Board. Also available: rooms with balcony and lake view; triple rooms; children discounts.

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MAR-MAY £38

JUL-AUG £55

SEP £48

OCT £38

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Park Hotel

Desenzano

★★★★

Fly to: Brescia – Verona – Bergamo – Linate The Park Hotel enjoys an outstanding location right on the promenade of Lake Garda in Desenzano del Garda, adjacent to the town's pedestrian historic centre. A modern yet elegant hotel, The Park provides exceptional service in an exclusive setting. Hotel Park was built in the classic, Italian style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has been managed with care and attention by the same family since 1968. The spacious lounge features antique pieces of furniture and comfortable, velvet sofas on marble floors from Brescia. You can admire a superb view of the lake from anywhere in the hotel, but especially from the cosy veranda where the buffet breakfast is served. Each of the 56 guest room combines old with new with elegant, wooden furniture and LCD TVs with Satellite channels. Some even include balconies with beautiful views of the lake, just a few metres away.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a superior room with lake view on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: executive rooms.

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JAN-FEB £85

MAR-APR £98

MAY-OCT £105

NOV-DEC £85

Minimum stay may apply, please enquire

Amenities Currency exchange • Entire property is air conditioned • Garden • Lift • Room service - limited hour • Wireless internet connection • Concierge • Front desk - 24 hour • Luggage room • Outdoor swimming pool • Restaurant • Bar

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Villa Rosa

Desenzano

★★★★

Fly to: Brescia – Verona – Bergamo – Linate The Hotel Villa Rosa Desenzano is a welcoming Lake Garda hotel located in the charming town of Desenzano del Garda, just minutes from restaurants, shopping venues and the beach. Villa Rosa Hotel mixes classic architecture with modern interior design. Surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden featuring a swimming pool, the 4-star property offers an oasis of privacy and tranquillity. The snack area offers light meals during the afternoon while the new Rose & Sapori restaurant serves local, national and international cuisine at dinner. Both the breakfast buffet and dinner can be enjoyed out on the terrace overlooking Lake Garda. Villa Rosa Hotel offers 62 guest rooms located on four floors, all of which have light decor, stylish contemporary Italian furnishings and balconies and include flat screen satellite television (Italian Sky), high-speed Internet and climate control.

Amenities Internet access (surcharge) • Swimming pool • Garden • Gym • Bar • Restaurant • 24 hour reception • Parking (surcharge)

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with side balcony, bed and breakfast. Also available: superior rooms, Suite and Junior Suites; double for sole use and triple rooms; half board basis; children discounts.

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JAN-MAR £69

APR-MAY £80

JUN-SEP £106

OCT-DEC £69

A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

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Castello Belvedere

Apartments

Desenzano

Fly to: Brescia – Verona – Bergamo – Linate The apartments are in a wonderful and exclusive residence surrounded by 5,000sqm of parkland overlooking Lake Garda. The residence is a carefully renovated historical villa and a rustic residence with a wonderful shared swimming pool. It is ideally positioned just a five minute drive or a 15 minute stroll from the historical centre of Desenzano. The location makes it the perfect base for families and for couples who are looking for rest and relaxation within easy reach of Desenzano and the surrounding region with its sports, culture, shops and restaurants. All apartments are uniquely furnished with wooden beams throughout and tuscan ceramic flooring, air conditioning and central heating as well as a personal safe. Baby cot and highchairs are available. The apartment sleeps up to four people with one bedroom with a double bed, a double sofa bed in the living room, satellite television, kitchen with cooker, oven and fridge/freezer and a spacious bathroom with shower. Bed linen and towels are included. Water, electricity, gas and air-conditioning are also included. The apartments are not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests need to ensure that the kitchen is clean on departure and all rubbish disposed of. A security deposit of 150 EUROS is required on arrival. This will be returned on departure, providing all is in order with the apartment. Additional changes of bed linen and towels are possible and which must be ordered and paid for on arrival.

Amenities Outdoor pool • Sun terrace • garden • Bike rental (surcharge)

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering Also available: 1bedroom and 2bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4

7 nts

JAN-MAR £693

APR-JUN £1,098

JUL-AUG £1,395

SEP £1,098

OCT-DEC £697

Including water, electricity, gas, heating/air-con

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Residence Borgo Degli Ulivi

Gardone Riviera

Apartments

Fly to: Brescia – Bergamo – Verona – Linate

Residence Borgo degli Ulivi is surrounded by a splendid 20,000 square metre park filled with Mediterranean plants. It sits in a quiet, hilly area with a fantastic panoramic view of Gardone Riviera and Lake Garda, which is just 2km away. The residence, which has several buildings and is surrounded by an olive grove, is designed to ensure utmost relaxation and comfort. It has a reception bureau, lift from the garage to the reception, children’s play room, a large swimming pool with incorporated whirlpool that sits on a panoramic terrace with deck chairs and sun umbrellas, children’s wading pool, playground and snack bar. The apartments are constructed using natural materials such as stone and wood and are painted in the characteristic colours of the old villages in the area. The tastefully decorated apartments have a private bath with hairdryer, heating, a living room with fully equipped kitchenette, cable TV, safe, telephone, one, two or three bedrooms, balcony or terrace and most with a great lake view.

Amenities Garden • Free parking • Laundry service • Lift • Luggage room • Children’s swimming pool • Outdoor swimming pool • Table tennis • Hydro massage jacuzzi • Children’s play area - outdoor • Bar • Lounge bar • Pool bar • Snack bar

Special Offers Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 1-bedroom apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering. Also available: 2 and 3 bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6.

7 nts

APR-MAY £581

JUN £1,246

JUL-AUG £1,675

SEP-OCT £581

Including water, electricity, gas, heating/air-con on main bedroom, safe, bed linen and bath towels, use of swimming pool, garage, final cleaning. Possibility to include a breakfast at an extra cost. Minimum stay may apply, please enquire. In July and August, minimum stay 7 nights and Saturday arrival.

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Ville Montefiori

Gardone Riviera

★★★★

Fly to: Brescia – Bergamo – Verona – Linate Sited on the shores of the beautiful Lake Garda, the exclusive Montefiori Hotel is located in the lovely city of Gardone Riviera. The hotel is housed in three Art Nouveau villas surrounded by a huge park with tall trees, palm groves and perfectly kept flower beds. The Montefiori Hotel offers excellent accommodation in 55 standard and deluxe guest rooms, all with private bathroom with hairdryer and lake view. Accommodation amenities include individually controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, heating, safe, mini-bar (deluxe only), balcony or terrace and wireless internet access. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and is pet friendly.

Amenities Children’s swimming pool • Indoor & outdoor swimming pool • Table tennis & tennis court • Spa/wellness centre • Private parking • Piano, lounge • Restaurant • Terrace • Internet point

Special Offers (not cumulative) Discounts available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony and lake view, bed and breakfast. Also available: superior and deluxe rooms; triple rooms; children discounts.

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APR-MAY £52

JUN-SEP £68

OCT £52

Savoy Palace

Gardone Riviera

★★★★

Fly to: Brescia – Bergamo – Verona – Linate This illustrious liberty-style hotel is situated in a beautiful location by Lake Garda, right in the centre of the exclusive Gardone Riviera, with only a traffic-free promenade separating it from the lake. The building has been meticulously refurbished, maintaining the Art Nouveau style and the famous tower, a well-known symbol in the area. Inside, refined décor combines with the elegant furnishings to recall the Belle Époque. The hotel has 60 rooms over five floors, all with views of the lake, all have direct-dial telephone, satellite television, mini-bar and air conditioning. The hotel has a fitness centre with sauna, solarium, Turkish bath, massages and a variety of treatments available.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, half board. Also available: superior, deluxe and prestige rooms, double for sole use and triple rooms; bed and breakfast basis; children discounts

7 nts

APR (BB ONLY) MAY £68 £105

JUN-JUL £118

AUG £128

SEP £118

OCT (BB ONLY) £68

Minimum stay 3 nights

Amenities

Special Offers

Panoramic terrace with bar service • Twice weekly piano bar (during high season) • Fitness room • Wellness centre • Outdoor pool • Two lounge areas • Lift • Garden • Bar • Internet point

Free nights available on selected dates and durations Book early (before 31/03) and receive 5% discount on accommodation

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Hotel La Paul

Sirmione

★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo – Linate Directly on the water and with its own beach, this is one of the best loved small hotels on Lake Garda, With a wide garden and swimming pool it is a good choice for family holidays, set in a quiet location on a narrow peninsula jutting out into the lake. It’s a pleasant, green environment and makes a good base for exploring the lake, and the surrounding area including the ancient city of Verona. Its restaurant has gained a well-deserved reputation for good cooking and specialises in gluten-free meals. With only 57 rooms all with satellite / pay TV, wi-fi, safe, telephone, air conditioning, hairdryer, some with tea-maker and with balcony,it is small enough for friendly, personal service but big enough to have great facilities.

Amenities Lounge • Bar • Internet point (WIFI) • Restaurant • Private beach • Garden • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s playground • Parking • Bike rental (surcharge)

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a superior room, bed and breakfast (half board from 17Jun to 10Sep). Also available: panorama and deluxe rooms, triple and quadruple rooms; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

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JAN-MAY £44

JUN-SEP (HB) £79

OCT-DEC £44

Minimum stay 3 nights A supplement apply during fairs, please enquire

Hotel Continental

Sirmione

★★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo – Linate Situated right on the shores of the lake and a short stroll from the historic citadel, this elegantly renovated hotel offers a tranquil location with amazing views from the well kept gardens to enjoy while you relax by the pool, whirlpool or the private jetty. Inside, the hotel has kept many of the original features from the 1950’s including Murano glass chandeliers and a marble staircase in the spacious public rooms. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the open air garden terrace, while in the evenings the al a carte restaurant offers stunning lake views.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a superior room with balcony and lateral sea view, half board Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms, Junior Suites (garden view); children discounts.

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APR-JUN £133

JUL-AUG £156

SEP £133

OCT £105

All 59 rooms have a balcony or terrace and are equipped with air conditioning, phone, pay to view satellite TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer.

Amenities Garden • Outdoor swimming pool • Terrace • A-la-carte restaurant • Wellness centre

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Hotel Olivi

Sirmione

★★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo – Linate Hotel Olivi is a charming hotel in Sirmione which enjoys an ideal location right in the centre of the historical town of Sirmione – close to Church of San Pietro and Grotto of Catullus. This charming hotel is framed by a spacious garden of ancient olive trees which create a quiet peaceful environment in which to relax. Among the hotel amenities, guests will find a gourmet restaurant serving an excellent cuisine, outdoor swimming pools with sun deck and wellness facilities nearby. The reception area is elegant and refined, the lobby is furnished with colourful modern sofas and the American bar is a great place to meet people over a drink. It also offers health treatments on request and there is a spa just outside. The 41 guest rooms are equipped with direct-dial telephones, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath or shower, mini bar and air-conditioning.

Amenities Entire property is air conditioned • Garden • Lift • Wireless internet connection Front desk - 24 hour • Luggage room • Outdoor swimming pool • Bar • Cafeteria Pool bar Restaurant • Snack bar • Tourist information

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room, bed and breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, triple and quadruple rooms; quality rooms and Premier Suite; half board and full board basis; children discounts.

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MAR-MAY £77

JUN-SEP £105

OCT-NOV £77

Hotel Acquadolce

Peschiera

★★★

Fly to; Verona airport – Brescia airport – Bergamo airport – Linate airport The brand new Hotel Acquadolce enjoys a spectacular setting with its front lake view and just steps away from Peschiera historical centre.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room, bed and breakfast. Also available: triple rooms; comfort panoramic and superior rooms; children discounts. APR £35

MAY £47

JUN-JUL AUG £59 £71

SEP £47

OCT-NOV £35

The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the hotel combines a special attention to all details with modern day facilities such as wellness and fitness area, a wonderful roof garden and the green terrace solarium, with the Jacuzzi enjoying a magical lake view and the ancient city walls. There is also a bar-cafeteria with a garden overlooking the lake.

Amenities

All 29 en-suite bedrooms offer balcony or private terrace, bathroom, A/C, Wi-Fi internet access, television, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box and mini bar.

Bar cafeteria with garden terrace • Panoramic roof garden • Solarium with sun beds • Fitness centre • WIFI internet access • Wellness centre

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Hotel Capri

Bardolino

★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo Enjoying a prime location within 500m of the lake, the hotel Capri offers an elegant yet familiar atmosphere. The hotel is run by a friendly family and their staff, providing clean and bright accommodation. There is a pleasant shady terrace, a comfortable air-conditioned lounge and a bar area along with an outdoor pool all adding to the attraction of the hotel. Hotel Capri’s facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar, furthermore the hotel staff will be at your complete disposal around the clock in order to make your stay in Bardolino a memorable and pleasant one. All 40 bedrooms come equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar, airconditioning (01/06 to 30/09) and balcony or terrace.

Amenities Lounge • Bar • Restaurant • Lift • Sauna & message (extra charge) Outdoor swimming pool • public beach • Free parking

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a comfort room with balcony on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: superior rooms with lake view; triple rooms; children discounts.

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Hotel Del Porto

APR-MAY £44

JUN-JUL £56

This charming hotel is situated in a privileged position on the lake front, close to the medieval harbour. Beautifully renovated inside, the bedrooms and public rooms are split between three adjoining buildings. Dinner can be taken in the hotel’s al fresco restaurant with a wooden dining platform over the lake or at one of the other three properties the hotel owns in the town.

SEP £56

OCT £44

Torri del Benaco

★★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo

AUG £63

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite with balcony, bed and breakfast Also available: Junior Suite with lake view and Suites.

3 nts

MAR-APR £78

MAY £92

JUN-AUG £97

SEP £92

OCT £78

All 29 rooms come equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar, airconditioning, internet connection and balcony or terrace.

Amenities Lounge • Bar & Café • Restaurant • Lift • Parking (extra charge) • Public beach

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Hotel La Vittoria

★★★

Garda

Relais de charme

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo

Hotel La Vittoria is located in front of the picturesque port of Garda, directly on the lake shore. The hotel is just a few steps from numerous bars, shops and restaurants. This beautiful 20th Century building has been in the same family for many years and has recently been restored. It now offers every modern comfort whilst maintaining the original atmosphere. There is live music held on the terrace between June and September. All 12 rooms include shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar and air-conditioning. Some rooms have a mountain view, whilst others have a lake view and come with balcony/terrace.

Amenities Bar • Lift • Private parking (extra charge) • Live music (3 times a week Jun-Sep)

Special Offers Discount of 10% at the hotel’s restaurant Free access to the Wellness Centre and Fitness Centre of Garda

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room, bed and breakfast. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; deluxe rooms and Junior Suites; children discounts.

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MAR-APR £49

MAY-JUN £73

JUL-AUG £83

SEP-OCT £73

Hotel Bisesti

NOV-DEC £49

Garda

★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo Located just 150 metres from Lake Shore and close to the resort centre, Hotel Bisesti offers 93 elegant rooms furnished in 19th Century Venetian style with numerous amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There are two restaurants open for lunch and dinner (where during the summer season once a week, candlelight dinners are also organised), TV room and reading room and a small library. Other facilities include an outdoor pool with spring water, a terrace and a bar. The reception, open 24 hours a day, offers the possibility to hire safe deposit boxes and use the Internet Point. All guest rooms have shower, WC, hairdryer, phone and satellite TV. Most of the rooms have air conditioning.

Amenities Air conditioning • Garden • Lift • Front desk - 24 hour • Luggage room • Outdoor swimming pool • Private parking • Lounge bar • Pool bar • Restaurant • Snack bar

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, half board (3 choices of menu). Also available: single and triple rooms; bed and breakfast and full board basis; children discounts.

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APR-MAY £67

JUN-JUL £76

AUG-SEP £87

OCT £67

Minimum stay 3 nights

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Hotel Vega

Malcesine

★★★

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo It is hard to imagine a more enviable location for a hotel - a tranquil position right on the lakeside with steps down to the lake yet only a few minutes' walk to the resort centre and the ferry departure point. This small, modern, high standard hotel with friendly staff has a well-earned reputation for quality food and service and is very popular. The garden, with flowers and trees, and the terrace with sun loungers and umbrellas add to this delightful hotel. Standard rooms have private shower, WC and balcony and are at the rear of the hotel with views towards Monte Baldo. Rooms with balcony and side lake view, partial lake view or lake view and deluxe rooms with balcony and lake view are available at a supplement. All rooms have satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and air conditioning.

Amenities Garden • Own jetty & terrace • Bar • TV lounge • Restaurant Lift • Free parking/garage

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a room with lateral lake view, half board (excluding drinks) Also available: rooms with Monte Baldo view, frontal lake view, terrace or balcony; Junior Suites; bed and breakfast basis.

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APR £78

MAY-AUG £111

SEP £98

OCT £75

A supplement may apply during fairs

Excelsior Bay

★★★★

Malcesine

Fly to: Verona – Brescia – Bergamo The Hotel Excelsior Bay occupies a superb position with splendid views and is situated on the lakefront promenade, a 10 minute walk along the pedestrian promenade to the centre of Malcesine with its medieval castle. A highlight of this hotel is the large lakeside terrace where you can enjoy live music being performed, including a saxophonist, during summer evenings. The swimming pool is located on a high terrace with stunning lake views. The lovely Hotel Excelsior Bay is a friendly, intimate retreat that enjoys a beautiful setting by the crystal waters of Italy's largest lake. The 70 guestrooms come equipped with shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar, air-conditioning (15/05 to 20/09) and balcony or terrace.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool (and hydromassage) • Solarium • Park and gardens Babysitting • Games room • Parking

Special Offers Discounts available for bookings made before 30/04 20% discount on the a-la-carte restaurant.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with balcony, half board Also available: rooms with lake view and deluxe rooms, triple rooms; children discounts.

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APR-MAY £78

JUN £135

JUL £127

AUG £107

SEP-OCT £78

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Lake Como Consiglio di Rumo Consiglio di Rumo is a pretty village and is ideal as a starting point for walks and excursions to the nearby hills and the scenery, as with the whole area of Lake Como, is spectacular. There are many places of interest and the churches of both St. Giovanni Battista and St. Gregorio are worth visiting. The village itself is peaceful and has many shops, bars and restaurants and a short distance away is Gravedona, where you will find numerous activities on offer, including windsurfing, sailing, boat hire, golf etc, or if that sounds too energetic you can just relax on the beach!

Bellagio The enchanting village centre is a maze of narrow cobbled lanes and stepped streets winding up the hills behind. The stylish boutiques and art galleries sit comfortably next to the craft shops selling local silk and olive wood carvings. In the evenings the cafe filled piazzas come alive and have live music in high season. The great ferry service means you are well connected to explore the lake and villages on the western shore.

Tremezzo Like the neighbouring Cadenabbia which is an easy walk along the lake, this elegant resort is full of restaurants and cafesโ€™ in the piazzaโ€™s and along the lake front. Just south is the pretty village of Lenno which has a weekly market in the old town.

Menaggio

Cadenabbia Tremezzo Tremezzina Lenno

Monthly average temperature, Lake Como Jan 6ยบ

Feb 8ยบ

Mar 12ยบ

Apr 16ยบ

May 21ยบ

Jun 25ยบ

Jul 28ยบ

Aug 27ยบ

Lake C omo

Consiglio di Rumo

Bellagio

(in degrees celsius) Sep 23ยบ

Oct 18ยบ

Nov 11ยบ

Dec 6ยบ

Como

Lake Maggiore

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The palm lined promenades on the western shore in the sheltered Borromean Bay face the famous Isola Bella. This small colourful town known for its majestic architecture and cosmopolitian atmosphere is not for those seeking nightlife. The cobbled streets are full of restaurants, cafes and shops centred around the Piazza Marconi. Here you will be able to buy local crafts, gastronomic specialities and designer wear.

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Stresa

Baveno Stresa

Monthly average temperature, Lake Maggiore (in degrees celsius) Jan 5ยบ

Feb 8ยบ

Mar 13ยบ

Apr 17ยบ

May 21ยบ

Jun 26ยบ

Jul 28ยบ

Aug 28ยบ

Sep 24ยบ

Oct 18ยบ

Nov 11ยบ

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Apartment on Lake Como

Consiglio di Rumo

Fly to: Malpensa – Linate – Bergamo

This modern, two-bedroom, second floor apartment faces Lake Como and overlooks the town of Gravedona, with stunning views of the lake and mountains. All doors open onto and access the wonderful balcony. It sleeps four people very comfortably and consists of two double bedrooms, both with lake views, a spacious kitchen/living room and dining room, full bathroom and private car parking space adjoining the apartment, the wonderful large balcony which runs the full length of the apartment and patio and amazing lake views. The kitchen comes equipped with hob, oven, dishwasher and washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board, safe, stereo system, patio table and chairs and reclining sun loungers. The apartment has central heating and a strictly No Smoking/No pets policy. The apartment benefits from being close to the local amenities such as the local grocery, post office, restaurants, telephone box, superstore, shops and bars (about a 10 minute walk) and the public beach is only a 15 minute walk away. The apartment is on the side of the mountain which, in our opinion makes it unsuitable for those with mobility issues without transport.

Special Offers Discounts are available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per Apartment - 7 nights

Prices are accommodation only, per 2-bedroom apartment sleeping 4, per week, self catering. Daily rates also available, please enquire.

7 nts

JAN £518

FEB £575

MAR £518

APR £633

MAY £690

JUN £748

JUL-AUG £805

SEP OCT £748 £633

NOV DEC £518 £575

Including water, electricity, gas

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Hotel Metropole

Bellagio

★★★

Fly to: Malpensa – Linate – Bergamo

Recently restored, the Hotel Metropole enjoys a superb location in the centre of the resort and is privileged enough to be the only hotel in Bellagio with a view directly onto Lake Como. The Patio Restaurant commands breathtaking views of the Lake, as does the Terrace. All of the guest rooms have a beautiful view of Lake Como either full on or a side view, some rooms have balcony or terrace and all rooms have private facilities with bath or shower, telephone, TV colour-satellite, mini bar, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are individually airconditioned.

Amenities Award winning restaurant • Bar • Ice cream parlour • Rooftop sun terrace with sun beds and parasols • 12-hour room-bar service 8.30am - 20.30pm • Internet WIFI

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a room with side lake view, bed and breakfast. Also available: rooms with front lake view and balcony/terrace, single and triple rooms, half board and full board basis; children discounts.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace

Fly to: Malpensa – Linate – Bergamo

A historical and charming retreat, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace is straight out of a fairytale. It is a Liberty style hotel built in 1910, with stunning views of the vast lake and picturesque villages on the further shores.

MAR-APR £68

MAY-SEP £84

OCT-NOV £68

Tremezzo

★★★★★ Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a room with garden view, bed and breakfast. Also available: single triple rooms; rooms with lake view and Suite Preside MAR-APR £122

MAY £148

JUN-SEP £173

OCT £122

The property is one of the oldest hotels in the area and is decorated with period furniture and art pieces that make it an extraordinary and fascinating place.

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For dining the hotel presents authentic Italian food which can be enjoyed in a number of surroundings from the fragrant gardens to beside the infinity pool, by candlelight in the high quality restaurant or even at an outside grill where you can enjoy a more relaxed, but no less delicious, selection of delicacies.

Free nights available on selected dates and durations Free entrance to Botanic garden and museum of Villa Carlotta

All of the elegant 94 rooms include shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar, airconditioning, satellite TV, internet connection and balcony or terrace. Rooms have either a park view or lake view.

Special Offers Amenities Lounge • Bar • A la carte restaurant • Lift • Wellness centre • Money exchange • Outdoor swimming pool Indoor swimming pool • Pool bar/snack bar • Terrace • Garden Public beach • Free parking

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Hotel Astoria

Stresa, Lake Maggiore

★★★★

Fly to: Malpensa – Linate – Bergamo The Astoria is a superb modern hotel, centrally situated, near the Congress Hall on Stresa's lakeside promenade. The Hotel enjoys a splendid view of the Borromeo Gulf, its islands and the Alps. Balcony rooms overlook the magnificent lake scenery of the lovely secluded rear garden, with heated swimming pool and snack-bar. All 99 rooms are fully air-conditioned with shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, safe, mini-bar and balcony or terrace.

Amenities Lounge • Bar • A la carte restaurant • Lift • Table tennis • Money exchange • Laundry service • Wellness centre & gym • Outdoor swimming pool • Terrace • Tennis courts (extra charge) • Free parking

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room with garden view, bed and breakfast. Also available: single triple rooms; rooms with lake view

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Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac

APR £65

MAY-SEP £75

OCT £65

★★★★ Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Fly to: Malpensa – Linate – Bergamo

The Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac comprises of two buildings which are located side by side in the centre of Stresa, close to the boat landing stage and shopping area. It is a superb position overlooking the Lake, the Borromean Islands and the Alps. The hotel’s restaurant is renowned for its excellent cuisine and has two dining rooms and large, delightful veranda. The hotel does not have a swimming pool but guests have full use of a swimming pool just 150m away. Tennis courts and a private garage are located 100m away. All of the 165 guest rooms come equipped with bath/shower, hairdryer, telephone, satellite television and air-conditioning and most have balcony and lake view. Typically Italian guests will be accommodated in the main building only.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool (and hydromassage) • Solarium • Park and gardens Babysitting • Games room • Parking

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, bed and breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; rooms with lake view.

1 nts

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APR £52

MAY-SEP £67

OCT £52

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Bologna Boasting one of the country’s great medieval cityscapes – an eye-catching ensemble of red-brick palazzi, Renaissance towers and 40km of arcaded porticoes – Bologna is a wonderful alternative to the north’s more famous cities. Italy’s culinary capital, it’s an attractive, animated place; and a large student population (Bologna boasts the oldest university in Europe) ensure a vitality that’s so often missing in many of Romagna’s smaller towns.

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) Bologna

BOLOGNA 10 Km

RIMINI 118 Km

VERONA 150 Km

Hotel Touring

The Via Indipendenza is the heart of Bologna, with some restaurants decorated by the beautiful frescoes of the Carracci brothers. In the evening the city comes alive in the streets around the grand Piazza Maggiore, full of bars, pastry shops, ice cream parlours and restaurants. Night life thrives with theatre, opera and nightclubs and many of the shops open late too. It’s a wonder the students find time to study!

Monthly average temperature, Bologna Jan 5º

Feb 8º

Mar 13º

Apr 18º

May 23º

Jun 27º

Jul 30º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 29º

Sep 25º

Oct 19º

Nov 11º

Dec 6º

Bologna

★★★

An example of Bolognese hospitality since the 1950s, the Hotel Touring combines charm with modern comfort. Enjoying a quiet location near the Basilica of San Domenico and the prestigious Galleria Cavour, this hotel offers traditional Italian hospitality. The refined interiors reflect a creative, smooth and sophisticated style. Boasting bright, stylish and warmly-decorated accommodation, the Touring has a serene, welcoming atmosphere and features a beautiful rooftop terrace with a spectacular view. Typical trattorias, museums, Made-in-Italy fashion shops and the Giardini Margherita are also just a short walk away. The hotel can also arrange for you cooking courses, gastronomic tours as well as wine and cheese tasting. All 38 guest rooms feature a private bathroom, television, air conditioning, hairdryer, telephone and safety deposit box.

Amenities Bar • 24-hour front desk • Garden • Terrace • Lift • Luggage storage • Solarium Jacuzzi • Bicycle rental

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms; Gold rooms, Junior Suites, Diamond Junior Suites

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JAN-FEB £52

MAR-JUN £72

JUL-AUG £52

SEP-0CT £72

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NOV-DEC £52


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Pisa Once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice, Pisa now draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong: its iconic Leaning Tower. But the world-famous tower is only one of a trio of Romanesque splendours on the green carpet of the Piazza dei Miracoli – a serious rival to Venice’s Piazza San Marco for the title of Italy’s most memorable square. Pisa has a centuries-old tradition as a university town and swarms with students. Possibly of Greek origin, Pisa became an important naval base under Rome and remained a significant port for many centuries. The city's so-called golden days began late in the 9th century, when it became an independent maritime republic and a rival of Genoa and Venice. The good times rolled on into the 12th and 13th centuries, by which time Pisa controlled Corsica, Sardinia and most of the mainland coast as far south as Civitavecchia. Most of the city's finest buildings date from this period, when the distinctive PisanRomanesque architectural style flourished.

Monthly average temperature, Pisa (in degrees celsius) Jan 11º

Feb 12º

Mar 15º

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Hotel Bologna

Jul 29º

Aug 29º

Sep 26º

Distances from/to airports Oct 21º

Nov 16º

(in kilometres)

Dec 12º

PISA 4 Km

Pisa

FLORENCE 85 Km

Pisa

★★★

Hotel Bologna - surely one of the most prestigious in Pisa - occupies a stylish, typically Tuscan palazzo in the historical centre of the city. The central but sheltered street on which the hotel is located is just 500 metres from the train station and the Cathedral (Duomo); the main thoroughfare (Corso) and all of the principal tourist sights can be easily reached on foot. Guests with cars can take advantage of the hotel's inner courtyard to park their vehicles securely. All of the 65 extremely comfortable rooms are recently renovated and provide every kind of comfort, air-conditioning, satellite-TV, mini bar, private bathroom and telephone.

Amenities Bike rental • Parking • Bar • Lounge • Reading area

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-MAR £52

APR-0CT £65

NOV-DEC £52

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Grand Hotel Bonnano

Pisa

★★★★

Grand Hotel Bonanno is a delightful, four star establishment, a few minutes from the old town centre and Piazza dei Miracoli Square. It is a few kilometers from the San Rossore Natural Park, San Giuliano thermal baths and at the foot of the Monte Serra and the Certosa di Calci, which today is a natural history museum. The main tourist attractions such as Florence, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and the Maremma area are easily accessible. The hotel features 89 rooms, with parquet floor or fitted-carpet, some with balcony, and all are well furnished with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite and PAY-TV, telephone, modem, mini bar and safe. The hotel, in addition to elegant and comfortable guestrooms, offers an American Bar, a restaurant and an 80 square metre conference room. In the reception is public access to the internet, as well as professional and helpful staff available 24 hours a day. Some rooms are specially equipped for disabled guests. Guests of the Grand Hotel Bonanno enjoy a complimentary daily buffet breakfast. This buffet is presented in the Restaurant Il Palmas, an airy restaurant with marble floors, serving a daily-changing a la carte menu of local Tuscan fare accompanied by a wide range of Italian

Amenities American bar • Restaurant • Internet point

Special Offers Book early (over 15 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple and family rooms sleeping up to 4; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-APR £57

MAY-JUL £70

AUG £62

SEP-OCT £70

NOV-DEC £57

A supplement may apply during fairs and festivities

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Verona

Located in the Veneto region in Northern Italy, Verona is only half an hour's drive from Lake Garda, it is also surrounded, to the north and east, by the hilly landscapes of the famous Valpolicella and Soave wine districts. Verona is a lively city with the Old Town, framed by the River Adige to the north, east and west, as the picturesque centre for cultural activities, tourism, shopping and nightlife. You will find most of the best restaurants here too. Known by most for its Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, one of Italy's largest and the home of its annual summer opera festival, Verona also boasts one of Italy's finest Romanesque churches as well as one of the country's most beautiful Renaissance gardens. The city's old castle, Castelvecchio, is a famous attraction in its own right too, built by the powerful della Scala family in the Middle Ages and restored in the 20th century by world-famous architect Carlo Scarpa. Arguably, however, the reason behind Verona's thriving tourist industry has less to do with architecture or history than with literature - William Shakespeare's romantic and tragic play about the young lovers Romeo and Juliet is set in the city, and such is the power and resonance of this story that every year a stream of tourists flocks to Verona to visit the famous courtyard and balcony at Casa Giulietta (Juliet's House) on Via Cappello in the Old Town.

Monthly average temperature, Verona

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres) Verona

VERONA 20 Km

BRESCIA 64 Km

Jan 5º

Feb 9º

Mar 13º

Apr 17º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 28º

Sep 24º

Oct 18º

Nov 11º

Dec 6º

Arena di Verona Seating Plan

89th Opera Festival 17th June - 3rd September 2011 Where gladiators once battled to the death, aficionados now enjoy opera amid an atmosphere of refinement and civility. Verona's Roman Arena has survived the ravages of time and earthquakes to provide one of the most fascinating modern event venues in the world. Through the summer, a programme of opera takes place on two to six evenings of the week. The tradition of opera at this 2,000-year-old open-air theatre dates from 1913. The opera stage is the biggest in the world. 15,000 spectators fill the venue, and opera performances attract over half a million visitors each year. There is a great range of ticket prices, depending on prestige and location.

Program: LA TRAVIATA June: 17,24 July 2, 12, 16, 21, 28 August: 4, 11

Stage 1st sector stalls "GOLD"

Numbered seats on the steps

Numbered backed chairs upholstered with red velvet cushions.

Numbered iron low-backed chairs without cushion*.

1st sector stalls

Lateral numbered seats on the steps

Numbered backed chairs upholstered with red velvet cushions.

Numbered iron low-backed chairs without cushion*.

2nd sector stalls

Unreserved stone steps D-E e C-F

Numbered backed chairs without cushion*.

Not numbered stone steps seats*.

2nd sector stalls stand Numbered backed chairs without cushion*.

AIDA June: 18, 26, 30 July: 10, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, 30 August: 7, 14, 28, 31 September: 3

* Cushions can be hired in the amphitheatre.

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA June: 25 July: 1, 8, 14, 22, 29

LA BOHEME August: 6, 13, 19, 30 September: 2

NABUCCO July: 9, 15, 20, 23, 27 August: 5, 12, 21, 25 September: 1

ROMEO ET JULIETTE August: 20, 24, 27

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Hotel Giulietta e Romeo

Verona

★★★ Superior

Boasting an unbeatable location in the beautiful medieval city of Verona, Hotel Giulietta e Romeo is only metres away from the renowned Verona Arena, close to the Duomo, Juliet's Balcony, and the city's main shopping street. In a quiet side street, this central Verona hotel provides great value accommodation and outstanding hospitality. The hotel offers 30 elegantly-appointed rooms. Amenities in each include air conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar, LCD TV with Sky channels and pay-per-view, direct dial telephone and high-speed wireless internet access.

Amenities Bar • Lift • Internet point • Free bicycle use • Garage (extra charge).

Special Offers Free nights are available on selected date Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: Junior Suites, double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

APR-MAY £69

JUN £94

JUL-AUG £119

SEP £94

OCT £69

NOV-DEC £63

A supplement will apply during fairs and opera

Hotel Giberti

Verona

★★★★

Located in a very central area of the city, Hotel Giberti is only 500m from the Roman Arena and a five minute walk from the railway station. The hotel is modern in style and atmosphere. The 80 spacious rooms, elegantly refurbished in 2001, all have private bathroom, air conditioning, wooden floors, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and hairdryer.

Amenities Currency exchange • Shuttle but to city centre • Parking/garage • Bicycle rental • Lounge • Bar • Lift • Laundry service • WIFI/internet point.

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

MAY £57

APR-OCT £75

NOV-DEC £57

A supplement will apply during fairs and opera

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Milan Milan was the Western Roman Empire's capital for a short but significant 109 years. But for most northern Italians, Milan is the country's heart. Milan is the engine room of the country’s economy and home of its stock exchange, yet it isn’t driven by tourism. Treasures that survived WWII’s extensive damage include its elaborate cathedral, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, La Scala opera house and Castello Sforzesco. What really sets Milan apart, though, is its creative streak. You won't be dashing from street to street ticking sights off a must-see list, as in Florence, but cultural gems are hardly few and far between. The restored Duomo is a majestic Gothic folly that took half a millennium to complete. But the city's charms can also be understated: there are pleasures in its dusty churches, on the narrow streets of the Brera district, and in courtyards glimpsed through wrought-iron gates. Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, Gucci and many more took off on Milan’s runways. Fashionistas make a pilgrimage here to shop at the designers’ flagship stores in the Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Quad). Boutiques stocking emerging labels and chic concept shops also line the city’s streets, while discount outlets selling samples, seconds and last season’s cast-offs are a bargain-hunter’s Holy Grail.

Distances from/to airports LINATE 15 Km

Milan

The city also harbours some lesser-known attractions such as the Navigli’s canal-side cafés and old-fashioned gelaterie (ice-cream shops) and the funky design district of Isola.

MALPENSA 48 Km

Hotel Ariston

Feb 8º

Mar 13º

BERGAMO 55 Km

Car hire can be arranged, call our reservation team for more details

Monthly average temperature, Milan Jan 5º

(in kilometres)

Apr 18º

May 22º

Jun 26º

Jul 29º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 28º

Sep 24º

Oct 18º

Nov 10º

Dec 5º

Milan

★★★

The Ariston Hotel Milan is located in central downtown Milan. It is a five minute walk to the Piazza del Duomo and the Via Torino shopping area and just five minutes from the nearest metro stop. The Ariston Hotel Milan was the first hotel in Italy to be designed according to bio-architectural criteria. A morning breakfast is offered each day with organic fare, and there is a snack bar providing service throughout the day. There are 52 rooms at the Ariston Hotel Milan with modern, contemporary furnishings. Rooms have air conditioning, satellite television, mini bar, telephone, hairdyer, wireless Internet access and en suite bathrooms.

Amenities 24 hour reception • Snack bar • Free bicycles

Special Offers Weekend discounts available all year round. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-JUL £75

AUG £53

SEP-NOV £75

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Venice The word unique has been applied to cities all over the world, but for Venice it really is true. Nowhere on earth compares with this wonderful city of canals and slowly crumbling antiquity, but the phrase “see it now before it disappears” is partly true. Rising water levels threaten the old city, situated on an island and separated from the mainland by a bridge. The only “roads” in the old city are canals, from the broad thoroughfare of the Grand Canal to the many byways to discover. The excitement starts as you are transferred by water-bus or water-taxi from the airport or railway station, and that excitement never leaves you. The hub of all this activity is St Mark’s Square, with the Basilica and Doge’s Palace, but one of the most memorable sights is Rialto Bridge, a ten-minute walk away, where you cross the Grand Canal. Venice lives and breathes history and character at every turn, and almost every house is a palace. Shop with the locals or in elegant boutiques; discover the many museums and churches; ride on a water-bus; splash out on a meal on St Mark’s Square or find a better value restaurant in a secluded square. Whatever else you do, you must experience a gondola ride – with or without a serenade! Go off-season when the crowds are sparse, even in winter Venice is atmospheric. In summer enjoy the sun at the Lido or nearby resorts, and at any time of year take a cruise to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano, famed for their glassware and handicrafts.

Monthly average temperature, Venice (in degrees celsius) Jan 6º

Feb 8º

Mar 12º

Apr 16º

May 21º

Jun 25º

Jul 28º

Aug 27º

Sep 24º

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres)

Oct 18º

Nov 12º

Dec 7º

Venice

TREVISO 30 Km

MARCO POLO 12 Km

Venice

5 Train Station

Ca D’Oro

9

8 3 4 Ponte Rialto

Hotels 1. Casa Verardo 2. Da Bruno 3. Ca Sagredo 4. Al Ponte Antico 5. Abbazia 6. Santa Marina 7. Ruzzini Palace 8. Ca d’Oro 9. Canal Grande 10. Charming Apartments

Bridge of Sighs

6 2 10

7

1

San Marco Square Gallerie Dell’Accademia

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Ca d’Oro

Venice

★★★ Sup

Hotel Ca' d'Oro is in the heart of Venice, a five minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and a few minutes from the water shuttle stop on the Grand Canal - Ca' d'Oro. It has a traditional water door allowing entry from the canal, a charming roof terrace and the tranquility of the Cannaregio quarter, all contributing to make Hotel Ca’d’Oro the ideal place for relaxation and atmosphere. Hotel Ca' d'Oro overlooks a lovely courtyard on one side and the rio di Santa Fosca and rio di Ca' Dolce on the other. All of the 27 rooms are decorated in classic Venetian style and come equipped with direct dial telephone, satellite TV, safe, air-conditioning and private bathroom with hairdryer.

Amenities Bar • 24 hour reception • Luggage storage • Lift

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: triple and single rooms; deluxe rooms and junior suites; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-FEB £41

MAR £55

APR-JUN £99

JUL-AUG £55

SEP-OCT £99

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during weekend, fairs and festivities

Hotel Da Bruno

Venice

★★★

On a bustling street in a great location, between St Mark’s Square and a three minute walk from the Rialto Bridge water bus stop, this hotel has been run by the same family for three generations, which shows in the warmth of the welcome and help extended to all its guests. A typical Italian breakfast is served in the cosy breakfast room, providing a refreshing start to the day. All 32 rooms, including single, doubles and triples, are furnished in Venetian style and equipped with every modern comfort, including air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, telephone, satellite TV and hairdryer

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms.

1 nt

JAN-FEB £47

MAR-APR £65

MAY-AUG £87

SEP-OCT £65

NOV-DEC £47

Minimum stay may apply. A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

Amenities Internet point • Air conditioning • Reception • Luggage storage

Special Offers Free nights and discounts available on selected dates.

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Hotel Abbazia

★★★

Venice

Formally an old abbey, this charming hotel has been completely restored to preserve its ancient history and beauty. It is located 100m from Venice’s Grand Canal, 150m from Santa Lucia railway station and 800m from Piazzale Roma. Set in the tranquil neighborhood of Cannaregio, you are just a walk or Vaporetto (water bus) ride away from the bustling tourist area around St Mark’s Square. The staff at the Abbazia Hotel really make it a special place to stay. Ask them anything, they’ll be happy to share their wealth of local knowledge with you. They can provide useful tips on excursions, sightseeing and the best places to eat and drink. The hotel upholds superior level amenities and services in all 50 rooms, including private bath, hairdryers, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, ADSL internet access, safe, satellite TV, alarm clock and mini bar.

Amenities Garden • WiFi • Bar

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple, quadruple rooms; superior rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

FEB £39

MAR £48

APR-JUN £86

JUL-AUG £66

SEP-OCT £86

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

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Casa Verardo

Venice

★★★ Historical Residence

Casa Verardo was formerly a nobleman’s palace of the 16th Century and has been completely restored according to Venetian tradition. It is only a five minute walk from St. Mark’s Square and has its own courtyard garden as well as a rooftop terrace with canal view where, weather permitting, the buffet breakfast is served. All 28 rooms are soundproofed, have private bathroom, hairdryer, mini-bar, satellite TV, air conditioning, safe and telephone.

Amenities Lift • Courtyard garden • WiFi

Special Offers Free tour to Murano Island to visit a glass factory Honeymooners receive a complimentary bottle of Italian wine

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: triple, deluxe, deluxe with view and junior suites; children discounts.

3 nts

JAN-MAR £62

APR-JUN £115

JUL-AUG £84

SEP-OCT £115

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

Santa Marina

★★★★

Venice

The Santa Marina Hotel combines old world charm with modern amenities. This small, centrally-located former 15th Century convent is set in the quiet, typically Venetian Santa Marina Square, just 300m from Venice’s Rialto Bridge and a short stroll from St Mark’s Square. For a pleasant stay in an elegant setting, Hotel Santa Marina has everything you could wish for. The guest rooms and suites feature marble floors and Murano glass furnishings. All of the 39 rooms are decorated in classic Venetian style. Each comes with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, shower or shower/bath, along with all the amenities necessary for guests’ comfort and convenience, such as a mini bar, a radio, satellite TV, internet access and a direct dial telephone. Air conditioning is available between April and September and can be individually controlled. The hotel also offers five junior suites and 10 superior rooms for more discerning guests, with warm parquet flooring, elegant walnut furniture and finely worked tapestries, all of which are fitted with Jacuzzi baths.

Amenities Lift • Terrace • Lounge

Special Offers Free nights available on selected durations. Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

FEB-MAR £131

APR-JUN £118

JUL-AUG £71

SEP-OCT £118

Minimum stay may apply. A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

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Hotel Ruzzini Palace

Venice

★★★★

This four star hotel was once the long-running home of a prominent Venetian family and it celebrates its aristocratic roots. The historical residence maintains a water entrance, displays exposed beams and Venetian flooring, and boasts art that was commissioned by the 113th Doge of Venice, Carlo Ruzzini. The hotel is in an advantageous position with the features of Venice within easy walking distance and set in the heart of the city’s historic centre. Expect the rich reds of tradition decorating the walls, along with embellished furniture, Murano glass chandeliers, frescoed ceilings and marble floors, but don't be surprised by some ultramodern touches. Each of the 28 guest rooms feature telephone, ADSL modem connection, flat screen satellite TV, mini bar, safety deposit box, air conditioning, hairdryer and en suite bathroom.

Amenities 24 hour reception • Wi-Fi connection • Bar • Lift

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: deluxe rooms and Junior Suites; triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-FEB £116

MAR £134

APR-JUN £161

JUL-AUG £134

SEP £161

Minimum stay 2 nights on the weekend. A supplement applies during weekends, fairs and festivities, please enquire

Al Ponte Antico

Venice

★★★★

One of the few hotels actually facing the Rialto Bridge and on the Grand Canal, the most important waterway in Venice, the hotel is housed within a 16th Century palace which has recently been remodelled while retaining the style and features of a typical Venetian residence. Being very close to the Rialto Bridge, its location is a big plus point and you are also right by a water bus stop for all your sightseeing and shopping. The bright main lounge, with its Sansovino ceiling and dramatic windows overlooking the Grand Canal, is the perfect place for a romantic moment. All the rooms are spacious and traditionally furnished and the superior and deluxe rooms and suites have panoramic views of the Grand Canal.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: superior, deluxe rooms and Junior Suites; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-FEB MAR APR-JUN JUL-AUG £121 £137 £168 £137

SEP-OCT NOV-DEC £168 £121

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

The rooms have private facilities, phone, safe, satellite TV, mini-bar, air conditioning and internet connection.

Amenities • Free internet point • Fax service • Tourist information • Terrace

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Canal Grande

Venice

★★★★

Canal Grande is a charming boutique hotel located in Ca’ Polacco, an elegant little palace which has recently been restored. Facing the Grand Canal, which gives the hotel its name, and overlooking a typical Venetian “campiello”, this hotel is the ideal place to discover the magic of Venice. Guest rooms have city or courtyard views. All rooms come equipped with satellite television, wireless internet access, direct dial telephones, in room safe, mini bar, private bathroom with shower/bathtub and hairdryer. All guest rooms at Hotel Canal Grande are nonsmoking.

Amenities Air conditioning • Lift • Wireless Internet connection • Front desk - 24 hour • Luggage room • Reading lounge • TV Room • Bar

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a prestige double room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use and triple rooms; Prestige grand canal, Junior Suite, Elegant Suite Canal Grande.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £65

APR-JUN £129

JUL-AUG £103

SEP-OCT £129

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during weekend, fairs and festivities

Ca Sagredo

Venice

★★★★★

This new and luxurious hotel overlooking the Grand Canal opened in May 2007 but dates from the 15th Century and is a former palace. Close to the traditional market, between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, the Ca Sagredo Hotel is only a short walk from St Mark’s Square. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the hotel truly deserves its 5* rating. The public rooms are decorated with grand frescoes and each of the elegant rooms feature masterpieces from the past. Most rooms overlook the Grand Canal or have a panoramic view over the city. The 42 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, internet connection, telephone, satellite TV/movies on demand, radio and hairdryer

Amenities Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Air conditioning • Lounge • Room service • Currency exchange • Internet

Special Offers (not cumulative) Free nights are available on selected dates and durations. Book early (60 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation (excluding fairs) Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a prestige room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: panoramic junior suite premier, water view double premier, panoramic suite premier, grand canal double prestige, grand canal junior suite prestige; family rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £118

APR £156

MAY-JUN £212

JUL £156

AUG £118

SEP-OCT £212

Minimum stay and weekend supplement may apply. A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

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Charming Venice Apartments

Apartments

Venice

If you’re looking for self catering accommodation in the heart of Venice, ideal for families, groups or couples, the Charming Venice Apartments could be your ideal solution. Offering the privacy of your own personal space in quality accommodation of impeccable standard, the apartments offer an attractive and more affordable alternative to a hotel.

The apartments have a very homely feel and some have a canal view. All are located in the heart of the historical centre, minutes from the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square. Type A Studio with 1 bathroom, sleeps 2+2, approx 50 sqm Type B 1 double bedroom with 1 bathroom, sleeps 2+2, approx 50 sqm OR 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom with 1 bathroom, sleeps 3+2, spprox 65 sq m Type C 2 double bedrooms with 1 bathroom, sleeps 4, canal view, approx 70 sq m Type D 1 triple bedroom, 1 double bedroom with 1 bathroom, sleeps 5+1, approx 80 sq m OR 1 double bedroom with 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4+2, approx 80 sq m Type E 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4+2, canal view, approx 80 sq m OR 2 double bedrooms with 1 bathroom, sleeps 4+2, terrace and canal view, approx 80 sq m

Price guideline

£ per apartment, 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a Type A studio apartment (sleeping 4), self catering. Including electricity, air/con-heating, weekly bed and bath linen, and cleanings.

1 nts

JAN-MAR £75

APR-JUN £174

JUL-AUG £149

SEP-OCT £174

NOV-DEC £75

Minimum stay may apply A supplement applies during fairs and festivities

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Florence Florence, capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants. It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. The Chianti area, between Florence and Siena, has some of the most beautiful countrysides in Italy and a famous wine production area. Florence is an open-air exhibition of art and culture. It is famous worldwide, the heart of the Renaissance period and the home of the fine arts and literature. Florence has powerful symbols of Italian and European culture in every nook and cranny, to the extent that it is hard to identify this city with just one symbol. It may be the sculpture of David by Michelangelo, or perhaps the romantic Ponte Vecchio, or Giotto’s bell tower, but Florence could also be represented by famous people such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo or Dante Alighieri, to name but a few.

Monthly average temperature, Florence (in degrees celsius) Jan 10º

Feb 12º

Mar 15º

Apr 19º

May 23º

Jun 27º

Distances from/to airports (in kilometres)

Jul 31º

Aug 31º

Sep 27º

200mtrs

Oct 21º

Dec 10º

Piazza della Liberta

Palazzo delle Mostre Train Station

FLORENCE Amerigo Vespucci airport 4 Km Pisa airport 85 Km

10

Private transfers available

3

Florence

7 8 4

Santa Maria Novella

Hotels 1. Pitti Palace 2. Plaza Lucchesi 3. Kraft 4. Corona d’Italia 5. River 6. Grand Hotel Cavour 7. Antica Dimora 8. Giglio 9. Botticelli 10. Montebello Splendid

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Nov 15º

Giardino della Gherardesca

9

San Lorenzo Duomo

6 Galleria degli Uffizi

1

Ponte Vecchio

Giardino di Boboli

2

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Corona d’Italia

Florence

★★★

The Corona D'Italia Hotel Florence is housed in a 19th Century palace which is charming and cozy. The hotel’s interior is spacious, light and designed with beautiful stucco cornices and Italian ceramics. Positioned in the centre of the San Lorenzo District, only steps from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station, the Corona D'Italia Hotel has a prime location for leisure and business travellers. Guests can walk to the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Battistero, Uffizi Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts. Breakfast is served in a buffet-style, with a choice of pastries prepared according to delicious traditional Tuscan recipes. All 80 rooms are equipped with private bathrooms and decorated in an elegant and modernstyle, with marble and terracotta floors typical of the Tuscan region. Spacious, bright and soundproofed, they all have air conditioning, satellite television, direct phone line, hairdryer, safety deposit box, mini bar and Wi-Fi internet.

Amenities

Special Offers

Lift • American Bar • WiFi

Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £43

APR-JUN £85

JUL-AUG £49

SEP-OCT £85

Minimum stay may apply

Hotel River

Florence

★★★

Set along the Arno River, this welcoming hotel is found in the Santa Croce district in a renovated 19th Century building. The building is in Florentine style and perfectly refurbished, saving the charm of a traditional maison combined with all the modern comforts.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single, triple rooms; children discounts.

Built in 1850, this hotel comprises four floors with a total of 38 rooms. Each of the welcoming rooms comes with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, central heating and a hire safe.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £45

APR-JUN £60

JUL-AUG £45

SEP-OCT £60

NOV-DEC £45

Minimum stay may apply

Amenities Terrace • Lift • Bar • TV & reading rooms • Restaurant • WiFi & Internet point • Garden & patio

Special Offers Book early (30 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation

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Pitti Palace

Florence

★★★

Not only is this hotel excellently located right by the Ponte Vecchio, but it also has a panoramic roof terrace for a relaxing meal or drink whilst admiring the beautiful Florence skyline. Set in the Torre Rossi, a tower dating back to 1200, the hotel is in one of the most picturesque areas of medieval Florence, just 100 metres from the Uffizi Galleries. Start your day in style with a relaxing breakfast surrounded by the impressive views from the restaurant terrace, set on the sixth floor. The 87 bright guest rooms all have large windows and come equipped with air conditioning, cable / satellite TV, hairdryer, internet access, mini bar, safe and telephone. The hotel is a member of “Life Beyond Tourism”

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Swimming pool (and hydromassage) • Solarium • Park and gardens Babysitting • Games room • Parking

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single, triple rooms; rooms with view; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £45

APR £57

MAY-JUN £80

JUL-AUG £57

SEP-OCT £80

Minimum stay may apply

Hotel Giglio

Florence

★★★

Hotel Giglio is a 3 star hotel, located on the second floor of an historic building on Via Cavour, one of the important streets in the centre of Florence. This small and intimate hotel is set in a quiet area of Florence but is just a short walk from all the sights. The hotel has recently been completely renovated to offer its guests all the modern comforts in a distinguished atmosphere. The comfortable rooms are furnished tastefully and come complete with hardwood and terra cotta floors and are equipped with air-conditioning, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Amenities Currency Exchange • 24 Hour Front Desk • Parking (On Request) • Non-Smoking Rooms/Facilities • Bar/Lounge

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single, triple, quadruple rooms.

1 nt

JAN-FEB £39

MAR £49

APR-JUL £69

AUG £49

SEP-OCT £69

NOV-DEC £39

AMinimum stay may apply

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Hotel Botticelli

Florence

★★★

Hotel Botticelli is situated in the heart of the historic city centre of Florence, just a stone's throw away from the San Lorenzo market, and within walking distance of the Duomo di Firenze and the city's most important museums, including the Accademia which houses the original David by Michelangelo. This city hotel is housed in an original 16th century patrician home, charmingly restored to preserve its typical Florentine renaissance architectural influences. Of particular interest are the vaulted ceilings which characterise the hotel's public areas and a delightful undercover terrace. In addition to the charm of the building, guests will enjoy first class comforts and friendly, professional service by the hotel staff. Room facilities include air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, hairdryer and safety deposit box.

Amenities Lift • Private Garage • Wireless Internet Access • Breakfast Room

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £52

APR-JUN £85

JUL-AUG £62

SEP-OCT £85

NOV-DEC £52

Minimum stay may apply

Antica Dimora

Florence

Bed and Breakfast

The Antica Dimora Firenze in Florence is situated close to the Renaissance Palazzo Pandolfini. The hotel lies close to Florence's Duomo, Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower. This charming property is housed in a 17th Century palace and conserves the personality of a traditional Florentine home. The finely-appointed bedrooms are furnished with elegant antique furniture and some rooms have a four-poster bed. Each room has been individually designed and painted in restful colours and the hand-painted bathrooms have been decorated with careful attention to detail. Room amenities include direct-dial telephone, individually-controlled air conditioning, free highspeed Wi-Fi internet access, satellite TV with DVD player, electronic safe, mini bar and desk.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: triple rooms.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £60

APR-OCT £73

NOV-DEC £60

Books, magazines and a select DVD collection are available in the cozy lounge, where a buffet breakfast is served every morning with gourmet cakes and jams from 8.30am until 10.30am. The lounge, with classical music playing in the background, is also a delightful setting for afternoon tea. The hotel reception is open from 8am to 8pm, where you can book museum and theatre tickets or organise guided excursions in the surroundings Tuscan towns.

Amenities Lounge • Books/Magazines

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Hotel Kraft

Florence

★★★★

This is a perfect base for discovering the delights of Florence; the roof terrace with its wonderful views and the swimming pool (open May-September) is so inviting that you could be forgiven for not spending all the time sightseeing. Named after the family which has run this charming hotel for two centuries, the Kraft is a traditional yet contemporary hotel, located in the residential area close to the river Arno and within walking distance of the opera house and the main historical sights. All 80 rooms are equipped with private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, safe, mini-bar and air conditioning. Superior and executive rooms are available on request.

Amenities Roof terrace • Rooftop swimming pool • Restaurant • American bar • Affiliated garage • On request: massage • On request: baby sitting

Special Offers Book early (30 days before departure) and receive 10% discount on accommodation (excluding fair/congress)

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £47

APR £65

MAY-JUN £84

JUL-AUG £65

SEP-OCT £84

Minimum stay may apply

P laza Hotel Lucchesi

Situated a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, this grand hotel on the banks of the Arno River has been part of Florence’s tradition of hospitality for nearly 150 years. The spacious public areas are complemented by generously sized guest-rooms, 87 double or single rooms and 10 Duplex Suites, many of which overlook the River Arno or the Santa Croce church. All of the rooms have a private bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, safe, minibar and air conditioning. Some have their own small private balconies.

Amenities

Florence

★★★★ Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; superior, deluxe and rooms with balcony; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £57

APR-JUN £83

JUL-AUG £66

SEP-OCT £83

NOV-DEC £57

Minimum stay may apply

Restaurant • WiFi & internet point • Private garage • Lounges • American bar

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Grand Hotel Cavour

Florence

★★★★

The Grand Hotel Cavour was built in 1280 as a private residential palace and was transformed into a hotel in 1865 when Florence was the capital of Italy. It enjoys a wonderful location in the historical heart of Florence, close to the house where Dante Alighieri was born and with the Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery all within easy walking distance. The reception area is located in the wonderful medieval vaulted lobby, complete with corner fountain. The cellar is dedicated to wine, cheese and salami tasting from 8pm to midnight. The hotel boasts 104 spacious and comfortable rooms on six floors, all with beautiful hand-made furniture and facilities including individually-controlled air conditioning, soundproofing, telephone, mini bar and television.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £65

APR-JUN £85

Minimum stay may apply

JUL-AUG £65

SEP-NOV £85

Amenities Restaurant • Bar & Wine bar Cellar • Rooftop terrace Roof garden

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations

Montebello Splendid

Florence

★★★★★

Montebello Splendid is an 18th-century villa that is now a five-star boutique hotel. It is located just a five minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Station and close to the River Arno. You will appreciate the peace and quiet at Montebello Splendid, despite its central location in the historic centre of Florence. The villa has a beautiful garden where you can dine in the summer. The restaurant serves traditional dishes and a wide choice of wines. All of the hotel's 60 guestrooms are fully equipped with everything guests desire. In-room features include television, telephone, air conditioning and mini bar.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; deluxe rooms; children discounts.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £111

APR MAY-JUN JUL-AUG SEP-OCT NOV-DEC £137 £157 £111 £157 £111

Minimum stay may apply

Amenities Concierge • Limited Hour Room Service • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service • Garden • Fitness Centre • Money Exchange • Complimentary newspapers • ‘Capriccio’ restaurant

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us

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Rome How do you begin to describe the Eternal City? Rome is a world-class capital by any standard, and unique as it takes in the Vatican City, a self-governing state and the heart of the Roman Catholic church. Wherever you look there are reminders of a glorious and sometimes scandalous past. The magnificent ancient monuments, the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the forums are still part of everyday life and make Rome a living museum. Climb the 137 Spanish Steps to gaze over the narrow, cobbled streets crammed with Renaissance and Baroque buildings, fine palaces, countless churches and famous fountains. Visit one of the many pavement trattoria and watch the world go by or scour the elegant boutiques with Rome’s most avid shoppers. There’s so much to see that you need to pace yourself and not try to cram too much in, but you must cross the River Tiber to enter the Vatican state, home to the Pope, to see St Peter’s. The Vatican complex houses 10 museums and masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel and St Paul’s Basilica. If you feel like taking a risk try putting your hand in the Mouth of Truth to test your sincerity, or throw a coin into the Trevi fountain. Either way you are sure to make a return visit to this wonderful city.

Monthly average temperature, Rome Jan 11º

Feb 13º

Mar 15º

Apr 19º

May 23º

Jun 27º

Jul 30º

(in degrees celsius) Aug 30º

Sep 27º

Oct 21º

Nov 16º

Dec 12º

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Villa Borghese

Rome

Piazza del Popolo

Castello Sant’Angelo

Spanish Steps

Transfers Ciampino 15km. By Taxi: To the city centre 40 mins. There is a bus operated by Terravision to Rome Termini railway station. It departs Ciampino every 1545 mins 0840-0020. Departures from Termini are 0430-1930. Fiumicino 33km By taxi 35-50 mins. The train leaves from Roma Termini station every 30 mins 0552-2252. and makes no en-route stops taking 35 mins.

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Vatican

Flights to Rome Ciampino or Fiumicino Option to travel by rail

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Trevi Fountain

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Pantheon

Hotels 1. Windrose 2. Delle Nazioni 3. River Palace 4. Genova 5. Antico Palazzo Rospiglioni 6. Crosti 7. Camelia 8. Ponte Sisto 9. Bernini 10. Della Torre Argentina 11. Raffaello

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Train Station

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S. Maria Maggiore

10 8 Foro Romano

Colosseum

Excursions Various excursions and entrances to museums can be pre-booked; do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


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Hotel Raffaello

Rome

★★★

The Hotel Raffaello is perhaps Rome’s finest 3* hotel. Situated in the heart of the city’s historic centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the Colosseum, Forum and Piazza della Repubblica, this comfortable hotel is in an elegant, 19th Century building on quiet Via Urbana. Behind the front desk stands an old printing press representing “The School of Atene”, Raffaello’s pursuit of excellence is still present with the multi-lingual and professional staff at the hotel. The standard of rooms and suites is extremely high and they are tastefully decorated, ensuring guests return to a tranquil and pleasant environment. All 41 rooms have private bathroom, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, radio and satellite TV. In addition, a number of rooms have Jacuzzi shower and most of the top floor rooms have balcony.

Amenities

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-MAR £61

APR-JUN £103

JUL £77

AUG £61

SEP-OCT £103

NOV-DEC £61

Newspapers • WIFI/internet point

Hotel Camelia

Rome

★★★

This elegant and comfortable hotel occupies four floors of an early 19th century building and features well-appointed guest rooms, a refined atmosphere and a free Internet point. The lively area around the hotel is full of cafes, restaurants, wine bars and shops. Each of the 40 guest rooms are completely soundproofed and come with air conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi Fi internet, safe, direct dial telephone, mini bar and private bathroom with bath/shower and hairdryer.

Price guideline

Amenities

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; children discounts

Lift • Luggage room • Lounge • Room service - limited hours • Restaurant • Wireless internet connection in the entire property.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £54

£ per person - 1 night

APR-JUN £81

JUL-AUG £54

SEP-OCT £81

NOV-DEC £54

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us

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Hotel Della Torre Argentina

★★★

Rome

The Hotel Della Torre Argentina is located in an 18th century aristocratic palace.

It is located very centrally with all the main historical attractions within easy walking distance. From the hotel terrace overlooking the city's skyline you will feel you can almost touch the famous dome of the Pantheon. Hot chocolate and afternoon tea is served at the open bar in the ground floor parlour. The 60 rooms situated over five floors are all equipped with bathroom with bath or shower, air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, satellite TV and mini bar.

Amenities Panoramic terrace • Reading room

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms

1 nt

JAN £79

FEB-MAR £89

APR-JUN £110

JUL £89

AUG £79

Hotel Windrose

SEP £89

OCT £110

NOV-DEC £89

★★★

Rome

With its location close to the Termini Station, this three-star property is ideal for leisure travelers who want quick and easy access to the tourist attractions, including the Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto, which are within walking distance. The facade of the original Italian Palazzo has been completely cleaned and renovated, providing an elegant entrance to clients. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room which adjoins the hotel’s lobby and bar – continental breakfast, of course, including a selection of Italian coffees, croissants, pastries and fruits as well as fresh bread and organic marmalades. The Windrose provides elegant and comfortable accommodation. The hotel features 52 comfortable rooms, spread over five floors, which are well-equipped with numerous amenities and comforts to make you feel at home. Each room has satellite TV, airconditioning, direct-dial telephone, free internet access, a marble bathroom, mini-bar and safe.

Amenities Bar • Private open patio • Fax & photocopier services • Lift.

Free nights available on selected durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms.

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JAN-MAR £43

APR-MAY £75

JUN £68

JUL-AUG £54

SEP-OCT £75

NOV-DEC £48

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us


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Crosti

Hotel & Apartments

Rome

★★★

Part of an original building built in the last century that has been completely renovated, this 3* property offers good and spacious accommodation in the centre of Rome. The hotel rooms have been designed to express timeless elegance. All of them have satellite TV, safe, mini bar, air conditioning and free access to Internet. If you are looking for a self-catering option, the Crosti also offers apartments, located at 300 meters from the Hotel, and are perfect to accommodate 4 people. All one-bedroom apartments are composed of a living room (with sofa bed), dining room, kitchenette, bathroom; and all have WiFi Internet access and daily cleaning service.

Amenities Air conditioning • Reception 24 hours * • Bar * • Internet • Parking (charge) * at main hotel

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-MAR £42

APR-JUN £77

Price guideline

JUL-AUG £42

SEP-OCT £77

NOV-DEC £42

£ per Apartment - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 4 adults sharing a 1 bedroom apartment, including breakfast. Also available: apartments for 1, 2 and 3. Single, double, triple rooms.

1 nt

JAN-MAR £158

APR-JUN £274

JUL-AUG £158

SEP-OCT £274

NOV-DEC £158

Hotel Ponte Sisto

Rome

★★★★

Downtown Rome is home to the elegantly comfortable 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto hotel just off Trastevere, convenient to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the ancient Via Giulia, one of the most captivating sites in the city. Peaceful and quiet, Hotel Ponte Sisto in Rome is located in a completely renovated historic building, with a splendid garden filled with palm trees and flowers, a rarity in central Rome! The garden is furnished with comfortable chairs and unmbrellas. If you are looking for a place to get away from chaotic Rome then this is it.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; superior rooms and Junior suites; children discounts JAN-FEB £99

MAR £115

APR-JUN £139

JUL £115

AUG £99

SEP-OCT £139

The 103 rooms are cozy and restful with bright marble furnishings and floral decorations. All the rooms come with internet DSL access, air conditioning and Satellite TV.

Amenities

Discounts available on selected dates and durations

Air conditioning • Room service • Currency exchange Lift • Internal garden • Restaurant • Bar

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi

Rome

★★★★

The Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi Hotel is a stunning four star hotel located in an ancient building dating back to the late Renaissance and which was completely renovated in 2005. The building is the former residence of Giulio Rospigliosi, who became Pope Clement IX in 1667. The Hotel is situated in the heart of the city centre, right next to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, half way between Termini train station and the Colosseum. A church is located in the palace to celebrate religious ceremonies such as baptisms or weddings. Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi consists of 39 air-conditioned guestrooms located over four floors, all of which are equipped with satellite TV, direct dial telephone, dial up internet access, in-room safe, clock, radio, work desk, mini bar, air-conditioning, heating and an en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The American buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room from 7am to 10am. The on-site restaurant gives prominence to the Italian cooking tradition through traditional dishes. The cocktail bar is the ideal place for guests to relax after an exciting day of sightseeing in Rome.

Amenities Restaurant • Cocktail bar • Free parking • Access to a free hotel church

Special Offers Discounts available on selected dates and durations.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: single, triple and quadruple rooms; children discounts

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River Palace

★★★★

JAN-MAR £85

APR-JUN £99

JUL-AUG £85

SEP-OCT £99

Rome

The River Palace features all the ingredients of a perfect stay in the Eternal City. Its location by the River Tiber is ideal for shopping as well as being in easy reach of the many wonderful sights, Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese and cultural attractions. Piazza Del Popolo with its cafes and exclusive restaurants is only a few minutes’ walk away. The elegant Tiziano bar serves drinks and gourmet snacks, whilst at the restaurant “Il Caravaggio” you can feast on a blend of Mediterranean and Roman cuisine. High standards are reflected in the quality of furnishings and attention to every detail. All 59 rooms have a unique style characterized by a classical and refined design. They offer all the modern conveniences, including air-conditioning, mini bar, safe, satellite TV, hairdryer, computer plugs and writing desk.

Amenities Restaurant • Lounge bar

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Free nights available on selected durations. Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; deluxe and superior rooms; children discounts JAN-FEB £59

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MAR £74

APR/JUN/SEP £99

MAY/JUL £109

AUG £59

OCT £112

NOV-DEC £59

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us


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Hotel Genova

Rome

★★★★

Renovated in 2007, this sophisticated hotel exudes modern style throughout, combined with a friendly welcome just minutes away from the major cultural sights of this wonderful city. The classy and inviting lobby, with marble floors and pillars, sets the tone for your holiday. The 92 rooms incorporate quality décor and furniture in warm tones, complemented by wooden floors and marble en suite bathrooms. All have satellite TV, air-conditioning, soundproofing and internet connection. The hotel has its own bar – the Orange American Bar – which offers seasonal cuisine and an ample selection of cocktails.

Amenities American bar • Room service • Lounge • Lift

Special Offers Free nights available on selected dates and durations. Family packages

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single, triple and quadruple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-MAR APR-MAY JUN £77 £122 £99

JUL-AUG SEP £77 £99

OCT £122

Hotel Delle Nazioni

Rome

★★★★

Hotel Delle Nazioni lies in the heart of the historical centre of Rome, literally around the corner from one of the city's best-loved monuments: the beautiful Trevi Fountain. Such a privileged location means guests can easily explore this amazing city on foot. The most important monuments and museums are within easy reach and you can browse the famous shops of Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Sistina. Hotel Delle Nazioni is housed in a well-kept, five-storey building, which is typical of the area, and provides quality accommodation in a warm and elegant environment. Hotel Delle Nazioni provides an extensive continental buffet breakfast, a bar/lounge, conference rooms and a concierge desk. The restaurant “Le Grondici” serves traditional Italian cuisine and an ample selection of wines from their own cellars. The hotel has 84 rooms, five of which are junior suites, all equipped with private bathroom, mini-bar and television with satellite reception, wired radio, direct phone line and air-conditioning.

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a standard room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: double for sole use, single and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

JAN-MAR £99

APR-MAY £148

JUN £132

JUL-AUG SEP OCT NOV £99 £132 £148 £105

Special Offers Discounts available on selected durations.

Amenities Restaurant • Lounge • American bar • Internet access

Flights are available from many UK airports. For up to date prices and packages, please ask your travel agent to contact us

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Hotel Bernini Bristol

Rome

★★★★★

Bernini Bristol is the choice of Robert Langdon in the best-selling book Angels and Demons. It boasts an exclusive location in Piazza Barberini in the heart of Rome.Built in the late 19th century and recently restored, the five-star deluxe Hotel Bernini Bristol maintains the tradition and splendour of that era. The rooms and suites are decorated with taste and refinement and offer an atmosphere of great hospitality. The view across the historic centre from the rooftop terrace at the Bernini Bristol is simply breathtaking. Join the long list of international celebrities who have chosen to spend their time in Rome at this, one of the city's most outstanding hotels. The rooftop restaurant has a 360° view across Rome and serves a delicious mix of Mediterranean and international cuisine. Enjoy cocktails and music at the American bar on the terrace. Each of the hotel’s 125 rooms is exquisitely decorated and each is sound-proofed to ensure privacy. The terraces of the suites offer enchanting views of the Eternal City and its monuments. All rooms feature air conditioning, direct dial telephone, television, mini bar and private bathroom with hairdryer.

Amenities Restaurant • Bar • Sauna/Steam Bath • Jacuzzi • Fitness centre

Special Offers Discounts available on selected dates and durations

Price guideline

£ per person - 1 night

Prices are accommodation only, based on 2 adults sharing a classic room on Bed and Breakfast. Also available: superior and deluxe rooms; Suites and Junior Suites; double for sole use and triple rooms; children discounts

1 nt

APR £148

MAY-JUN £219

JUL-AUG £148

SEP-OCT £219

For up to date prices and offers, please ask your travel agent to contact us. Low cost flights also available from many UK airports

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List of our hotels Umbria Fortuna Hotel Ilgo Cavaliere Palace Alla Posta Dei Donini Palazzo Grande Relais La Corte Di Bettona Subasio Relais Il Canalicchio Tiferno Park Hotel Logge Del Perugino Pan Elios Apartments Ottavi Country House Villa Paradiso Farmhouse Casco Dell’ Acqua

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Umbria And Lazio Lakes Relais Alla Corte Del Sole Relais La Fattoria La Riserva Montebello

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Emilia-Romagna Diana Casali Al Vecchio Convento I Quattro Passeri Mondo Antico Locanda Paradiso Locanda Della Fortuna Villa Abbondanzi Della Citta E De La Ville Locanda Re Guerriero Locanda Del Mulino Monte Del Re

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Romagna Beaches Milton Ferretti Beach Grand Miramare Riz New Bristol Residenza Lido Apartments Imperiale

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Lido Jesolo Aparthotel Domino Torino Milton Romantik

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Tuscany Relais Il Trebbiolo Villa Fiesole Li Zuti Toretta San Lorenzo Ilaria E Residenza Dell Alba Albergo Villa Marta Borgo Grondaie Monsignore Della Casa Hote Monsignore Apartments Hotel Casafrassi Casafrassi Apartments Fuoriporta Apartments Palazzo S. Niccolo Albergo Del Chianti Ultimo Molino Palazzo San Lorenzo San Michele Antico Pozzo Il Piccolo Castello La Canonica Di Cortine Villa Panorama Cortona Casale Mulino Casa San Francesco La Dolce Vita Villa Del Sole

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Tuscany Beaches Esplanade Villa Salvini La Pigna Villa Marzia Versilia Palace Club I Pini Villa Roma Imperiale Byron Plaza E De Russie Green Park Resort La Cecinella

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Savoy Palace Ville Montefiori La Paul Continental Olivi Acquadolce Capri Del Porto La Vittoria Bisesti Vega Excelsior Bay

Liguria Florida Vis A Vis GH Portovenere Tigullio Royal

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Como And Maggiore Apartments On Lake Como Metropole Tremezzo Palace Milan Speranza Au Lac Astoria

Sorrento And Amalfi Villa Di Sorrento Metropole La Favorita Antiche Mura Gran Paradiso Residence La Neffola Residence Miramare Londra Caravel Eliseo Park Hotel San Pietro Reginna Palace Villa Romana

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Ischia And Capri Islands Continental Terme Il Moresco Terme Hotel Floridiana

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Sardinia Aquadulci Baia Di Nora Sighientu Village Hotel Costa Dei Fiori Oasis

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Sicily Andromaco Vello Art Hotel GH Miramare Atahotel Capotaormina Villa Diodoro Monte Tauro Metropole Baia Degli Dei Villa Daphne Hellenia Yachting Villa Politi Bai Del Capitano Panoramic Baglio Conca D’oro Politeama Mondello Palace

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Cities

Escorted Tours: A Taste Of... Sicily Capri And Taormina South Italy

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Lakes Garda All Azzuro Park Hotel Villa Rosa Castello Belvedere Borgo Degli Ulivi

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Bologna Hotel Touring

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Pisa Hotel Bologna GH Bonnano

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Verona Giberti Giulietta E Romeo

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Milan Hotel Ariston

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Venice Ca D’oro Da Bruno Casa Verardo Santa Marina Abbazia Ruzzini Palace Al Ponte Antico Canal Grande Ca Sagredo Charming Venice

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Florence Corona River Pitti Palace Giglio Botticelli Antica Dimora Kraft Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Gh Cavour Montebello Splendid

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Rome Raffaello Camelia Della Torre Argentina Windrose Crosti Ponte Sisto Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi River Palace Delle Nazioni Genova Bernini Bristol

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Car Hire Have total freedom, hire a car We offer competitive rates with various different local suppliers; with airports and downtown pick ups available, there is total flexibility.

Scheduled Flights ARRIVAL AIRPORT Bari Bologna Catania Florence Genoa Milan Linate Milan Malpensa Naples Pisa Rome Fiumicino Venice Marco Polo Verona

DEPARTURE AIRPORT Gatwick Gatwick Gatwick Gatwick Gatwick Heathrow Birmingham, Heathrow, Manchester Heathrow, Gatwick Gatwick Gatwick Heathrow, Gatwick Gatwick

Guideline Regional Flights Ask your travel agent to contact us for new routes and departure airports. ARRIVAL AIRPORT Ancona Bari Brescia Brindisi Bologna Catania Florence Genoa Milan Bergamo Milan Linate Milan Malpensa Naples Palermo Perugia Pisa Rimini Rome Ciampino Rome Fiumucino Trapani Venice Marco Polo Venice Treviso Verona

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DEPARTURE AIRPORT Stansted Stansted Stansted Stansted Birmingham, Gatwick, Stansted, East Midlands Gatwick, Manchester Gatwick Stansted Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Stansted, Newcastle Gatwick Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle Gatwick, Stansted Stansted Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Coventry, Donaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Newcastle, Stansted Liverpool, Bristol, East Midlands, Stansted Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Newcastle Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Gatwick, Manchester Birmingham, Liverpool, Luton Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Stansted Belfast, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Prestwick


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GENERAL INFORMATION Airport Hotels

Hotel Photographs

We have details of hotels close to departure airports and would be happy to give you a quote and make a booking for you.

Many of our hotels have individually decorated and styled rooms, therefore the hotel room photographs are set as an example only.

Airport Parking

Infants

We have details of car parks at all our departure airports and would be happy to give you a quote for the duration of your holiday and make a booking for you.

Cots and highchairs are available in many hotels please request at the time of booking. In some cases a small local charge may be made for hire and linen.

Baggage

Insurance

On many flights the baggage allowance has now been reduced to 15 kilos per person in the hold and between 5-10 kilos for hand luggage. Some low cost carriers now charge for taking luggage, priority boarding and check-in. Please check the restrictions of your chosen carrier at the time of booking. There is no allowance for infants – always check if you are unsure.

It is our company policy that clients traveling with us are required to insure against all holiday risks. We recommend that you take with you an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) which can be obtained through the Post Office or online at www.dh.gov.uk/travellers as this can help to lower excesses.

Banking The Euro is the currency in Italy. Banks are open Monday to Friday 0900-1200 and 1400-1600. Cash machines are not widely available, but many hotels offer an exchange facility.

Italian Star Rating

Beds

Languages

Beds and cots in accommodations do vary in size and comparison to the UK. Some doubles may be two adjoining single beds or Austrian twins. Child beds may be pull out or put you up beds, smaller than an average single bed.

Italians prefer their mother tongue, although English is widely spoken and understood everywhere.

International star rating varies from each country. In Italy, star rating is based on hotel facilities and not always on decor and room size.

Passports & Visas Disabled Passengers If you are disabled, please contact our reservations staff who will be able to suggest the most suitable accommodation according to your requirements and mobility. Collapsible wheelchairs are accepted on the flights, provided we receive notification.

Driving Abroad You are required to drive on the right hand side. When travelling in your own car you must be in possession of a full valid driving license, vehicle registration document, proof of insurance, reflective jacket, warning triangle and GB sticker. When hiring a car you will be required to produce a valid driving license and credit card as a guarantee.

A full British passport, (valid for at least 6 months from return date) is required for all holidays in this brochure. At the time of going to press UK passport holders do not require a visa for our destinations. Holders of non UK passports should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassy or consulate. We cannot accept responsibility for passports and visas. We advise you to take with you the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) obtainable through the Post Office or online at www.dh.gov.uk/travellers.

Pets If you are travelling with a pet this must be advised at the time of booking and well in advance of travel. It is your responsibility to provide all the necessary documents and make all the arrangements to satisfy all legal requirements. Failure to do so will prevent your pet from being permitted to travel.

Electricity 220v a/c. 2 pin plugs, so you may need an adaptor.

Public Holidays

Financial Protection

01 Jan: New Year’s day 24 Apr: Easter 02 Jun:Anniversary of the Republic 08 Dec: Immaculate Conception

Your financial protection is ensured with ATOL Bonding no 6872. Our ABTA number is W6934.

Flight Delays and Timings At the time of booking, the flight details are as instructed by the airlines, but could be subject to change by the CAA when the official time slots are issued. If changes do occur we will inform you straight away. Flight delays may occur for various reasons and are beyond our control.

Foreign Office Advice The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issue updated information about your holiday destination. Should we be given any advice from FCO that could affect your holiday, we will inform you immediately. However you are advised to check this information on BBC2 Ceefax, on the internet at www.fco.goc.uk or by telephoning 020 7008 0232.

Health and Safety All hoteliers are required to meet local health and safety standards and fire regulations. You should be aware that standards and regulations vary in different countries and may not compare to the generally higher standards set in UK establishments. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the emergency fire procedures within your chosen accommodation. Doctors and chemists are available locally and are advertised in daily newspapers or at the reception. We do recommend that clients obtain a DoH leaflet on Health of travellers and those under medication should ensure they take a plentiful supply and if possible, with a letter of confirmation from the doctor. Pregnancy Note: Air regulations state that women 28 weeks or more into pregnancy, at the time of return travel, must have a certificate of fitness to travel. Normally, after 32 weeks permission to travel is refused (check with insurers too).

06 Jan: Epiphany 25 Apr: Easter Monday 15 Aug: Assumption 25 Dec: Christmas

06 Mar: Carnavale 01 May: Labour day 01 Nov: All Saints’ day 26 Dec: St Stephen’s Day

Note: In addition, local feast days are held in honor of town Patron Saints, generally without closure of shops and offices. These include: Florence: Jun 24 (St John the Baptist) Venice: Apr 25 (St Mark) Bologna: Oct 4 (St Petronius). Naples: Sep 19 (St Gennaro). Rome: Jun 29 (St Peter). Siena: 2 July & 16 August (Palio Horse Race) Palermo: 15 July (St Rosalia)

Special Requests Special requests must be made at the time of booking for cots, highchairs, ground floors. These can only be requested and are not guaranteed.

Swimming Pools Please note that there are strict rules for some accommodation and municipal swimming pools. Most pools do not have a life guard, adult supervision is required. In Italy many hotels close their pool between 1300 and 1500 hours.

Travel Documents Your travel documents will be dispatched between 7-14 days before your departure. Please check through these on receipt and notify us immediately if any of the details are incorrect. We reserve the right to pass on any financial penalties imposed by the carriers and accommodations if corrections need to be made after documents are issued.

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YOUR CONTRACT IS WITH Britaly Travel Limited, a member of ABTA. Trading as Typically Italian Holidays 1. Your Holiday Contract You can make a booking with us through your travel agent or by contacting us direct. Once we know your requirements and have checked the availability, we will tell you the up to date price of your chosen holiday. Before the booking is confirmed we reserve the right to increase or decrease the cost. If you choose to make the booking you will be guaranteeing that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. At this point we will issue you with a confirmation number and a contract will exist. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. We will then send you a confirmation invoice verifying the details and prices of the holiday booked. Please check the details of the invoices carefully and contact us immediately if there is any discrepancy. ALL HOLIDAYS AND OFFERS ADVERTISED IN THIS BROCHURE ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY 2. Your Financial Protection

We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 5. If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of £20, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note:

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 6872 and a bond held by ABTA.

Certain travel arrangements (e.g. flight tickets purchased from low cost carriers or restricted tickets) may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

6. If You Cancel Your Holiday 3. ABTA We are a member of ABTA, membership number W6934. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found at www.abta.com The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. The Scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The Scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA / Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com. 4. Your Holiday Price 1) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. 2) When you make your booking you must pay a deposit from £180 per person. Should the travel arrangements be on a low cost carrier or on a restricted saver ticket the payment for this part of your booking will be due for payment in full at the time of booking (any cancellation or changes to ticketed flights will result in a full loss) and will alter the deposit due. The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 12 weeks before your departure date. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid on time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid on time we shall retain your deposit. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at all times. Payments made directly to Britaly Travel Limited may be made by Access, American Express,Visa, Mastercard but an additional processing charge of 2% will apply. The price of your travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the “Financial Times Guide to World Currencies” on the 30th October 2010 in relation to the following currencies Euro 1.1

You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in clause 7. Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges 7. If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right to cancel your holiday in the event of a major change and will inform the travel agent as soon as reasonably possible However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 10 weeks before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). In accordance with EU regulations we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by providing you with written confirmation as soon as the booking is confirmed. Any change to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard. Period before departure within which notice of Cancellation or major change is received by us or notified to you

IF WE MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE TO YOUR HOLIDAY

Amount you will receive from us

IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Amount you will receive from us

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Amount of cancellation charge

More than 84 days

NIL

Amount paid

Deposit Only

83-43 days

£10

100% of holiday cost

40% of holiday cost

42-29 days

£20

100% of holiday cost

60% of holiday cost

28-16 days

£30

100% of holiday cost

80% of holiday cost

Less than 15 days

£40

100% of holiday cost

100% of holiday cost

The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so.

The Price Policy The price of your travel arrangements may vary due to changes in transport costs, including the cost of fuel, scheduled airlines and other cost changes which are part of the contract between the airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates, Government action, such as VAT and other changes mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. In the case of a small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges.

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Force Majeure: This means that we will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions. 8. If You Have A Complaint If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your airlines, hotelier, car hire etc) and if any further assistance is required please contact our office, who will endeavour to put things right. Matters can most easily be resolved for you on the spot, when the supplier can see and understand the exact nature of any problems you have. It is unreasonable to not take any action whilst on holiday and then complain. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 21 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at Britaly Travel Limited, Britaly House 8-10 London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AR giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you.


Welcome to Typically Italian Holidays As a family-run company with more than 25 years experience of selling holidays to Italy we pride ourselves on offering you the best possible service with the personal touch. That is why at Typically Italian Holidays we tend to use family-run hotels that offer that extra personal touch and specialist knowledge, from the home-made jams and cakes for breakfast and freshly-made pasta for your evening meals to telling you where the best restaurants are to eat and giving you that special experience for a real feel of the Italian way of life and culture. For 2011 we are offering more flexibility so you can travel when you like, for as long as you like and you can fly from your local regional airports, on scheduled airlines or low-cost flights, or even have a leisurely trip by train - the choice is yours. The brochure uses guideline prices to give you an idea of cost but ask your travel agent to contact us so we can give you the best possible prices and offers. Even if you are not sure and need some ideas, tell your travel agent what you are looking for and what you want and together we will tailor-make a holiday for you to suit all your needs and budget. At the same time you can rest safe in the knowledge that all our holidays come with 100 per cent financial protection through ABTA and ATOL. We look forward to you booking your trip with us and enjoying a Typically Italian Holiday. Ciao

Daniele Broccoli Director

If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract.

(a) The contractual terms of the companies which provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.

Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 6. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users' Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk

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Tailor your holiday - Please ask us to quote on the cost of return flights from your local airport or for train travel

Our Prices

Let’s fly

As all our holidays are tailormade, we have adopted a flexible pricing policy based on individual airline fares which now, as a result of changing airline industry, fluctuate on a regular basis.

Lets drive With today’s many options to cross the channel and Europe’s modern road system, taking your own car to Italy has never been easier. In no time you will be touring those Italian roads and filling up your boot with wine and goodies for when you get back home.

Great train adventure Many of our holiday destinations can be reached by rail. Sit back and relax on board a high-speed train through some amazing countryside. Rather than making an immediate connection, you may prefer to break your journey in Paris for a night or two. Italy’s efficient rail network means we can offer you multi-centre holidays.

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with passport, visa or immigration requirements. NAMES GIVEN TO US SHOULD MATCH THOSE ON YOUR PASSPORTS 12. Your responsibility

Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of twice the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to

...it’s our way of life!

Reservations 01733 315522

If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your package travel arrangements or an excursion arranged through us, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs, benefits received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any member of your party to £5,000. 11. Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements

If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.

You can ask for copies of the transport companies' contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices Britaly Travel Limited, Britaly House 8-10 London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AR.

All roads lead to Rome

10. Personal Injury unconnected with your booked travel arrangements

9. Our Liability to You

Italy is not just our job...

Typically Italian is pleased to work with every airline that flies to Italy from national carriers to low cost airlines. With over 300 flights a week from the UK to Italy this means we can offer you more choice and even better value with total flexibility.

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It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort. Or call our UK office for assistance.

We want all our customers to have an enjoyable holiday. Please remember that all clients are responsible for their own actions and the effect they may have on others. If we (other persons in authority) reasonably believe a customer’s behaviour is disruptive or affects others, is threatening or abusive or is likely to damage property, we may end that customers holiday. This could mean that the customer will be prevented from using the accommodation or transport arranged. If this happens we will not pay compensation or meet expenses incurred as a result. This brochure is our responsibility, as your tour operator. It is not issued on behalf of, and does not commit the airlines mentioned herein or any airline whose services are used in the course of your travel arrangements. Please note that in accordance with Air Navigation Orders in order to qualify for infant status, a child must be under 2 years of age on the date of its return flight. 13. The brochure Description of the facilities provided at the hotels and all information are in good faith and every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy. However it is possible that hotels, restaurants and spas (over whom we have no control) may wish to change their facilities (eg pools may close for maintenance). In some cases the operation of air conditioning or central heating is at the discretion of the management. Public holidays or religious festivals may also effect the operation of resort or hotel facilities.

100% financial protection

We have shown a range of indicative prices for our feated accommodation and will quote the accurate price on application. This price will reflect the latest prices and any offers from hotels.

Typically Italian Holidays is a supporter of the Trust in Travel Agents campaign which aims to celebrate and promote travel agents and their commitments to service, value, community and financial protection.

Reservations 01733 315522

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