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SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Laura Mason

4-5 Italy with Inghams

Welcome to our new collection of holidays in Italy for 2019. We think our founder Walter Ingham would be proud of this range: his watchwords were service, quality and value, from the very first trip he organised in 1934. You are free to create your ideal itinerary and put it safely in the hands of our expert team. Or, if you have ideas but need our guidance to make your plans come to life, simply contact us.

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6-7 Discover Italy 8-11 Twin & Multi Centres 12 Italy by rail / Orient Express

14 TOURS 15 Treasures of Tuscany 16 Best of Puglia 17 Neapolitan Splendours 18 Wonders of Eastern Sicily 19 Private Escorted Tours

20 CITIES 20 Rome 26 Venice 30 Florence 35 Turin

One of my favourite parts of Italy is Puglia (the ‘heel of the boot’), where we offer a stay in one of the famous conical trulli (see page 94). Or why not try a tour, (see page 14), carefully arranged and guided for you.

36 Verona 37 Verona Opera

Here, we can only showcase a selection of our holidays, so please see our website for more. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’.

52 Siena & Chianti

40 Milan 42 Bologna 44 Parma 45 Naples

46 TUSCANY 48 North Tuscany, Montecatini, Lucca 58 Tuscany Coast

62 UMBRIA 66 NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA 68 Sorrento 74 Amalfi Coast 79 Capri 81 Ischia 85 Cilento

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86 LIGURIA 94 PUGLIA 102 SARDINIA

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106 Forte Village Resort

114 SICILY 116 Taormina 120 Giardini Naxos 122 Cefalù / Palermo 124 South East 128 Aeolian Islands

132 LAKE COMO 138 LAKE MAGGIORE 144 LAKE GARDA

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Malcesine; Riva; Limone; Gardone Riviera; Garda; Salò; Bardolino; Desenzano; Sirmione; Iseo

158 DOLOMITES 160 Flying with Inghams 161 Transport 162 General Information

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ITALY

with Inghams Florence

The joy of a holiday to Italy is that everyone’s experience is unique. Since the early days of the ‘Grand Tour’ in Victorian times, travellers have come to Italy to immerse themselves in its magical blend of history, culture and cuisine – and all have returned home with their own personal story to tell. At Inghams, we strive to help you create your story of Italy. There are very few ‘rules’ to booking a holiday to Italy with Inghams. No fixed dates or holiday durations, no pre-determined transport or accommodation choices and no limit to the places you can visit. With the help our Italy experts, you can select the dates, locations, form of transport and accommodation that is right for you. We offer an extensive selection of places to stay – from family-run masserias to luxurious five-star hotels. We can also organise tickets to events and festivals like Verona’s iconic summer opera performances. We have a large choice of excursions with expert local guides meaning you can really get to know the destination you’re staying in whether that’s exploring the Colosseum, taking a walking tour of Venice or admiring the Amalfi Coast from the hairpin bends that wind along the cliffside. We’re there for you in resort, too. We want you to get the most out of your holiday so our representatives are just a phone call away if you need them. If you’d like to plan a romantic dinner, book tickets to a gallery or simply want some advice on the best things to do, they’re on hand to offer their expert advice.

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You may have the universe if I may have Italy. Giuseppe Verdi

Cinque Terre, Liguria

Sardinia

Sistine Chapel, Rome

Our Expert Team It’s those little extra touches that turn a good holiday into a memorable one. Our experts - many of them Italian by birth love sharing their specialist knowledge with you and will happily arrange private guides, ‘beat the queue’ entrance passes, opera and festival tickets or even arrange a cookery day or wine tasting. Whether you prefer to plan ahead and book with your local travel agent, via our website or by calling our Italy Experts over the phone, you can rest assured that help will always be on hand. Rest assured that all our holidays and flights are fully protected, so your trip is in safe hands.

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Discover Italy

Colosseum, Rome

Italy has been drawing visitors for centuries with miles of scenic coastline, historic cities, rolling countryside and incredible cuisine. We offer over 200 hotels in 13 regions throughout Italy. So whether your dream holiday is driving through vineyard-dotted countryside, sipping a prosecco on the shores of Lake Como or relaxing on the Caribbean-like sands of Sardinia, we can help make it a reality.

Limone, Lake Garda

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Otranto Beach Puglia

Pisa

City Breaks

Beach Holidays

Italy’s iconic cities are filled with ancient monuments, world-famous galleries and fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. Explore Rome’s history, wander the postcard-perfect canal lanes of Venice and admire Renaissance artwork in Florence (or perhaps do all three in one trip). Its lesser known cities are equally impressive and are perfect if you want to escape the tourist crowds – Bologna is the food capital of Italy, Turin has a great café culture while Naples’ historic centre is filled with centuries-old churches.

There’s over 4,500 miles of coastline in Italy that’s as varied as it is beautiful. There’s the rugged edge of Puglia with stunning coves, blue-flag awarded beaches in Liguria and picture-perfect towns clinging to the cliffs on the Amalfi Coast. Then there’s the islands – from glamorous Capri with panoramic sea views to Sicily with a rich history and popular seaside towns.

Rural Retreats

Italian Lakes

A slower pace of life, rolling countryside views and hearty Italian dinners are a few of the things you can expect when you stay in one of our countryside retreats. Choose from family-run agriturismo in the heart of Tuscany or amongst the olive groves in Puglia, or indulge in a luxurious countryside spa hotel to really feel like you’re getting away from it all.

Backed by a breath-taking scenery of snow-capped mountains edged with grand villas and laidback towns, it’s easy to understand why Italy’s lakes are so popular. Lake Garda is the largest, stretching from the countryside of the south the Dolomites in the north. Lake Maggiore has a relaxed atmosphere and Lake Como is filled with chic lakeside cafés.

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Multi-Centre Holidays From cities and countryside to lakes and beaches, Italy’s diversity makes it perfect for a multi-centre holiday. There’s so much to see and do here, and each region, town and village is unique. Deciding where to go can be difficult so we’ve come up with a selection of our favourite multi-centre pairings to get you started.

The Dolomites Lake Maggiore Lake Como VALLE D’AOSTA

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Lake Garda BERGAMO VERONA

VENICE

Turin Bologna

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Portofino Cinque Terre Lucca Montecatini Viareggio FLORENCE Assisi PISA San Gimignano PERUGIA Siena

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Alberobello

Positano

Lecce Otranto

Capri The Amalfi Coast

Nuoro

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SARDINIA

Oristano CALABRIA

CAGLIARI

Our experienced staff are on hand to guide you and help you create your own perfect itinerary. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur wanting to explore the best wineries, a couple wanting to plan the perfect romantic honeymoon, or you simply want to see the country’s highlights, we can create a bespoke trip that’s perfect for you. Just give us a call, and we’ll do the rest.

Aeolian Islands PALERMO TRAPANI Marsala

Cefalù

S I C I LY

Taormina

Savoca CATANIA

Agrigento

Ragusa

Syracuse

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Rome & Sorrento Combine the sights and history of Rome with the popular seaside town of Sorrento. This classic itinerary lets you discover Italy’s most popular sights and is perfect for first time visitors. Start with a few days in Rome where you’ll find ancient sites around every corner. Explore the mighty Colosseum, soak up the atmosphere of the Spanish Steps and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Make sure to save some time to explore the Vatican museums.

Rome

After a busy few days sightseeing, Sorrento makes for an ideal contrast and is perfectly placed for visiting the stunning towns along the Amalfi Coast. Relax on Maiori’s sandy beach, shop in the boutique stores of Positano and admire the panoramic views from clifftop Ravello. History buffs will appreciate Sorrento’s close proximity to Pompeii and the lesser known but better-preserved Herculaneum. And if you have time, an authentic pizza in Naples is a must-do. ADD ON: Ischia has a quieter pace and plenty of sandy beaches on which to unwind. It’s also known for its thermal waters and natural spas so you can be sure of going home feeling rejuvenated.

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Venice & Lake Garda Take in one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic cities and Italy’s largest lake on this popular twin centre. Venice needs no introduction. The quaint canals, stunning piazzas and intricate buildings have been drawing visitors for centuries and its accolade of being one of Europe’s most romantic cities is well-deserved. Wander through the small alleys and over bridges and stop at one of its many cafés for a coffee. The atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square is always magnetic and a short stroll from here will take you to the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride through the city’s waters. Just a couple of hours from Venice sits Italy’s largest lake. A popular destination during the summer, you’ll find people sitting in restaurants along the shores of the lake enjoying the views, strolling along promenades or perhaps taking a dip in the calm waters. It’s easy to get around the lake with the frequent ferries so make sure you explore the towns. Sirmione is a must-see with its fairytalelike castle and fantastic gelaterias, Malcesine boasts a cable car where you can find some of the best views of the lake and Riva del Garda is backed by mountainous scenery and is a popular resort for lovers of watersports. ADD ON: Just north of Lake Garda, the Dolomites is home to some unique towns that have a quirky mix of Italian and Austrian influences. It’s a great foodie region and boasts stunning walking and cycling trails so all that irresistible food can be enjoyed guilt-free.

Lake Garda

Venice

Florence

Venice, Florence & Rome This ultimate city break lets you discover Italy’s three most iconic cities in just one trip. Start your trip in style with a couple of nights in glamorous Venice. A popular haunt for celebrities and aristocrats for years, this city will not disappoint. Guide yourself through the maze of Venice’s back-streets, stop for a coffee in St. Mark’s Square where you’ll often be able to enjoy a live performance and be sure to visit the Golden Basilica and Doge’s Palace. Rome

Just a short, high-speed train journey away is the Renaissance city of Florence. Tuscany’s capital is a compact city that’s full of stunning architecture, revered artwork and fantastic food. Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline and a trip to the top is a must-do for stunning views. Art lovers will be in their element with the Uffizi and Accademia galleries to explore with the largest collection of Renaissance masterpieces in the world. A couple of hours by train will get you into the heart of Italy’s capital, Rome. There are endless things to do in the Eternal City, from admiring ancient architecture, shopping for designer clothes to soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling piazzas. The city’s metro system makes it easy to get around. Start one day with a visit to the smallest state in the world, the Vatican (arrive early to beat the crowds) before heading back into central Rome for a quick lunch at Campo dei Fiori, a quaint piazza with a daily market. ADD ON: After a whirlwind trip soaking up as many sights as possible, Sorrento is the perfect town to enjoy a more relaxed pace. Enjoy leisurely lunches in Piazza Tasso and seafood dinners in Marina Grande whilst watching the boats sail in and out of the port.

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Sicily Self-Drive Cover off Sicily’s highlights on a self-drive itinerary and discover the best corners of this Mediterranean island. Sicily sits just 12 miles from Italy’s mainland but can feel like a different country all together with a jumbled mix of cultures and architecture from the many nations that have invaded over the years. Start in Taormina that boasts sweeping sea views with the backdrop of Mount Etna - its ancient Greek Theatre still hosts some of the world’s best artists when the film festival is in town. South of Taormina, Noto, Modica and Ragusa have some of the prettiest buildings and quaint streets as well as grand cathedrals. Syracuse’s historical centre, Ortygia, is a pedestrianised island with an authentic feel. Spend a couple of days here and head to the daily market where you can enjoy lunch at one of the pop up restaurants amongst the stalls.

Cefalù

Carry on around the island towards Agrigento where you can see some of the best-preserved Greek Temples in the world before heading up to Palermo, a chaotic mix of ancient churches, crumbling villas and buzzing markets. Finally, stop at the ancient Greek city of Cefalù where you’ll find Doric architecture, a Norman cathedral and a wide sandy beach where you can take some time out to relax. ADD ON: Just north of Sicily, the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands offer dramatic scenery, clear waters and a relaxed pace that will make you feel a million miles away from Sicily. It’s easy to explore them all with regular ferry services.

Siena, Tuscany

Tuscany & Umbria The perfect itinerary for people who want to sample some of the best food and wine in Italy. With pretty medieval towns, rolling vineyards and hidden trattorias, the regions of Tuscany and Umbria are ideal for trying some of the wine and food that Italy is most famous for. North Tuscany has cities like Florence, Siena and Lucca all offering a wide choice of restaurants. Florence has some great markets, Siena boasts family-run osterias serving up classic dishes and Lucca has its famous circular piazza that’s filled with cafés. Head south to get to the real heart of Tuscany and the famous Chianti wine region. Scenes of rolling vineyards are broken up by medieval towns and you’ll find delicious wine tasting opportunities almost everywhere Montepulciano has some of the best. The landlocked region of Umbria is less visited than Tuscany, but is well known for its cuisine. Elusive truffles grow here in abundance and we recommend joining a tour where you can hunt for your own. They taste amazing grated over fresh pasta, which you’ll be able to enjoy in almost any restaurant here, along with hearty meals like stews that use seasonal ingredients. For wine lovers, make sure you try Orvieto’s renowned white wine. It pairs perfectly with that truffle-coated pasta. ADD ON: For foodies, there’s really no better region than Emilia Romagna. Just north of Tuscany it’s easy to add a few days on here before embarking on your road trip. Parma ham, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and ragu alla bognese are just a few of the foods that originated here.

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Puglia & Basilicata For the ultimate off-the-beaten-track holiday, you can’t beat the authentic southern regions of Puglia and Basilicata. It took a while for tourism to reach the poorer parts of Southern Italy, but word is now out and it’s becoming more and more popular each year - with good reason. However, you’ll still feel like you’ve discovered your own hidden part of Italy here where you can enjoy rich traditions, quiet beaches and untouched villages that have remained the same for centuries. Puglia’s must-see towns include Ostuni, known as the ‘White City’ where you’ll find boutiques, cafés and restaurants inside its walls. Alberobello is filled with trulli, the conical-roofed houses that are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Polignano a Mare is a fantastic seaside town that hosts the Red Bull Cliff Diving every year, but is perhaps more famous for its ice cream. Visits to these towns can be broken up by spending time at trendy beach clubs, eating in small seafood restaurants and discovering family-run olive oil farms that offer tastings.

Puglia

Located next to Puglia, the region of Basilicata hasn’t hit the radar of most tourists yet, but with its capital Matera set to be the European Capital of Culture for 2019, that may be starting to change. This UNESCO-protected city is one of Italy’s oldest known settlements, with a sprawl of stone houses carved into the mountainside, known as sassi, giving it a unique landscape. ADD ON: Cilento is around a two to three hour drive from Basilicata and it doesn’t get more authentic than this. Part of Campania, Cilento is known for its sandy beaches, national parks and mozzarella farms.

Matera, Basilicata

Lake Como & Milan If you want to experience the fashionable and glamorous side of Italy, this itinerary is the perfect choice. A dramatic mountainous backdrop and ink-blue waters makes Lake Como a truly beautiful place to be, which hasn’t gone un-noticed by some of the world’s most elite. It boasts charming lakeside towns, medieval sites and botanical gardens. Its towns are filled with enotecas, shops and cafés while the lakeside is dotted with grand villas. There’s really no better place in the north of Italy to sit back with a coffee and just enjoy the scenery. While you’re there, we recommend catching the Bernina Express train to Switzerland, which whisks you through dramatic mountain scenery across the Alps. Lake Como

Milan

Close to Lake Como, Milan is the fashion capital of Italy and plays host to fashion weeks twice a year. It’s also home to the world’s oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittoria Emanuale II that has designer names like Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The city is known for its love of cafés and aperitivo, making it the ideal place to sit back, people watch and soak up the bustling city atmosphere. ADD ON: Just a short drive from Milan, Liguria is an ideal region if you want to add a beach element to your holiday. With more blue-flag beaches than any other part of Italy, Liguria promises to provide a relaxing end to a busy holiday. Don’t miss the jet-set port of Portofino and the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre.

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Italy By Rail Travelling to and around Italy by rail is easy, cost-effective and can be a great way to see the country. High-speed rail lines between major cities means you can be sipping a coffee in St. Mark’s Square in the morning and be touring the Uffizi Gallery by the afternoon. We can arrange all elements of your itinerary, book train tickets and give advice on the spectacular journeys you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

SWITZERLAND

The Dolomites Lake Maggiore Lake Como VALLE D’AOSTA

U K TO ITA LY

Lake Garda

Bergamo

Venice

Verona

Milan

Travelling from London to Italy by train is easy thanks to services from Eurostar to Paris and from Voyages SNCF onwards to Italy. From Paris, daytime services include a journey to Milan or a high-speed train that travels through the Swiss Alps to Lake Como or Lake Maggiore. Overnight services depart from Paris in the early evening and arrive into Italy by morning. Cabins are available with two or three berths and they come equipped with a wash basin.

Turin Bologna

Genoa LIGURIA

Viareggio

Lucca

Montecatini Florence

Pisa Siena TUSCANY

H I G H-S PE E D N E T WO R KS

UMBRIA

Elba

Vieste Rome

Bari

PUGLIA

C A M PA N I A

Benevento Naples Olbia

Salerno

Capri The Amalfi Coast

Nuoro

Alghero

Alberobello Sorrento

Ischia

SARDINIA

Trenitalia’s great network of high-speed rail routes makes touring Italy a breeze. Major cities are all connected, from Turin all the way down to Salerno, and this is the best and most comfortable way to get between them. Services are frequent and carriages Brindisi well equipped. You’ll be assigned a seat and have Lecce plenty of leg room to sit back and relax on your journey. If you book first class you’ll even be treated to a glass of prosecco as you embark.

REGIONAL TRAINS

Oristano CALABRIA

Cagliari

Aeolian Islands Palermo Taormina

Trapani Marsala

S I C I LY

Catania Agrigento

Ragusa

These trains are perfect for onward travel to smaller towns like Siena and Viareggio. They have a slower pace so you’ll get to enjoy a bit of scenery before arriving at your destination. It’s also a great way to explore more of Italy on your holiday with day trips by train. From Venice, take the train to Vicenza, head to Lucca from Florence or jump on at Sorrento for a quick ride to Pompeii or Naples.

Syracuse

Comiso

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VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS

The Journey of A Lifetime Step back into a bygone era with a once-in-a-lifetime journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This famous train journey is a truly spectacular experience. Reviving the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s the carriages of this iconic train have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. Expect art deco interiors and rich craftsmanship with authentic antique furnishings. All of this combined with an attentive service and some of the best scenery in Europe promises to make this journey one you will never forget.

Sumptuous Accommodation Each carriage of the train is made up of nine individual cabins and has a dedicated Maitre D’ to assist you from the moment you board. Cabins are equipped with fine fabrics, wooden walls and a comfortable sofa that turns into sleeping berths for the evening. There’s also a wash basin, towels, linen and toiletries. Each carriage has a mosaic-tiled lavatory.

Stunning Journeys Your journey starts in London Victoria on board the iconic British Pullman. A short hop across the channel on the Eurostar will take you to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express where you’ll spend the next two days travelling to Verona or Venice enjoying magnificent mountain and countryside scenery. The journey can also be done in reverse for a fantastic end to a holiday in Italy.

Fine Dining Dining on board the train is a memorable experience. You’ll enjoy breakfast and afternoon tea in your cabin while a four-course dinner is served in one of three restaurant cars, prepared by skilled chefs with fresh ingredients that are collected on route. After dinner, retreat to the bar car where blue and gold interiors provide a glamorous background while you sip champagne and listen to the pianist.

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2019 Departures London to Venice: 21 March; 4, 11, 14, 25, 28 April; 2, 12, 16, 19, 26, 30 May; 9, 13, 20, 23, 27 June; 4, 11, 18, 25 July; 1, 8, 15 August, 5, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29 September; 3, 6, 13, 17, 27, 31 October; 3 November

Venice to London: 20, 27 March; 3, 10, 13, 24, 27 April; 1, 8, 15, 18, 29 May; 5, 12, 19, 22, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July; 7, 14 August; 11, 14, 18, 21 September; 2, 5, 16, 30 October; 2 November

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Escorted Tours

Ravello, Amalfi Coast

Our escorted tours are a great way to see Italy with a group of likeminded travellers. Whether that’s discovering the fascinating history of Pompeii on our Neapolitan Splendours tour, heading to the little-known city of Matera on our Best of Puglia tour, or driving through rolling vineyards to visit family-run wineries on our Treasures of Tuscany tour. All our tours are exclusive to Inghams and have a maximum of 26 people. We’ve carefully planned each day to ensure you get to the most out of your trip, and the knowledge and passion of your guide will make it a holiday you’ll never forget.

Lucca

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Antonio Having recently been on the Treasures of Tuscany tour, one of the best things for me has been having a drink surrounded by the history in San Gimignano piazza. Try a huge Bruschetta with fresh Tomato, delicious! Sicily & Ruins

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Treasures of Tuscany Montecatini

Get to know the Tuscany’s highlights on this fantastic tour. From wine tasting in Chianti to exploring Florence and Siena with a local expert, this guided tour will take you to the heart of the region. • 7 nights half board accommodation in a 4 star hotel in Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Lucca Pisa

Florence

TUSCANY Greve in Chianti San Gimignano Siena

Cap Corse

Day 1 Fly into Pisa where your transfer will be Piombino waiting to take you to your hotel in Montecatini Terme. You’ll have time to unpack before Grosseto meeting the group and tour manager over a E L B A welcome drink before dinner.

• Expertly-guided tours of Florence and Siena

Lucca

• A visit to Chianti with wine tasting • Free time to enjoy the spas of Montecatini Terme

Day 4 After a busy start to the trip, today is at leisure to enjoy Montecatini. Perhaps take the funicular up to Montecatini Alto to admire the views or take a treatment at one of the resort’s spas.

Day 2 When people think of Tuscany, it’s the Viterbo Day 5 Today is a guided tour of Siena, visiting its beautiful Gothic cathedral before heading to Chianti wine region that first comes to mind. the medieval town of San Gimignano, famous Winding country roads weave through rolling for its towers that dominate the skyline. vineyards with medieval hilltop towns in the background. Today, you’ll enjoy exploring this Day 6 A day at leisure or perhaps take the local ROME beautiful area with a stop to taste some of the train to the pretty, walled town of Lucca. A little famous labels that it produces. further down the line is Pisa and the famous leaning tower. Day 3 No visit to Tuscany would be complete without a stop in the region’s capital, Florence. Day 7 A day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s pool The city is bursting with Renaissance artwork, or do a spot of shopping. stunning architecture and beautiful scenery. You’ll get to visit the Uffizi Gallery with an Day 8 Transfer back to Pisa airport for your expert guide to walk you round and stop at return flight to UK. Brunelleschi’s Dome. You’ll also get some free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Pisa

2019 Departures 04 May £1,319 11 May £1,349 18 May £1,349 07 Sep £1,395

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14 Sep £1,395 21 Sep £1,349 28 Sep £1,339 05 Oct £1,339

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Best of Puglia Trulli Houses Otranto

Vieste

Foggia

Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot, is an unspoilt region of olive groves and whitewashed villages that has been overlooked by mass tourism for some time, but is now starting to attract wholly deserved attention. Most famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has magnificent baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline.

Naples

Bari

• 7 nights half board accommodation in a 4 star hotel

Torre Canne

PUGLIA

• Visits to Otranto and Lecce and Ostuni

Ostuni

• Full day in Valle d’Itria visiting Alberobello and Locorotondo

Alberobello Ostuni

Matera

Lecce Otranto

Day 1 Fly to Bari and transfer to your hotel before meeting your fellow travellers and tour manager for a welcome drink.

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09 Sep £1,195 16 Sep £1,195 23 Sep £1,195 30 Sep £1,175

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Day 2 This is a day to really soak up the atmosphere of Puglia, with a visit to the whitewashed town of Ostuni followed by a drive through the countryside to taste some of the fine local wines of the region and see the centuries old tradition of olive oil making, for which Puglia is famous. A light lunch is included. Day 3 A day dedicated to the nearby towns of the Valle d’Itria, famous for their conical trulli: Martina Franca, Alberobello and Locorotondo. Day 4 Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in your hotel or explore the nearby towns.

• Full day to Matera, Basilicata • Wine tasting in Alberobello

Day 5 Today is a full day spent in the region of Basilicata to visit the fascinating town of Matera. Its Sassi are cave dwellings dating back to prehistoric times that were inhabited until quite recently and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day 6 A full day’s excursion to visit the charming seaside town of Otranto with its Norman cathedral. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful city of Lecce, famous for its flamboyant, baroque architecture. Day 7 Another day at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Day 8 Transfer to Bari for your return flight.

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Neapolitan Splendours Vesuvius and Pompeii Amalfi

From the picturesque towns along the Amalfi Coast and the glamour of Capri, to the ancient streets of Pompeii, this escorted tour will showcase the Neapolitan’s most popular sights.

Naples

• 7 nights half board accommodation in a 4 star hotel in Sorrento Mount Vesuvio 1277 m

• Half-day walking tour of Sorrento

Pompeii Ravello

Sorrento

Positano

Salerno

Maiori Amalfi

• Full day visits to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius and Capri • Full day visit to Amalfi Coast including Ravello and Amalfi

Capri

Capri

Day 1 Arrive into Naples airport where your transfer will take you to your hotel in Sorrento where you can settle in and enjoy dinner in the evening. Day 2 Today, you’ll meet your guide and the rest of the group for a walking tour of Sorrento. Discover the old quarter with its maze of streets and local shops, Piazza Tasso where locals enjoy their morning coffee, and the stunning viewpoints throughout the town where you can admire views over the Bay of Naples. Day 3 This morning head to Mount Vesuvius, where you’ll be taken to 1,000 metres high (the views are amazing) before walking to the crater. In the afternoon, an expert guide will take you on a tour of Pompeii where you’ll learn about ancient Roman life.

Day 4 Enjoy a full day visiting Capri. This stunning island is a jewel on the Neapolitan Riviera with stylish boutiques and fantastic views. You’ll see the Villa San Michele in Anacapri before heading to Capri Town’s famous piazzatta. Day 5 Today is at leisure to spend as you wish. Relax by the pool at your hotel, or jump on the free shuttle to explore Sorrento a bit more. Day 6 After breakfast, head off to explore the stunning towns of the Amalfi Coast. After a panoramic stop in Positano, the group heads to Amalfi where you’ll see the beautiful cathedral before finishing in Ravello to visit Villa Rufolo. Day 7 Another free day gives you a chance to relax before heading home.

2019 Departures 04 May £1,495 18 May £1,495

07 Sep £1,545 21 Sep £1,545

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Day 8 Transfer back to Naples airport for your return flight to UK.

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Wonders of Eastern Sicily Ragusa Greco Roman amphitheatre, Taormina, Mount Etna

Savoca Taormina Mount Etna 3323 m

Catania

Castle Dunnafugata Castle Donnafugata

Punta Secca

An opportunity to discover the beauty of Sicily with a relaxing stay in Taormina, followed by visits to the baroque cities of the South East. • 7 nights half board accommodation in a 4 star hotel (3 nights near Taormina, 4 nights in Modica) • Walking tour of Taormina

Syracuse Ragusa Scicli

• Excursion to Mount Etna • Guided tour of Ortigia, Scicli and Ragusa • Visits to Castle of Fonnafugata and Punta Seca

Day 1 Fly to Catania and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers and tour guide for a welcome drink. Day 2 Today, get to know the lovely seaside town of Taormina on a walking tour. You’ll get to see the Greco Roman amphitheatre with stunning views towards Mount Etna before enjoying an afternoon at leisure to explore the town at your own pace.

2019 Departures 10 May £1,495 17 May £1,495 01 Jun £1,545

06 Sep £1,475 13 Sep £1,475 20 Sep £1,475

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Day 3 Mount Etna is Europe’s highest active volcano and you’ll ascend to 1,900 metres today. In the afternoon, you’ll see the typical Sicilian town of Savoca, which formed the backdrop to the film The Godfather. Day 4 A day at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel pool or perhaps the beach. Day 5 Today we travel southwards to visit Syracuse and its beautiful baroque historical centre of Ortigia.

Day 6 Fans of the TV series, Inspector Montalbano will have noticed the gorgeous settings which include the little towns of Scicli and Ragusa. At Scicli, you’ll see the ‘Police Station’ before moving onto Ragusa, the setting for fictional Vigata. Even if you’re not a fan of the show, you’ll appreciate this stunning corner of Sicily that’s been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Day 7 Today, it’s a short drive to see the Castle of Donnafugata, home to the mafia boss in the Montalbano series, but also an interesting example of a Sicilian stately home from the 1800s. Then there’s a quick photo stop at the little seaside town of Punta Secca where Montalbano lives and swims, before enjoying a wine tasting and light lunch in a seaside location. Day 8 Transfer to Catania airport for your return flight or pick up a hire car to extend your stay with us in Sicily.

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Liguria Coastline

Private Escorted Tours

Private tours are a great option for those celebrating a special occasion, such as a honeymoon or anniversary, or groups of friends and families travelling together.

Cinque Terre

All of our tours are available to book on a private basis with flexible departure dates and hotels. We also have a range of shorter duration tours you can add on to an itinerary or book as part of your holiday. And, because they’re private, you can tailor the itinerary to what you want to do – try a cooking class in Puglia, hop on a chartered boat along the Amalfi Coast or add on a few days in Italy’s capital where your expert guide will bring the city to life. Take a look at some example itineraries on our website, or call our expert team who are on hand to help you create your perfect tour. Puglia

Tuscany

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Rome

St. Peter’s Basilica

The capital city of Rome is Italy’s masterwork. You can marvel at the Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Forum with just 48 hours in the city, thanks to a UNESCO-listed historic centre with a roll call of millennia-old ruins and soaring domes. Away from the well-worn paths, Rome has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Dive into tangled medieval neighbourhoods like Trastevere for narrow trattoria-lined streets and hidden chapels.

Castel Sant’ Angelo

Villa Borghese Gardens Piazza del Popolo Spanish Steps

Vatican City & St Peter’s

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Trastevere

And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the city changes. An everchanging flow of new restaurants, art exhibitions and festivals means that there’s always an excuse to revisit to Rome.

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Porta Portese Market Baths of Caracalla

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Fiumicino or Ciampino TRANSFER TIME:

Approx 30 mins (train) or 1 hr (taxi)

Colosseum

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Lorena Capuchin Crypt, home to the mummified Capuchin Monks, is one of the spookiest places in Rome. A series of chapels artfully mosaicked with bones and skulls of several thousand deceased Capuchin monks covering ceilings and walls of the four chapels. A fascinating place.

Spanish Steps

THINGS to Do COLOSSEUM The largest-amphitheatre ever built, Rome’s most famous monument has been standing for almost 2,000 years

SPANISH STEPS These 135 steps are known around the world for their majesty and beauty and are the perfect place to take a seat and enjoy a gelato.

PANTHEON Rome’s pantheon is a true architectural wonder. Its impressive dome was originally constructed in 27 AD.

TREVI FOUNTAIN Tucked away in a small piazza, this impressive fountain depicts Neptune’s chariot being led by Tritons with seahorses.

THE VATICAN No visit to Rome is complete without seeing the smallest state. Its museums are home to the world’s greatest art.

UNDERCOVER Rome TRASTEVERE Take a trip across the river to this lively neighbourhood with an authentic feel and family-run pizzarias.

VILLA BORGHESE GARDENS These large gardens in central Rome are the perfect spot for a picnic during summer and admire the elegant villas in the grounds.

AVENTINE KEYHOLE Head to Aventine Hill for a unique viewpoint of the city. A tiny keyhole perfectly frames St. Peter’s Basilica.

BATHS OF CARACALLA These are some of the bestpreserved buildings of ancient Rome and were once the city’s second largest public baths.

SAN GIANICOLO HILL Rome’s highest hill has fantastic panoramas over the city with bars open during the summer.

Cacio e Pepe

What to Eat Cacio e Pepe is a hearty and classic Roman dish. It’s deceptively simple with fresh pasta cooked with pecorino cheese and black pepper, but tastes delicious.

Multi-Centre holidays Rome’s location makes it easy to pair with other destinations in Italy. Jump on the high-speed train and be whisked to Sorrento or the stunning Amalfi Coast; you could be in the centre of Florence in less than 3 hours; or head to the airport for a flight to Sardinia for a perfectly contrasting holiday of city and beach. Call us to help create your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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Hotel Victoria HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 1 A traditional, family-run hotel dating back to 1899, the boutique Hotel Victoria is full of character and Italian charm and prides itself on its high level of service. In a quiet location just off the Via Veneto and opposite the Villa Borghese gardens, the hotel provides a relaxing and romantic retreat in the historical centre of Rome. Beautiful paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries line the walls and provide an insight into the city’s history, whilst its colourful roof terrace lets you enjoy an array of Mediterranean flora. Facilities Stunning rooftop restaurant and terrace bar Sopra I Pini with views over the Villa Borghese gardens; Vic’s lobby bar where cocktails and light meals are served; Wi-Fi in public areas and bedrooms. No. of Rooms 111.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

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£389

£489

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£469

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Code: ITRM112. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Quattro Fontane HHH PLUS Transfers included / Map Ref: 2 Named after the street it lies on, the Quattro Fontane is centrally located and only a few steps away from the famous Via Veneto, the Trevi fountain and the Spanish Steps. The hotel is an attractive mix of modern and classic styles and the 17th Century building has kept many of its original features. All bedrooms are comfortable and decorated with elegant decor. A family room for 4 can be requested. Facilities Lounge; breakfast room; Wi-Fi throughout; room service available. No. of Rooms 36.

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£399

£539

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Code: ITRM121. Official rating 3 star

Hotel Degli Artisti HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 3 The Hotel Degli Artisti is housed in a historical building in the heart of the Eternal City. The highlight of the hotel has to be the roof terrace with its views over the city including the magnificent garden of the church of Saint Isidore’s College, the Irish national church in Rome. The American Bar located in the discreet lounge off the main lobby offers a small plates menu, which can be enjoyed with their signature cocktails. The guest bedrooms are comfortable and stylishly furnished. Facilities Breakfast room; American Bar; rooftop terrace with whirlpool (open May to October); library room; free Wi-Fi. Bed and breakfast. No. of Rooms 35.

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Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

View of St. Isidore from the terrace

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Jul

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£469

£539

£639

£719

£649

£619

£719

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Starhotels Metropole HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 4 Perfectly located in the centre of Rome and close to the train station and the Rome Opera House. The main attractions of Rome such as, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain are in easy reach from the hotel. The Apicio by Eataly restaurant has both a roman cuisine menu and a selection of international dishes. After a day of exploring the Capital of Italy, relax in the Rendez Vous by Eataly bar with a coffee or a cocktail and enjoy the live piano music. Facilities The Apicio by Eataly restaurant; Rendez Vous by Eataly bar; fitness room. No. of Rooms 246.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

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£759

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£1,109

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£1,029

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£1,109

Code: ITRM101. Official rating 4 star

Rome Times Hotel HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 5 The Rome Times Hotel is a short distance from the city’s Termini Station, meaning the majority of Rome’s top attractions are within easy reach. Guest rooms here offer plenty of space and are elegantly furnished with Italian products specifically designed for the hotel. And their deep-set mattresses are a welcome feature after a day spent exploring. Facilities Lounge bar; breakfast room; courtyard. No. of Rooms 81.

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Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

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Jul

£469

£519

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£599

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Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 6 Originally designed as a convent at the end of the 17th Century by the famous architect Francesco Borromini, the Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel has been lovingly converted into a beautiful hotel without changing its original features, such as the church that can be found next to the building and the jaw dropping marble staircase that welcomes guests with pure elegance. The furniture and oil paintings dotted around the hotel date back to XVΙΙ and XVΙΙΙ centuries. The hotel is located in Trastevere, on the west bank of the River Tiber, a short walk from the bars, restaurants and shops but also the main attractions. The hotels terrace has superb views over the city that can be enjoyed while sipping on a glass of wine or a cocktail. Enjoy peaceful walks in the beautiful garden that houses a baroque fountain. All rooms are fully air conditioned, LCD satellite TV, telephone, minibar, free Wi-Fi and a safe. The Classic rooms have showers whereas Superior and Executive rooms have a bath or shower. Facilities Restaurant with à la carte menu; bar; garden; room service; roof terrace. No. of Rooms 75.

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Apr

May - Jun

£609

£909

£989

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Oct

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£869

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The hotel’s guest rooms have been carefully thought through to offer a relaxing space. You’ll find comfortable mattresses, light colours giving a sense of space and soundproofed walls to minimize noise from the busy city. The Palazzo Navona Hotel is in a sought-after location in Rome, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Pantheon and just around the corner from the bustling Piazza Navona, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars and a lively evening atmosphere. Just around the corner from here, you’ll find Campo dei Fiori, Rome’s oldest outdoor market, where you can shop for local produce and try freshlymade pastries before retreating back to your hotel. Facilities Bar; breakfast area; rooftop bar with city views. No. of Rooms 45.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

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Mar

Apr

May - Jun

Jul

£519

£579

£669

£749

£669

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Sep

Oct

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Dec

£659

£749

£719

£599

£539

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Hotel Mascagni HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 7 Situated in the heart of ancient Rome, it’s just a short walk to the National Roman Museum and the Villa Borghese gardens. The Mascagni combines 19th Century architecture with a modern interior to give a wonderful boutique feel. All the bedrooms have been recently renovated to a high standard. Facilities Cosy bar and lounge where cocktails are served; free internet point in lobby; Wi-Fi throughout (local charge). No. of Rooms 40.

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Mar

Apr

£369

£389

£439

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Oct

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£559

£579

£589

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Code: ITRM111. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Donatello HHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 9 This friendly, family-run hotel is great value yet provides a comfortable base for visiting Rome. It’s conveniently located near the church of St John in Lateran and about 20 minutes’ walk to the Colosseum, plus there are plenty of restaurants, shops and bars in the vicinity. Rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated and breakfast is served outside on the terrace when weather permits. Facilities Breakfast room; Wi-Fi (local charge). A restaurant is planned to open in 2018. No. of Rooms 40.

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£329

£339

£419

£489

£439

£459

£489

Code: ITRM113. Official rating 3 star

Ludovisi Palace Hotel HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 10 The Hotel Ludovisi enjoys a superb location right in the heart of Rome in the exclusive Via Veneto district. The Spanish Steps, the Villa Borghese and the stylish shops of the Via Condotti are all within easy walking distance. Facilities Bar serving drinks and light snacks. No. of Rooms 55.

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Aug

Sep

Oct

£459

£579

£649

£549

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Venice

Mysterious canals, golden squares, waterside palaces – it’s little wonder that Venice is billed as the most romantic city on earth. A city for the curious, getting lost in Venice is half the fun. Time-worn streets lead you past tiny pizzerias and shops hung with Venetian masks. Gondoliers glide down waterways navigated by their ancestors, while vaporetti speed down the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Islands gather in the surrounding Venetian Lagoon – and each have their own speciality. Nip over to Murano to see the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander canals framed by rainbow houses. To Murano

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The colourful Island of Burano

Marco Polo Airport to city centre - approx. 30 mins (bus or train) or 1 hr (Water Taxi) Treviso Airport to city centre - approx. 45 mins (Airport bus) or 1 hr 10 mins (train)

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Mandy Being a book lover, finding the Libreria Acqua Alta was a true joy. This fascinating bookshop is made-up of several rooms housing art books, dictionaries, biographies and history books, but the centrepiece is the gondola stacked with a mix of new and old books, as well as some resident cats!

Festivals & Events Carnivale (16 Feb - 5 Mar 19) This spectacular celebration turns the whole city into an array of colour with people in ornate, baroque costumes and masks. Book ahead to attend a masquerade ball or simply enjoy the chaotic and unique atmosphere of the piazzas. Regatta (01 Sep 19) The Historical Regatta is a spectacular flotilla of colourful boats on the Grand Canal with the golden Bucintoro, representing the Serenissima at its head.

Festa del Redentore (late July) One of the most important traditions on the Venetian calendar, Festa del Redentore combines religious events with family parties and a huge fireworks display. Venice Film Festival (early September) This annual event is part of Biennale and is one of the oldest film festivals in the world, attended by numerous directors and world-famous actors.

HIDDEN Venice With a city as popular as Venice, it can be hard to find its authenticity. But Cannaregio, Venice’s most northern sestiere, has it in droves. Duck into side streets and you’ll find little bakeries, market stalls and locals going about their everyday life. Head to the oldest Jewish Quarter in the world to see a glimpse into a fascinating history. Evenings are lively with families and friends enjoying drawn-out dinners in Fondamenta della Misericordia.

Multi-Centre holidays Venice is close to some of Northern Italy’s most picturesque scenes. Lake Garda is a short drive away and its neighbours, Como and Maggiore, are worth adding onto the end of your city break to turn it into an unforgettable Italy escape. Combine a trip to Venice with a stay in Florence and Rome for the ultimate city break, or start or end your holiday with a trip on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a truly luxurious and romantic experience. Call us to help create your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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Hotel L’Orologio HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 1 A boutique hotel on the banks of the Grand Canal, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge. Venice’s major sights are within easy reach, on foot or by boat. A beautiful palazzo which has been lovingly modernised in designer style with a cosmopolitan vibe. Across the canal from the Ca’ d’Oro gallery, this hotel occupies an enviably central yet tranquil spot. Bedrooms are distinctly modern in design with retro touches. A common thread throughout the hotel is the artwork referencing clock mechanisms and timepieces from which the hotel takes its name. Facilities Bar; terrace; room service; Wi-Fi No. of Rooms 43.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

Apr

May - Jun

Jul - Aug

Sep - Oct

£529

£839

£919

£779

£919

Code: ITRM112. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal HHHH PLUS Transfer included / Map Ref: 2 This is one of the best known hotels in Venice famous for its terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, and St Mark’s Square and the vaporetto stop are just around the corner. Dinner on the terrace overlooking the canal is an unforgettable experience. Guest rooms are very comfortable. Superior Gold Leaf rooms have been recently refurbsihed and Executive rooms are on the 4th floor with views over the roof tops. Facilities Lounge and bar; Grand Canal restaurant serving Venetian and Italian cuisine; Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 97.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £60 per couple for minimum of 3 nights

Guide prices for 3 nights Bed & Breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul - Aug

£569

£579

£709

£949

£959

£749

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£579

Code: ITVE113. Official rating 4 star

Venice Times Hotel HHHH Transfer included / Map Ref: 3 The Venice Times Hotel offers guests a comfortable, contemporary space in central Venice. It’s located in Venice’s Cannaregio district, a more authentic part of Venice where you’ll find bustling markets and tiny restaurants filled with locals. The design hotel has been carefully finished to offer a comfortable retreat for its guests, with bright, well-designed rooms, a wine bar for pre-dinner drinks and a welcoming team on hand to offer insightful advice about their city. Facilities Breakfast room; bar; terrace. No. of Rooms 30.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £50 per couple (ends 30 days prior to arrival)

Guide prices for 3 nights Bed & Breakfast in an Economy room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Feb

Mar

Apr

May - Jun

Jul

£499

£619

£709

£789

£729

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Sep

Oct

Nov - Dec

£689

£789

£719

£519

Code: ITVE127. Official rating 4 star

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Baglioni Hotel Luna HHHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 4 A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ the Hotel Luna is a luxurious property dating back to 1118 making it the oldest hotel in Venice. Once housing a convent and later a shelter for the Knights Templar, the Luna is cloaked in history. This 12th Century hotel enjoys a wonderful location in one of Venice’s most upmarket shopping areas lending the property an air of exclusivity. Being just a stone’s throw from St. Mark’s square and with views looking out over the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio Maggiore you can’t be better placed to explore the city. In grand Venetian style, the interiors are tastefully decorated with original frescoes, Murano chandeliers and gold fixtures. The award-winning ‘Canova’ restaurant serves local specialities and fine wines in an intimate setting for guests wishing to upgrade to half board. Facilities Private dock; bar; restaurant; room service; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 91.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £200 per couple for stays of 3 nights or more (ends 45 days prior to arrival)

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Feb

Mar

Apr

£619

£679

£879

May - Jun

Jul - Aug

Sep - Oct

£1,179

£949

£1,179

Code: ITVE128. Official rating 5 star

Belmond Hotel Cipriani HHHHH PLUS Transfers included / Map Ref: 5 One of the most celebrated hotels in Venice, the glamourous Belmond Cipriani is a true classic. At the water’s edge on Giudecca Island, this sumptuous hotel enjoys views across the lagoon towards St Mark’s square which is just 5 minutes away by private launch. Lavish interiors with historic touches are complemented by the manicured gardens offering an oasis away from the crowds. The elegant bedrooms blend classic Venetian style with modern comforts. Facilities Saltwater swimming pool, clay tennis court, Casanova wellness centre, gardens. No. of Rooms 96.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Garden View room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

£2,259

£2,259

£2,259

£2,259

£1,919

£1,849

Code: ITVE118. Official rating 5 star

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Florence The Tuscan capital of Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. The Renaissance took its first steps here in the 15th Century, painting the city with architectural wonders like the Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery. Climb to the top of Florence Cathedral – Il Duomo – to admire a skyline sculpted from Gothic towers, domes and terracotta rooftops. That’s where you’ll also discover how small Florence is. Best explored by foot, you can

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Had your fill of Michelangelos and da Vincis? It’s time to explore Florence’s other love – food. Finish off your day with a Florentine steak or settle down with a glass of Chianti sourced straight from the Tuscan countryside.

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Piazza Della Signoria Uffizi Gallery Ponte Vecchio

Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens

Piazza Beccaria

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Piazzale Michelangelo

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Florence or Pisa Airport TRANSFER TIMES:

Florence Airport approx. 20 min (shuttle bus or taxi) Pisa Airport approx. 1 hr (bus, train or taxi)

Michelangelo’s David, Accademia

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Alice I love stunning views, and the view from Giotto’s Bell Tower doesn’t disappoint. Once I’d climbed the 414 steps, I was presented with spectacular 360° views of church spires, towers and terracotta roofs.

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UFFIZI GALLERY This impressive gallery is home to over 1,800 pieces of artwork with some of the most important pieces from the Renaissance period.

BOBOLI GARDENS Funded by the Medici family, these lovely gardens are home to impressive statues and monuments as well as dramatic lagoons.

MERCATO CENTRALE Just five minutes from the station, this market offers the chance to try an array of Tuscan delicacies from bread and cheese to fresh pasta and steak.

FLORENCE CATHEDRAL Dominating Florence’s skyline, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is best known for the iconic dome designed by Brunelleschi.

PONTE VECCHIO One of the world’s most famous bridges is filled with stalls selling some of the finest jewellery in the city and has rich history.

GRAND HOTEL BAGLIONI The rooftop restaurant of this hotel is one of the best places in the city to enjoy an aperitivo and panoramic city views.

ACCADEMIA GALLERY Accademia is best known for housing Michelangelo’s David but there’s so much more than this, making it a must-do experience.

Multi-Centre holidays As the capital of Tuscany, Florence is the perfect way to kick off a road trip around this picturesque region. Pair it with cities like Siena or Montecatini, or head further south to the more remote Val d’Orcia. Call us to help create your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

GUCCI OSTERIA Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura oversees this fine-dining restaurant, a first from fashion-brand Gucci. REGINA BISTECCA One of the newest additions to the city’s dining scene, this Florentine steak restaurant is full of charm, has a central location and fantastic cuisine. PERCHE’ NO Gelato in Florence is a must and this is one of the best places to go. This all-natural gelateria is one of the oldest in the city and popular with both tourists and locals.

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Grand Hotel Minerva HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 1 The Grand Hotel Minerva boasts a prime location in the centre of Florence, right on the edge of the popular Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. This contemporary 4 star hotel boasts spacious guest rooms and fantastic amenities including a popular rooftop bar (open May to September) where you can enjoy an aperitivo with panoramic views over the city. Facilities Small rooftop pool (summer only); breakfast room; bistro; bar; rooftop bar; gym (free of charge) and caldarium. No. of Rooms 97.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Premium room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan

Feb - Mar

Apr

May

Jun

£449

£419

£579

£789

£859

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

£789

£749

£779

£749

£599

Code: ITFL123. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol HHHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 2 An Italian gem in a great location, the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is part of the Starhotels Collection and delivers luxury and opulence on a grand scale. The Gourmet restaurant Hostaria Bibendum is a cornerstone of Tuscan gastronomy. History, art, luxury and typically Italian hospitality are combined to ensure all the hotels guests have an unforgettable stay. Facilities Gourmet restaurant; bar Bibendum; Wi-Fi; bike hire (local charge) No. of Rooms 64.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

Apr

May - Jun

Jul - Sep

Oct

£489

£599

£809

£589

£679

Code: ITFL124. Official rating 5 star

Hotel De La Ville HHHH Train transfers included / Map Ref: 3 Located on the pedestrianised Via Tournabuoni with its array of trendy designer shops, the hotel is in the perfect place for exploring the city with the main attractions only a few minutes walk away. The railway station is close by if you would like to travel to other places of interest in Tuscany. Facilities Lounge; bar; free Wi-Fi in lobby area. No. of Rooms 68.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul - Aug

Sep - Oct

£369

£419

£639

£609

£489

£609

Code: ITFL121. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Brunelleschi HHHH Train transfers included / Map Ref: 4 With its friendly and enthusiastic staff it’s hard to believe that parts of what is now one of the best four star hotels in Florence were apparently a prison! It’s in an enviable sightseeing location just 50m from the Duomo and 100m from the Uffizi Gallery. There’s a quiet courtyard where you can relax after a hard day’s exploration although you must allow time to visit the hotel’s own unique museum. In the original Byzantine tower you’ll find one of the best restaurants in Florence, the Santa Elisabetta, for a unique dining experience. Facilities Bar; courtyard; two restaurants - Santa Elisabetta and the less formal Osteria della Pagliazza offering typical Tuscan cuisine and where guests on half board dine; fitness room with Technogym equipment; free Wi-Fi throughout. All the guest bedrooms are beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. Superior rooms have double beds only. No. of Rooms 96.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in an Executive Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Mar

Apr

May

Jun

£389

£499

£679

£839

Jul - Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov - Dec

£579

£839

£679

£399

Code: ITFL109. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Botticelli HHH Train transfers included / Map Ref: 6 This charming little hotel is part of a historical building with painted vaulted ceilings and a delightful terrace overlooking the rooftops of Florence - a great base for visiting all the sights of Florence. Facilities Bar; terrace; free Wi-Fi throughout; free bike hire. No. of Rooms 34.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

Apr

May - Jun

Jul - Aug

£339

£409

£519

£449

Sep

Oct

Nov - Dec

£519

£469

£349

Code: ITFL114. Official rating 3 star

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Grand Hotel Baglioni HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 5 Classed as one of ‘the’ places to stay in Florence its central location ensures you are only a short walk from all that the city has to offer. The rooftop bar and restaurant lifts you above the hustle and bustle of the city and allows you to enjoy views across the city and surrounding area Facilities Rooftop bar; restaurant; gardens; Wi-Fi; concierge service No. of Rooms 192.

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Apr

May

Jun

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£429

£549

£639

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Sep

Oct

Nov

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£549

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£449

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Facilities Library wine and cocktail bar; lounge; rooftop terrace operating an honesty bar; billiard room; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 58.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Feb

Mar

Apr

£359

£369

£469

May - Jun £579

Jul - Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov - Dec

£479

£579

£529

£379

Code: ITFL112. Official rating 4 star

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Turin Turin tucks itself away amongst the mountains of north-westerly Piedmont. This elegant city is home to a host of foodie firsts, from hot chocolate as we know it to the most Italian of foodie traditions: aperitivo. But a holiday to Turin isn’t all café-hopping and fine dining. You could wander around the Museo Egizio’s collection of sarcophagi, climb the tower of Turin Cathedral (home to the Shroud of Turin), or take a seat at the National Museum of Cinema in the Mole Antonelliana. Fancy exploring further afield? Turin makes an excellent springboard for exploring northern greats like Lake Maggiore and Milan.

Grand Hotel Sitea HHHH Transfers included The Grand Hotel Sitea is a landmark in the city and part of the historical evolution of 20th Century Turin. The hotel, with a great family tradition behind it, blends together the classic and the modern offering comfortable accommodation in a stylish setting. Located right in the centre of elegant Turin, the Grand Hotel Sitea is just a short walk from the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Cinema in the Mole Antonelliana. Facilities American Bar; lounge; restaurant Carignano serving evening meals and a Piedmont gourmet tasting menu; free Wi-Fi; fitness room. No. of Rooms 120.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Feb

Mar - Apr

May - Jul

Aug

Sep - Oct

Nov - Dec

£449

£469

£549

£509

£549

£489

Code: ITTT101. Official rating 4 star

Starhotels Majestic HHHH Transfers included A contemporary property in the centre of Turin, the Starhotels Majestic is a great choice for a comfortable stay in this charming city. Its location next to Porta Nuova Station means it’s easy to get every in Turin by foot or using the tram and metro system. This former 19th Century mansion has been thoughtfully finished with modern amenities complementing the period features. Elegant guest rooms come complete with deep-set mattresses and pillow menus, providing the perfect antidote for a day spent walking around the city. There’s also a bar and restaurant in partnership with Eataly where you can enjoy incredible, locally-sourced food. Facilities Le Regine restaurant by Eataly; il Circolo by Eataly bar; fitness room (open 24-hours); free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 161. Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan

Feb - Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul - Aug

Sep - Oct

£369

£399

£419

£499

£479

£449

£499

Code: ITTT106. Official rating 4 star

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Verona

The petite city of Verona is the home of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet – but it gained star status long before Shakespeare found inspiration beneath Juliet’s balcony. Juliettes balcony

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Back in the first century, Verona was a Roman stronghold. Arena di Verona – one of the most impressive Roman sites in Italy – transforms into a spectacular opera venue each summer. And the Teatro Romano still hosts plays and music performances 2,000 years after it was built. Elsewhere, pink marble townhouses and piazzas (including the cavernous Piazza Bra) hide away osterie wine bars stocked with local Soave and Amarone wine.

THINGS to Do GIARDINO GIUSTI GARDENS Visit the beautiful gardens of Giardino Giusti build in 17th Century in the Italian Renaissance era. It is located in the eastern part of the city, in walking distance from the city centre. The best time to visit is late afternoon, as it is less crowded then and the entire garden is lit in a beautiful golden glow.

PONTE PIETRA Ponte Pietra, the Roman arch bridge heralding the winding Adige River, is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Verona. There’s a lovely bar located right on the river with spectacular views of Ponte Pietra with a great Italian atmosphere.

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Verona TRANSFER TIMES:

Approx 25 mins (shuttle bus or taxi)

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Verona OPERA 21st June – 7th September 2019 This is one of Italy’s great spectacles - and the highlight of the summer in Verona. Even if you’re not an opera buff, a night under the stars in this iconic Roman amphitheatre should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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The host of many lavish productions throughout the summer, the atmospheric arena has been delivering magical evenings for almost 2,000 years. For 2019 we’ll see Verdi’s Il Trovatore, La Traviata and the return of his signature opera Aida. Bizet’s enduring masterpiece Carmen, Tosca by the great Pucini and one off performances help fill out the programme.

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Operas and Performance Dates La Traviata by Verdi Jun 21 (Première)*, 28† /Jul 11*, 19, 25† / Aug 1*, 8*, 17, 22*, 30 / Sep 5 Aida (1913 edition) by Verdi Jun 22, 27*, Jul 5*, 9, 12*, 21†, 24, 28* / Aug 3†, 9*, 18†, 25, 28*, 31 / Sep 3*, 7 Il Trovatore (Zeffirelli edition) by Verdi 29 Jun / Jul 4, 7*, 20†, 26†

Prices Payable with your holiday deposit including return coach travel from your resort (where applicable) and entrance to the opera. Above prices are correct at the time of printing, but may vary. Discounts may be applicable for those aged over 65 and under 30.

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Carmen by Bizet Jul 6†, 10†, 13, 18*, 23*, 27 / Aug 2†, 24†, , 27 Aug* / Sep 4† Tosca by Puccini 10, 16*, 23†, 29 / Sep 6* Domingo Opera Night 4 Aug (8.45pm start)

*All Lake Garda resorts †Eastern Lake Garda resorts only: Limone, Riva, Malcesine, Garda, Bardolino and Peschiera

Cancellations If you cancel your holiday booking or opera booking, we cannot refund the opera ticket. In the event of a performance being cancelled because of poor weather, the value of your ticket will be refunded. However, if a performance is curtailed because of poor weather (even after a few minutes), no refund will be made.

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£94

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£60

£84

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Supplement for Friday & Saturday performances

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£11

£11

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Important Information We can normally confirm un-numbered places (G1) immediately when you book your holiday, and we will request numbered places (A1/B1/C1/D1/E1/F1). Early booking is recommended. For numbered seats, Inghams will apply for your tickets and from mid-November we can normally confirm within 48 hours. Your holiday and ticket confirmation/invoice will then be sent to you. If we are forced to offer tickets in an alternative price range, you will have 24 hours to confirm your acceptance. Payment for opera tickets should be made at the same time as your deposit once tickets have been confirmed. We regret that we cannot waive cancellation charges for holidays cancelled as a result of tickets not being obtained. Please note: We act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities and excursions. See pages inghams.co.uk for terms and conditions.

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Hotel Firenze HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 1 The stylish Hotel Firenze is situated on fashionable Corso Porta Nuova, just 500m from the historic centre and Piazza Brà, the heart of the city. The rooms are elegantly and comfortably furnished and the spa facilities an added bonus. Facilities Lounge and bar; bicycles for hire (approximately €5 per day); free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 49.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £70 per couple for minimum of 3 nights (ends 31 Mar 19)

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

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Jan - Mar

Apr

£449

£469

May - Jun £459

Jul

Aug

Sep - Dec

£559

£529

£459

Code: ITVR101. Official rating 4 star

Relais Frà Lorenzo HHHH PLUS Transfers included / Map Ref: 2 This charming hotel is within walking distance of the centre of Verona, yet peacefully surrounded by an ancient olive garden and offering lovely panoramic views of the city. Facilities Outdoor saltwater pool and whirlpool; restaurant offering a selection of traditional Italian dishes; lounge and bar. No. of Rooms 10.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Apr

May - Jun

£509

£609

Jul - Aug £699

Sep

Oct

Nov - Dec

£609

£499

£509

Code: ITVR107. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Accademia HHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 3 The Accademia, a well-preserved 17th Century building, is perfectly placed in the heart of Verona and very close to the famous shopping street of Via Mazzini. Facilities Bar and lounge; free Wi-Fi; fitness room; free bike hire; Small top floor sun terrace with sunbeds. No. of Rooms 95.

Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

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May

Jun

Jul

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£529

£519

£549

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Sep

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Hotel Due Torri HHHHH Transfers included / Map Ref: 4 This luxurious hotel, member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, is located in a beautiful 14th Century palazzo right in the heart of historical Verona. Furnished in a classic, elegant style and with an impressive collection of original antiques the hotel provides attentive service in a refined setting. Facilities Bar and lounges; courtyard. The Due Torri restaurant is situated on the ground floor under medieval gothic arches and is perfect for an intimate dinner. The Terrazza Panoramica grill restaurant on one of the highest rooftops of Verona has incredible views over the city. No. of Rooms 90.

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The marvellous Gothic interior of the Due Torri restaurant

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Milan From the architectural grandeur of Milan Cathedral to the high fashion boutiques of Via Monte Napoleone, Milan lives up to its title of the design capital of Italy. You could explore the 19th Century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping arcade in the world. Or people-watch from one of the ristorantes that frame Piazza del Duomo. Milan’s aperitivo scene is legendary, with bars as stylish as the fashionistas who lounge in them. If it’s art you’re after, head for Sforza Castle and its collection of Renaissance masterpieces. Another kind of art awaits you at Teatro alla Scala – a theatre with a programme of Verdi, Puccini and Rossini. INGHAMS CREATIVE MANAGER

Mandy I love Milan for its stylish boutiques however, you can’t leave without going to see The Last Supper, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece. The artwork is on display at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to go early as queues can get quite long! Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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UNA Hotel Cusani HHHH Transfers included The modern UNA Hotel Cusani lies in a very central position between the Sforza Castle and the Duomo. Its 92 refined rooms and the welcoming lounges of the hall provide all modern comforts. The Mix Lounge restaurant provides a convivial atmosphere and offers the best of Italian and international cuisine. Facilities À la carte restaurant; cafè serving light snacks; free Wi-Fi; fitness room; car park (local charge). No. of Rooms 92.

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Starhotels E.c.ho. HHHH Transfers included Starhotels E.c.ho is a unique property in the heart of Italy’s fashion capital, just 150 metres away from Milan Centrale station, meaning you can easily use the city’s great transportation system to get you to every corner. But stepping into the hotel’s lobby immediately makes you forget about the hustle and bustle of outside. You’ll find a tranquil garden, natural colours and soft lighting throughout plus a gourmet restaurant. Facilities Orto Restaurant by Eataly; bar; free Wi-Fi; fitness centre. No. of Rooms 143.

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Bologna Bologna is a city of three nicknames. La Grassa ‘the Fat One’ for its position in the heart of the northern foodie region Emilia Romagna. La Rossa ‘the Red One’ after its skyline of red rooftops and towers. And La Dotta ‘the Learned One’ because it’s home to the oldest university in the world. To get the best view of that red skyline, head for one of the 12th Century Two Towers. Bologna has a great collection of churches, too. The San Petronio Basilica lays out 22 chapels filled with saint’s relics and frescoes. For a baroque spin, try the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca.

Don’t MISS Bologna is well known for its cultural appreciation and this can be seen no more fervently than in the collection of museums. It has over 22 located in and around the city, covering everything from music, Jewish heritage, art, archaeology, tapestry and the world famous Ducati motorcycle. There’s even one dedicated to gelato!

Madonna of San Luca

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Hotel Corona d’Oro HHHH PLUS Transfers included The elegant Corona d’Oro is the perfect choice for those seeking a superior yet typical Italian hotel for their stay in the wonderful city of Bologna. Housed in a 13th Century building amongst the porticos of Bologna it still has wonderful Renaissance frescoed ceilings. The elegant lobby is in Liberty style with a glass cupola that opens in summer to create an open internal courtyard thus creating a unique space. It is located right in the historical centre of the city so all the city’s sights are within a few minutes walk. Facilities Lounge and bar; free Wi-Fi throughout; free bike hire. No. of Rooms 40.

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Hotel Excelsior HHHH Transfers included A modern but welcoming stylish city hotel that is designed with calming comfort in mind, allowing you to relax after your days of exploring Bologna and its surrounding areas. Located opposite the station and only a short walk from the old town. The hotel has plenty of space to find your own place of solace to unwind. Facilities Fitness room; Fondent Bar; Avorio Restaurant. No. of Rooms 193.

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Parma Parma is a little city with a rich culinary heritage. Parma ham and Parmesan cheese both hail from the city, while the surrounding Emilia-Romagna countryside is the birthplace of Italian specialities like balsamic vinegar and tortellini. The city itself is a walkable jumble of palaces, churches and galleries. Peer up at the sky-high frescoes of Parma Cathedral or delve into the museum and theatre at Palazzo della Pilotta. Meanwhile, the Baptistery of Parma is an octagonal masterpiece carved from rose marble.

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Naples Naples is the lively capital of Campania. This distinctly southern city doesn’t pull any punches, sprawling out around the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. You could start your sightseeing in Piazza del Plebiscito, which comes framed by the neoclassical Royal Palace of Naples. Nearby, a pair of castles offers sunset-watching platforms. Or you could always turn your attention underground, where you can tour ancient tunnels and catacombs. Naples’ main claim to fame, though, is as the birthplace of pizza. That’s thanks to Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba – a pizzeria that started life as a food stall in the 18th Century.

Starhotels Terminus Napoli HHHH Transfers included Starhotels Terminus is a calming sanctuary located on the bustling Piazza Garibaldi just a short walk from the Metro, which gives you access to all that Naples has to offer. Wander down the seafront or spend your afternoons sampling the best wine and cuisine of the region. The hotel’s Restaurant Odeon by Eataly is dedicated to high-quality Italian food and drink, meaning you’ll find a range of excellent quality, seasonal food. You can also relax in the evenings with a cocktail in the Sky bar which enjoys stunning views across the Gulf of Naples. Facilities Wi-Fi; fitness room; roof garden; bar; restaurant No. of Rooms 169. Guide prices for 3 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jan - Mar

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Hotel Rex HHH Transfers included Located in the waterfront district of San Ferdinando, between the popular areas of Borgo Marinari, Via Santa Lucia, Castel dell’Ovo and Piazza del Plebiscito, the hotel has a superb location that allows you easy access to all the main attractions of Naples, or you can enjoy a walk along the waterfront. The hotel has 34 rooms and a modern feel that blends the traditional architecture with modern facilities and rooms. Facilities Bar; breakfast room. No. of Rooms 34.

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46 T U S C A N Y

Tuscany Tuscany is picture postcard Italy, where poppy and sunflower fields drift between hilly vineyards. This fertile region produces seven DOCG wines, from Chianti Classico to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Medieval cities crown the hills. You could climb the many towers of San Gimignano or catch the Palio di Siena horse race. Renaissance villas and convents cloister themselves away between the cities – with some transformed into award-winning country retreats. For a change of scene, just look to the railway. Fast trains connect the Tuscan countryside to Florence, Pisa and the sandy coast.

Forte dei Marmi Montecatini Marina di Pietrasanta Lucca Viareggio

Pisa

Pistoia Florence Empoli

Livorno

CHIANTI

Mount Catria 1701 m

Arezzo 1082 m

Gualdo Tadino

San Gimignano 1060 m Siena

San Vincenzo Siena Palio

Piombino

Lake Trasimeno

Perugia

Montepulciano

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Pisa, Florence or Rome TRANSFER TIMES:

Pisa to Lucca - approx. 45 mins Pisa to Montecatini - approx. 1 hr Pisa to Siena - approx. 1¾ hrs Rome to Spoleto - approx. 1¾ hrs

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Lorena My Dad is an Italian restauranteur from Tuscany so I grew up surrounded by the sounds and aromas of a typical Italian kitchen. My Aunt makes the best Crostini, a Tuscan speciality of bread and chicken livers.

San Gimignano

Festivals & Events Siena Palio (2 Jul and 16 Aug) This famous event takes place twice every year and draws crowds from all over the world. Nothing beats the medieval pageantry of the historical procession followed by the craziest horse race in the world. Bareback riders in medieval costume hurtle around the main square of Siena at full pelt, cheered on by excited spectators.

Puccini Festival (Jul and Aug) Torre del Lago near Lucca hosts a festival dedicated to the famous Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, with a fantastic calendar of classic operas in an equally fantastic setting. The 3,400 seat open-air theatre looks over the picturesque Massaciuccoli Lake and is surrounded by a charming park.

TOWNS to Visit MONTEPULCIANO This picture-perfect town is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and is home to beautiful Renaissance architecture, medieval buildings and authentic restaurants. LUCCA Encircled by 16th Century walls, this little city combines some of the best aspects of Tuscany. Expect ancient towers and white-marble churches centred around Piazza dell’Anfiteatro where you’ll find charming cafés. PIENZA Pienza has some of the best views in Tuscany, overlooking the rolling hills of the Vall d’Orcia. This tiny town also has its fair share of shops selling pecorino romano, a parmesan-like cheese that originates here.

SAN GIMIGNANO Set high on a hilltop, San Gimignano’s 14 medieval towers make for a gorgeous landscape and superb panoramas for those that venture to the top. Inside its walls you’ll find winding lanes, artisan workshops and cosy trattorias. SIENA This lively city is centred around Piazza del Campo, which is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Throughout the city you’ll find reference to the 17 contrade that compete in the famous palio, each has its own flag, church and ceremonial fountain.

Tuscan Wines You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wine in Tuscany, with plenty of famous labels (which all pair well with the region’s delicious cured meats and cheeses). Try classic reds like Chianti or the renowned Brunello di Montepulciano. For whites, we’d recommend Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which was mentioned as far back as 1276 by Dante in his ‘Divine Comedy’.

Tuscany

ESCORTED TOUR

Our escorted tour of Tuscany take you to the region’s highlights of Florence, Siena and the Chianti Wine Region. See page 15 for details.

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North Tuscany North Tuscany is home to two of Italy’s most famous cities: Florence and Pisa. Here, art galleries, palazzos and Michelin-starred restaurants vie for your attention. For something a little more laid-back, consider a staying in a smaller city. Little Lucca comes ringed by Renaissance walls. Cycle or walk them for long-range views over both the city and Tuscan countryside. Meanwhile, the thermal waters of Montecatini have been reeling in day trippers since Roman times. Explore the art nouveau Terme Tettuccio before hopping on the oldest funicular in the world. It takes you up to Montecatini Alto – a medieval village with spectacular views of North Tuscany.

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Lorena From Montecatini, take a short train journey to the Roman city of Pistoia. Known for its wide streets, beautiful churches and cloisters. It’s attracted many poets and writers in the past who have praised its charms, calling it the ‘city of enchanted stone’. Lucca

Music lovers will fall for Pistoia in July when the blues festival takes over the cathedral square.

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Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale HHHH PLUS Montecatini / Transfers included This elegant hotel has been in the same family for four generations and it is still run with the same care and thought for their guests as ever. The Francia & Quirinale is undoubtedly one of the grand hotels of Montecatini with a refined air, attentive service and excellent cuisine. It is very centrally located, just a short walk from the centre of the town and a couple of minutes from the thermal spas. This bustling town is a great base for those wanting to explore Florence, Lucca and Pisa which are easily reached by train. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas. The sophisticated bar serves a large selection of cocktails and local wines and also offers a menu of light meals. No. of Rooms 105.

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Grand Hotel Vittoria HHHHH Montecatini / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Victoria has always been a landmark in Montecatini but even more so now that it has undergone an extensive renovation that has created a superior hotel with classic, elegant interiors. Situated in a quiet area of town near the thermal park, the hotel is also just a short walk from the centre with all its shops and bars. The garden and outdoor pool are perfect for relaxing after a day’s sightseeing and the new wellness area adds to the hotel’s facilities. Facilities Outdoor pool; garden; wellness area with whirlpool, sauna and steam room; massages and treatments (local charge); bar and lounge. No. of Rooms 81.

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Grand Hotel & La Pace HHHH Montecatini / Transfers included The Grand Hotel & La Pace is an elegant property in the heart of the bustling town of Montecatini. It lies close to shops, bars and restaurants and just a stroll away from the wonderful thermal spas for which this town is so famous. The owners, the Pucci family, pay great attention to detail and welcome guests in the true Italian fashion. Facilities Outdoor pool surrounded by gardens; poolside bar; wellness centre with indoor pool, steam room, sauna (local charge); treatments and massages (local charge); American bar and lounges; piano bar most evenings; restaurant; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 130.

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Bagni di Pisa HHHHH San Giuliano Terme / Car hire included Affiliated with the Leading Hotels of the World, Bagni di Pisa is a sanctuary of luxury and wellbeing. A 5 star spa resort that has perfected faultless service and ‘Salus Per Aquam’ which means healing through water to refresh your mind and body. Dei Lorena Restaurant enjoys views of the leaning tower of Pisa and the executive chef ensures amazing creations of Tuscan cuisine. Dine al fresco in the Byron Court Terrace in cooling evening breezes and views across the Pisan hills and ancient olive groves. Facilities Indoor and outdoor pools; Wi-Fi; complimentary access to the ‘thermal Bioaquam circuit’, hydro massages, Minerva whirlpool and underwater hydro jets. No. of Rooms 61.

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Grotta Giusti HHHH PLUS Monsummano Terme / Car hire included A 19th Century Villa fully restored to its original magnificence, the Grotta Giusti, immerses you in Italian luxury. Have an apèritif in the splendour of the Guisti Room, this was the room in which local dignitaries would be hosted and entertained back in the 19th Century or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail in the Bar Il Poeta. You can also choose to eat at two terrace restaurants in the summer and enjoy the early evening breezes. Included in your stay is complimentary access to the Thermal Spa and therapeutic pools, waterfalls and hydro massages. Unique to the hotel is the thermal cave, which is the largest in Europe where you can enjoy natural springs of varying temperatures and scuba diving. Facilities Thermal Spa; largest Thermal Caves in Europe; outdoor pool; bar and restaurants. No. of Rooms 64.

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Ilaria Residenza dell’Alba HHHH Lucca / Transfers included The Hotel Ilaria is situated just inside the medieval walls of Lucca so in a perfect position for enjoying this lovely town. The comfortably furnished Classic rooms are located in the main building, formally the stables of the Villa Buonvisi, whereas the stylish Superior rooms and Suites are in the Residenza dell’Alba, a historic building created from a medieval tower and located opposite. Breakfast is served in the light and airy conservatory and the hotel also has a terrace with sunloungers where you can relax after a busy day’s sightseeing. Facilities Lounge and bar; cafeteria; terrace with whirlpool; Wi-Fi throughout; free outdoor parking; free bike hire. No. of Rooms 41.

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Hotel San Luca Palace HHHH Lucca / Transfers included This Renaissance palazzo dates to 1540 and today houses an elegant and stylish hotel, conveniently located within the city walls and just a short walk from the main sights of Lucca. It’s the perfect base for exploring this lovely town, and indeed this fascinating area of Tuscany. Facilities Comfortable lounge; small outdoor terrace. The rich buffet breakfast is served in the Nottolini room and includes hot dishes. The Puccini American Bar serves light snacks and is perfect for an aperitif before heading out to one of Lucca’s many excellent restaurants. Guest bedrooms are decorated in traditional style. No. of Rooms 26.

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Siena & Chianti Siena is a province in Tuscany that specialises in medieval cities with spectacular panoramas. Siena is also the name of the provincial capital city. Here, you can sip an espresso in Piazza del Campo, explore the monochrome Siena Catheral, or climb the 14th Century Torre del Mangia for 360-degree city views. The province of Siena also encompasses the Chianti wine region. Not only does it produce some of the most famous wine in the world – it’s also a spectacular patchwork of rolling green hills and rustic villages. Join a wine tasting tour to learn more about the Chianti wine varieties, including Chianti Classico.

Hidden GEMS The Piccolomini Library is a true gem that you really cannot miss while visiting Siena. Dedicated to Pope Pius II (15th Century), the Library houses truly extraordinary frescoes on the walls of Pope Pius II life and a magnificent ceiling shining for the abundant use of gold. The library is inside the Duomo via a small door on the left side of the church - don’t miss it!

Sant Antimo near Siena

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Villasanpaolo Spa Hotel HHHH San Gimignano / Car Hire included Villasanpaolo Spa Hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay in the heart of the Tuscan Countryside. It’s just 2 miles from San Gimignano and fabulous views over vineyards towards the town’s iconic towers can be enjoyed from almost everywhere in the hotel. This includes from the terrace of Lampolla restaurant which serves locally-sourced food and olive oil that’s produced by the hotel, alongside famous Tuscan wines. The hotel’s estate covers almost seven and a half acres and a lovely outdoor pool is set amongst the well-maintained gardens with views over the countryside and San Gimignano. For the ultimate day of relaxation though, we recommend heading to the spa. Spanning over 1,000 square metres, it offers a lovely indoor pool and an array of wellness packages and treatments. Facilities Lampolla restaurant; Lacantina private dining restaurant; outdoor swimming pool (normally open May to September) with poolside snack bar; 1,000m² spa with indoor pool, wellness packages and treatments available (payable locally); free onsite parking. No. of Rooms 78.

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£839

Code: ITTU146. Official rating 4 star.

Belmond Castello di Casole HHHHH Tuscany / Casole d’Elsa Belmond Castello di Casole is a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of the Tuscan countryside that dates back to the 10th Century. There’s just 39 guestrooms here, each carefully furnished to offer luxury and comfort while taking influence from the hotel’s surroundings. You’ll find an outdoor heated infinity pool where you can admire the countryside views, and for the more active the hotel can organise an array of activities like hiking, biking and wildlife walks. The hotel’s two restaurants provide a sophisticated venue for an evening meal. Tosca offers fine dining in a relaxed ambience where you can choose traditional Tuscan dishes, and CIP’s Club by Belmond Hotel Cipriani brings the flavours of Venice to Tuscany, which you can enjoy on the lovely terrace with superb vistas. Facilities Two restaurants; bar; cooking academy; spa with fitness centre and classes; swimming pool. No. of Rooms 39.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Studio Suite.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£2,439

£2,429

£2,919

£2,919

£2,959

£1,789

Code: ITTU151. Official rating 5 star

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Grand Hotel Continental HHHHH

Siena / Car Hire included The Grand Hotel is the only 5 star hotel in Siena’s historic centre and boasts a rich and fascinating history. Built around 1501, it was once the preferred residence for Margherita of Savoy and a favourite destination of the intellectuals involved in the 19th Century Grand Tour. The hotel opened its doors once again in 2002 after a thoughtful restoration and guests can expect lavish interiors of Renaissance architecture adorned with original frescoes, priceless antiques and an unrivalled service. A choice of guestrooms are all sumptuously decorated. In the Sapordivino restaurant you’ll find gourmet cuisine based on classic Sienese dishes that have been refined by the skilful chef. A highlight, though is the wine cellar where you’ll find over 3,000 bottles at the base of a recently discovered medieval tower. Tastings in this unique environment are available every day on request. Facilities Sapordivino restaurant; lounge bar; wine cellar with tastings available from €35 per person; private garage 1km from hotel. No. of Rooms 51.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Double room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,589

£1,449

£1,159

£1,159

£1,419

£1,069

Code: ITTU147. Official rating 4 star

Villa Scacciapensieri HHHH Siena / Car Hire included Villa Scacciapensieri is a charming, family-run hotel just north of Siena, meaning the city is a short taxi or bus ride away. Originally a 19th Century villa, the owners have tried to keep its original charm and have carefully decorated throughout with pieces in keeping with a time gone by. Guest rooms are traditional and based in either the villa, or in the more newly built annexes. The villa is set in a large park, with manicured gardens offering little spots to sit and relax. There’s a pool in the grounds with sun loungers and tennis courts for those that want to be more active. Guests are also welcome to dine at the hotel’s restaurant, where you’ll find traditional Tuscan cuisine and a warm hospitality. Facilities Restaurant; bar; swimming pool; tennis court. No. of Rooms 31.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Small economy room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£889

£879

£869

£869

£979

£639

Code: ITTU141. Official rating 4 star

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Fonteverde HHHHH San Casciano dei Bagni / Car hire included Part of The Leading Hotels of the World, the incredible Fonteverde is nestled in Tuscan countryside in a San Casciano dei Bagni, a medieval village long known for its rich thermal waters. The location has inspired the hotel’s spa, which uses the natural thermal water to develop a range of tailored programmes for its guests and the spa draws visitors from around the world to relax and rejuvenate in stunning surroundings. We’d recommend taking a dip in the hot spring pools where you can admire the rolling vineyard views. Throughout the hotel you’ll find elegant rooms and fantastic amenities. Two restaurants serve up Tuscan cuisine while the terrace of il Falconiere bar is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink. Facilities Two restaurants; bar with terrace; wine cellar; wellness spa with thermal pools and health packages, fitness area, seven swimming pools; free etruscan circuit; free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 78.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Privilege room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,659

£1,629

£1,639

£1,639

£1,619

£1,529

Code: ITTU145. Official rating 4 starr.

Hotel Adler Therme Resort HHHHH Bagno Vignoni / Car hire included With a picturesque location in the Tuscan Hills, the Adler Thermae Spa Resort offers breathtaking views and a focus on a relaxing stay for its guests. Over 1,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor pools work harmoniously with the peaceful environment and the natural thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni. The hotel’s location in the south of Tuscany means you’re within easy reach of the stunning Val d’Orcia and towns like Montepulciano. Tuscan cuisine is celebrated in the gourmet restaurant where the chef uses local produce from organic farms and herbs grown in the hotel gardens. Families are well catered for here too. Children over 4 can enjoy a daily programme of activities in the kids’ club meaning parents can take advantage of the relaxing spa treatments. Facilities Restaurant; bar; kids’ club (children over 4 are welcome); indoor and outdoor pools using thermal water; saunas; large fitness room. No. of Rooms 89.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,689

£1,639

£1,659

£1,659

£1,689

£1,599

Code: ITTU148. Official rating 5 star

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Residence San Gregorio HHH Pienza / Car Hire included The boutique Residence San Gregorio has a fantastic location just 50 metres from the gates of Pienza’s old town and a short walk from the stunning views over Val d’Orcia. Just 19 guest rooms are housed in a lovely building with immaculate gardens. They’ve been finished in a cosy Tuscan style and give you a sense of being in a home-away-from home. Le Piazzetta Restaurant offers a lovely continental breakfast and is open in the evenings serving Tuscany cuisine like fiorentina, ragu and pecorino cheese and cured meats from Pienza, alongside an extensive wine list. Facilities Restaurant; free parking. No. of Rooms 19.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£769

£739

£749

£749

£779

£689

Code: ITTU143. Official rating 3 star

Hotel Leon Bianco HHH San Gimignano / Car Hire included The Hotel Leon Bianco is a charming, family-run property right in the heart of San Gimignano in Piazza della Cisterna, meaning the bustling markets, shops and entertainment are literally on your doorstep here. The hotel boasts a rich and interesting history with architecture dating back to the 15th Century and the interiors have been thoughtfully finished to complement the beautiful structure. Guest rooms are decorated with typical Tuscan furnishings and light colours, perfectly combining the classical feel of the hotel with a modern touch. We recommend upgrading to a double room, where you’ll look over the inner courtyard or Tuscan countryside. This lovely property offers a range of amenities including a small gym and billiards room. The highlight though, has to be the roof terrace where you can gaze over the red buildings of San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside beyond. During summer, these views can be enjoyed with an al fresco breakfast for a truly memorable start to your day. Facilities Breakfast room; panoramic terrace with Jacuzzi; small fitness room; billiards room; free Wi-Fi; free shuttle service to nearby parking (parking is payable locally from €6 to €20 for 24 hours). No. of Rooms 26.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£799

£769

£779

£779

£819

£689

Code: ITTU142. Official rating 3 star

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Borgo Al Cerro HHH PLUS Casole d’Elsa 2km / San Gimignano 20km / Car hire included This large Tuscan farmhouse houses 18 spacious apartments sharing a large, well equipped swimming pool. Each apartment has its own patio area or area of the garden for outside meals, and guests can use the communal barbecue and pizza oven. The setting is idyllic, surrounded by green rolling hills and very near to Siena and San Gimignano. You can walk to the shops in the local village along a bridle path, which is 2km away by car. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and adjacent hydromassage pool; small fitness area near pool; massages available on request (local charge); marked paths for walks or mountain bikes; children’s play area; laundry (local charge); free Wi-Fi. Il Calandrino restaurant is 200m away. All apartments have open-plan living/dining area with fully equipped kitchenettes, private bathrooms with shower, heating, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Guide prices for 7 nights self catering in a Studio. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£689

£709

£739

£719

£699

£539

Code: ITTU119. Official rating n/a

The interiors are in attractive rustic Tuscan style

Montepulciano Country Resort HHH PLUS Montepulciano 7km / Car hire included Immersed in the Tuscan countryside and lying just 5km from the lovely medieval town of Montepulciano is Borgo delle More. This typical Tuscan farmhouse has been carefully restored to provide comfortable, rustic style accommodation with the bonus of beautiful gardens and swimming pool. The famous local wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, is produced from the grapes grown in the vineyards that surround the property, and there are two shops on site that sell a selection of local produce such as olive oil, pasta, wine, jam and honey. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds; outdoor barbecues for the use of guests; mountain bikes; free Wi-Fi and internet point; laundry (local charge); free outdoor parking. Studio apartments sleeping 2 persons; one bedroomed apartments with double bedroom and double sofa bed sleeping 2-4 persons; two bedroomed apartments sleeping 2-5 persons. All apartments have television and fully equipped kitchenettes with ovens. Air conditioning available for €9 per apartment per day payable locally.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £120 per couple (ends 1 Mar 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Studio. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

Studio apartment

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£579

£579

£639

£589

£589

£499

Code: ITTU120. Official rating n/a

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Tuscany Coast

Forte dei Marmi

The Tuscany Coast has been a favoured Italian beach retreat since Roman times. But it really flourished in the early 20th Century, when cities like Viareggio decorated the promenade with art deco beach clubs and art nouveau hotels. Travel north from Viareggio, and you’ll come across Marina di Pietrasanta and its panoramic pier. Forte dei Marmi is right next door – a stylish beach town with sculpture parks and a summer fireworks festival. Fancy exploring further afield? Fast trains zip from the Tuscany Coast to Pisa and Florence via the rolling Tuscan countryside.

INGHAMS ITALY EXPERT

Lorena Being from Tuscany, I spent many a happy family holiday on the Tuscan Coast and my favourite place is Forte dei Marmi. It’s home to a manicured sandy beach with crystal clear calm water, an array of restaurants and designer boutiques. There’s also a weekly flea market Marina di Pietrasanta

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that’s worth a visit.

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Grand Hotel Forte Dei Marmi HHHH Forte dei Marmi / Transfers included Situated right on the seafront promenade, the Grand is a great value hotel for those wishing to enjoy Forte dei Marmi, well known in Italy as the classiest of the Tuscany beach resorts. The Apuane Alps give a picturesque backdrop to the wonderful, fine sand beaches for which this coastline is famous. Facilities Outdoor pool; restaurant; bar; Wi-Fi in lobby area (local charge). There is a local charge for the beach opposite the hotel but there is a free beach approximately 4km away. No. of Rooms 60.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £110 per couple (ends 31 Mar 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard side sea view room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£779

£869

£989

£889

£829

£719

Code: ITTC103. Official rating 4 star.

Hotel il Negresco HHHH Forte dei Marmi / Transfers included The boutique and stylish Hotel il Negresco is just across the road from Forte dei Marmi’s wide sandy beaches. It’s around a 15 minute stroll to the centre of the fashionable resort where you’ll find a large choice of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel itself has been tastefully decorated in light colours with a contemporary feel throughout. Guest rooms all have parquet floors and balconies, some with views towards the Alps and others with sweeping vistas of the coastline. A lovely pool area is furnished with sun loungers or you can head to the beach where there’s a choice of beach clubs (payable locally). There’s a restaurant serving Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, and a bar for a pre-dinner aperitif. Facilities Swimming pool with heated whirlpool and children’s section; restaurant; bar, bicycle hire (payable locally); free Wi-Fi; parking (payable locally, reservations required). No. of Rooms 40.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £230 per couple for stays of 7 nights or more (ends 1 Jan 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,049

£1,469

£1,849

£1,479

£879

£789

Code: ITTC109. Official rating 4 star

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Grand Hotel Royal HHHH Viareggio / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Royal occupies a prime location in Viareggio, on the main promenade just across the road from the beach and close to the large pine gardens of Ponente. A lovely swimming pool can be found at the back of the hotel in a lush tree-filled garden, which provides a perfect spot for relaxing. You’ll also find a snack bar here for light lunches and drinks. The hotel’s interiors offer plenty of character with grand rooms, high ceilings and opulent detail. Two elegantly furnished dining rooms serve a choice of local and international dishes, and there’s also a cocktail bar for a pre-dinner drink. The guest rooms have been finished in a traditional style with rich colours and a range of amenities. Facilities Swimming pool (open during summer) with snack bar serving light lunch; two dining rooms; cocktail bar; beach club (payable locally) No. of Rooms 114.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £150 per couple (ends 31 Mar 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£849

£1,019

£1,229

£1,139

£849

£769

Code: ITTC110. Official rating 4 star

Hotel UNA Esperienze HHHH Lido di Camaiore / Transfer included This contemporary hotel is right on the seafront promenade and only a short stroll from the Blue Flag beach. The highlight of this hotel has to be the roof terrace, with stunning views overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea where you can enjoy the specialities from the grill restaurant or simply sip cocktails as the sun sets. Facilities Outdoor pool; gardens; wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, mood showers and fitness room; massages and treaments (local charge); tennis courts; roof bar and restaurant renowned for its ‘catch of the day’ menu. No. of Rooms 99.

Inghams PLUS Offers

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Early Booking Offer: Save up to £180 per couple for 7 night stays (not valid 7 Jul - 25 Aug 18) Bottle of spumante and room upgrade for honeymoons and anniversaries (minimum 4 nights stay for room upgrade)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£989

£1,179

£1,329

£1,219

£999

£909

Code: ITTC106. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel President HHHH Viareggio / Transfers included This classic, elegant hotel, located on Viareggio’s beachside promenade is the perfect base for your Tuscany Coast holiday. The hotel offers comfortable bedrooms with stylish furnishings, a convivial bar and lounge and restaurant serving Tuscan and Italian cuisine. The hotel has an arrangement with a local beach club that offers sunbeds and umbrellas as well as the use of pools for a local charge. Facilities Bar; lounge; restaurant; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 50.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £100 per couple (book by 31 Mar 18 and valid for stays from 2 Apr - 25 May and 22 Sep - 31 Oct 18)

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room with side sea view.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£869

£919

£1,009

£909

£909

£829

Code: ITTC102. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Residence Esplanade HHHH Viareggio / Transfers included Hotel Residence Esplanade has a great spot just around the corner from the promenade of Viareggio with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on its doorstep. The liberty-style building has been lovingly renovated to offer a comfortable and contemporary stay for its guests. Guestrooms have been finished in neutral colours and the hotel’s restaurant serves up fresh seafood and Tuscan dishes. Viareggio’s sandy beach is just steps away and the hotel can recommend some great beach clubs for those wanting to relax next to the water (payable locally). The more active will appreciate the bicycle rental service the hotel offers, it’s a great way to see more of the beautiful coastal region of Tuscany. Facilities Restaurant; bar; beach club nearby (payable locally); fitness room; bicycle hire. No. of Rooms 45.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £110 per couple for stays of 7 nights or more (ends 30 Apr 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Double room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£879

£959

£1,019

£979

£899

£739

Code: ITTC108. Official rating 4 star

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Umbria

Assisi sunset

A holiday to Umbria is your chance to slow down and really experience la dolce vita. This central region is the green heart of Italy, so expect working villages that live life at a peaceful pace. In fact, even the cities take things easy. Assisi balances on a hilltop covered in churches, including the gothic Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. The National Gallery of Umbria idles in Perugia’s Palazzo dei Priori. And the medieval town of Gubbio serves up sweeping views the Apennines from its cable car. Wherever you decide to stay in Umbria, great wine (try a glass or two of Montefalco) and hearty home cooked food (think truffles, porcetta and1945 pecorino) are guaranteed. m

Lucca Pisa

Florence Empoli

Citta de Castello Mount Catria

CHIANTI

1701 m

Arezzo

Gubbio

1082 m

Gualdo Tadino

San Gimignano 1060 m Siena

San Vincenzo Piombino

Lake Trasimeno

Perugia

Montepulciano

TUSCANY

1738 m

Grosseto

ELBA

Torgiano 837 m

Oriveto

Assisi

Todi

UMBRIA

639 m

Viterbo

Spoleto Terni

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Pisa or Rome TRANSFER TIMES:

Pisa to Perugia - approx. 2½ hrs Rome to Perugia - approx. 2 hrs 10 mins

TYRRHENIAN SEA

Civitavecchia

ROME

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Lorena Perugia, the capital of Umbria is a pleasant car-free town, perfect for aimless strolling. Take the Minimetro to the historic centre, a maze of backstreets crawling up the hillside opening up to the Piazza IV Novembre, a typical Italian piazza surrounded by the Cathedral and other 13th Century buildings. If you are a chocolate lover, you’ll love it here, its home to the famous hazelnut-filled chocolates, Baci!

Travernelle

FOODS to Try TRUFFLES Truffles grow throughout Umbria and appear on menus across the region. Try them grated over pasta or infused in olive oil.

STRANGOZZI This is a long, rectangular pasta that’s traditional to Umbria and is normally served with tomato-based sauces.

CROSTINI Similar to bruschetta, this toasted bread is often topped with mushrooms or truffles and is served as an antipasti.

CHOCOLATE Chocolate isn’t something you’d expect to be on a list of Umbria’s must-try foods but every year Perugia hosts the Eurochocolate festival, the largest chocolate event in Europe. The city also has a Chocolate Factory that’s well worth a visit.

PORCHETTA This is roast pig stuffed with aromatic herbs and spices then cooked in a wood-fired oven for several hours. It’s a recipe and skill that’s been honed for centuries and taken very seriously. You’ll even find a porchetta museum near Assisi.

Perugia

Multi-Centre holidays Umbria can easily be combined with a few days in Rome. It’s only around a two hour drive from the Eternal City and Rome’s Fiumicino airport is the most convenient gateway to the region making it an easy add on to the start or end of your holiday. For a countryside escape, pair it with Tuscany and spend a couple of weeks sightseeing in picturesque towns and stopping off at traditional restaurants.

Famous Umbrian Truffles

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Hotel Brufani Palace HHHHH Perugia / Car hire included This excellent hotel in the centre of historic Perugia has a long history of welcoming distinguished guests such as the Queen Mother since it first opened its doors in 1884. The elegant Collins Restaurant features some of the best Umbrian dishes accompanied by an excellent wine list and guests can sit outside on the square to enjoy their aperitif or after-dinner drink. With excellent spa facilities to enjoy as well, the Brufani Palace is a great base for visiting this important art city and nearby towns such as Assisi. Facilities Panoramic terrace; lounge and bar; wellness area with indoor pool, sauna and fitness room; massages and treatments (local charge); free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 94.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

Superior room

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,059

£1,029

£879

£869

£1,069

£979

Code: ITUM119. Official rating 5 star

Giotto Hotel & Spa HHHH Assisi / Car hire included The Giotto Hotel & Spa boasts a fantastic location in the centre of Assisi, overlooking the Umbrian Valley. The Medieval town makes for a spectacular backdrop to the hotel and there’s plenty to explore in St. Francis’ birthplace. The hotel itself has been elegantly furnished and has grand hallways, charming guest rooms and more than 1,500m² of terraces that allow you to appreciate the panoramic views from its hillside setting. The restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal, made using local ingredients, and watch the sun set over the valley. There’s also a wine cellar with some of Umbria’s best labels, and a coffee shop and bar. Those looking to relax will appreciate the hotel’s spa (payable locally). Facilities Restaurant with panoramic terraces; wine cellar; bar; coffee bar; spa. No. of Rooms 77.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£959

£929

£939

£939

£969

£859

Code: ITUM107. Official rating 4 star

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Le Dimore di San Crispino Garden Resort & Spa HHHH Umbria / Car hire included An elegant estate covering 10 hectares of countryside a few kilometres outside of historic Assisi. The perfect spot for a tranquil escape among olive groves and rolling, cypress-topped hills. Leaving the hustle and bustle of town behind, the San Crispino Resort & Spa enjoys an idyllic setting in the Umbrian countryside with Assisi’s centre and famous sights nearby. The resort is close to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Cantina Di Filippo vineyards. The wonderful grounds and gardens are home to roses, hydrangeas, peonies as well as vineyards and olive groves. An intimate wellness centre boasts a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and sensory showers - the ideal place to indulge and rejuvenate. Massage and beauty treatments are also available. Common areas are peaceful and furnished with antiques in classic style. The hotel boasts few bedrooms but they are individually designed and inspired by the medicinal plants found in the resort’s gardens. Facilities Large swimming pool with hydro massage area; wellness area with whirlpool, steam room, sauna and solarium; bar; restaurant; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 15.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£909

£879

£889

£889

£919

£749

Code: ITUM106. Official rating 4 star

Castello di Baccaresca HHH Gubbio / Car hire included Castello di Baccaresca has a rural location in the heart of Umbria, around a 30-minute drive from Gubbio. Perched on top of a hill, the former castle is reached through a winding path amongst trees giving you a real sense of seclusion. The extensive gardens house a swimming pool and boast lovely views over the Umbrian Valley. Inside the renovated building you’ll find a large restaurant, bar and comfortable guestrooms. Facilities Restaurant; outdoor pool with sun loungers; wellness centre. No. of Rooms 18

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£809

£779

£789

£799

£819

£719

Code: ITUM121. Official rating 4 star

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Neapolitan Riviera

Positano

With cliff-hugging towns, stylish islands and volcanic views, the Neapolitan Riviera is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Italy. Many visitors make a beeline for Sorrento. This clifftop town sets out cobbled streets, churches and shady lemon groves above the Bay of Naples. The Amalfi Coast rolls out south of Sorrento. The colourful cliffside towns of Ravello, Positano and Amalfi spill down the cliffs, while Capri and Ischia are a short hop across the water. Sail to Capri for stylish streets and artists’ workshops or to Ischia for castles and mountain vineyards.

ROME

Naples Herculaneum

Pompeii

Lacco Ameno Ischia Porto Forio

ISCHIA

Bay of Naples

Sorrento

Salerno

Pompeii Ravello

Massa Lubrense

ARRIVING

Mount Vesuvio 1277 m

Amalfi

Maiori Minori

Positano

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Naples TRANSFER TIMES:

Sorrento - approx. 1½ hrs Amalfi Coast - approx. 1¾ hrs

TYRRHENIAN SEA

CAPRI

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Paolo I suppose I’m a bit biased when it comes to my favourite Italian destination! The Neapolitan Riviera has some of the best food in Italy - but nothing beats pizza!

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THINGS to Do AMALFI DRIVE The hairpin roads that hug the cliffs of the Neapolitan Riviera have some of the most spectacular views. It’s considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world and leads from Sorrento down to Salerno. We recommend taking an excursion so all you have to do is enjoy the scenery from a comfortable seat. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome. FOOTPATH OF THE GODS Hikes don’t come much more scenic than this. This three-hour trail starts or ends in Nocelle (a short bus ride from Amalfi) and boasts spectacular scenery and magnificent coastal views with Capri in the distance.

PAESTUM Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with wellpreserved Greek temples.

Multi-Centre Holidays

VISIT NAPLES Naples is the gateway into the Neapolitan Riviera and normally skipped by most visitors. But we’d recommend spending at least a day exploring the port city. It rivals Rome with its wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites and has lively piazzas filled with restaurants serving some of the region’s best food.

Rome and Sorrento is a popular multi-centre choice and it’s a great way to see some of the best that Italy has to offer. You could also spend some time in Tuscany before heading to the Amalfi Coast for a real taste of countryside and coast. Alternatively, why not spend time to really get to know the Neapolitan Riviera? Start with a couple of days in Naples before staying in Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Capri.

EXPLORE THE COAST The towns along the Amalfi Coast are best explored by boat. Take a sunset tour from Sorrento, hop on at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri.

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Sorrento Sorrento is best known for its remarkable views. From its perch on the Sorrentine Peninsula, it peers straight over the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Looking inwards, you’ll find a town with a historic centre of cobbled streets and craft shops. Wander the shady lemon groves of the Museum Correale, catch a concert in the Franciscan Cloisters, or hunt out a bottle of freshly made limoncello liqueur. Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the islands of Capri and Ischia are all within easy reach.

DON’T Miss POMPEII & HERCULANEUM These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome.

Sorrento shoppers paradise

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MOUNT VESUVIUS The active volcano that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD looms over the Bay of Naples. It takes about 30 minutes to climb, which is worth it to look in the crater and the spectacular, panoramic views.

SHOPPING IN SORRENTO Shopping in Sorrento can be a fun and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and there’s no better place than the old section of Sorrento, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Discover a variety of colourful small shops offering everything from leather goods and ceramics to jewellery, locally grown fruits and lemons. A wonderful place to get lost and appreciate the true essence of Sorrento community.

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Grand Hotel Royal HHHHH Sorrento / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Royal lies in a unique location perched on top of the cliffs and surrounded by lush gardens and yet conveniently close to the centre of Sorrento. The views of the bay and Mount Vesuvius from the hotel’s terraces are simply stunning and the gardens are shaded by orange and lemon trees. One of the grand hotels of Sorrento and now upgraded to 5 stars, the Royal is elegant with attentive yet friendly service. Facilities Outdoor pool with whirlpool section; lift to the bathing platform with snack bar (May-Oct); free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is buffet style with hot and cold items and is served on the terrace. The Le Relais à la carte restaurant serves wonderful, classic Italian cuisine. Live music twice a week. No. of Rooms 101.

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Grand Hotel Ambasciatori HHHHH Sorrento / Transfers included One of Sorrento’s best known hotels and now updated to 5 stars, the Grand Ambasciatori is popular for its wonderful position, just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Sorrento yet set in the tranquillity of extensive sub-tropical gardens. The hotel is perched on a cliff above the sea with magnificent views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Gala evenings with live music are held weekly.

The terraces of the hotel overlook the bay

Facilities Outdoor pool with whirlpool section; private bathing platform reached by lift direct from the hotel floors (open 15 May-15 Oct); tennis (local charge); fitness room and massages and treatments (local charge). Breakfast is buffet style with hot and cold choices. Lunches and drinks can be enjoyed either at the Dionisio Bar near the pool or the Poseidone Bar on the beach. The hotel’s restaurant Le Muse serves local and international cuisine, which on warm evenings can be enjoyed outside on the terrace. No. of Rooms 110.

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Hotel Corallo HHHH Sant’Agnello / Sorrento 2km / Transfers included This historic hotel, dating to the early 1900s, enjoys a stunning cliff-top position with breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples. It lies 2km from Sorrento in the delightful little resort of Sant’Agnello and the centre of Sorrento can easily be reached by public transport. Naples is famous for coral craftsmanship and the Hotel Corallo uses this theme throughout its elegant décor. Large terraces provide the perfect place to relax in or sip a cocktail while enjoying the views and the addition of an infinity pool has made the Corallo an excellent choice for visitors to the Sorrento coast (local charge). Facilities Infinity pool and sun terrace; lounge; American bar; free Wi-Fi throughout. Free shuttle to the centre of Sorrento at set times in the morning and afternoon/evening. Use of bathing facilities at nearby beach (local charge). No. of Rooms 53.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£939

£1,219

£1,159

£1,159

£1,259

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Hotel Mediterraneo HHHH Sorrento / Transfers included The contemporary Hotel Mediterraneo is perched on the cliffside close to Sorrento, a spectacular position that affords the hotel panoramic views over the Bay of Naples. The guest rooms here have been decorated to perfectly complement the hotel’s seaside positon and the Vesuvio restaurant is a popular choice for guests and locals thanks to its superb, panoramic views. Enjoy traditional, local food made with fresh ingredients, a glass of local wine and the beautiful sunset as you dine. Facilities Swimming pool; reserved area at La Marinella beach; restaurant; bar; sky bar (open 2-3 times a week during summer). No. of Rooms 69.

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Hotel Eden HHH Sorrento / Transfers included The charming Hotel Eden is situated in the centre of Sorrento, just a few steps from the main square, Piazzo Tasso, and the bustling Piazza Lauro. There is an excellent choice of bars and restaurants close at hand, and the station and ferry departure point are also close by, making this a great base to explore the many attractions in the area. The hotel has a pool and pleasant gardens and the recently refurbished rooms are decorated in a simple, refreshing Mediterranean style. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds; poolside snack bar; bar and lounge; restaurant serving international and Italian specialities; internet point. No. of Rooms 56.

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Grand Hotel De La Ville HHHH PLUS Sorrento / Transfers included The elegant and classic Grand Hotel De La Ville is located near the centre of Sorrento with all the amenities of this lovely resort on your doorstep. The rooftop swimming pool and terrace have fantastic views towards Vesuvius and the Hibiscus Bar is an enchanting place to enjoy a cocktail as the last rays of the sun set over the Bay of Naples. There is a second larger pool and a small garden provides a cool space for relaxation. Renowned for its excellent cuisine, the Hotel De La Ville is one of our most popular hotels in Sorrento and offers superb value for money. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas and small rooftop pool with terrace, both with whirlpool sections; two bars; lounge; free Wi-Fi throughout. Dinner attire is formal/smart casual. No. of Rooms 120.

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Grand Hotel Capodimonte HHHH PLUS Sorrento / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Capodimonte is one of Sorrento’s best loved hotels. In an elevated position with fantastic views over the bay towards Vesuvius, the hotel’s cascading pools and outdoor terraces are a delight. The bustling centre of Sorrento with all its shops, bars and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk away and yet the Capodimonte’s gardens provide peaceful relaxation. Facilities Outdoor cascading pools, sun terraces and gardens; two bars and lounges; free Wi-Fi throughout and internet point. Guests may dine in the Le Ginestre restaurant during low season and outside on the terrace of the Le Querce during the high season. No. of Rooms 189.

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Grand Hotel La Favorita HHHHH Sorrento / Transfers included Recently refurbished to 5 star standard with elegant and stylish interiors, the Hotel La Favorita is a hidden gem, located in the centre of Sorrento yet with a lovely garden planted with orange and lemon trees creating shady spots in which to relax. The rooftop Bellavista terrace bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Bay of Naples whilst sipping a refreshing cocktail. Facilities Outdoor rooftop pool with sunbeds; pool towels provided; terrace snack bar serving lunches and light snacks. Breakfast is buffet style with hot and cold items. The à la carte restaurant serves creative Mediterranean cuisine focussing on typical Sorrentine products accompanied by the best regional wines. No. of Rooms 85.

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£1,659

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Imperial Hotel Tramontano

HHHH Sorrento / Transfers included The Imperial Hotel Tramontano is one of the oldest hotels in Sorrento, with one wing dating back to the 16th Century. Its perch on a sheer cliff has become the iconic image of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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The inside of the hotel is as grand as you’d expect. Sweeping hallways lead to a winter garden, frescoed lounge and sea-view terrace. Meanwhile, Chef Don Alfonso cooks up Neapolitan specialities like cannelloni in the restaurant. There are secrets here, too. Off the courtyard, you’ll find the 16th Century Stella Maris Chapel. And instead of taking the lift down to the beach, you could always walk the old Roman path cut into the cliffs.

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Facilities Swimming pool with snack bar; bathing platform (sun loungers payable locally); restaurant; bar; free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 109

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£1,129

£1,569

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Code: ITSO113. Official rating 4 star

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Sorrento / Transfers included Bright and modern in design the Hilton Sorrento is well positioned only a 10 minute walk from the centre and beach of Sorrento. Relax by the indoor or outdoor pools, enjoy the two in house restaurants, sip cocktails in the bar, coffee on the terrace the Hilton Sorrento has all you need for a great Sorrento holiday. The hotel is ideal for families with its family rooms and complimentary kids club which operates from 15 Jun until mid-Sep for children aged 3-12 years. Facilities Fitness room; extensive pools; two restaurants; bar; Kids club. No. of Rooms 341.

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£1,269

£1,419

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£1,349

£1,389

£1,289

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Hotel Palazzo Guardati HHHH Sorrento / Transfers included The Palazzo Guardati is a boutique hotel with a fantastic location in Sorrento’s centre, just around the corner from Piazza Tasso. You’ll feel as though you’ve found your home-away-from-home here, with all of Sorrento’s amenities on your doorstep and a warm welcome from the hotel’s staff. The hotel has just 22 guest rooms and a charming roof terrace with a plunge pool. Facilities Roof terrace with plunge pool and bar; breakfast room. No. of Rooms 50.

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£859

£1,229

£1,159

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Hotel Atiche Mura HHHH Sorrento / Transfers included Hotel Antiche Mura has a prime location in the centre of Sorrento, with all of the town’s sights within walking distance. The hotel is housed in an elegant 19th Century villa and its guest rooms are bright and spacious, decorated in a typical Sorrentine style. Despite its central location, the Antiche Mura promises its guests a peaceful stay. You’ll find a lovely pool nestled amongst lush gardens with citrus trees and sun loungers, as well as a bar on hand serving snacks. Facilities Outdoor swimming pool; pool bar; breakfast room; terraces with views over Sorrento. No. of Rooms 46.

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£1,469

£1,399

£1,399

£1,529

£939

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The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable sights of Italy – a 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs topped with sky-scraping viewpoints. The towns dot down the cliffs in a jumble of pastel houses and church domes, before ending at tiny harbours.

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Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi HHHHH Amalfi / Transfers included This hotel is housed in one of the most significant historic buildings of the Amalfi Coast, the 12th Century Cappuccini Convent, perched 80 metres up on the cliff side with incredible views over the sea and Amalfi town. Once an iconic landmark for those on the Grand Tour, the hotel has retained the atmosphere of the ancient monastery whilst creating a luxurious and stylish hotel with all modern comforts. Facilities Outdoor infinity pool with sunbeds and umbrellas; poolside snack bar; free sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach; wellness centre with steam bath. No. of Rooms 53.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,519

£1,899

£1,829

£1,829

£1,729

£1,049

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Hotel Aurora HHHH PLUS Amalfi / Transfers included Hotel Aurora has a great location in Amalfi, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre and overlooking a lovely bay. Furnished terraces in the hotel take advantage of the lovely sea views and the beach, just beneath, is well equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas (payable locally). The hotel enjoys a traditional style with simple yet comfy guest rooms. A lovely buffet breakfast is on offer every morning on the terrace, so you can enjoy a coffee and fresh pastry with your sea views. With the centre of Amalfi close by you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to eat or what to see, but the friendly staff you’ll find at the Hotel Aurora are happy to share their advice. Facilities Breakfast room; beach (payable locally). No. of Rooms 29.

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Hotel Luna Convento HHHH Amalfi / Transfers included This charming hotel is a well-known landmark in Amalfi; an old Franciscan monastery converted into a hotel 200 years ago and with a rich history of illustrious visitors. At the heart of the hotel is the original cloister, a quiet, cool place to relax or read. On the other side of the road perched on the promontory is the watchtower, which houses one of the hotel’s restaurants and has incredible sea views. There are steps down from the tower to the pool located at sea level and you can swim from the rocks here. Facilities Outdoor salt water pool, situated across with sunbeds and umbrellas; free Wi-Fi in lobby; bar and lounge. The hotel has two restaurants, both with sea views, one is in the hotel and the other in the tower. No. of Rooms 43.

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Hotel Reginna Palace HHHH Maiori / Transfers included The Reginna Palace’s ideal location makes it the perfect place from where to explore the Neapolitan Riviera; situated in the centre of the seaside town of Maiori, just 4km from Amalfi and 5km from lovely Ravello. A few minutes’ walk away it is possible to take ferries to Positano and Sorrento as well as the delightful island of Capri. Yet it’s also a wonderful place in which to relax, with a pool set in gardens and the beach just across the road. Facilities Outdoor pool; small garden and terrace; reserved area of beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (local charge); free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 67.

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Minori / Transfers included The Hotel Santa Lucia is a traditional, family-run hotel in the heart of Minori. The lovely beach is just a 2 minute walk away and the town’s restaurants, cafés and shops are easily reached.

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Facilities Restaurant; bar; nearby spa (payable locally); beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (payable locally). No. of Rooms 25.

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Hotel Minori Palace HHHH Minori / Transfers included With its superb central location, the Minori Palace is a great choice for those wanting to stay in this pretty town. The authentic restaurants and shops of Minori are right on your doorstep and the town’s beach is just steps away. The hotel has been carefully decorated throughout to maintain an elegant style. Lovely guest rooms have mountain views with furnished balconies and the American bar is a lovely place for a quick drink before heading out for dinner. Those wanting to unwind can use a nearby spa with a pool, sauna and Turkish bath. Facilities Breakfast room; bar; nearby spa (payable locally); beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (payable locally) No. of Rooms 44.

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Hotel California HHH Positano / Transfer Included Once a royal Neapolitan residence, the Hotel California sets out 15 classic Italian rooms on a hillside overlooking Positano – one of the prettiest towns on the Amalfi Coast. The Cinque family has run the Hotel California since its first beginnings, so a warm welcome is guaranteed. And each room is unique. Some have original painted ceilings and tiled floors, while others come with hot tubs. They’re all topped off with spectacular sea views. Ristorante Don Giovanno is one of the best spots to while away your time here. You can dine on grilled octopus, pumpkin flower tempura and almond crumble while looking over the pastel houses of Positano. Facilities Large sea view terrace. No. of Rooms 15.

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Hotel Casa Albertina HHH Positano / Transfers included The Casa Albertina is a charming, family-run hotel with simply breathtaking views over legendary Positano. The hotel is a traditionally decorated, typical Mediterranean house set into the steep slopes of the town and is where the Nobel Prize winning Italian author Luigi Pirandello once lived. The hotel is reached by 76 steps from the centre of Positano. Luggage is transported on arrival and departure but this hotel is not recommended for the less mobile. Facilities Sun terraces; bar; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 20.

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£1,139

£1,079

£1,179

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Hotel Graal HHHH Ravello / Transfers included With a fantastic location near the main square of Ravello and just a short walk from the beautiful gardens of Villa Rufolo, the simple Hotel Graal offers a great base for exploring this beautiful area. All rooms have balconies with breathtaking views down the famous Amalfi Coast, as do the hotel’s terraces and pool area. There are two excellent restaurants which concentrate on the local cuisine and a half board option is possible. Facilities Outdoor pool and sun terrace; two restaurants; bar; Wi-Fi in public rooms. No. of Rooms 42.

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£1,149

£1,089

£1,089

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Hotel Villa Fraulo HHHH Ravello / Transfers included The Hotel Villa Fraulo enjoys a superb location in the enchanting village of Ravello with simply breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast. It’s difficult to beat having breakfast on the terrace whilst gazing at the wonderful coastline before you. The centre of the village is just a short walk away. Facilities Indoor/outdoor rooftop pool; large terrace with sunbeds; free Wi-Fi ; wellness area with sauna, steam room and whirlpool (local charge); treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room. The elegant restaurant serves excellent cuisine and guests can enjoy candlelit dinners on the terrace with gloriously unforgettable sea views. No. of Rooms 25.

Rooftop pool with a view

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Capri Capri is one of the most photogenic islands in Italy – and it’s only a 20-minute ferry ride away from the Sorrentine Peninsula. In Capri town, boutiques overflow with linen dresses and designer bags. You can sip an Aperol spritz below the clocktower in Piazza Umberto I or step aboard a boat trip to the Blue Grotto at the Marina Grande. You’ll find Anacapri on the west side of the island. This tiny commune balances a museum and higgledy-piggledy streets on a plateau with magnificent sea views. For more in the way of vistas, jump in the cable car to Mount Solaro, the highest peak on Capri.

Hotel San Michele HHHH Capri / Transfers included Hotel San Michele is located in the clifftop resort of Anacapri, where some of the best views on the island can be enjoyed. The hotel is just 150 metres from the centre of the town meaning you can easily visit some of the islands best sights like Villa San Michele and Monte Solaro. This four star property provides comfortable accommodation finished in a more traditional style. There’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool that guests can enjoy with deckchairs (free of charge) and sunbeds (payable locally), and a fantastic restaurant that boasts panoramic sea views from its lofty setting. Facilities Swimming pool with deck chairs (free of charge) and sunbeds (payable locally, approx. €6 per day), Il Ristoranto snack bar open from 9am to sunset serving light lunches, wellness corner, restaurant with buffet service for breakfast and dinner No. of Rooms 32.

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£969

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Gatto Bianco HHHH Capri Town / Transfers included Gatto Bianco buries itself right in the heart of Capri town, just a couple of minutes’ walk away from Piazza Umberto I and the boutiques of Via Camerelle. It’s got a celebrity pedigree, too, thanks to a long list of jetsetting guests – from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Sofia Loren and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. This petite hotel is still an integral part of Capri. You can spend your days reliving la dolce vita while lounging in the bar with a limoncello or having a Mediterranean herb massage at the spa. Or you could just retreat to your classic Capri room, which comes with views over the lemon grove gardens, Capri rooftops or breakfast courtyard. Facilities Bar, breakfast room, small spa, free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 40.

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£1,019

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Hotel Syrene HHHH Capri / Transfers included Hotel Syrene has a great location in the exclusive Capri Town, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the piazza and tucked away on a street that’s home to designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino. It offers good value for money in what is normally an expensive resort and yet it doesn’t skimp on quality. Friendly staff offer a warm welcome from the moment you arrive and guest rooms are simply furnished in a typical Neapolitan style, with light colours giving a sense of space. There’s a swimming pool where you can relax amongst lemon groves and a restaurant serves local cuisine which you can enjoy on the large terrace. Facilities Swimming pool; restaurant; bar. No. of Rooms 32.

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Ischia Ischia is an example of island life done the Italian way. It’s the biggest island in the Bay of Naples, including medieval castles, clifftop botanical gardens, sandy beaches, hot springs and lively harbour towns along its coastline. The centre of the island is another story altogether. Here, Mount Epomeo scrapes the clouds. Hikers tackle its sloping walking trails, which wander past caves and pine-green forests. You’ll even find the occasional vineyard clinging to the rocky slopes – usually family-run affairs with swooping views over the Bay of Naples.

INGHAMS ITALY EXPERT

Paolo To see the island’s busily volcanic nature, you should try to visit some of the Fumaroles (steaming geysers) and natural hot springs. Among the ones worth seeing are the Fumarole on the Maronti Beach, towards Sant’Angelo accessible by

THINGS to Do PROCIDA This little island between Ischia and the mainland is one of the Neapolitan Riviera’s best kept secrets. A stunning landscape of pastelcoloured houses lead down to the quaint harbour where you can sample the freshest seafood.

LA MORTELLA GARDENS These award-winning botanical gardens are an exquisite blend of exotic flowers and ornate fountains, all carefully arranged to allow glimpses of the glistening Mediterranean.

water taxi from the town. THERMAL SPAS Ischia’s volcanic origins means the island is home to numerous thermal spas. Many hotels have wellness centres using the natural waters, or head to one of the thermal gardens that combine pools with lush green surroundings.

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Hotel Garden & Villas Resort HHHH PLUS Lacco Ameno 1km / Transfers included This relatively new hotel offers a peaceful and relaxing environment with its rooms housed in nine different villas in local style that nestle in over seven acres of lush gardens planted with palms, olives and aromatic plants typical to the island. The hotel’s reception is located at the entrance to the park and the other public areas, including the restaurant are to be found near the pool. The small town of Lacco Ameno is a short walk away as is the fantastic Negombo thermal park with sea water and thermal pools and there’s also a private beach with amenities available for a local charge. Facilities Large heated outdoor pool; wellness centre with indoor pool and whirlpool and sauna; fitness room; treatments and massages (local charge); terrace bar with garden views; reading room; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 50.

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Hotel Capizzo HHHH Forio / Transfers Included The Hotel Capizzo is a hillside retreat overlooking Citara Bay. Winding stone paths thread though Mediterranean gardens to the sea view rooms, pool and restaurant. The head chef at Ristorante Sole is inspired by the local landscape, so expect fresh seafood and local wine. The hotel also harnesses what Ischia is most famous for – its volcanic energy. The swimming pool is geothermal, plus the 22 pools of the Poseidon Thermal Gardens are just a stone’s throw away from the hotel’s doorstep. The pretty churches and watchtower of Forio are just a few minutes’ drive along the coast – or you could stroll there via the scenic coastal footpath. Facilities Restaurant with sea view terrace; swimming pool; free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 34.

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Miramare Sea Resort & Spa HHHH Sant’Angelo / Transfers included The Miramare Sea Resort & Spa is set in Sant’Angelo, a charming fishing village on the south of Ischia. This elegant hotel is perched on the edge of volcanic cliffs and boats fantastic views over the sea, as well as its own private beach where you’ll find sun loungers, umbrellas and the Apollon Club restaurant for tasty snacks throughout the day. Rooms here are finished in a Mediterranean style with colourful floor tiles and stunning sea views. These same views can also be enjoyed from the hotel bar and Ristorante il Mare, which serves up dishes using seasonal, locally-produced food. You’ll also enjoy free access to the hotel’s thermal park, which extends over 7,000 square metres and has eight thermal pools surrounded by gardens and superb spa treatments. Facilities Restaurant; bar; spa & wellness centre; private beach; tennis court; gym. No. of Rooms 57.

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Continental Mare Hotel & Spa HHHH Ischia Porto / Transfers included The Continental Mare Hotel & Spa serves up some of the best views in Ischia. Thanks to its cliffside spot on the west coast, everything from the thermal pools to the rooms look out over the island-speckled Gulf of Naples. The restaurant and bar come with sea views, too. The restaurant serves up Mediterranean fare, while the expert bar staff pour long fruit cocktails and Riserva wine. For those here to experience Ischia’s famous geothermal water, the Continental Mare offers a free shuttle bus to its spa. Treatments include nourishing volcanic mud masks and massages. Facilities Restaurant; cocktail bar; swimming pool; beach (accessed by steps); beauty centre; gym. No. of Rooms 63.

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£649

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme HHHHH

Ischia Porto / Transfers included This high standard hotel enjoys a superb location by the seaside a few steps from the centre of Ischia Porto and yet surrounded by a beautiful garden. Once an aristocratic villa, the Excelsior is elegant in style and the Belvedere restaurant is renowned for its cuisine using fresh ingredients from the hotel’s vegetable garden. With the superb range of spa treatments on offer this charming corner of Ischia is the perfect location for a relaxing stay in the Bay of Naples. Facilities Outdoor heated pool; poolside bar; indoor thermal pool; Kneipp, sauna and steam room; wellness centre offering an extensive range of treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; internet corner and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. The hotel has a private beach and bathing jetty with sunbeds and umbrellas and a snack bar. Pool towels and bathrobes provided. No. of Rooms 76.

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Grand Hotel Punta Mulino HHHHH

Ischia Porto / Transfers included Set a few minutes’ walk outside the bustling resort of Ischia Town, the Grand Hotel Punta Molino offers a relaxing seaside escape. Set above a sandy bay, the five star hotel has been carefully designed to fit in with the landscape whilst making the most of the cliffside sea views. Experience an excellent evening at the hotel’s restaurant La Terraza where you can sample local food whilst enjoying panoramic views. Those wanting to relax can enjoy the two outdoor swimming pools (open April to October), one freshwater and one which uses the island’s natural thermal water, and the small sandy beach (open May to October) that’s equipped with sun loungers and a bar. For the ultimate in relaxation though, we recommend heading to the spa where you’ll find a further thermal pool and a range of beauty treatments to enjoy. Facilities Two swimming pools (normally open Apr to Oct); beach (normally open May to Oct) with sun loungers, umbrellas and a bar; thermal spa with indoor pool and beauty treatments; restaurant; two bars. No. of Rooms 90.

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Cilento Cilento is a little-visited region secreted away south of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Meander your way down here, and you’re rewarded with sandy beaches, national parks and some of the best food in Italy – including the local buffalo mozzarella. It’s easy to escape the well-trodden track in Cilento. A national park fills a large part of the region, where mountains plunge straight into crystal-clear waters.

Hotel Hermitage HHHH San Marco / Car hire included With its sandy stone walls, olive and palm gardens, and grand dining room, the Hotel Hermitage has plenty in the way of character. It’s also well-placed for exploring the UNESCO-listed hills of Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. Rocky peaks and green valleys surround the hotel, while a shuttle bus runs down to the nearby sandy beach. Or you could just spend your days at the hotel pools, which are overlooked by pine-green hills. Dinner is served in the restaurant, where you can try dishes using local ingredients like buffalo mozzarella and fresh seafood. Facilities Restaurant: bar: swimming pool (open mid-May to Sep); free shuttle service to beach (open mid-Jun to Sep and payable locally); beauty centre; gym. No. of Rooms 35.

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Liguria Cinque Terre

North-westerly Liguria lines up some of the most astonishing views in Italy. The Cinque Terre – a quintet of colourful fishing villages – is popular with hikers and day-trippers. Precipitous vineyards cloak the hills behind (the local dry white is a must-try). The chic village of Portofino shares this coastline, too. Satsuma and ochre houses overlook a harbour flecked with superyachts, while artisan gelato parlours stick close to the water. Liguria has one more ace up its sleeve – it’s home to the most Blue Flag beaches in Italy. Expect petite slips of white-gold sand and Caribbean-clear water.

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ARRIVING Genoa or Nice TRANSFER TIMES:

Genoa to Santa Margherita or Rapallo - approx. 45 mins Genoa to Sestri Levante - approx. 1 hr Nice to Diano Marina - approx. 1¾ hrs

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INGHAMS ITALY EXPERT

Antonio I’m Italian by birth and I’ve travelled extensively throughout Italy. It’s almost impossible to say which is my favourite area but I guess it must be Liguria for its dramatic scenery and balmy Mediterranean climate. Portofino

WHERE to Stay SANREMO Sanremo epitomises the glamour of the Italian Riviera with plenty of dining options, live music and lively casinos. DIANO MARINA You’ll find a large stretch of sandy beach here, backed by a palm-lined promenade, as well as characterful streets and historic churches. ALASSIO This sleepy beach town has an authentic charm and maze-like back streets with pastel-coloured houses and authentic dining. SANTA MARGHERITA Expect a picture-perfect promenade, elegant hotels and a laid-back atmosphere at this classic resort on the Riviera. RAPALLO Rapallo boasts a 16th Century castle, palm-fringed beach and historic lanes with great dining options. It’s well placed to visit Portofino and the Cinque Terre, too.

SESTRI LEVANTE This little resort may be Liguria’s best-kept secret. Pine forests lead onto a sandy crescent-shaped beach and the town enjoys an authentic atmosphere. PORTOFINO This is one of Liguria’s most exclusive towns. Boutiques and cafés gathered round the busy marina and brightly-coloured houses make up the picturesque landscapes CINQUE TERRE & PORTOVENERE The Cinque Terre is the collective name for Italy’s five most picturesque villages. UNESCOprotected, they cling to the cliffs with fantastic views and pictureperfect trails connecting each one. Portovenere is often called the ‘sixth village’ and is a great choice for those looking for the same stunning scenery with fewer crowds.

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Multi-Centre holidays Liguria’s position and rail connections means it’s easy to explore the north of Italy. Combine a stay here with a few days in Florence, or extend your beach holiday and continue along the coast to Tuscan towns like Viareggio. You can also pair it with Milan and Lake Como or Maggiore. Call us to help create your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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Hotel Jolanda HHH PLUS Santa Margherita / Train transfers included Situated right in the centre of Santa Margherita Ligure, this 3 star hotel has been recently renovated to a very high standard and now offers stylish accommodation and comfortable bedrooms in traditional style. The seafront is just a short walk away, as is the station, from where you can take trains to explore the area. Facilities Elegant lounge and bar; wellness corner with whirlpool and treatments and massages available on request (local charge); fitness room; free bike hire (subject to availability); free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 49.

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Hotel Regina Elena HHHH

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The centre of Santa Margherita, with its pretty harbour is just a short walk away and Portofino can easily be reached by a pleasant walk along the coast or in just 10 minutes by the bus that stops outside. For relaxation, there is a panoramic rooftop terrace with pool and the private beach is just across the road.

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Hotel Santa Margherita Palace HHHHH Santa Margherita / Train transfers included Boutique style the Hotel Santa Margherita Palace has a crisp and modern matched with all the comforts you would expect from a 5 star hotel, attention to detail is all part of the Italian hospitality. 100m from the promenade and 5km from Portofino allowing you to explore everything that Santa Margherita has to offer. Restaurant Francy serves a fantastic menu of Italian culinary delights with an international haute cuisine twist. Facilities Restaurant; lounge bar; gardens and terrace; Spa; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 26.

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Hotel Continental HHHH Santa Margherita / Train transfers included Built in the early 20th Century, the Hotel Continental is an elegant villa with verdant, Mediterranean gardens stretching down to the private bathing platform and with views over the sea and the picturesque harbour. Still run by the Ciana family, as it has been since the beginning, who pride themselves on their service and the welcome afforded to guests. Facilities Private bathing platform with sunbeds (local charge); gardens; wellness centre with sauna, caldarium, massages and treatments (local charge); fitness room; Wi-Fi throughout. During the summer months there is a beachside restaurant serving fresh fish, pasta and salads. No. of Rooms 70.

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£1,049

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Hotel Tigullio et de Milan HHH Santa Margherita / Train transfers included A well located hotel only a short walk from the sea and all the offerings of Santa Margherita. The hotel is decorated in a light and fresh tones and guests can relax in the lounge enjoying wines from the wine cellar or head onto the rooftop garden. Facilities Lounge; rooftop garden; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 115.

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Hotel Miramare HHHH PLUS Sestri Levante / Train transfers included Facing the enchanting Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante, the Hotel Miramare enjoys a perfect location directly on the beach and in the centre of the resort. Recently refurbished, the Miramare has extremely comfortable rooms and an excellent à la carte restaurant offering the best of Ligurian cuisine enhanced by wonderful sea views; indeed in high season you can even dine on the beach just a few steps away from the surf! Facilities Reserved area of beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; lounge; bar; à la carte restaurant; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 35.

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Grand Hotel Bristol HHHH Rapallo / Train transfers included This elegant property dates to 1908 but has been updated with modern, comfortable interiors. It has views over the Portofino promontory and the bay and is just a mile away from the centre of Rapallo which can be reached by foot along a seaside path. Facilities Outdoor pool; pool bar; wellness centre with hydromassage pool, sauna, steam room, mood showers; massages and treatments on request (local charge); fitness room; free Wi-Fi in lobby, in rooms for local charge; lounge and bar. Rooftop Le Cupole restaurant serving local Ligurian cuisine as well as Italian favourites; panoramic Terrazza Chamberlain for light meals. No. of Rooms 83.

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Grand Hotel Diana Majestic HHHH Diano Marina 1km / Transfers included Situated on the beach, 1km from the centre of Diano Marina and 2.5km from the historic town of Cervo, the Hotel Diana Majestic is a great base to explore Liguria. Take advantage of the hotel’s own private sandy beach and its extensive gardens and relax in the sunshine. The hotel also has two pools; a large swimming pool and an oval, heated pool with four whirlpools. There are sunbeds in lovely gardens where you can have a snooze under the shady olive, palm, fig and lemon trees. The hotel has a choice of places to dine and the friendly staff offer a high standard of service. Facilities Open-air wellness centre; poolside bar; reserved area of beach; à la carte Rotonda restaurant by the sea serving seafood. No. of Rooms 86.

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Grand Hotel Spiaggia HHHH Alassio / Transfers included Set in gardens the Grand Hotel Spiaggia enjoys a beachfront location. Spend your days relaxing by the beach or at the rooftop pool. The rooms are modern and elegantly presented and the restaurant specialises in both regional and national dishes. Alassio centre, and its train station, are only a short walk away which make this a great place to stay to explore the region. Facilities Rooftop pool; air-conditioning; bar & restaurant; private beach; fitness room. No. of Rooms 88.

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£1,049

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Grand Hotel Alassio Resort & Spa HHHHH Alassio / Transfers included Ideal beachside location with an exclusive private beach, the hotel is only a short walk to Alassio’s restaurants and bars. Its terraces allow you to enjoy food and drink overlooking the bay of Alassio and island of Gallinara. The Thalasso Spa is a retreat over three floors where you can enjoy a variety of treatments based on the use of mineralized seawater. The gourmet Gazebo Restaurant specialises in regional dishes and fresh fish, GH Bistrot and Grill serves light and tasty cuisine based on local and international dishes and Lentini’s Pizzeria is an established brand from Milan and Turin which uses both local and national ingredients to produce world-class pizzas. Facilities Three restaurants; two bars; Thalasso Spa; fitness area; wine cellar; private beach, No. of Rooms 61.

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£1,149

£1,649

£1,549

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Hotel Arc en Ciel HHH PLUS Diano Marina / Transfers included This hotel has an outstanding position overlooking the Diano Bay. Offering a relaxing ambience, the terrace enjoys cooling sea breezes and from its water-level position, giving you a great location to spend your days. Being only 300m from the centre of Diano Marina, the hotel is well located as you are close to the action but far enough away to enjoy the peace. Facilities Panoramic view restaurant; roof terrace; waterside sunbathing terrace; lift; Wi-Fi; cycle hire at a local charge. No. of Rooms 49.

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Royal Hotel Sanremo HHHHH Sanremo / Transfers included The Royal Hotel Sanremo is part of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is named after the seaside town in which it stands. The hotel is in the style of the traditional grand Italian hotels with impressively large rooms, high ceilings and traditional décor. It is centrally located across the road from the beach where it has sunbeds and umbrellas included for your relaxation. The hotel has a total of four restaurants serving a variety of high class cuisine. Facilities Heated outdoor freshwater pool; poolside bar; wellness centre with free access to wet room, fitness and steam room; treatments and massages (local charge); private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; three restaurants; Delle Rose bar; tennis court; children’s playroom. No. of Rooms 127.

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£1,429

£1,469

£1,369

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Hotel Porto Roca HHHH Monterosso, Cinque Terre / Train transfers included One of the original hotels on the Cinque Terre, its cliffside location allows it unique vistas. Its terraced pools and gardens allow you to find your own space to relax. La Terrazza restaurant is exclusive to hotel guests and, as with the rest of the hotel, enjoys amazing views, it specialises in Ligurian delicacies including homemade pasta and local seafood dishes. Facilities Pool, bar, restaurant, terraced gardens. No. of Rooms 43.

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Grand Hotel Portovenere HHHHH

Portovenere / Train transfers included Situated in an ancient Franciscan Convent, the hotel with its large windows and terrace look over the Mediterranean Sea and the village of Portovenere, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Only a short walk to the harbour you can easily access the boats that allow you to explore this beautiful coast line. The Palmaria restaurant is located on a spectacular veranda overlooking Portovenere, its menu is inspired from the Grand Tour of Europe and uses all things great from land and sea. Facilities Palmeria Restaurant, Venus Bar, Spa and treatment area, fitness room, Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 45.

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Puglia

The turquoise sea of Polignano a Mare in central Puglia

Puglia is the rising star of the Italian south. It’s a region steeped in white-gold beaches, walled clifftop cities and swathes of ancient olive groves – and yet it’s largely untouched by tourism. This south-eastern strip of Italy is where you’ll find some of the best examples of southern baroque architecture. Gold-hued Lecce is nicknamed the Florence of the South. An ivory-white cathedral watches over the harbour in Trani. And Gallipoli pairs beach clubs with renowned seafood ristorantes (the local lobster is a must-try). Just don’t forget the town of Alberobello – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a distinctive skyline of conical-roofed trulli.

Vieste

ADRIATIC SEA

1055 m

Naples

Foggia Trani

1152 m

Bari

Polignano a Mare Monopoli 680 m Castellana Caves Savelletri P U G L I A Locorotondo Ostuni Alberobello Martina Franca

Castel Del Monte

Peschici

1326 m

Matera

BASILICATA ARRIVING

1836 m

Brindisi

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Lecce

Taranto

Otranto

ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Bari and Brindisi TRANSFER TIMES:

Bari to Torre Canne - approx. 1 hr Bari to Martina Franca - approx. 1¼ hrs Brindisi to Lecce - approx. 40 mins Brindisi to Gallipoli - approx. 1¼ hrs

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Alice Puglia is the area known as the ‘heel of the boot’ and a gem of a destination. Ideally you’ll need transport to get around, a hire car or a tour, to fully appreciate the beautiful hilltop towns with narrow streets, the busy harbours and the towns full of history, not to forget the flora, food, wine and coffee in abundance. The trulli houses are well worth a visit – tiny houses Trulli Houses

with conical roofs, lots of them.

WHAT to See BARI This busy port town is steeped in history and full of culture. Gaze out at the sea and watch the fishermen bring in their catch, walk through the old town past artisan workshops and nonnas making orecchiette pasta, and enjoy lunch in an unfussy trattoria. LOCOROTONDO This is one of Puglia’s prettiest towns, with whitewashed buildings clustered around little piazzas and streets that give way to panoramic views over the Valle d’Itria. POLIGNANO A MARE Polignano a Mare is a lively seaside town built into the cliffside with superb sea views, some of the best gelaterias in Puglia and tuckedaway coves that are perfect for sunbathing.

CASTELLANA CAVES Take a guided tour through these impressive limestone caves. The journey spans three kilometres through extraordinary sights of stalactite and stalacmite formations. LECCE Known as the ‘Florence of the South’, Lecce is filled with stunning baroque architecture and over 2,000 years of history to explore. ALBEROBELLO A UNESCO-protected site, Alberobello’s unique landscape of trulli houses makes it a popular tourist attraction. This pretty town is a pleasure to wander around, ducking in and out of the conicalroofed buildings that have been turned into bars, cafés and shops.

WHAT to Eat

Salento Lecce

Puglia

ESCORTED TOUR

Visit Puglia’s highlights with an experienced local guide on our escorted tour. See page 16 for full tour details.

Puglia is predominately an agricultural region, with its countryside of rolling hills producing wine, olive oil and durum wheat used to make pasta. The warm Mediterranean climate and miles of coastline mean you’ll find simple yet tasty cuisine everywhere you go. Must-try foods include orecchiette served with fresh vegetables, burrata (an incredibly soft type of mozzarella) and just-caught fish in towns like Otranto and Gallipoli.

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Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel HHHHH Torre Canne / Car hire included With a seafront location close to the lovely village of Torre Canne, the Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel offers a tranquil and stylish escape. Finished in light tones and typical Pugliese details, the hotel has large windows overlooking the lovely pool, equipped with comfy sun loungers and views over the sea. Guestrooms use neutral colours and have a homely feel about them, and the hotel’s restaurant serves up wonderful traditional cuisine using local ingredients. There are also cooking lesson available for those wanting to re-create the flavours back home. A terrace provides the ideal spot to relax with a prosecco, with an attentive service making your stay special. One highlight of the hotel is the lovely spa, where you’ll find a sauna, steam room, chromotherapy and a relaxation area. Facilities Pool, bar, restaurant, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, spa. No. of Rooms 53.

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Hotel Il Palmento HHHH PLUS Locorotondo / Car hire included The Hotel Il Palmento offers the chance to stay in a trullo, one of the conical roofed dwellings typical to this area, and tasting the superb local cuisine of Puglia. The hotel provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Itria Valley with Locorotondo, one of the most characteristic villages of Puglia, just 5km away. Facilities Outdoor pool with hydromassage section and separate children’s pool; bikes for hire; wellness centre with sauna and steam room. No. of Trulli 33.

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Hotel Del Levante HHHH Torre Canne / Car hire included The Hotel Del Levante lies on the Adriatic Riviera in central Puglia and is a great base for visiting all the local sites such as Alberobello, famous for its trulli, the Castellana caves and the ‘white town’ of Ostuni. Located directly on the lovely sandy beach, the hotel is also perfect for relaxation, but there are lots of activities too, such as water sports, tennis and bicycle hire that can be organised locally and the charming little town of Torre Canne is only a couple of kilometres away. Facilities Outdoor pool and separate children’s pool; private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; bikes (local charge); tennis (local charge); Wi-Fi (local charge); free internet point; Kid’s club open mid June to mid September 10am-midday and 4-6pm. No. of Rooms 149.

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Masseria Chiancone Torricella HHHH Martina Franca / Car hire included This typical fortified farm dating to 1600 is an oasis in a natural Mediterranean landscape of holm oaks and olive groves. Located near the pretty town of Martina Franca, with some lovely walks in the surrounding area, the masseria is also well placed for visiting all the attractions of the Itria Valley. The complex consists of the main building, which was once the farmhouse and now houses the reception and lounges, outer wings housing the bedrooms and a row of trulli which now makes an atmospheric setting for the restaurant. Facilities Large heated outdoor pool with whirlpool section; fitness room; free internet point; Wi-Fi in public areas (local charge), free bike hire. No. of Rooms 49.

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Risorgimento Resort Hotel HHHHH Lecce / Car hire included An excellent 5 star hotel with modern design, the Risorgimento Resort is located in the heart of the beautiful baroque town of Lecce. Each room has been individually designed with much use of contemporary colours and original artworks. After a busy day’s sightseeing, pamper yourself with one of the luxurious treatments in the hotel spa, designed to relax the body and soul. Facilities Salus per Aquam wellness centre with sauna, steam room, mood showers; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room with Technogym equipment; free Wi-Fi. The hotel has two restaurants both serving excellent local and Italian cuisine. On warm evenings dinner can be taken on the panoramic terrace with views over the rooftops of Lecce. No. of Rooms 47.

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Code: ITPG105. Official rating 5 star

Ostuni Rosa Marina Resort HHHH Ostuni / Car hire included Mediterranean in style this international resort has a range of facilities. The beach is reached by a 300m stroll through the hotel gardens, where a large central and beachside restaurant allows you to dine on local delicacies and international favourites. The Rosmarino wellness centre offer a full collection of treatments and the hotels large pool is secluded in the established gardens allowing you to relax in a tranquil setting. Facilities Two restaurants; bars; pool; Spa; fitness room; kids’ clubs (Italian speaking); tennis, volleyball and multipurpose courts, bike hire (local charge); air-conditioning; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 240.

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Hotel Ostuni Palace HHHH Ostuni / Car hire included The Hotel Ostuni Palace is a charming hotel offering excellent service and facilities close to the heart of one of Puglia’s most interesting towns. The bedrooms are all very comfortable with modern en suite bathrooms and some of them have views towards the centre of the town. The added bonus of the spa area presents the opportunity for relaxation with treatments and massages on request. Facilities Lounge; bar; à la carte restaurant; spa area with hydro massage pool, sauna, mood showers; massages and treatments available (local charge); free outdoor parking. No. of Rooms 34.

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Hotel Monte Sarago HHHH Ostuni / Car hire included The pool is reached by a historical staircase once used by pilgrims to reach the top of the Monte Sarago hill, it can also be accessed by a free shuttle bus. Its elevated position allows spectacular views across the old town of Ostuni and the Adriatic coastline. The L’Opificio Restaurant offers fine Mediterranean styled food to enjoy with a fine bottle of Italian red wine. This is a modern but comfortable hotel in a great central location in Ostuni. Facilities Restaurant; bar; pool. No. of Rooms 67.

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Relais Masseria Villa Cenci HHHH Cisterno / Car hire included The Relais Masseria Villa Cenci is an ideal countryside hideaway. Located in Cisterno, this boutique property enjoys being close to the beautiful towns of the Itria Valley and a short drive from the coast. Must-see towns like Alberobello and Ostuni are also within easy reach. A former country house, this cosy retreat now offers 20 comfortable, stylish guest rooms and is full of character. It’s surrounded by 13 hectares of grounds made up of paths and gardens, and amongst them you’ll find a lovely swimming pool with comfortable loungers. A restaurant offers typical Puglian cuisine, using produce grown on site, and a small bar is the perfect place to retreat after a pleasant meal. Facilities Swimming pool; restaurant; bar; TV room. No. of Rooms 20.

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Code: ITPG129. Official rating 4 star

Trulli Houses HHH PLUS Alberbello / Car hire included For those wanting to experience a truly unique and authentic holiday, a stay in a characteristic trullo will fit the bill. Known as the capital of trulli, Alberobello boasts over 1,500 of these conical-roofed buildings and is a UNESCO Heritage Site that draws thousands of visitors each year. Once used as houses by farmers, many of the trulli are now home to boutique shops, wine bars and quaint cafés, while some have carefully restored to offer fantastic accommodation. The trulli provide authentic features and offer comfort with modern amenities. Each individual unit is located in the centre of the town with a private entrance, giving guests a unique experience in this popular town. Friendly staff are on hand to offer advice on the area and a lovely breakfast is set up in a central café each morning. Facilities Breakfast room.

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£609

£729

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Code: ITPG130. Official rating 3 star

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Il Melograno HHHHH Monopoli / Car hire included One of the first Masseria to open its doors to guests the Il Melograno has established itself as one of the best. It is surrounded by lush gardens and ancient olive groves nestled close to the town of Monopoli. The large outdoor pool and terraces allow you to find a place of solitude in which to relax. Mummulo Restaurant prides itself on producing truly Italian cuisine based on organically grown and reared produce from local producers. Dine on the pool side veranda with views of bougainvillea and citrus groves. As a guest you can use the private Beach Club Tamerici which is accessed by the free shuttle service. Facilities Private beach; Spa and wellness; indoor and outdoor pool; restaurant; bar. No. of Rooms 40.

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Code: ITPG137. Official rating 5 star

Tenuta Monacelle HHHH Selva di Fasano / Car hire included This trulli village made up of traditional trulli houses and six masseria farmhouses set in ancient olive groves in the Valle d’Itria, close to the Adriatic Sea. A relaxing cultural experience awaits all its visitors. Luxury is still on the agenda as the rooms and facilities are well appointed and the hotel pool is located at the edge of the village to ensure its tranquillity. Il Ciliegeto Restaurant produces fine Puglian delicacies, created using the finest local produce all served in a trulli house with vaulted ceilings. Facilities Pool; beach access through free shuttle; bar; restaurant. No. of Rooms 48.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£589

£719

£789

£839

£699

£599

Code: ITPG134. Official rating 4 star

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Sardinia Cala Corsara, Maddalena archipelago

Sardinia is a heady mix of rugged landscapes, bright white beaches and prehistoric ruins. As one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, there’s plenty of coastline to go around. Cathedrallike Neptune’s Grotto and the Maddalena Archipelago decorate the north coast. You could stay in the Costa Smeralda, where glamorous yachting towns and fishing villages sit side by side. Sink south for your pick of historic sites. Mysterious Su Nuraxi di Barumini is thought to date back to 2,000 BC, while Nora stacks Roman ruins by the sea. Just don’t overlook central Sardinia. This is top hiking country, with old-world villages set amongst stone canyons and soaring mountain peaks.

Arcipelago di Maddalena Rena Biana Santa Teresa Gallura Baja Sardinia

La Pelosa

Golfo dell'Asinara

Arzachena

Porto Cervo Spiaggia del Principle Golfo Aranci

Castelsardo

Porto Torres Capo Caccia

TYRRHENIAN SEA

Olbia

1359 m

Sassari Alghero

1259 m

Nuoro Bosa

Oliena

Cuglieri

SARDINIA

1050 m

Arutas

Golfo di Orosei

Punta la Marmora 1834 m

Oristano

1236 m

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Olbia, Alghero and Cagliari

1087 m

Iglesias Carbonia

1116 m

Cagliari

TRANSFER TIMES:

Olbia to Porto Cervo and Baja Sardinia - approx. 1 hr Olbia to Santa Teresa di Gallura / Capotesta - approx. 1½ hrs Cagliari to Villasimius - approx. 1¼ hrs

Chia

Villasimius

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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INGHAMS ITALY EXPERT

Alice The sea really is so clear it is like being in the Caribbean! I would recommend hiring a car to explore all the pretty little villages like Bosa in the North west of the island and seek out those hidden beaches.

Rena Ponente Beach, Capo Testa

BEST BEACHES of Sardinia CHIA, SOUTH SARDINIA This is one of the most picturesque bays in Sardinia – a title that’s not easy to earn. It’s an impressive sight of soft white sands that stretch up to 750 metres and up to 90 metres wide. Gentle slopes leading into the crystal-clear waters makes it a good choice for families and the land around the beach is protected, making it a nature-lover’s paradise. ARCIPELAGO DI MADDALENA This isn’t technically one beach, but the picturesque coves and rugged seascapes of Maddelena are not to be missed. Just off the north of Sardinia, these seven scattered islands are only around a 20-minute ferry ride from Palau and boast hidden coves, long stretches of beach and rocky outcrops. ARUTAS, WESTERN SARDINIA Arutas stretches for several kilometres on Sardinia’s western coast and is made up of small grains of quartz in varying shades of pink, green and white. The affect is beautiful and its location makes it a popular choice for surfers.

Sardinian Beach

RENA BIANCA, NORTH SARDINIA The sandy bay of Rena Bianca lies just 10 kilometres from Porto Cervo and boasts gently sloping white sands, watersports facilities and bars and restaurants within walking distance – making it a popular choice. Visit in May, June and September for quieter crowds. LA PELOSA, NORTH SARDINIA Le Pelosa beach is known for its shallow turquoise waters and incredible white-sands, framed by a view of Isola Piana and Isola Asinara that sit a few hundred metres out to sea. There’s a snack bar here for light refreshments and sun loungers to rent. SPIAGGIA DEL PRINCIPE, COSTA SMERALDA Near the small village of Cala di Volpe on the glamourous Costa Smeralda, Principe beach is accessed by a ten-minute walk along a rocky path. The effort to get there is rewarded with a scene of soft sands, craggy rocks and crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling.

Porto Cervo

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Hotel Pullman Timi Ama HHHHH Villasimius / Car hire included The 5 star Pullman Timi Ama is situated in a truly beautiful position with amazing uninterrupted sea views over the bay of Villasimius. Between the hotel and the beach is a natural salt lagoon where pink flamingos are often to be seen. The beach itself is a few minutes stroll away, although a free buggy shuttle service operates throughout the day. Sunbeds are provided free of charge (except in the front two rows) and the I Genepri restaurant is open for lunch and à la carte dinner. Facilities Outdoor pool; poolside bar; wellness centre offering treatments and massages; Light & Lounge restaurant serving reasonably priced lunches; breakfast and dinner are served buffet style in La Veranda restaurant around the pool with various themed evenings; free WiFi throughout; fitness room; entertainment and cabaret in high season. Children aged 4-12 years are welcome at the Baboo Village where the team arrange a range of activities for them throughout the day – costs from €15 per day. No. of Rooms 275.

Guide price for 7 nights half board in a Classic Garden View Room

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,449

£1,769

£1,989

£1,889

£1,509

£1,419

Code: ITVI101. Official rating 5 star.

Spiagge San Pietro HHHH Villasimius / Car hire included The Spiagge San Pietro holiday village is a great holiday choice for those in search of the perfect beach and plenty of relaxation. Situated in a peaceful location, it provides comfortable accommodation on an all inclusive basis. The beach of fine white sand, equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas and the turquoise sea is gently shelving, perfect for swimming and snorkling. The central resort area houses the reception, restaurant and bar whereas rooms are spread out around the pleasant grounds. Guest bedrooms are decorated in cool Mediterranean style and family rooms are available. Facilities Outdoor pool; children’s pool and playground; gardens; reserved area of beach (local charge for 1st and 2nd row sunbeds); tennis courts; archery; beach volley; beach towels included (deposit payable); children’s clubs; entertainment. All-inclusive package includes Buffet style breakfast until 11am; Buffet style lunch and dinner with drinks included (1/2 litre of water, ¼ litre of house wine, draught beer, soft drinks from dispenser); House wine, draught beer, soft drinks from dispensers, Italian spirits, tea, coffee and ice cream (11am-11pm); Snacks from the bar (5pm-6pm) No. of Rooms 114.

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Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£999

£1,149

£1,529

£1,379

£1,049

£969

Code: ITVI103. Official rating 4 star.

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Chia Laguna Resort HHHH PLUS Chia / Car hire included Chia Laguna Resort is a perfect choice for both couples and families. With four hotels set within an expansive resort, you can be sure of a wonderful holiday with something for everyone. The resort sits at the foot of the mountains in South Sardinia, close to some of the most picturesque beaches on the island, where a seemingly-endless stretch of white sands lead to crystal-clear waters. Those who want to stay active will appreciate the numerous activities on offer here, including sports courts and academies for football and dance, watersports and bicycles for rent. And when it’s time to relax there’s a fantastic spa with a large choice of treatments as well as several swimming pools. After a busy day, you’ll be spoilt for choice with nine restaurants offering delicious cuisine and bars including the champagne bar with views of the ocean. Children are well-catered for with fun clubs for ages 3 up to 17. There’s also a nursery for babies and the resort offers amenities like prams, changing mats and baby baths for its youngest guests. Facilities White-sand beaches (a shuttle service is available); several swimming pools including a children’s pool; 9 Restaurants; Bimbi Restauant for children; Chia Natural Spa; Wide range of activities including watersports and cycling; Kids’ and Teen’s clubs; Nursery for ages 0-2 (please note that some facilities are payable locally). No. of Rooms Hotel Village has 240 rooms. Hotel Laguna has 74 rooms. Spazio Oasi has 34 rooms. Hotel Baia has 77 rooms.

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Aug

Sep

Oct

£969

£1,339

£1,189

£1,059

£929

Code: ITSD112. Official rating 4/5 star.

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FORTE VILLAGE RESORT Forte Village Resort spans across 47 hectares along a stunning white-sand beach on Sardinia’s south coast. With eight hotels and an array of pools, restaurants and bars, there really is something for everyone here. The world-class Aquaforte spa is the ideal place to relax, while families will appreciate the huge amount of activities on offer from football academies to go-karting. Evenings can be spent enjoying dinner in one of up to 21 restaurants before heading to the charming piazza for a glass of champagne and live entertainment.

Bougainville HHHH Forte Village Resort, Sardinia Set amongst lush, green grounds that are filled with tropical flowers, Bougainville offers a peaceful and relaxing stay at the heart of Forte Village Resort. Traditional style bungalows are dotted throughout the gardens and have been recently refurbished in light colours, each with an elegant patio. Its position close to the bustling piazza and a number of swimming pools and restaurants makes it perfect for both couples and families. The fantastic facilities at Children’s Wonderland are within walking distance, you’ll find an aquapark here as well as fun activities for children like arts and crafts, Mario’s village - a small square with themed houses, and a theatre where younger guests can enjoy workshops. No. of Rooms 133.

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Guide price for 7 nights half board in a Deluxe room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,469

£1,899

£2,449

£1,719

£1,529

Code: ITSN114. Official rating 4 star.

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Il Castello HHHHH Forte Village Resort, Sardinia Il Castello was completely refurbished in 2016 and offers an elegant and sophisticated accommodation. Rooms have been finished in a contemporary style with Sardinian features and fantastic views over the sea, mountains or gardens from spacious balconies. This luxurious hotel is just steps away from the sandy beach and guests of il Castello have exclusive access to a heated pool on the edge of the white-sands. The hotel is perfectly located to enjoy the resort’s facilities. Bandiere Bar, which is renowned for its signature cocktails, is overlooked by the hotel’s foyer and you’re within easy reach of gourmet restaurants. Enjoy sumptuous dishes at the Forte Gourmet by starred Chef Rocco Iannone or authentic recipes from Romagna at La Terrazza San Domenico, overseen by Chef Massimiliano Mascia. No. of Rooms 210.

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Guide price for 7 nights half board in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

£2,129

£2,599

£3,219

£2,389

£2,189

Code: ITSN116. Official rating 5 star.

Le Palme HHHH Forte Village Resort, Sardinia This beachfront hotel has a prime location within the resort, just moments away from the bustling Piazza Luisa and the lovely Oasis pool. With luxurious bungalows offering plenty of indoor and outdoor space, Le Palme is a great choice for families. Forte Village’s immaculate white-sand beach is just a short walk away, as are the plenty of restaurants and bars. Children can be entertained all day with the huge amount of activities at Children’s Wonderland and parents can enjoy the Aquaforte Spa. This expansive thalassotherapy spa uses seawater to provide rejuvenating treatments. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of relaxing massages and beauty treatments on offer and the wellness circuit is an experience not to be missed. Six seawater pools are set to varying temperatures and are designed to utilise the detoxifying effects of the Mediterranean Sea. No. of Rooms 94.

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Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,749

£2,149

£2,799

£1,929

£1,809

Code: ITSN118. Official rating 4 star.

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Club Hotel Baja Sardinia HHHH Baja Sardinia / Car hire included For those in search of pure relaxation beside the sea, this hotel provides the perfect destination. Located just a few metres from the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the bay of Cala Battistoni, the hotel has its own reserved area of sandy beach that looks out over the islands of the Maddalena archipelago. The small resort of Baja Sardinia is on your doorstep and swish Porto Cervo is a short drive away. Facilities Reserved area of beach with deckchairs and umbrellas located approx. 500m away and reached via an unpaved path; beach towels provided; beach snack bar; boat trips (local charge); American bar and piano bar every evening in high season. Three restaurants; Bougainvillee, Casablanca and Miramare. Superior rooms and some Classic rooms are located in a separate building. No. of Rooms 106.

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Aug

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£939

£1,169

£1,269

£1,239

£1,039

£959

Code: ITSD108. Official rating 4 star.

Grand Relais dei Nuraghi HHHH Baja Sardinia / Car hire included Just a short walk from the centre of Baja Sardinia and with a slightly elevated position, this hotel has wonderful views of the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Not only do you have the hotel’s reserved area of beach, just 200m away, but there is also easy access to other sandy beaches in the area. Facilities Outdoor sea water pool; small reserved beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; pool towels provided; Kokka Beach bar and restaurant; free mountain bike hire; boat trips (local charge); free shuttle to beach at set times; free WiFi available in the lobby. Guests on half board can also dine in the restaurants at their sister hotels the Club Baja Sardinia and the Le Palme at no extra charge. No. of Rooms 33.

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Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,079

£1,329

£1,489

£1,369

£1,129

Code: ITSD107. Official rating 4 star.

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Laconia Village HHHH Cannigione / Car hire included The Laconia Village is part of the Blu Hotels collection, its beachside location the rooms are located around the gardens and the central square with a reception and bar. The hotel allows you time to relax by the pool or explore the local area, Cannigione is 2km and the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo is 15km. Ideal for families the Laconia Village has a complimentary mini club for children aged 4-11 yrs that operates from 14 Jun until 13 Sep and a junior club for those aged 12-17 yrs between 19 May and 14 Sep. Facilities Multi-purpose court, volley ball, tennis and bowls; bar & restaurant; children’s mini club; swimming pool; Wi-Fi No. of Rooms 172.

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Guide price for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Oct

£639

£819

£869

£779

£689

£599

Code: ITSD114. Official rating 4 star.

Blu Hotel Morisco Village HHHH Cannigione / Car hire included The Blu Hotel Morisco Village is your gateway to the Costa Smeralda. This stylish all-inclusive hotel is set back from one of the craggy gulfs that characterises this north coast of Sardinia. Spacious, green grounds leave plenty of room for swimming pools and seasonal kids’ clubs. The restaurant lays out buffet meals with plenty of choice, while the bar is well stocked with Italian specialities like limoncello and mirto, a Sardinian myrtle liqueur. For a change of scene, hop on the hotel shuttle bus to Spiaggia Bianca. Glassy shallow waters, white-gold sand and sun loungers make it a family favourite. Facilities Swimming pool; restaurant; bar; tennis courts; children’s playground; kid’s clubs (from Jun to Sep). All-inclusive package includes Breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style with water and house wine. Open bar from 11am to 10pm. Ice cream for children. No. of Rooms 164.

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Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Aug

Sep

Oct

£699

£879

£949

£859

£759

£669

Code: ITSD115. Official rating 4 star.

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Resort Cala di Falco HHHH PLUS Cannigione / Car hire included Positioned in the beautiful resort of Cannigione, close to the Costa Smeralda in North Sardinia, Cala di Falco is a 4 star Superior hotel offering high level of service and splendid views over the Golfo di Arzachena. The beach is only across the road and there is a private section for the hotel guests with free use of umbrellas and sun loungers. There is also a shuttle bus to the public beach of Mannena with beach facilities (pay locally). The rooms at the Cala di Falco are decorated in a simple yet Mediterranean style and are furnished in typical Sardinian handcrafts. The hotel’s main swimming pool is surrounded by the lush gardens. Facilities Two restaurants; a Pizzeria; one main pool; piano bar and sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols; open-air gym, outdoor fitness parkour; Kid’s club; playground. No. of Rooms 105.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

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Oct

£879

£1,029

£1,169

£1,325

£949

£839

Code: ITSD121. Official rating 5 star

Hotel Marinedda Thalasso & Spa HHHHH Isola Rossa / Car hire included Ideally located on a hillside offering superb views over Asinara Gulf on the north-west coast of Sardinia, close to the pretty fishing village of Isola Rossa. The whitesandy Marinedda beach is a short walk away and umbrellas and parasols can be used at an extra cost. Enjoy the choice of two swimming pools, one located in the main grounds and the other, a sea water pool close to the beach. The hotel has two bars, one in the hotel and the other by the pool so you can always stay refreshed. The Elicrisio Wellness Centre is a perfect retreat for indulging in relaxation, with open-air thalassotherapy pools and a part-indoor heated seawater pool with hydromassage, along with two saunas and a Turkish bath. There is a choice of three restaurants serving traditional Sardinian cuisine, fresh seafood and a pizzeria for those less informal evenings. Facilities Two swimming pools; two bars; Elicrisio Wellness Centre with an array of facilities; three restaurants; pizzeria; poolside snack bar; gym; trekking routes in addition to a floodlit tennis courts and five-aside football pitch; mini club. No. of Rooms 195.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

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Aug

Sep

£1,129

£1,159

£1,269

£1,509

£1,149

Code: ITCD120. Official rating 5 star.

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Hotel Le Palme HHHH Porto Cervo / Car hire included The excellent Hotel Le Palme is set in a lovely location with its own sandy cove and extensive gardens - all the ingredients you need for a relaxing Sardinian holiday. The famous resort of Porto Cervo is not far away and in the peak summer months there is plenty going on with boat trips and excursions. The hotel’s restaurant serves a wonderful selection of Italian and local dishes and there is music to accompany your after-dinner drinks. Facilities Outdoor sea water pool; pool bar and restaurant; pool towels provided; reserved area of beach with sunbeds; water sports and boat trips (local charge); massages and treatments (local charge). There is a piano bar every evening (Jun - Sep). No. of Rooms 90.

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£969

£1,089

£1,209

£1,199

£1,039

Code: ITSD109. Official rating 4 star.

Hotel Capo d’Orso Thalasso & Spa HHHHH Palau / Car hire included The 5 Star Capo d’Orso hotel is located in one of the most exclusive settings on the Northern Sardinian coast in the Cala Capra Park, overlooking the island of Caprera with the luxury resort of Porto Cervo only 10 minutes away by boat. This boutique hotel is nestled between two beaches and ideal for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. The seawater swimming pool and its various sun decks allow you to take in the afternoon sun while relaxing in hammocks and enjoying the cooling sea breezes. Restaurant Il Paguro overlooks the beach and specialises in local seafood with catch of the day a popular choice for diners, Gli Olivastri has a sea view terrace and a wide selection of meat and fish dishes, and Ile Flottante has an exciting location directly over the water (reservations are required and a supplement is payable). There is also a traditional Pizzeria. There is a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course and a world class spa specialising in Thalassotherapy. Facilities Seawater pools; three restaurants and a pizzeria; pitch and putt golf; Wi-Fi; Spa; open-air gym; snack bar; kayak, sailing, bike hire and tennis available at a local charge. No. of Rooms 86.

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Aug

Sep

£1,379

£1,469

£1,969

£1,969

£1,409

Code: ITSD119. Official rating 5 star.

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Colonna Resort HHHHH Porto Cervo / Car hire included The beautiful Colonna Resort, designed in typical Sardinian style, lies in a tranquil location just outside the Costa Smeralda’s most famous resort, Porto Cervo. Boasting one of the biggest seawater pool areas in Europe, you are spoilt for choice with seven pools and a large sundeck area with a whirlpool offering a view of the sea – and as if that’s not enough, you can also enjoy the lovely private sandy beach. The Colonna restaurant on the 5th floor has a panoramic terrace with beautiful sea views where you can enjoy Mediterranean dishes under the stars. Facilities Seven outdoor pools with sundeck area and whirlpool; reserved beach with sunbeds; wellness centre with indoor seawater pool, sauna, steam room and mood showers, treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; Colonna Caffe bar; mini club for children aged 4-10 years; free Wi-Fi. All guest bedrooms have either balcony or terrace. No. of Rooms 250.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Garden View room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£959

£1,279

£1,399

£1,299

£1,039

Code: ITSD117. Official rating 5 star

Hotel Luci di Muntagna HHHH Porto Cervo / Car hire included The whitewashed Hotel Luci di Muntagna watches over the yacht club of Porto Cervo, in the heart of the stylish Costa Smeralda. Some of the best sights in Porto Cervo are within a ten-minute walk - from pretty Stella Marie Church to streets filled with BVLGARI and Dolce Gabbana boutiques. Location aside, the Hotel Luci di Muntagna offers an impressive range of restaurants. Pizzeria Lucina cooks authentic Italian pizzas in its wood-fired oven. And the Kabuga restaurant serves traditional Sardinian dishes and homemade cakes and pastries. Meanwhile, the grill barbecues lobster by the pool. Fancy a digestive? Head to the lounge bar for a cocktail with sunset views. Facilities Restaurant; bar; roof terrace; outdoor pool; fitness room. No. of Rooms 53.

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Guide price for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

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Sep

Oct

£689

£899

£929

£1,079

£839

£659

Code: ITSD116. Official rating 4 star.

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Grand Hotel Capo Testa HHHHH Santa Teresa Gallura / Car hire included The Grand Hotel Capo Testa is a luxurious hotel in a wonderful setting, just 3km from the typical Sardinian town of Santa Teresa from where you can catch ferries for day trips to Corsica. Set on the beautiful sandy beach of Rena di Ponente, the hotel and its infinity pools have stunning views over the bay. Buffet breakfast and candlelit dinners are served in the Colonna restaurant that offers a magnificent panorama of the entire gulf. Alternatively, there is the Pagoda restaurant that serves buffet lunches and in the evening turns into a meat and fish grill restaurant. Facilities Large outdoor pool, large seawater infinity pool with whirlpool; pool bar; private beach with sunbeds; wellness centre offering treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; free WiFi; mini club for children aged 5-12 years; mountain bike hire and sailing courses available nearby. No. of Rooms 130.

Guide price for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Promo Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,109

£1,189

£1,369

£1,199

£1,109

Code: ITSR101. Official rating 5 star.

Resort Valle dell’ Erica Thalasso & Spa HHHHH Santa Teresa Gallura / Car hire included A luxury retreat set in an exclusive and secluded park with access to pristine sandy beaches and enjoying superb views across the La Maddalena Archipelago. The hotel is designed in a Mediterranean style with fresh colours and spaces that open up to the sumptuous gardens and swimming pools, all dotted with large granite rocks. There are six onsite restaurants serving the best in traditional Sardinian cooking to the finest international cuisine and one for children in the mini club. There is plenty of choice with all the restaurants enjoying unique prospective and views. La Thermae Thalasso Centre & Spa is an oasis of peace in which you can relax and be pampered, the spa has special treatments that use oils enriched with locally sourced aromatic plants. An ideal hotel for couples and suitable for families as there is a complimentary children’s club for 4-9 year olds. Facilities Four pools; fitness room; Spa; golf course and lessons; Kayak. Shuttle to Santa Teresa (payable locally)’ and ‘mini club for ages 2-3 (payable locally). No. of Rooms 271.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£1,269

£1,329

£1,719

£1,969

£1,269

Code: ITSD118. Official rating 5 star.

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Sicily

Greco-Roman Amphitheatre, Taormina

Sicily is an island steeped in thousands of years’ worth of intriguing history. Thanks to its outpost off the south-west coast of Italy, it’s had a near-continuous ebb and flow of settlers – from North Africans and Romans to Ancient Greeks and Normans. Everything from the food to the architecture is a cultural mix. Fans of classical history can walk through the Valley of the Temples or admire the pristine Greco-Roman amphitheatre above Taormina. Meanwhile, Syracuse is home to Ortygia – the Ancient Greek city centre. Mount Etna rises above the island on the east coast. Hiking, wine tasting and scenic train trips are the best way to spy the spectacular sea and volcano views. Pizzo

Lipari

AEOLIAN ISLANDS San Vito Lo Capo Bonagia

Trapani Marsala Taormina

Mazara del Vallo

Monreale Segesta Corleone

Palermo

Savxa Amphitheater

Taormina

M. Soro 1847 m

Castelbuono

Naxos Mount Etna 3323 m

SICILY Selinunte

Valley Temples

Agrigento

Enna

Catania

Piazza Armerina Caltagirone

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Catania or Palermo

Comiso Castello di Donnafugata Marina di Ragusa

TRANSFER TIMES:

Catania to Taormina - approx. 1½ hrs Catania to Giardini Naxos - approx. 1½ hrs Catania to Syracuse - approx. 45 mins Palermo to Cefalù - approx. 1½ hrs

Messina

Milazzo 1286 m

Cefalù

1613 m

Vulcano

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Ragusa Modica

Syracuse Ortugia Noto

Scicli

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Rosalia My family come from Sicily and I think it is a captivating island with so much to see and do - not to mention the amazing food and wine!

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

WHERE to Stay TAORMINA Taormina cascades down the mountainside on Sicily’s eastern coast and is the island’s most popular summer destination. Corso Umberto runs through its centre, lined with lively restaurants and boutique stores; the ancient Greek Amphitheatre sits boasts fantastic views over the bay with Mount Etna in the background; and Isola Bella offers picture-perfect scenes of the Mediterranean.

Pizzo

CEFALÙ This captivating town has a rich history, vibrant atmosphere and one of Sicily’s finest beaches. Postcard worthy streets wind past little restaurants, bakeries and pretty churches. Cefalù’s masterpiece is its Duomo, which proudly sits in the town’s highest piazza. PALERMO The capital of Sicily is a chaotic mix of bustling markets, fantastic restaurants and incredible buildings – from Arabesque domes to gothic palaces and baroque churches, this city is a must-see for culture lovers.

Sicily Escorted Tour

RAGUSA, NOTO AND MODICA The South East of Sicily is home to some of its prettiest towns. Winding mountain roads give way to clusters of baroque buildings perched on cliffs, broken up by authentic countryside with welcoming agriturismi and familyrun restaurants. The picture-perfect coast here found fame in Inspector Montalbano and is every bit as stunning in real life. SYRACUSE Syracuse is a large city on the South East of Sicily but hasn’t yet gained the popularity of Taormina, which just adds to its charm. The pedestrianised historic centre juts out from the mainland and has a vibrant feel with Italian families enjoying leisurely lunches. Wander around the maze-like streets filled with stunning baroque details and artisan shops.

Arancini

FOODS to Try ARANCINI A popular streetfood in Sicily, arancini are fried rice balls filled with mozzarella and ragù. PASTA ALLA NORMA Originating from Catania, this dish tosses macaroni pasta with aubergines, tomatoes and grated ricotta. CANNOLI This is an iconic Sicilian pastry of tube-shaped shells filled with sweet ricotta and topped with anything from chopped pistachios to melted chocolate. CAPONATA Caponata is a vegetarian feast of aubergines, tomatoes and capers – it bursts with flavour. PISTACHIOS Pistachio’s grow on the slopes of Mount Etna and feature heavily in Sicilian recipes. Pick some up fresh from a market to enjoy.

Discover the best of Sicily’s east on our escorted tour, which takes in Taormina and the baroque towns of Syracuse, Ragusa and Scicli. See page 18 for details.

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Hotel Ariston HHHH Taormina / Transfers included Its panoramic position allows the hotel superb views across the bay or Taormina, this traditional hotel has mature gardens that encompass the pool and terraces. The historic centre of Taormina is only a short walk where you can visit the ancient Greek Amphitheatre and shops of the town. The Pirandello is open in the winter months and La Terraza restaurant through the summer allowing you enjoy the cooling breezes while you dine on its ‘sky terrace’. Facilities Bar, restaurants, pool, Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 146.

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£779

£889

£829

£889

£859

£619

Code: ITTA119. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Isabella HHH Taormina / Transfers included This friendly little hotel is perfectly placed in the heart of Taormina, near to the Greek theatre and the shops and restaurants of the old centre. Guests will enjoy evening strolls on warm Sicilian evenings to take in the wonderful atmosphere of this special resort. Facilities Shuttle bus to beach facilities at sister hotel Lido Caparena (local charge); guests may use the wellness facilities at the Hotel Diodoro nearby (local charge); internet point (local charge). Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace with stunning views over Taormina and the coastline. No. of Rooms 30.

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Aug

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Oct

£779

£859

£759

£799

£829

£699

Code: ITTA106. Official rating 3 star

Hotel Villa Sonia HHHH Taormina / Transfers included This delightful, family-run hotel has a wonderful location for those seeking a peaceful location in which to relax and unwind. You will never tire of the simply stunning views of Mount Etna visible from the rooms and also the terrace where you take breakfast and soak up the wonderful panorama before you. The hotel lies above Taormina just a 10 minute walk from the charming village of Castelmola where there are several bars. Facilities Outdoor pool; small fitness area and sauna (local charge). There is a free shuttle bus three times a day to nearby Taormina. Beach facilities with deckchairs and umbrellas can be hired locally for about €8 per day. No. of Rooms 44.

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£969

£1,049

£989

£989

£1,009

£869

Code: ITTA101. Official rating 4 star

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Villa Diodoro HHHH Taormina / Transfers included Named after the Greek historian Diodoro Siculo, this elegant hotel is perched on the hillside surrounded by its own private gardens with extensive views from the Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna. Taormina centre is only a 5 minute walk away and there is a shuttle bus that takes you to their sister hotel, the Lido Caparena that has a private beach, where you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas for a local charge. Facilities Outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds; fitness room; massages (local charge); free Wi-Fi; lounge and bar. No. of Rooms 102.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,119

£1,109

£1,059

£1,139

£1,169

£999

Code: ITTA116. Official rating 4 star

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo HHHHH Taormina / Transfers included This hotel has long been one of Sicily’s most famous, with unsurpassed views over the sea and towards Mount Etna. It has become a landmark of Taormina, as it was the first hotel to be built here and therefore enjoys the perfect location in the centre of the resort directly in front of the Greek Theatre. The hotel is surrounded by terraced gardens where you will also find the heated swimming pool, but if you prefer the beach, there is a complimentary shuttle to their sister hotel, Villa Sant’Andrea, where you can use the bathing facilities. Facilities Heated outdoor pool; extensive gardens; wellness centre with sauna and steam bath; massages and treatments (local charge); terrace and bar with panoramic views; lounges; restaurant serving Sicilian and Mediterranean specialities; poolside snack bar; fitness room; complimentary boat trips (mid May - mid Sep); supervised children’s club. Classic rooms are based in the Villa Flora annexe. No. of Rooms 71.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jun

Jul - Aug

Sep

Oct

£2,539

£2,489

£2,439

£1,669

Code: ITA114. Official rating 5 star.

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Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace HHHHH Taormina Mare / Transfers included This deluxe hotel is located on the Bay of Mazzarò, just below the old town of Taormina which can be reached by the nearby cable car and it is renowned for superb accommodation and excellent service. This hotel is the perfect destination for relaxation with beautiful views and has the added bonus of the lovely Hyd’or Spa, shared with its sister hotel, the Atlantis Bay, situated almost next door. For those wishing to explore, during the season there is a full programme of excursions to places such as Etna and Syracuse. Facilities Outdoor pool; reserved area of beach with sunbeds; Hyd’or Spa at the Hotel Atlantis Bay offering treatments and massages (local charge); fitness area; free Wi-Fi throughout; bar and lounge; restaurant. No. of Rooms 88.

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Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,079

£1,269

£1,519

£1,589

£1,149

£989

Code: ITTA111. Official rating 5 star

Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay HHHHH Taormina Mare / Transfers included This top class hotel is well known for its attentive service, as well as the enchanting beauty of this Bay of Mermaids. The hotel is built into the cliffside, with terraces that descend towards the sea, until you reach the swimming pool, the al fresco restaurant, and then the large sun deck. The beautiful bedrooms are all individually decorated and all have a balcony or terrace with sea views. The cable-car up to Taormina old town is just a short walk away. Facilities Outdoor pool and sun deck; Hyd’or Spa offering massages and treatments (local charge); Ippocampo restaurant; Dioniso bar with piano music most evenings; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 78.

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,259

£1,509

£1,739

£1,789

£1,329

£1,169

Code: ITTA112. Official rating 5 star

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Grand Hotel San Pietro HHHHH Taormina / Transfers included This elegant hotel lies in a quiet corner of Taormina just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of town and surrounded by mature gardens of cypress and palm trees. Stunning views of the sea and coastline can be enjoyed from the pool and the outdoor terraces. The hotel’s restaurant, Il Giardino degli Ulivi, creates gourmet local specialities and Italian classics which can be enjoyed on the terrace. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas (May - Sep), towels provided; wellness area offering massages and treatments (local charge); fitness room. Shuttle bus to local beach where sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for approx. €25 per day can be organised locally. No. of Rooms 63.

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Guide price for 7 nights bed & breakfast in an Executive room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun - Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,319

£1,459

£1,529

£1,439

£1,219

Code: ITTA107. Official rating 5 star.

The Ashbee HHHHH Taormina / Transfers included This elegant, high quality hotel combines English style with Italian exuberance. Housed in a villa designed in 1908 by the English architect C.R. Ashbee, its style and attentive service make it perfect for that special break. It lies in the very heart of Taormina and yet is surrounded by beautiful gardens with citrus trees and has stunning views of the coastline from the terraces. Facilities Infinity pool with sunbeds and umbrellas; elegant bar serving light lunches, cocktails and afternoon tea. St George Restaurant, also open to non-residents serves a tantalising mixture of Italian, Sicilian and international dishes. No. of Rooms 24.

Guide price for 7 nights bed & breakfast in an Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul -Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,619

£1,689

£1,639

£1,659

£1,509

Code: ITTA109. Official rating 5 star.

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Atahotel Capotaormina HHHHH Taormina Mare / Transfers included This hotel is perched on a rocky cliff below Taormina and offers stunning views of Giardini Naxos Bay and the little island of Isola Bella. The town of Taormina is just 3km away up the mountain and can be reached by the regular shuttle bus. The private pebble beach is accessible via a lift carved into the rocks and there is a sea water swimming pool, along with a large whirlpool. Buffet breakfast is served in one of the three restaurants with a panoramic terrace and views of the sea looking towards Mount Etna. If the half board supplement is chosen then dinner is served in the Naxos restaurant with amazing views of the sea. For a special occasion we recommend the Scogliera restaurant as it offers a candlelit à la carte menu with grilled specialities. Facilities Outdoor sea-water pool; large whirlpool; private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; beach bar serving light snacks; L’Approdo bar with panoramic terrace; beauty centre offering treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 190.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£929

£1,049

£1,069

£1,299

£1,019

£899

Code: ITTA117. Official rating 4 star.

Hotel Arathena Rocks HHHH Giardini Naxos / Transfers included The Arathena Rocks Hotel lies in the seaside town of Giardini Naxos and is a short distance to Taormina which can be reached by the free shuttle bus. An aperitivo can be enjoyed in the bar before you dine in the restaurant on the terrace overlooking the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Embellished within the decorations of the hotel are a collection of artefacts including sculptures and Bas-reliefs that contribute to the Sicilian history. Take a swim in the outdoor sea water pool nestled across from the natural volcanic rock bay. Facilities Outdoor seawater swimming pool; restaurant; bar; free shuttle bus. No. of Rooms 51.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£749

£879

£829

£859

£859

£719

Code: ITGI102. Official rating 4 star

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Naxos Beach Resort HHHH Giardini Naxos / Transfers included The Naxos Beach Resort is surround by lush gardens filled with citrus and olive groves with some of the rooms dispersed within the oasis gardens. With two swimming pools to choose from, as well as the private beach, guests are spoilt for choice. The hotel has two tennis courts, a football pitch, an 18-hole golf course and a selection of activities such as archery, and yoga that run. The beautiful town of Taormina is just 6km away and the hotel boasts outstanding views of Mount Etna, located an hour’s drive away. Facilities Five restaurants; bar; two swimming pools; evening entertainment; sport activities; fitness centre; private beach No. of Rooms 642.

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Guide prices for 7 nights Half Board in a BEST room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£689

£859

£849

£739

£749

£659

Code: ITGI104. Official rating 4 star

Hilton Giardini Naxos HHHH PLUS Giardini Naxos / Transfers included The Hilton Giardini Naxos boasts a prime location right on the beach and is close to all major attractions on the island. The hotels has the most stunning views of Mount Etna and Taormina that can be enjoyed from the hotel grounds. With its own private beach, spa and wellness centre along with an outdoor swimming pool and sun lounge area, you are spoilt for choice where to relax. Dine in La Sciara restaurant serving traditional Sicilian dishes and local wines. The rooms are furnished in a traditional Italian style offering pure comfort. Upgrading room options with balcony and sea view are available on request. Facilities Swimming pool; bar; lounge; restaurant La Sciara; Spa & wellness centre; private beach. No. of Rooms 296.

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Guide prices for 7 nights Bed & Breakfast in a Guestroom.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£909

£959

£969

£969

£969

£729

Code: ITGI103. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Baia Del Capitano HHHH Cefalù / Transfers included This lovely Sicilian hotel is a charming mix of modern Mediterranean style and traditional Italian hospitality. Situated in an elevated position with views of the enchanting town of Cefalù the Hotel Baia del Capitano is a lovely place for a relaxing summer holiday. There is a reserved section of the sandy beach for hotel guests or you can choose to lie beside the hotel’s pool or even under an olive tree in the cool garden. On warm evenings, Italian and Sicilian cuisine is served outdoors under the stars. Facilities Outdoor pool; reserved area of beach with sunbeds and umbrellas; tennis court; free Wi-Fi in public areas. In high season a shuttle runs to the beach 400m away (mid Jun - mid Sep). No. of Rooms 52.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & beakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£759

£869

£879

£879

£839

£729

Code: ITCF113. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Alberi Del Paradiso HHHH Cefalù / Transfers included Nestled in the hills overlooking the resort of Cefalù, lies this charming hotel surrounded by lovely gardens planted with olives and orange trees. There is a reserved section of the sandy beach that can be reached by a shuttle bus provided by the hotel. The Alberi del Paradiso is conveniently situated as it is close to the historic town and the beach, so perfect for those wishing to explore and also relax. The restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean dishes that are locally sourced and in the summer months you can enjoy al fresco dinner on the terrace. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds; tennis court; fitness room; reserved beach with complimentary use of sunbeds and umbrellas; located in an 18th Century building in the ‘Gardens of Paradise’ is the small wellness centre with sauna, steam room and outside whirlpool surrounded by citrus trees; free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 55.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,029

£1,109

£1,369

£1,369

£1,089

£939

Code: ITCF102. Official rating 4 star

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Relais Santa Anastasia HHHHH Near Cefalù / Car hire included Once a Benedictine monastery founded in 1100 by the Normans, Relais Santa Anastasia is now a haven of tranquillity lying in the Madonie Natural Park, just over 20km from the seaside town of Cefalù. There are several delightful nature walks through the organic estate, which has over 80 hectares planted with vines, 60 hectares with olives plus a wilderness of broom, cork oak and ash. Guests are invited to visit to the estate’s winery, where they produce several different white and red wines of exceptional quality, including their speciality, Nero d’Avola. Facilities Outdoor pool with hydromassage section; fitness room; free Wi-Fi in lobby; horse-riding, mountain bikes and quad bikes (local charge); elegant lounges and Il Nido del Falco bar. The restaurant concentrates on Sicilian specialities and uses the estate’s extra virgin olive oil. No. of Rooms 28.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£809

£999

£1,009

£1,009

£1,039

£849

Code: ITCF103. Official rating 4.5 star

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Hotel Baglio Della Luna HHHH Agrigento 6.5km / Car hire included This charming and unusual little hotel enjoys a tranquil location in the countryside near Agrigento and looks towards the Valley of the Temples. Once a fortified Sicilian manor house built around a central courtyard and with watchtowers, it offers an interesting insight into Sicily’s past. Should you wish to tear yourself away from sightseeing, then the beach is only approximately 800 metres away. Facilities Small whirlpool in the gardens; bar and lounge; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 23.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

£1,009

£1,009

£1,049

£1,129

£1,159

£1,039

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Modica / Car hire included The hotel is in a perfect location for enjoying this beautiful region of Sicily as it is situated in the lower part of Modica, making it easy to drive in and out and with free outdoor parking. The centre of Modica with bars and restaurants is a 5 minute stroll away, and the steps up to the old town are also within easy reach. The modern rooms are very comfortable and it has the added bonus of a pool - perfect for a refreshing dip after a hard day’s sightseeing!

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Guide price for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

£699

£739

£689

£709

£719

Code: ITSC139. Official rating 4 star.

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Hotel Villa Favorita HHHH Noto / Car hire included This beautiful country villa in the Sicilian baroque style is set in lovely gardens planted with palms and almond trees. The outdoor pool overlooks the surrounding countryside all the way to the town of Noto just 5km away. The interiors are in traditional style and the bedrooms are comfortable and offer all modern amenities. This hotel provides an excellent base for visiting the highlights of the south east such as Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Syracuse and there are plenty of sandy beaches just a short drive away. Facilities Outdoor pool; gardens; bar and lounge, parking and a restaurant. No. of Rooms 36.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£899

£1,019

£969

£979

£969

£879

Code: ITSC130. Official rating 4 star

Modica Beach Resort HHHH Marina di Modica / Car hire included This newly built resort hotel in the seaside town of Marina di Modica provides a great base for exploring this fascinating corner of Sicily. Its stylish interiors and superior beachside restaurant will be perfect for the discerning holidaymaker. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas; relaxation area with gazebo; reserved area of beach with sunbeds for hire (local charge); à la carte restaurant on the beach; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 111.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in an Executive room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£719

£889

£969

£1,009

£859

£689

Code: ITSC145. Official rating 4 star

Salemi Agriturismo HHHH Piazza Armerina / Car hire included Just a few kilometres away from the town of Piazza Armerina and the Roman Villa Casale lies this charming old farmhouse now converted to provide comfortable accommodation for those in search of a peaceful retreat. The owners are very enthusiastic about their land, and in particular the food that it produces, and enjoy creating wonderful Sicilian dishes using local products and their own vegetables and olive oil. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas with panoramic views over the countryside; terrace shaded by olive trees; free Wi-Fi throughout; free outdoor parking. No. of Rooms 11.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£649

£729

£669

£669

£699

£619

Code: ITSC125. Official rating 4 star

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Vecchia Masseria Agriturismo HHHH Near Piazza Armerina / Car hire included This enchanting estate, full of Sicilian character, is run by the Golino family who have lovingly restored the farmhouse and whose passion is for the food and wine that this land produces. There are walks and bike rides in the surrounding hills and views across the countryside to the sea in the distance. It’s also a handy base for sightseeing being close to the Roman Villa Casale at nearby Piazza Armerina. Facilities Outdoor pool with sun terrace and views over the countryside; whirlpool tub; mountain bikes; quad bikes and horse-riding excursions (local charge); cosy bar; shop Bottega Donna Andrea selling jams, local liqueurs and olive oil produced on the estate. Breakfast is buffet style with local products and dinner is a hearty and plentiful 4 courses and uses products from the estate such as extra virgin olive oil and honey. Executive rooms and Junior Suites are in separate buildings. Superior rooms are in the main farmhouse. No. of Rooms 31.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£769

£839

£789

£789

£819

£729

Code: ITSC123. Official rating 4 star

VOI Marsa Siclà Resort HHHH Mazara del Vallo / Car hire included Built in the attractive style of typical Sicilian farmhouses it is surrounded by plenty of greenery and has a large pool and fine sand beach, which is less than 1km away and linked by free shuttle bus. Guest bedrooms are located in cottages in the grounds and family rooms can also be requested. Facilities Outdoor pool with children’s area; reserved beach area with sunbeds and umbrellas; Thalasso wellness centre with heated indoor seawater pools and hydrojets; treatments and massages (local charge); outdoor fitness area. Ossi di Seppia snack restaurant at the beach and Riviere at the pool for light lunches; Terrace Lounge bar; à la carte Fish & Grill restaurant. Guests can choose between the main Limoni restaurant and the Pizzeria for their evening meals. Deluxe rooms are larger and also have tea & coffee making facilities. Pool and beach towels provided. No. of Rooms 90.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£749

£909

£899

£779

£799

£719

Code: ITSC144. Official rating 4 star

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Grand Hotel Il Minareto HHHHH Syracuse / Car hire included This luxury seaside resort faces the historical centre of Syracuse, across the clear waters of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve. The rooms and Suites, situated in cottages dotted around the grounds, are all elegant and many have sea views. There are several bars and restaurants where you can enjoy excellent Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by fine wines. The beautiful, white sand Latomie beach, fully equipped with sunbeds and shades, is the ideal place to relax. Facilities Outdoor pool; Minareto Spa offering massages and treatments (local charge); fitness room; free bike hire; poolside Grill & Bar; Titanic terrace restaurant with sea views; Lobby Bar and Wine Bar; free Wi-Fi throughout; free shuttle to Syracuse at set times. All rooms have either balcony or terrace. No. of Rooms 96.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,059

£1,139

£1,609

£1,459

£1,269

£1,029

Code: ITSC135. Official rating 5 star

Grande Albergo Alfeo HHHH Syracuse / Car hire included The Grande Albergo Alfreo is located in the heart of Syracuse, a city full of Greek history and culture. The beautiful Island of Ortigia is only a short walk away and the famous Greek theatre is nearby. The hotel has been recently refurbished offering modern rooms that are bright and spacious. After a day of exploring, unwind in the hotel bar. The reading room is the perfect place to enjoy some tranquillity along with the inner courtyard. Facilities Bar, reading room and an inner courtyard. No. of Rooms 39.

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£769

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128 S I C I LY A E O L I A N I S L A N D S

Aeolian Islands The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago off the north-east coast of Sicily. Each of these seven islands have a character of their own. Lipari, the relaxed capital of the Aeolians, comes with a lovely tight-knit old town. Salina is a treat for food and wine lovers, thanks to the seafood ristorantes and Malvasia vineyards. Whitewashed churches perch on the cliffs on pocket-sized Panarea. And Stromboli is carved from a single smoking volcano. Boats shuttle foodies, hikers and scuba divers between the islands – and Sicily is less than an hour away by ferry.

INGHAMS ITALY EXPERT

Laura The Aeolian Islands are breathtakingly beautiful. Each one is very different so I’d recommend taking the frequent ferries to visit them all. My favourite is Salina, known as ‘the green isle’. Hire a car at the port and drive up the mountain roads - the views are incredible! There are plenty of Lipari

sleepy villages to stop at along the route, too. And trying a glass of the island’s wine, Malvasia, is a must.

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Hotel Tritone HHHH Lipari / Transfers included Situated in an elevated position surrounded by gardens and with fabulous sea views, the Hotel Tritone is just a 10 minute stroll away from the historical centre of Lipari town. The thermal pool provides a wonderful place for relaxation but there are also ferries that leave from Lipari to visit the other islands in the archipelago. Facilities Outdoor pool with warm thermal water; whirlpool; poolside bar; wellness centre offering a range of treatments and massages (local charge); Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 39.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,069

£1,149

£1,139

£1,289

£1,129

£989

Code: ITAI103. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Bougainville HHHH PLUS Lipari / Transfer Included Hotel Bougainville is nestled amongst Mediterranean gardens, just a stone’s throw from Lipari’s historic centre. A swimming pool is located in the well-kept grounds and you can enjoy views over the vibrant harbour and sea. Guest rooms are decorated in a typical Aeolian style with light colours and pretty floor tiles. La Lampara restaurant fresh Sicilian cuisine that be enjoyed with local wine. For a pre-dinner drink, the hotel’s bar is a great choice. It’s terrace is the perfect spot to watch boats pulling in and out of the harbour. Facilities Restaurant, bar, swimming pool.

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£829

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£1,019

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Hotel Villa Enrica HHH Lipari / Transfers included The boutique Hotel Villa Enrica sits on a hilltop overlooking Lipari’s beautiful bay. The centre of the resort is a 10 minute walk away where you can explore the shops, bars and restaurants of the town and hop on a ferry to see the other islands in the archipelago. The hotel was once a family villa so each room has an individual style. They’ve been finished with typical Aeolian furnishings and offer plenty of space and the possibility to upgrade to a sea view. The welcoming service you’ll receive at Hotel Villa Enrica promises to make your stay here special. A lovely pool area is surrounded by olive trees and citrus groves and has spectacular views over the bay. There’s also a pool bar on hand during the day for drinks and light snacks. Facilities Swimming pool; pool bar (open Jun - Sep); breakfast room; shuttle service to and from the port on arrival and departure (on request). No. of Rooms 21.

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£789

£929

£959

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£759

Code: ITAI104. Official rating 3 star

Hotel Orsa Maggiore HHH Vulcano / Transfers included The Hotel Orsa Maggiore is in Vulcano Porto, right at the foot of the Gran Cratere and its spectacular walking trails. The hotel itself is a charming family-run place. The volcano-view swimming pool sits pride of place, surrounded by a smart sun deck with loungers. Sit here with an Aperol spritz aperitif before choosing a table for dinner. Seafood is a speciality – think swordfish carpaccio and grilled mahi-mahi. If you fancy a trip to the beach, the picturesque black sands of Sabbie Nere are 5 minutes’ walk away. Facilities Swimming pool; restaurant; bar. No. of Rooms 33.

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Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£759

£849

£839

£889

£819

£729

Code: ITAI106. Official rating 4 star

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Therasia Resort Sea & Spa HHHHH

Vulcano / Transfers included This beautiful hotel offers total relaxation in a truly magical setting. The infinity pools and terraces planted with cactus have breathtaking views over the entire Aeolian archipelago all the way to lively Stromboli. Created with typical local materials such as lava rock, Sicilian terracotta and cedar wood there is a distinct Meditteranean feel both in the rooms but also in the excellent restaurants that serve local seafood and Italian specialities. Facilities Two outdoor infinity pools; bathing from the rocks equipped with sunbeds; wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna and steam room; lounge bar; three restaurants: the casual poolside I Grusoni, L’ Arcipelago and Il Cappero which has a Michelin star; shuttle to Vulcano Porto, 1km away. No. of Rooms 94.

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£1,189

£1,359

£1,379

£1,379

£1,239

£1,149

Code: ITAI102. Official rating 5 star

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132 L A K E C O M O

Lake Como

Lake Como has long been the haunt of aristocrats and wealthy artists. Its three arms stretch out into the Alps to the north and down towards Milan in the south. Bellagio - “the Pearl of Lake Como” - sits pride of place. Cobbled streets lead down to lakeside promenades that wind past gelato parlours and a pebble beach. Como places an impressive Romanesque cathedral on the southern shore. And to the west, there’s mountain-backed Menaggio. Between the towns, palatial villas with botanical gardens roll out to the lakeshore. Two of the grandest villas are just down the road from each other - Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo and Villa del Balbianello in Lenno. 2593 m

SWITZERLAND 2307 m

LAKE COMO

Locarno Domodossola

LAKE MAGGIORE

LAKE LUGANO

Cadenabbia Tremezzo

Pallanza

Lenno

Baveno

Bernina Express

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Milan Bergamo

2554 m

Bellagio

Mandella del Lario

Moltrasio Stresa

LAKE ORTA

Menaggio

1226 m

Como

Varese

Lecco

Bergamo

Arona

Milan Malpensa Airport

Monza

Saronno

TRANSFER TIMES:

Milan Malpensa to Cadenabbia - approx. 1½ hrs Linate to Cadenabbia - approx. 1½ hrs Milan Bergamo to Bellagio - approx. 1½ hrs

Milan

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Guy Como is well known for its villas which provide homes for the likes of the stars such as George Clooney, Versace and Madonna. Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Melzi in Bellagio, all worth a visit. I recommend buying a central lake ticket for ferries, which give access to the main part of the lake including Cadenabbia, Tremezzo, Bellagio and Menaggio. Pretty lakeside resort of Menaggio

WHERE to Stay BELLAGIO Bellagio is one of the most picturesque towns on the lake. Its narrow streets lead up the mountainside, past bustling shops and restaurants, where you’ll be greeted with amazing views over the ink-blue waters.

LENNO With its picture-perfect location hugging the shore of Lake Como, Lenno is a great choice for those looking to get away from it all. The highlight of this village is the lovely promenade that’s lined with al fresco cafés.

CADENABBIA This little town is on the west shores of the lake, making it a great base to visit the nearby towns. It’s got a lovely laid back feel with a handful of shops, bars and restaurants.

MENAGGIO Menaggio is an elegant town that’s been established since Roman times. It’s surrounded by grand villas and its terracotta-roofed houses contrast beautifully with the blue of the lake and greenery of the mountainside.

COMO This picturesque town is at the southern end of Lake Como and set within 12th Century walls. It centres round a beautiful lakeside promenade lined with quaint shops and trendy cafés. Take the high-rising funicular for stunning panoramas.

MOLTRAISO Moltraiso is centred round a small but lively harbour with a landscape of grand villas that ascend into its mountainous backdrop.

Multi-Centre holidays For a multi-centre holiday that’s all about glamour, spend a few days in Milan either before or after your lakeside escape. You can also pair Lake Como with nearby Maggiore to see two of Italy’s most picturesque lakes.

Villa Balbianello

THINGS to Do VILLA BALBINELLO Boasting one of the most spectacular spots on the lake, this 18th Century villa is furnished with an exquisite collection of antiques, but the best part has to be the immaculately-kept gardens where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views. BERNINA EXPRESS Considered one of the world’s most scenic train routes, this stunning route takes you along the north of the lake and into Switzerland. Enjoy incredible alpine views as you travel through snow-capped mountains and past pretty towns. VILLA CARLOTTA Villa Carlotta was built in 1745 and is surrounded by romantic botanical gardens that stretch over almost 20 acres. It’s perched on the lakeside so expect stunning views as you explore the ornate statues, fountains and tropical flowers.

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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia HHHH Cadenabbia / Transfers included An established and popular Lake Como classic, the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia successfully combines modern levels of comfort and facilities with timeless elegance and charming period features. Set just across the road from Cadenabbia’s lake shore, the hotel offers wonderfully uninterrupted views across the lake to the promontory village of Bellagio. As a result, the rooftop panoramic restaurant and terrace are a particular highlight, and an unforgettable place to dine. Facilities Small outdoor pool and large garden; rooftop sun terrace with sunbeds and bar service; lounge; bar; live music three times per week. No. of Rooms 195.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£999

£1,039

£1,059

£1,049

£939

Code: ITCA101. Official rating 4 star

Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa HHHH PLUS Moltrasio / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Imperiale is one of the most well known and historical hotels on Lake Como. Set on a small peninsula on the lake front of Moltrasio and surrounded by well-tended private gardens. The impressive hotel blends the original art nouveau design with tasteful modern décor. The Hotel Imperiale offers great facilities and wonderful views from the lakeside outdoor pool. The ferry departure point is just opposite the hotel. Facilities Outdoor pool and lakeside terrace with snack bar; wellness centre with indoor hydromassage pool, gym, Finnish sauna, steam bath, mood showers, ice bath, salt room and relaxation area (local charge); tennis court; Bar della Regina piano bar with live music three times per week; two restaurants - La Cascata with garden terraces and an award winning à la carte restaurant the Imperialino; private pier. No. of Rooms 121.

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£1,039

£1,199

£1,229

£1,219

£1,239

Code: ITMO101. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Du Lac HHH PLUS Bellagio / Transfers included The Hotel Du Lac has been lovingly run by the Leoni family since 1956 and great care is taken to make their guests feel very welcome. The hotel enjoys the perfect location right in the centre of Bellagio and opposite the ferry landing stage, making it the perfect base to enjoy the resort itself, as well as for visiting others around the lake. Facilities Guests have free entrance to the Hotel Bellagio Sporting Club which is a 20 minute walk away where facilities include outdoor pool and wellness centre with steam room; pool towels provided. The Hotel Du Lac has free Wi-Fi; lively terrace café and bar; rooftop garden with sunbeds. No. of Rooms 42.

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£929

£989

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Hotel Lenno HHHH PLUS Lenno / Transfers included The Hotel Lenno is a charming family-run hotel in an attractive, tranquil position on the lakeside in the centre of the little resort of Lenno. Its friendly service and convivial atmosphere make it a popular choice with our guests. The ferry point is conveniently close for exploring the rest of the lake. Facilities Outdoor pool with sunbathing terrace; sauna; lounge and bar; free Wi-Fi. Lake views can be obscured by trees. No. of Rooms 50.

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£819

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£799

Code: ITLN101. Official rating 4 star

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Grand Hotel Menaggio HHHH Menaggio / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Menaggio is positioned on the lakeside and only a short walk from the centre. Furnished in a traditional style and offering superior service, this property is an ideal place to stay. The outdoor heated pool is set in the private gardens with magnificent views across the lake. The ferry departure port is close by so exploring the lake is hassle free. Dine in the terrace restaurant ‘La Veranda’ with splendid views of the lake. Facilities Outdoor heated pool with sunbathing area and free towel service; lounge and bar; fitness room; lakeside gardens. No. of Rooms 90.

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Offering superb views of the lake, this superior hotel is perched above the village, a ten-minute walk from the centre of Bellagio. The hotel’s tiered gardens boast wonderful panoramic views and the use of the spa is included. The restaurant terrace has wonderful views over the lake and excellent cuisine can be enjoyed with some worldclass wines from their cellar. Facilities Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool; sunbathing terrace located in the scenic gardens; wellness centre with sauna and steam bath; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room. No. of Rooms 64.

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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni HHHHH Bellagio / Transfers included The Villa Serbelloni hardly needs an introduction as one of the oldest and most elegant hotels on Lake Como. In a tranquil position on the Bellagio promontory, it is also conveniently just a few steps from the centre of the resort and the ferry landing stage. The hotel’s Mistral restaurant with one Michelin star is the perfect setting for a lakeside dinner or you can also choose the less formal La Goletta restaurant near the pool. Facilities Outdoor pool; private beach; wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, steam room; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; tennis and squash. No. of Rooms 95.

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£1,709

£2,159

£2,179

£2,169

£1,729

Code: ITBE101. Official rating 5 star

Hotel Barchetta Excelsior HHHH Como Town / Transfers included Overlooking the lake, the Hotel Barchetta is located in Como’s main square and offers high levels of service and a friendly welcome. Relax with a Prosecco on the hotel’s sun terrace and enjoy watching the people go by on the piazza and the numerous boats coming and going in front of the hotel. With plenty of restaurants and bars close by, this hotel makes an excellent base from which to explore town and lake. Facilities Breakfast room with panoramic views of the lake; Bistro Restaurant open for evening meals; lounge and bar; free Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 84.

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Seven Park Hotel HHHH Colico / Transfers included The Seven Park is a beautiful, modern hotel perfectly positioned on the lakeside just a few minutes’ walk to the centre of Colico; a small resort on the northern shores of Lake Como. The area around Colico is less hilly than other resorts and therefore perfect for long walks and there’s a cycle track that leads through the Valtellina valley all the way to Bormio over 100km away. The hotel has two outdoor pools; one reserved for hotel guests and one open to the public, as is the beach bar and restaurant. In front of the hotel there is a grass public beach area where you can swim in the lake. Facilities Two outdoor pools; wellness area with sauna, steam room, salt room, mood showers and whirlpool. No. of Rooms 36.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£839

£919

£989

£969

£789

Code: ITCL101. Official rating 4 star

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Lake Maggiore

View from Isola Bella Island

Lake Maggiore is a northern lake with an easy-going nature. The Borromean Islands are its centrepiece, including the garden isles of Isola Bella and Isola Madre. They’re easily reached from Stresa, on the west bank. Hemingway once stayed in this regal town, along with a slew of European monarchs. Make sure to visit Villa Pallavicino and its sweep of parkland, avenues, rhododendron gardens and wandering peacocks. Best of all, Lake Maggiore is cupped by mountains that stretch from the Swiss border before levelling out at the peaceful bike trails and lakeside paths of the Gulf of Quassa Park. 2593 m

SWITZERLAND 2307 m

LAKE COMO

Locarno Domodossola

LAKE MAGGIORE

LAKE LUGANO

Cadenabbia Tremezzo

Pallanza

Lenno

Isola Madre Isola Siperior Isola Bella 1226 m Stresa

Baveno

Wonderful baroque statues, Isola Bella Island.

ARRIVING ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Milan Malpensa or Bergamo

LAKE ORTA

Menaggio 2554 m

Bellagio

Mandella del Lario

Moltrasio

Como

Varese

Lecco

Bergamo

Arona

Milan Malpensa Airport

Monza

Saronno

TRANSFER TIMES:

Milan Malpensa to Stresa - approx. 1 hr Linate to Stresa - approx. 1 hr

Milan

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Guy Stresa was once a stop on the Orient Express, however these days for train journeys I can recommend the Centovalle Railway, which is a circular day out around the lake including Centovalle Express from between Domodossola and Locarno followed by a leisurely boat trip down the full length of the lake during late part of afternoon/early evening. It can be done clockwise or

Isola dei Pescatori

anticlockwise.

THINGS to Do BORROMEAN ISLANDS This group of three islands sit just in front of Stresa and provide a lovely landscape from the promenade. But you have to get up close to really appreciate their individual beauty. Isola Madre is the largest and known for its impressive botanical gardens that have over 2,000 species of plants. Isola Bella is where you’ll find a palace built by the Borromeo family that’s filled with exclusive paintings and antiques. Finally, Isola dei Pescatori is habited island with a nickname of ‘Fishermans Island’. Wander around the tiny streets to build up an appetite for lunch in one of the seafood restaurants.

STRESA MUSIC FESTIVAL This prestigious event is one of the most important festivals on the lake. Dating back over half a century, you’ll find open-air classical and jazz performances with a stunning lake backdrop. Tickets are required for the events which take place from the end of July until September.

WHERE to Stay All of our resorts of Stresa, Baveno and Pallanza are on the western shore and offer beautiful views, plenty of shops and restaurants and are great bases for seeing the area.

Baveno

Multi-Centre holidays Lake Maggiore’s close proximity to Como makes it easy to visit two lakes in just one holiday. Those wanting to combine a city element can easily add on a few days in Milan. Or explore Italy’s coast by hiring a car and driving down to Liguria for blue-flag beaches and colourful seaside towns.

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Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta HHHHH Stresa / Transfers included This sumptuous hotel dates to the early 20th Century when it was a private villa and it still creates an elegant style. Set in beautiful gardens with azaleas, camelias and rhododendrons it sits above the lake just 1.5km from Stresa and with lovely views of the Borromean Islands. The hotel’s wonderful spa has a range of treatments to reinvigorate the soul. Facilities Outdoor pool set in gardens with sunbeds; Palazzo Aminta Beauty & Spa with whirlpool, steam room, mood showers; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; free bike hire; private beach; lounges and reading room; bar; free Wi-Fi throughout. Free shuttle at set times to Stresa. Dinner is taken in the Le Isole restaurant but there is also Il Calamondine restaurant for à la carte meals. No. of Rooms 71.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available.

Le Isole restaurant overlooking the lake

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£1,299

£1,519

£1,479

£1,469

£1,429

£1,349

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Hotel La Palma HHHH PLUS Stresa / Transfers included This excellent, well-run hotel is situated in a quiet yet central location on Stresa lakeside. It is surrounded by colourful gardens overlooking the lake and offers elegant and stylish accommodation as well as superb lakeside views and facilities. Facilities Lakeside pool with sunbeds and umbrellas; private beach; gardens and terraces; bar; rooftop ‘Sky Bar’ with wonderful lake views; free Wi-Fi. The rooftop wellness centre has whirlpool, sauna, steam room, gym, salt room and relaxation area all with panoramic views of the lake (all free of charge); spa treatments and massages (local charge). All guest bedrooms have a balcony. No. of Rooms 120.

The beautiful rooftop bar has some of the finest views on the lake

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,119

£1,269

£1,299

£1,289

£1,239

£1,169

Code: ITST102. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Regina Palace HHHH PLUS Stresa / Transfers included This impressive, elegant hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens, complete with pools, sun loungers, a snack bar and tennis court. It is very close to the centre of Stresa and across the road from the lakeside promenade with fine views of the Borromean Islands. Facilities Outdoor heated pool set in well kept gardens; wellness centre with free use of sauna, steam room, small fitness room and heated indoor pool with water jets, local charge for massages and beauty treatments; tennis; poolside crêperie; lounge, bar and dining room with outside terrace; piano bar every evening; à la carte Charlston restaurant; Wi-Fi in public areas (local charge). All guest bedrooms have whirlpool bath with overhead shower attachment and all except the single rooms have balcony or terrace. No. of Rooms 224.

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£1,129

£1,129

£1,129

£1,129

£1,099

£1,099

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Grand Hotel Majestic HHHH PLUS Pallanza / Transfers included The Grand Hotel Majestic, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is a historic belle époque villa situated in a prime position by the lake and close to the resort of Pallanza. It was built in 1870, when architectural design demanded palatial façades, grand rooms and charming English-style gardens. Today this impressive hotel has all modern facilities including a spa, tranquil gardens with amazing lake views and a popular gourmet restaurant. Whether you want to unwind in the hotel gardens or explore the rest of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Majestic provides the ideal place to stay. Facilities Wellness centre with free use of indoor pool, sauna and fitness room, local charge for spa treatments and massages; private jetty and beach; tennis court; extensive gardens; three restaurants, the Beola, Il Portico and Rossini; La Terrazza bar overlooking the lake; Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (local charge). No. of Rooms 80.

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£789

£879

£899

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£819

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Grand Hotel Bristol HHHH Stresa / Transfers included The excellent Hotel Bristol is a large, well-established property with a wide range of facilities. The large outdoor pool is especially attractive and is surrounded by spacious lawns, sunbeds and seating. The centre of Stresa and the ferry point are a pleasant 10 minutes’ walk away along the lakeside. Facilities Large outdoor pool and children’s pool; pool bar serving snacks; wellness centre with heated indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna; fitness room; gardens; comfortable lounges; bar; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 250.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£829

£949

£979

£969

£949

£919

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Hotel Simplon HHHH Baveno / Stresa / Transfers included Set in an extensive park just 2 minutes’ walk from the lakeside and a short walk from the centre of Baveno and the lake ferry, Hotel Simplon offers very comfortable accommodation. The hotel is linked by a passage to the Grand Hotel Dino and guests can use the spa facilities, including indoor pool at this sister hotel Facilities Large outdoor pool with whirlpool; pool towels provided; gardens; bar and lounge; private beach; table tennis; Wi-Fi. No. of Rooms 113.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£949

£1,049

£1,089

£1,079

£1,059

Code: ITBA103. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Astoria HHHH Stresa / Transfers included Run by a family who for the last two generations has prided themselves on providing a friendly service, this beautiful hotel is set in its own pretty gardens and is only a 3 minutes’ walk to the centre of Stresa and the lakeside promenade is just across the road. Facilities Outdoor heated pool; gardens; fitness room; steam room and whirlpool. There is also a panoramic roof terrace and a restaurant with lake views. All guest rooms have a balcony. No. of Rooms 91.

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£979

£1,039

£1,039

£1,059

£1,019

£1,069

Code: ITST105. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Milan Au Lac HHHH Stresa / Transfers included This historic building is situated in the centre of Stresa, close to bars, shops and restaurants and also the lake ferry departure point. The Hotel Milan Au Lac provides a high level of service and a comfortable stay. The restaurant, Milan Au Lac, proudly serves Piedmont and Mediterranean dishes created by their in house chef. The restaurant faces the lake, which means you can dine with magnificent views in the background. The lush gardens in the Hotel Regina Palace offer a peaceful walk after a day of exploring the lake or make use of the lovely swimming pool there too. Facilities Restaurant Milan Au Lac; bar; lounge; lift; use of facilities and gardens at the Hotel Regina Palace. No. of Rooms 160.

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£929

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Lake Garda

Sirmione

Italy’s largest lake continues to be a favourite with visitors drawn by its distinctly Mediterranean feel with olive and lemon groves, palms and oleanders. Along the lakeside there are many lovely towns and villages, all of which have attractive old squares and bustling streets with shops and cafés. There’s plenty to do for culture lovers too with trips to Verona and Venice and there are interesting trips around the lake by boat and visits to local vineyards.

The Dolomites

LAKE LEDRO

Riva del Garda Limone

Limone

LAKE ISEO ARRIVING

Bergamo

LAKE GARDA

Iseo

Mount Baldo 2218 m

Gardone

ARRIVAL AIRPORT:

Salò

Verona and Milan Bergamo

Garda Bardolino

TRANSFER TIMES:

Verona airport to Garda & Bardolino - approx. 45 mins Verona airport to Malcesine & Riva - approx. 1½ hrs Verona airport to Sirmione - approx. 45 mins Verona airport to Desenzano - approx. 45 mins Verona airport to Gardone - approx. 1½ hrs Verona airport to Lake Iseo - approx. 1¼ hrs Milan Bergamo airport to Riva - approx. 1½ hrs

Malcesine

Brescia

Sirmione Desenzano Peschiera

Verona

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Natalie There is so much to explore around the lake and you will find a contrast in scenery from north to south. The lake ferries are a great way to get around and give you the opportunity to admire the views along the way. Our expert team can assist you in choosing the resort suitable for you.

WHERE to Stay LIMONE Limone clings to the rocks on the northern shores of Lake Garda with dramatic lake views from its vibrant promenade. The narrow lanes that run through the village hide authentic restaurants and there’s plenty of walking opportunities too, with paths leading up into the mountains. MALCESINE Considered to be one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful towns, Malcesine has atmospheric cobbled streets, upmarket boutiques and a 13th Century castle that sits at the top of the town with some of the best lake views. RIVA DEL GARDA Lake Garda’s northernmost town enjoys dramatic mountain landscapes and an atmospheric piazza. Sit back with a coffee in one of the lakeside cafés and watch the windsurfers that travel here for the fantastic conditions. BARDOLINO Bardolino sits at the south of Lake Garda surrounded by green countryside of vineyards and orchards. The long promenade stretches along the lakefront and is filled with restaurants offering al fresco dining.

The view from Monte Baldo

DESENZANO This lively town is at the south of the lake and has a lovely mix of lakeside bars, shops and beaches. It’s wellconnected to other towns on the lake and its train station makes for easy day trips to nearby cities like Verona and Venice. GARDA Garda boasts winding alleyways and characteristic palazzos giving it a charming atmosphere. The wide lakeside promenade makes it a popular choice with walkers, joggers and cyclists. GARDONE RIVIERA Gardone’s lakeside promenade is lined with colourful flowerbeds and pretty cafés with a backdrop of grand villas and botanical gardens. SIRMIONE With a fairytale-like castle leading into quaint cobbled streets, Sirmione is one of the prettiest towns on Lake Garda. It’s a renowned spa destination, using thermal waters that have been enjoyed since Roman times, and it’s also a fantastic place to sample authentic gelato with numerous parlours serving some of the best ice cream on the lake.

Bardolino Grape & Wine Festival Five days of festival dedicated to the grapes and wine of Bardolino at the beginning of October with market stalls, wine tasting and plenty of food.

Multi-Centre holidays As one of Italy’s most scenic lakes, Lake Garda fits perfectly with the romantic cities of Venice and Verona. If you’re staying in the north of the lake, it’s short journey to the Austrian-influenced towns of the Dolomites. And for those that want to end their stay on a relaxing note, we’d recommend adding a few night’s on Lake Iseo.

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Hotel Lido Palace HHHHH Riva / Transfers included Providing contemporary luxury since the start of the 19th Century the hotel is located on the edge of the lake and surrounded by the dominant mountains and cliffs of Riva. The CXI Spa is a state of the art facility offers a wide range of treatments as well has housing a fitness area. At the Il Re Della Busa restaurant, Chef Giuseppe Sestino, has been awarded one Michelin star for his original flavours and international culinary experience. Tremani Bistrot offers Mediterranean gourmet while you enjoy the view of the gardens. Facilities Two restaurants; Spa; fitness area; indoor and outdoor pools. No. of Rooms 42.

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£1,639

£1,699

£1,719

£1,699

£1,419

Code: ITRI120. Official rating 5 star

Hotel Excelsior Bay HHHH Malcesine / Transfers included Located on the waterfront footpath just a few steps from the village centre, the Hotel Excelsior Bay surely has the best location in Malcesine. The hotel’s terrace is a delight and the perfect place to enjoy a cool drink or dinner al fresco with stunning views of the lake. The rooms are comfortable and the hotel staff always friendly and attentive. Facilities Outdoor rooftop pool; pool towels provided (small deposit required); sauna (local charge); fitness room; spacious lounge and bar opening onto the terrace; piano bar most evenings; à la carte Il Patio restaurant where Inghams guests receive 30% discount at dinner. Guests staying in Deluxe rooms and Lake View rooms can dine on the terrace. No. of Rooms 70.

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£899

£1,179

£1,199

£1,139

£1,159

Code: ITMA114. Official rating 4 starr.

Hotel Europa HHH Limone / Transfers included A friendly, family-run hotel overlooking Lake Garda and the historic centre can be reached by a short walk through the pretty, narrow streets. Take in the spectacular views of the lake on the sun terrace and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The hotel houses a small lemon garden where you can take shade and relax. Facilities Outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace; small lemon garden; bar; lounge; Wi-Fi in public areas. No. of Rooms 54.

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£629

£709

£739

£719

£669

Code: ITLI111. Official rating 3 star

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Hotel Du Lac et Du Parc HHHH PLUS Riva / Transfers included Riva’s leading hotel is set in a spectacular private park with the hotel’s swimming pool at its centre. Paths run from the hotel past shady gardens, ornamental ponds, luxuriant flower beds and lawns which stretch to the lakefront and public beach. The centre of Riva is a 15 minute walk along the lakeside path. Facilities Two outdoor heated pools with sunbeds; wellness centre with indoor pool, fitness room, steam room, whirlpool and sauna; massages and treatments (local charge); tennis, windsurfing and sailing schools (local charge); lounges and bar; à la carte restaurant; piano bar in the evenings. No. of Rooms 153.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,219

£1,379

£1,549

£1,449

£1,049

Code: ITRI103. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo HHHH Malcesine / Transfers included Six classic Italian villas have been converted into a lovely hotel set in beautiful gardens. Its elevated position, above the lakeside road, offers breathtaking lake views. The pretty centre of Malcesine is a 15 minute walk along the lakeside promenade (across main road and down approximately 90 steps). (Not recommended for children under 6 years.) Facilities Outdoor infinity pool with lake views; free pool towels; sauna and steam bath; gardens; traditional lounge with beamed ceiling and fireplace; reading room with free Wi-Fi; weekly live music in the evening. Please note: Robes are compulsory in the spa area, pay locally. No. of Rooms 52.

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£899

£999

£1,119

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Hotel Villa La Gardenia & Oleandra HHHH Limone / Transfers included These adjacent villas are located in an elevated and tranquil position with wonderful views of Lake Garda and surrounded by beautiful gardens and olive trees. The Montagnoli family takes great care of the guests, providing attentive service, exquisite cuisine and excellent facilities. The hotel is not recommended for clients with walking difficulties as it is reached by a short but steep slope from the lake road. The villas have steps and no lifts. These beautiful villas are exclusive to Inghams. Facilities Outdoor pool; wellness centre with whirlpool, steam room and sauna; massages and treatments (local charge); bar & lounge. No. of Rooms 25.

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Free weekly guided walk hosted by the hotelier

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room with lake view. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£849

£929

£959

£1,009

£899

Code: ITLI122. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Maximillian HHHH Malcesine / Transfers included Offering superb facilities and attentive service, this superior hotel boasts a stunning, peaceful location on Val di Sogno’s delightful bay. It is surrounded by lush parkland and wonderful views. The pretty lakeside path brings guests to Malcesine 2km away but there is also the tourist bus that runs regularly. Facilities Outdoor pool in gardens with wonderful views; pool bar service; lounge; wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness room; treatments and massages (local charge); tennis court; free Wi-Fi throughout. This hotel is not recommended for children under 10 years. No. of Rooms 40.

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£899

£1,219

£1,269

£1,329

£949

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Hotel Alexander HHHH Limone / Transfers included Perfectly nestled on a slight incline, the hotel offers superb views over Lake Garda and is only a short walk into the beautiful town of Limone. The hotel offers half board, which is served in their main dining room. However, located next door is their restaurant and pizzeria Al Pirata (open to the public), serving traditional Italian dishes and scrumptious pizzas. The wellness centre is the ideal place to visit and indulge in pure relaxation after a day exploring Lake Garda. A dip in the outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful views of the garden and the lake is also a must. Facilities Outdoor swimming pool; a small garden; lounge; bar; wellness centre with sauna, gym, steam room and Turkish baths; the hotel has a lift; Wi-Fi is available for free. No. of Rooms 50.

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£749

£879

£899

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£879

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Hotel Kriss International HHHH Bardolino / Transfers included This excellent lakefront hotel is run by the hospitable Lonardelli family who ensure high standards of cuisine and comfort. There is plenty of space to relax on the hotel’s panoramic verandas or on the private beach in front of the hotel. It’s only around a five-minute walk to the centre of Bardolino. Facilities Panoramic roof terrace with whirlpool; private beach area with sunbeds; beach towels included; swimming jetty; small lounge; bar with snack service; Wi-Fi throughout; putting area and reductions on green fees at nearby golf course. No. of Rooms 34.

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£809

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£969

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Code: ITBD103. Official rating 4 star

Palace Hotel San Pietro HHHH Bardolino / Transfers included The lovely family-run Hotel San Pietro offers a warm welcome and superior service, is exclusive to Inghams on the UK market and a firm favourite with our guests. It enjoys a quiet position two minutes’ walk from the centre of Bardolino and a short stroll from the lake. Facilities Outdoor pool and heated whirlpool; terrace with sunbeds; garden with bar service; rooftop La Terrazza à la carte restaurant (closed Wednesdays); lounge and bar; free Wi-Fi throughout. Executive rooms have been newly renovated and are on the ground floor. No. of Rooms 50.

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£959

£1,089

£1,109

£1,099

£979

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Aqualux Spa Hotel HHHH Bardolino / Transfers included The Aqualux has been architecturally designed to enhance the natural light and ecological surroundings of Lake Garda. Situated on the edge of Bardolino in a peaceful location, the Aqualux offers an atmosphere of relaxation with a state-of-the-art spa area that provides a wide range of massages and treatments. Facilities Eight pools with separate children’s pool; spa area with sauna, whirlpool, steam room, Kneipp; fitness room; treatments and massages (local charge). The Aqualux has a Belvedere rooftop terrace, bar, lounge and restaurant. No. of Rooms 125.

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£1,239

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Parc Gritti Hotel HHHH Bardolino / Transfers included The Gritti offers a desirable location on the lakeside and is just a short walk along the promenade to the harbour and resort centre. The hotel is modern and comfortable and our guests are able to dine in the waiter-service restaurant, subject to availability, at no extra charge Facilities Outdoor pool with large sun terraces, steam room and the wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool and fitness area. Massages and treatments are available (local charge). ’Privilege’ rooms have been refurbished and have upgraded toiletries and free soft drinks in the minibar. Please note: The hotel is not recommended for children under 10 years. No. of Rooms 260.

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Early Booking Offer: Save up to £60 per couple (ends 31 Mar 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Aug

Sep

£909

£1,169

£1,309

£1,209

£999

Code: ITBD102. Official rating 4 star

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Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and include flights transfers/car hire, accommodation and meals as indicated. All prices are correct at time of print, but may vary up or down and may be subject to flight supplements - see inghams.co.uk/Italy or call for up-to-date prices on 01483 79 11 00. Prices include any offers shown.

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Hotel Garden HHHH PLUS Garda / Transfers included The aptly named Hotel Garden enjoys a sunny, slightly elevated position with views over Lake Garda but also just a short stroll from the lakeside and the resort centre of Garda itself. This attractive, traditional hotel is run by friendly Luigi Zermini; the 3rd generation of his family to run this hotel. The hotel’s pool is surrounded by sun terraces and gardens in which to relax. Facilities Outdoor pool and whirlpool; four clay tennis courts (local charge); lounge and bar; well equipped fitness room; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 34.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£859

£1,239

£1,239

£1,339

£799

Code: ITGA113. Official rating 4 star

Villa Madrina HHHH PLUS Garda / Transfers included This superior hotel combines elegant, modern accommodation and traditional levels of service. Undoubtedly one of the resort’s best hotels, it is located just 3 minutes’ walk from the centre of Garda. Facilities Outdoor pool with whirlpool; sun terrace and colourful gardens; small wellness area with sauna, steam room and whirlpool; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; lounge and bar. Guests may also choose to dine from the à la carte menu (local charge). Rooms face towards the lake, however some views may be restricted by trees. No. of Rooms 34.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,169

£1,399

£1,399

£1,449

£1,139

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Grand Hotel Gardone HHHH Gardone Riviera / Transfers included The Grand has been Gardone’s leading hotel since the 19th Century when tourism first came to the area. With lofty ceilings, stylish public rooms and fine cuisine it still reflects the atmosphere and service of a more elegant time and remains in every sense a Grand Hotel. The waiter-service main bar is named ‘Winnie’s’ in memory of Winston Churchill’s stay. But the hotel has kept pace with change too, and the comfortable lakefront reading lounge which Mr Churchill would recognise, now has internet points and Wi-Fi. Service levels are high and many return guests love to meet the same waiters and staff year after year. Facilities Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool with sun bathing terrace; sauna, steam bath; massages (local charge); two spacious lounges; à la carte terrace restaurant; gardens; lovely terraces; Winnie’s bar with piano music six nights per week; free Wi-Fi in public areas. Breakfast is buffet style with hot options and evening meals are 4 courses with a choice of menu plus salad and dessert buffets. No. of Rooms 167.

Inghams PLUS Offers

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room with lake view.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

£969

£1,299

£1,319

£1,319

£1,059

Code: ITGR105. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Savoy Palace HHHH Gardone Riviera / Transfers included A charming and elegant hotel located in the lovely quintessential town of Gardone Riviera. The Savoy Palace is decorated in a Neo-classical design and once welcomed noble people such as, Winston Churchill. The lush gardens and the outdoor pool offer a peaceful retreat after a day of sightseeing. An aperitivo before dinner or an after dinner drink can be enjoyed on the Muse’s bar terrace overlooking the stunning lake. The Piano Bar offers live music where you can dance the night away to an array of genres. Facilities Swimming pool; two bars; Angelo Landi restaurant; lush garden; sauna, fitness room, steam room and a whirlpool. No. of Rooms 60.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Aug

Sep

£939

£1,199

£1,229

£1,279

£999

Code: ITGR101. Official rating 4 star

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Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and include flights transfers/car hire, accommodation and meals as indicated. All prices are correct at time of print, but may vary up or down and may be subject to flight supplements - see inghams.co.uk/Italy or call for up-to-date prices on 01483 79 11 00. Prices include any offers shown.

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Hotel Salò Du Parc HHHH Salò / Transfers included This modern hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from the promenade, cathedral and old centre of Salò. It recently received a superb renovation of all the public rooms which has created stylish and elegant interiors. Situated right on the lakeside it has peaceful gardens stretching to the water’s edge and offers high standards of food, service and accommodation. Facilities Lakeside outdoor pool set in gardens; poolside snack bar; spacious lounges; bar and restaurant overlooking the lake. No. of Rooms 43.

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Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Comfort room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Aug

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£959

£1,059

£1,179

£1,199

£1,019

£899

Code: ITGO102. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Villa Del Sogno HHHHH Gardone Riviera / Transfers included This classic Liberty-style villa is one of the most prestigious of the Gardone Riviera. It lies up a steep path above the lakeside and surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful park and gardens. The hotel’s panoramic terrace is the perfect place to admire the lake while dining or sipping a cocktail. The rooms are furnished in traditional style and the hotels boasts many antiques and works of art that tell the villa’s past. There is a complimentary shuttle bus to Gardone from where ferries leave to other lakeside resorts. Facilities Outdoor pool; tennis court (local charge); treatments and massages (local charge). Breakfast is buffet style with hot dishes and can be taken on the terrace in fine weather. Maximilian restaurant for dinner on the terrace. American Bar offering ‘all day lunch’ menu of typical Italian cuisine. Superior rooms are not served by the lift. No. of Rooms 32.

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Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£1,199

£1,359

£1,419

£1,439

£1,239

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Hotel Villa Florida HHHH Gardone Riviera / Transfers included The Hotel Villa Florida is set in an elevated position with marvellous views over the lake and surrounded by 6 hectares of olive groves whilst mature gardens with oleander, bougainvillea and bright geraniums surround the pool and provide a lovely spot in which to relax. The rooms are spacious and some have the added benefit of a small kitchenette, perfect for preparing light snacks. The centre of Gardone is 15 minutes’ walk away where there are several good restaurants and pizzerias. Facilities Large outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas; whirlpool; pool bar service; free Wi-Fi; massages can be arranged in your room (local charge); bicycle hire (local charge); lounge. No. of Rooms 23.

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Superior room with lake view.

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£849

£1,029

£1,079

£1,089

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£899

Code: ITGR112. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Villa Rosa HHHH Desenzano / Transfers included With beautifully presented modern, stylish interiors, a renowned restaurant and high levels of service, the Villa Rosa is recognised as one of Desenzano’s leading hotels. The pool is set in pleasant gardens and the public beach, where deckchairs can be hired, is right opposite. The charming centre of Desenzano is just a 5 minute walk away. Facilities Heated outdoor pool with whirlpool section; fitness room; poolside snack bar; serving a light lunch buffet (local charge); lake view terrace with umbrellas and chairs; lounge; bar; free Wi-Fi throughout. Dinner is taken from the à la carte menu in the highly acclaimed Rose & Sapori restaurant, which is also open to the public. No. of Rooms 62.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £160 per couple (ends 31 Jan 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Sep

£1,169

£1,369

£1,389

£1,379

£1,139

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Standard room

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and include flights transfers/car hire, accommodation and meals as indicated. All prices are correct at time of print, but may vary up or down and may be subject to flight supplements - see inghams.co.uk/Italy or call for up-to-date prices on 01483 79 11 00. Prices include any offers shown.

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Hotel Piccola Vela HHHH Desenzano / Transfers included The Hotel Piccola Vela has been a firm favourite with Inghams’ guests for many years thanks to its friendly yet professional service. Modern, comfortable bedrooms combine with light and airy public areas to offer a wonderful destination for your lake holiday. The pool is set in mature gardens where many of the original olive trees remain. The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk to the start of the centre of Desenzano and the ferry point is a little further along. Facilities Outdoor pool; pleasant rooftop terrace with sun loungers; lounge and bar; restaurant with à la carte menu of light evening meals and guests receive 15% discount; free Wi-Fi throughout. Extended buffet breakfast until 11am which can be taken on the terrace. No. of Rooms 40.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £120 per couple (ends 28 Feb 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Standard room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

£969

£999

£1,059

£1,029

£899

Code: ITDE108. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Eden HHHH Sirmione / Transfers included The Hotel Eden is ideally situated on the lakeside in the centre of Sirmione, close to the colourful harbour and a great variety of restaurants. There are wonderful views across the lake and there’s also the added bonus of sharing the swimming pool at the nearby Hotel Olivi. Facilities Private lakeside terrace and bathing area; use of pool at Hotel Olivi; lounge and bar. No. of Rooms 30.

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Guide prices for 7 nights bed & breakfast in a Classic room.

Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Sep

£929

£1,019

£1,089

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£879

Code: ITSI106. Official rating 4 star

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Hotel Continental Thermae & Spa HHHH Sirmione / Transfers included This stylish hotel is situated in a quiet location near the medieval centre of Sirmione, close to the shops and castle. Elegantly renovated to retain its traditional marble and glass features, the hotel offers a personalised service and high standards of accommodation. Facilities Two outdoor pools: one thermal and one freshwater with whirlpool section; wellness centre with free use of sauna, steam room and relax zone; massages and treatments (local charge); lakeside terrace with sunbeds and jetty; lounge; garden terrace serving light lunches; bar; spacious dining room with fine lake views; free Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 57.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £220 per couple (ends 28 Feb 19)

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Sep

£1,079

£1,319

£1,329

£1,449

£879

Code: ITSI104. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa HHHH Sirmione / Transfers included Set in lovely gardens of olive and cypress trees on the peninsula, Hotel Olivi offers a very high standard of service. Its situation is peaceful, yet the centre of Sirmione and the ferry pick-up point are just a five-minute walk away. The spa centre with an indoor pool fed from Sirmione’s thermal springs is an added bonus. Facilities Outdoor salt water pool with whirlpool section; wellness centre with warm indoor saltwater pool and thermal water pool, saunas and steam rooms (local charge); massages and treatments (local charge); barbecue grill by pool (open Jun to mid Sep); sun terraces in the garden; poolside bar with snack service; spacious lounge and bar; à la carte restaurant; free Wi-Fi throughout. The Premier room has a bedroom with king-size bed, mezzanine lounge area, plus tea/coffee making facilities. No. of Rooms 60.

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Early Booking Offer: Save up to £200 per couple (ends 31 Jan 19) Free tea and coffee on the pool terrace from 5-6pm

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Classic room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Aug

Sep

£1,159

£1,269

£1,289

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£1,069

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Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing and include flights transfers/car hire, accommodation and meals as indicated. All prices are correct at time of print, but may vary up or down and may be subject to flight supplements - see inghams.co.uk/Italy or call for up-to-date prices on 01483 79 11 00. Prices include any offers shown.

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Hotel Sirmione HHHH Sirmione / Transfers included This excellent hotel enjoys the perfect location in Sirmione directly on the lakeside by the harbour and in the centre of the resort. The accommodation and facilities are split between two adjacent buildings. Facilities Outdoor pool with thermal water; wellness centre with sauna, mood showers and whirlpool; bar and lounge; lakeside terrace. No. of Rooms 100.

Inghams PLUS Offers

Save up to £160 per couple for stays of 7 nights or more

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Comfort room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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Sep

£1,019

£1,189

£1,119

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£979

Code: ITSI111. Official rating 4 star

Hotel Iseolago HHHH Iseo Town / Transfers included The Iseolago has been popular with Inghams’ guests for many years. Set in extensive gardens just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Iseo town. It is a professionally run hotel with a relaxed, welcoming and informal atmosphere with spacious public rooms, a bright spa and attractive restaurants. The gardens provide the perfect place to sit or enjoy a stroll any time of the day. Facilities Three outdoor pools (Jun - Sep); pool towels provided; free entry to lakeside lido (open 1 Jun - 26 Aug) with three more pools, bar/restaurant, canoes and pedaloes for hire, tennis courts and sailing lessons; wellness centre with sauna, steam room, whirlpool; fitness room; treatments and massages (local charge); lounge and bar; free Wi-Fi throughout; shuttle to Iseo town on request. No. of Rooms 66.

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Early Booking Offer: Save up to £120 per couple (ends 28 Feb 19) Free wine tasting for guests staying 3 nights or more

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. May

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£889

£949

£1,059

£979

£939

Code: ITIS104. Official rating 4 star

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No area of Italy has surprised me more than the Dolomites. From the breath-taking heights you can reach either on foot or by E-bike to the crystal clear waters of the rivers that run through the villages, it feels like another world amongst the peaks of the Marmolada and Monte Civetta. Make sure you spend a day on the Edelweiss valley walk where you can spot the paragliders, search for the rare flower named after the

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Adler Dolomiti Spa & Sport Resort HHHHH Ortisei / Transfer included This 5 star hotel is in the charming resort of Ortisei in the Val Gardena and offers a superb array of leisure facilities as well as excellent service. Facilities Aguana wellness centre with two heated pools (one salt and one freshwater) with outdoor sections, whirlpool, steam rooms, saunas, outdoor Finnish sauna and hot tub; subterranean rock salt lake and grotto, treatments and massages (local charge); Nordic walking; yoga and fitness classes; mini club for 4-10 year olds; gardens. No. of Rooms 100.

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€50 spa voucher for minimum 4 night stays. €100 spa voucher for minimum 8 night stays Free daily walk Mon-Sat

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Superior room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jun

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£1,549

£1,999

£1,799

£1,699

Code: ITOT102. Official rating 5 star

Hotel Oswald HHHH Selva / Transfers included A favourite of Inghams guests for several years, the historic Hotel Oswald enjoys a great location in the heart of Selva just a short walk from the main Ciampinoi lift. The décor is elegant and the staff always give a warm Sud Tirol welcome. Facilities Wellness centre with whirlpool, aromatherapy room and sauna; conservatory with mountain views; Wi-Fi throughout. No. of Rooms 57.

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£949

£949

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Hotel Col Alto HHHH Corvara / Transfers included The Hotel Col Alto has been offering guests a warm welcome for more than 70 years and it is known for its family traditions, regional gastronomy and wine cellar. It is situated in the spa centre of Corvara and only a 4 minute walk from the main Boè gondola. The superior Spa & Wellness centre is rated one of the best within the resort due to its excellent facilities and spa treatments. Facilities Wellness centre with indoor pool, whirlpool, Kneipp, sauna and steam room; treatments and massages (local charge); fitness room; Iceberg lounge bar; smoking lounge. All rooms have bathrobes and slippers provided. No. of Rooms 100.

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Early Booking Offer: Save up to £80 per couple (ends 31 Mar 19) Two free guided walks per week in July and August

Guide prices for 7 nights half board in a Standard room. Other dates, durations and upgrades are available. Jun

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£959

£979

£939

£959

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160 I N G H A M S I TA LY F L I G H T S

Fly Any Day, Stay Any Duration! Flying with us can be as flexible as you want it to be. We offer daily departures and you can stay as long as you wish - subject only of course to the airline’s schedules. So if you want to avoid travelling over the weekend and depart mid-week instead - no problem. If a week isn’t long enough but two weeks is too much - why not go for 10 or 11 nights instead? You can even travel out to one airport, say Rome, and travel home from Pisa. Just call our Italian Experts and talk through your plans with them. l Lake Como & Lake Maggiore flying into Milan Airport

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Umbria also served by some flights via Rome - see right.

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KLM (via Amsterdam)

KLM flights are from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Humberside, Birmingham, Norwich, Bristol, Cardiff and Teesside. Ask your Personal Travel Consultant for details. Flights also available to Venice Treviso Airport from Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands.

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l Liguria flying into Nice Airport Gatwick

Daily

British Airways

Heathrow

Daily

British Airways

Stansted

Daily (excl Thu)

Easyjet

Bristol

Daily

Easyjet

Edinburgh

Daily

Easyjet

Luton

Daily

Easyjet

Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun Easyjet

Leeds Bradford

Mon/Fri/Sat

Jet 2

Heathrow to Palermo

Tue/Thu/Sun

British Airways

Manchester

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

Easyjet

Stansted to Palermo

Daily

Ryanair

Newcastle

Tue/ Wed/Thu/Sat

Easyjet

Gatwick to Catania

Daily

British Airways / Easyjet

Luton to Catania

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

Easyjet

Birmingham to Catania

Sun

TUI Airways

Bristol to Catania

Mon/Fri

Easyjet

Manchester to Catania

Wed/Fri/Sun

Easyjet

Gatwick to Palermo

Days of operation are subject to seasonal variations. Above details are based on Summer schedules (normally Easter-Oct). Winter schedules (normally Nov-Easter) may vary.

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Flights - Important Information Connecting flights With KLM via Amsterdam

Online Check-In

We can offer on request special rates from 12 UK regional airports to Venice and Rome with KLM Airlines via Amsterdam.

Save time at the airport by checking-in online with our scheduled carriers. Full instructions and your unique booking reference number will be sent with your travel documents.

Take a short flight from your UK airport to Amsterdam where you change aircraft for your flight to Italy. Your luggage is checked straight through to your final destination from your UK departure airport.

Domestic flights within Italy We can arrange internal flights between Italian airports with Alitalia, Meridiana or Easyjet with prices starting from £45 per person one way.

Meals Complimentary food and beverages are continuously being reviewed by airlines and may no longer be offered free to economy class and charter flight passengers. All of our charter airlines and most scheduled airlines offer a ‘buy on board’ refreshments service.

Baggage allowances All European flights (charter and scheduled), now limit each passenger to one item of checked-in luggage. Carriage of one piece of luggage per person will be reserved for you on all scheduled airlines. Luggage allowances vary from 15kg to 22kg depending on the carrier. Exact details will be on your e-ticket.

Book Your Seats In Advance Want a window seat or one with extra legroom? Most of our featured scheduled flights offer advance seat selection. With your travel documents we will send you details of the airline’s website and your unique booking reference number, so you can go online and select your preferred seat. Charges may apply.

With British Airways via Gatwick/Heathrow From just £99 We can offer connecting flights from: Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle to join British Airways flights from Gatwick and Heathrow on any of the BA flights shown in the panel to the left. We strongly recommend you book early in order to get the best value economy fare from London Gatwick or Heathrow.

Club Class Upgrades Travelling with British Airways? We offer guests travelling with British Airways the opportunity to upgrade to Club Class. Upgrades cost from £160 per person return from London Gatwick to Venice, Verona, Pisa, Catania, Bari and Rome. Upgrades from London Heathrow to Milan, Pisa and Rome cost from £300 per person return British Airways Club Class upgrades include all these benefits: • Special check-in desks • Special lounges at your UK and overseas airport • Superior catering and complimentary in-flight drinks, depending on time of day • Increased luggage allowance to 2 pieces per person • Priority luggage handling Scheduled Flight Supplements - Important Scheduled flight carriers have several ‘booking classes’ for the same economy seat. Depending on factors such as aircraft size, day of departure, even departure time, a variable number of seats will be available in each booking class. Airlines have sophisticated yield management systems and are constantly updating availability and prices. Our own reservation system checks for the most up-to-date position and offers the lowest price available at the time of booking. The prices in this brochure are based on the lowest published fare but the actual flight supplement we quote at the time of booking may vary. If you book early and can be flexible with your travel plans, you have a better chance of obtaining the very best value economy fare.

Car Hire

UK Airport Car Parking

Hiring a car gives you priceless flexibility and independence to explore this amazing country, to let you go where you want, when you want.

Great Offers For Your Convenience

Italy is such a varied country that a hire car means you can get so much more out of your holiday, by mixing and matching hotels and regions as you please. Our Italian holidays are truly flexible, giving you the opportunity to combine hotels in different parts of the same area or in completely different regions, staying for as many nights as you like in each.

2) Special Airport Hotel Offers from only £35 per person! Including FREE PARKING

1) Up to 35% discount at all UK Airports

What’s included

3) Meet and Greet valet parking at airports from only £45. Valet parking is ideal. Simply drive to the airport terminal where an APH representative meets you and takes your car to their nearby secure car park. On your return, your car is then delivered back to you directly at the terminal for you to drive straight off home.

Our ‘Car hire inclusive’ prices include all the following:-

For further details and how to book, visit www.aph.com/inghams

Car Hire Included

• Unlimited mileage • Collision Damage Waiver* • Theft Protection*

New Gatwick Bloc Hotel

• Third party liability insurance • NEW - One way drop off charges are now included

From just £29 per person

• Airport/railway station surcharges

If you’ve got an early flight from Gatwick or simply want a hassle free start to your holiday, you’ll like the special rate we’ve negotiated for Inghams guests at the new Bloc hotel which is situated right inside the South Terminal. Step straight from reception into the departures area!

• Local taxes and VAT (at 22%) • 24-hour breakdown service For excesses see below. We have included car hire in many of our holiday prices, wherever the car makes all the difference to your ability to get the very best out of those regions. Car hire is accordingly included with many of our hotels in Tuscany & Umbria, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily. For bookings of 2-3 people we include an Economy car (Fiat Panda or similar), whilst for 4 people a medium range car is included in our prices. For larger parties minivans can be requested but not guaranteed. Upgrades to larger cars are available at a supplement. All vehicles normally have air conditioning. In the cities and some other regions such as the Amalfi Coast and some beach or lakeside resort hotels, a car adds little to the holiday, so here we have included airport transfers instead. Should you prefer to have a private transfer rather than car hire or a coach transfer, then of course we can organise that for you instead. Please just give your Personal Travel Consultant a call on 01483 79 11 00 to discuss the various options.

Not included are: • Deposit • Garaging, parking, petrol and traffic fines • Baby/child seats • Additional driver charge • Delivery/collection charges if car is delivered to or collected from your hotel • Non waivable excess on Theft Protection and Collision Damage Waiver (minimum €1,100) • Supplement for drivers 24 years and under (payable locally) • Personal Accident Insurance. NB In Puglia, Campania and Sicily it is not possible to reduce the theft protection excess to zero even if the extra premiums are paid. In these areas the maximum excess that can be waived will be €500 + tax (for Group A, B & C cars) and £750 + tax for all other groups. Insurance is included with your car hire, however there are high excesses that apply to both Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection insurance. Cover for these excesses can be purchased locally and the cost starts at €20 per day. Please note that cover for excesses must be purchased before or at the time the vehicle is collected and cannot be purchased later. Alternatively, Insurance4carhire.com offers single trip policies starting at £39.99 to cover these excesses and much more. See our website or speak to one of our Italy Expert for more details. Car Hire Terms and Conditions Cars returned 30 minutes or more later than the time collected incur a day’s extra rental at local rates. If travelling with a plastic card licence, you will need to obtain a code to enable the car hire company to view your driving licence history. Please see www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence. Cars must be returned to the place specified by the car rental company, otherwise parking charges will be charged to your credit card or deducted from your deposit. If a car in the group you require is not available, the car rental company reserves the right to supply a higher group vehicle at no extra charge, or in some cases, two smaller cars for multi-adult bookings.

To take advantage of this offer, please book your double room directly with the hotel on 0203 051 0101 or email: bookingslgw@ blochotels.com, quoting code INGBLGW and your Inghams Booking Reference. Payment is to be made in full to hotel at time of booking. Terms and Conditions: Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Rooms based on 2 adults sharing. Single supplement will be an additional £29 per room. Bloc Hotel will verify the bookings with Inghams to ensure the conditions are met.

Airport Executive Lounge The ideal start to your holiday. You don’t have to be travelling in Club or Business class to enjoy the benefits of an executive lounge. If you’re flying from London Gatwick (North & South Terminals), London Stansted, Manchester (Terminals 1, 2 & 3), Birmingham or Edinburgh. Inghams guests receive a 15% discount. For further information and to book visit https://no1lounges.com/hotelplan Add code: HOTELPLAN15

Create your own holiday with our expert team who can make all the arrangements for you. 01483 79 11 00.

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162 I N G H A M S I TA LY G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N This section contains some additional information about our holiday provision. We suggest that you read this as, in conjunction with our Booking Conditions (available on our website at: http://inghams.co.uk/ legal/terms-conditions) and brochure/website pages, this forms part of your holiday contract.

Accommodation Information Air-conditioning: even though the property may feature air-conditioning in the rooms, its operation is at the discretion of the hotelier and some units may be centrally-controlled. Annexes: When annexes are used, these may be directly owned and controlled by the accommodation provider or contracted in private homes. They may either be joined to the main building or be within walking distance of the accommodation. Balconies/Terraces: Where a supplement has been paid for a balcony or a terrace, neither a specific view nor aspect is guaranteed. Neither should it be assumed that a balcony will include seating or a panoramic view, whether seated or not. In some cases they may be ‘Juliette’ style balconies, with limited floor space. Views from balconies, windows and terraces may be restricted by trees/foliage or other factors beyond our control and no express or implied representation is made regarding there being a ‘view’ of any kind. The balcony or terrace may be private or shared. Bedrooms: The size, decor, soundproofing, style and furnishing of bedrooms can differ, even within the same property. In certain locations, a twin is commonly accepted as referring to two separate mattresses and duvets contained in one large frame. Beds may be sofa beds or chair beds, particularly where part of the room is intended as either a sitting area or sleeping area. Check–in/check-out times: Your room will normally be available from 4pm onwards but please bear with the accommodation if it takes longer. Check-out times may be before 10am or before your departure from resort. Cleaning: In apartments and self-catering apartments, it is generally accepted that a clean at the beginning of the week will occur. Your accommodation will be clean and tidy for your arrival, and you will be required to leave it in a tidy state at the end of your stay. Some apartments may provide an end of stay checklist to adhere to. It may be the case that hotel rooms and all other accommodation are not cleaned on a daily basis. Extra Beds: Where an extra bed is added, this may limit the space available and may be smaller than conventional sized single beds. Rooms with extra beds are still bookable for two person occupancy, although, in this case, the hotelier may allocate a standard-sized twin bedded room without extra beds. Single rooms do not always match up either in size or facilities to twin bedded rooms, even when a supplement is paid. If you require a cot, we advise you book a room that can take an extra bed, otherwise the room may feel cramped. Hotel charges for cots must be paid directly to the hotel. Free upgrade offers: Where a hotel offers ‘free’ upgrades on their rooms, these are subject to availability and may only be applicable to holidays taken in certain months of the season. The hotel may amend or withdraw this offer at any time during the season, without notice. Hotel shuttle bus services: Are operated at entirely at the discretion of the hotelier and may be subject to restrictions and/or be on a first come, first served basis. Details will be available locally. Leisure facilities: Swimming pool, hot-tub, spa-bath and sauna temperatures are determined by the management or owners in accordance with local regulations or guidelines, and may not always match guests’ expectations. Leisure facilities may be subject to limited opening hours, and there may be restrictions on their use by children. Should any leisure facility become unavailable for any reason, we cannot guarantee being able to repair or replace it during your holiday, and do not offer compensation for inconvenience or curtailed use in such an event. Some hotels, especially in Italy require you to wear a “bathing” cap whilst using the pool facilities. In hotels with spas or wellness centres, massages/beauty treatments will normally be provided by the hotel’s own wellness area staff, but in some cases will be available to book through the hotel with a visiting provider of these services. Services provided by the accommodation: Where the accommodation provider offers a service such as childcare or kindergarten facilities, these services are offered and available for use by guests entirely at their own risk. There is no guarantee that the services offered will be equivalent to UK standards and they may differ from the description of the facility published at the time. Lifts: Please note that in some properties, lifts may not directly service all floors and access to and from these floors may be by stairway only. Not all properties have lifts. Meal Arrangements: If you book half board, the first meal you will receive will usually be dinner on the day of your arrival in the resort and the last meal will be breakfast on the morning of your departure from the resort. No drinks are included on a half board option (unless stipulated). Clients arriving late at a hotel will normally receive a cold meal. At peak times, some hotels may choose to seat clients together on larger tables. “All Inclusive” hotels include breakfast, a light lunch, evening meals and unlimited drinks in the basic holiday price (although set times and choices may apply at some hotels). Where packed lunches are provided as part of your accommodation stay, they will not be provided on the day of departure. Please note, some hotels can charge for tap water, or may only offer bottled water at an applicable charge.

Mezzanine levels: Where mezzanine levels are described, they may be accessible by steep stairs and will typically be under the eaves in most units or hotels. New-Build Projects & Refurbishments: A number of our featured properties are newly built or substantially converted or refurbished each season. Matters outside our or our suppliers’ direct control, such as local authorities or adverse weather at critical times for example, can occasionally cause delays, and/or there may be changes to the designer’s or architect’s plans upon which we have based our description. In the event that either eventuality happens, we will advise you as soon as any impact on your holiday is clear. If the impact of the change is such that we reasonably classify it as a major factor, we will offer the options in accordance with paragraph 5 of our Booking Conditions. No further compensation shall be payable for changes caused by late delivery of new-build or refurbished properties, or changes to architects’ or designers’ plans, and Inghams’ liability in such cases shall be limited to the provision or conversion of the options outlined. At each of the hotel and apartment properties featured in the brochure and on our website we have an allocation of rooms/apartments at contract rates and conditions. When this allocation is full, it may be possible for us to apply for additional rooms, if we are asked to do so, but these may not always be offered to us at ‘contract’ rates and therefore a supplement may apply. This may also occur if we are asked to obtain rooms of a type/standard not included in our normal allocation. Some partner hotels do offer a choice of smoking and non-smoking rooms. Requests for a preferred type should be made at time of booking but cannot be guaranteed. Some of the properties featured may also be pet-friendly. Whilst we do not offer pet-friendly holidays, private guests or guests booked with other tour operators may have the right to bring their pets to the hotel. If you have a pet allergy, you should discuss this with whoever you book with at the time. Seating areas: may not typically consist of a full lounge or separate lounge area, but will normally include chair(s), a sofa or other forms of seating. Security: We cannot be held responsible for the damage to, loss or theft of personal belongings or equipment from any accommodation.

The pictures shown in the brochure and on the website are included for their style and general relevance and are shown for illustration purposes and unless stated are not necessarily taken at the resort described. Photographs of rooms are intended to give an indication of the typical appearance, but rooms will inevitably vary in size, furnishing and decorative style, particularly where there has been partial refurbishment.

Adding Extras We’re delighted to be able to offer a whole host of extras to help you get the most out of your holiday with us, details of which can be found on our website and in our brochure. It’s advisable that you book any extras at the time of booking, as we cannot guarantee that they can be added later and prices can change at any time. If you add these extras after confirming your booking, you will be charged the price applicable at the time those extras are booked, not at the time the holiday itself was booked. We try wherever possible to obtain special offers and discounts from our chosen suppliers to pass on to our guests, though these are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Please ask our Reservations team about any applicable offers when confirming your booking.

Carriage Of Bicycles And Sporting Equipment Please enquire at time of booking as charges will usually apply.

Child Discounts Except where stated, child discounted places are based on the child/ children sharing the room with at least two full-paying guests. A maximum of two discounted child places is permitted per room/suite/ cabin/apartment. • Child discount percentages are calculated off the basic adult brochure price shown in the relevant price panel, not including room or flight supplements, insurance or any other applicable costs. • Children on self-drive or accommodation-only holidays receive the same percentage discounts shown for European charter flights off the relevant adult basic self-drive or accommodation-only price.

Star Ratings/Country Standards: Official star ratings, where available, are shown at the foot of the price panel and on the property description page on our website. They are primarily intended to give a guide to the range of facilities and services available in each property. As you would expect, 2 and 3 star properties generally have a more limited range of facilities and services than is available in 4 and 5 star properties. We also show our own Inghams rating of each property alongside the property name and above its description. These ratings are based on our own inspections of properties as well as on guest feedback as expressed in our questionnaires.

• Infants under 2 years of age on the return travel date to the UK pay an Infant Administration Fee as shown below, provided that the infant travels on a parent’s lap, and no flight, coach or train seat is used:

Our star rating is indicated by a “star” ranging from HHH to HHHHH. In some cases we award an additional half star where we believe a hotel offers better facilities and services than its official rating would suggest. Conversely we may have downgraded a hotel to give a truer representation of the services and facilities offered. In general the overall standard of services and facilities varies significantly from country to country within star categories. For example, an officially rated 4 star property may only possess 3 star standards (and vice versa) despite having an extensive range of services and facilities. This is because of the many different criteria that are used from country to country to assess star ratings.

• Please note that infants do not have their own luggage allowance, and must sit on a parent’s lap on the flight and on the transfers.

Please note these criteria can differ significantly to those used in the UK by motoring and other organisations and UK ratings cannot therefore be compared to those used overseas. For example, few tourist authorities include an assessment of culinary performance in their ratings. TV: Where a TV is advertised, no guarantee is implied as to how many English-speaking channels will be available, if any, including Satellite TV. Views: Views may be restricted, and no express or implied representation is made regarding there being a ‘view’ of any kind from a window, balcony or the room itself. It should not be assumed the ‘view’ can be visible from all parts of the room, window or balcony, whether seated or standing. Views may sometimes be restricted by trees or foliage etc. and other factors beyond our control. Wi-Fi/Internet Access: Where Wi-Fi or internet access is indicated in a property description, this belongs to the property and its availability is outside our control. No guarantee is given or implied that it will be operative during your holiday; you will not be advised in advance if this facility is removed, and no compensation or refund will be paid if it is not available for whatever reason. Charges may apply. The connections will, in normal circumstances, be suitable for the checking of emails and basic web-browsing, but the downloading and streaming of films and other media may not be possible. Safe-keeping of your laptop computer/tablet/smartphone is your own responsibility, as is ensuring that it is properly insured for the circumstances above; no liability will be accepted for damage to or loss or theft of laptops from accommodation, including if your insurance company refuses to pay out for any reason. We also accept no liability for any loss of data or virus infection to your device whilst on holiday with us, however caused.

Accuracy Of Information Our package holidays and other types of holiday arrangements may also be featured on websites owned and operated by travel agents and other organisations. We have absolutely no control over the content or maintenance of such sites and therefore we cannot accept any liability for information contained on them.

- £49 when using charter flights - £99 when using scheduled flights These apply in European hotels and apartments, with direct payment to the accommodation owner of any cot-hire and linen charges, food and drink costs or other applicable charges.

• Child prices and cannot be combined with online discounts. • The child reductions shown in the brochure are correct at the time of going to press, but may be changed or withdrawn at any time. The correct price will be confirmed at time of booking. • If dual parent families abuse our single parent discounts, we reserve the right to either cancel such bookings without notice or to re-invoice the booking at the correct price.

In Resort Parents are reminded that children must remain under their control at all times. Age limits or qualifications may apply to some activities and it may be that a basic or reasonable level of fitness is required to partake in a certain activity or a requirement of swimming to take part in water-based activities. On occasion, passport evidence may also be required. Our Reservations team has full details and you should enquire before booking if any limitations to activities are of paramount importance to you. Minimum numbers and/or suitable weather conditions are required for certain activities to take place. If the required numbers are not reached, or the weather prevents the activity taking place at all during your holiday, or the activity is withdrawn by the provider for any reason, the provider will endeavour to rearrange the activity or offer a suitable alternative. Any refunds must be negotiated directly with the provider and cannot be guaranteed by us as we act as an agent and are not responsible for the provision of the service or activity normally. It may also be the case that excursions do not start or conclude in the resort you are booked to stay in, and you may incur additional charges in travelling to the excursion departure and/or return point. Excursions can also be shared between resorts and the point of origin may not be from your resort. No refunds or compensation will be paid by the service providers if you simply change your mind about taking part in an activity after booking it, or miss the transport provided, or fail to arrive at the designated meeting point on time, or, in your or the provider’s judgment, cannot physically cope with the activity. (If the latter is due to a physical injury, you should claim under your travel insurance policy.) Any arrangements made by you independently of our company are entirely at your own risk and you should make sure you are appropriately insured. Hotelplan Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any losses incurred as a result of industrial action in resort, e.g. strike action by lift operators, bus drivers, etc.

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In-Resort Purchases

Special Requests

Payments in resort for excursions, optional activities, etc. booked in resort must be made at the point of booking in local currency cash, or by debit card or credit card. Card payments will be taken in sterling converted from the local currency price at the applicable exchange rate at that time. Exchange rate fluctuations may mean that the sterling price paid may not be exactly the same as the cost in local currency in your resort. Where paying with a Euro currency card, the local currency price will be debited from your account. Card payments cannot be processed after the Friday of your holiday for Saturday departures, and Tuesday for Wednesday departures, so cash payments are required for later settlement. We reserve the right to involve local police and/or deny return travel if due payments are withheld for any reason.

Any special requests you have such as vegetarian or other special dietary meals, special facilities, specific room allocations or any other requirements you consider important, these should be made known to us at the time of booking and added as a special request on your Confirmation Invoice. Please note: special requests cannot be guaranteed and their inclusion on your Confirmation Invoice confirms only that the request has been passed to the supplier, NOT that it can and will be fulfilled.

No refunds or compensation will be paid by the service providers if you simply change your mind about taking part in an activity after booking it, or miss the transport provided, or fail to arrive at the designated meeting point on time, or, in your or the provider’s judgment, cannot physically cope with the activity. (If the latter is due to a physical injury, you should claim under your travel insurance policy.) Any arrangements made by you independently of our company are entirely at your own risk and you should make sure you are appropriately insured.

Lost Property A report of any lost item must be made immediately to your Resort Representative, if the loss is noticed whilst you are on holiday. If the item is not found and returned to you prior to your departure, you must report the loss to our Post-Departure Guest Services Team as soon as possible upon your return. You can do this by email to guest. services@inghams.co.uk or by telephone on 01483 791144. Please do give us a full description of the item lost, including any branding/distinguishing features. If found, the return of your property will carry a fee to cover the costs of returning it to you, normally £25 for small items and £60 for larger items such as bulky clothing/items and equipment. Additional charges may apply for the return of lost property from non-EU countries. No item will be returned unless this fee is paid in advance and arrangements for its return have been made via the UK office. We cannot guarantee the return of any item of lost property and our staff’s involvement in tracing it shall not constitute acceptance of any liability for the item at any stage of the process. We regret that any items of lost property found and unclaimed 28 days after the holiday end date cannot be kept and will be disposed of.

If you require the fulfilment of your request to be a condition of your package holiday contract with us, this can only be done if you advise us in writing and our providers agree they can meet your request and we confirm this back to you in writing, separately to the Confirmation Invoice. See also our Important Information with regard to dietary requirements. Special Medical Requirements: If you have any special/medical requirements, it is essential that you bring these to our attention at the earliest opportunity and before confirming your holiday, as some accommodation and resorts may be found to be unsuitable. It is therefore important that you provide us promptly with written details of your requirements in order that we can help you find a suitable holiday. When booking excursions or events in resort, you should ensure that the excursion or event that you have chosen is suitable and that the provider is made aware of any special requirements that you may have, in order that they may take an informed decision as to the suitability of the excursion or event for you.

Transfers Please see the details on each region page for transfer times. These times may be affected by weather, road and traffic conditions. In particular, congestion during continental school holidays can cause delays, as may road closures due to roadworks, etc. It may be necessary to wait for guests arriving on other flights, but we try to keep waiting time to as short a time as possible in the circumstances. Transfers can be by coach, shared mini-bus, train or car. Private transfers can be arranged at a supplement – please speak to our Reservations team for further information Transfers are not always accompanied by an Inghams Representative or Tour Manager, though you will usually be met at your arrival airport. The transfer into resort may not stop directly outside your property and at times, a feeder may be provided (if applicable). If you require assistance to the door of your accommodation, please contact our Reservations team.

Although many coaches are equipped with toilets, they are not always available for use, for a variety of reasons. European coaches do not always have fitted seatbelts. Infants under the age of 2 years on the return date of travel must sit on a parent’s lap. It is not normally possible to show children’s videos on coach transfers. Some properties are not situated close to coach-accessible roads and walks from 50 to 400 metres, sometimes with gradients, are necessary on arrival and departure. Please see the property description and if this is important to you call our Reservations team. Transfers will endeavour to drop you off directly outside your accommodation wherever possible, but there may be times where, due to adverse weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control, this may not be possible. We will not accept liability for this and no compensation will be offered where you are required to walk some distance to your accommodation. On occasions there may be waiting times for other flights to join your transfer to resort, and transfers may sometimes involve a change of vehicle en route. Your return transfer coach may also carry guests from more than one flight and this may affect your departure time from resort. In the event of a flight diversion to an outbound flight for whatever reason, Inghams will endeavour to arrange coaches and staff to be at the alternative airport to meet you, but this cannot be guaranteed at short notice and we ask for your patience and understanding. No liability will be accepted if a diversion causes a delay at the arrival airport and/or a longer than advertised transfer to resort. Restrictions on drivers’ working hours can occasionally affect coach availability and may result in delays. Independent Travel: Please note that you should plan to arrive at your accommodation after 4pm on arrival day and to leave by 10am on your departure day. Accommodations may have restricted parking. Public parking in resort is always subject to availability and will normally incur a charge which you pay locally. If arranging your own flights, it will not be possible to join Inghams’ coach transfers, and you should be aware that it can be extremely expensive to arrange transfers by taxi from your arrival airport to the resort. There will not normally be any price reduction in the event that you choose not to use our flights. Train Travel: Transfers by train may sometimes involve a change of train. We will always book the best available train options at the best available price. If you require a later train, these are on request only. Train tickets are not changeable or transferable. Venice: Transfers in Venice are not escorted and there is no assistance of any kind offered. If you require assistance, this would be on a special request basis, subject to availability.

Traveller Information

Travel Insurance

Regulation 5(2)(b): Information to be provided to the traveller before the package travel contract is concluded

Essential peace of mind on holiday.

Part 1: General: The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Therefore you will benefit from all EU rights applying to the packages. We, Hotelplan Limited, will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package as a whole. Additionally, as required by law, we have protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that it becomes/they become insolvent. Part 2: Key rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 • Travellers will receive all essential information about the package before concluding the package travel contract. • There is always at least one trader who is liable for the proper performance of all the travel services included in the contract. • Travellers are given an emergency telephone number or details of a contact point where they can get in touch with the organiser or the travel agent. • Travellers may transfer the package to another person, on reasonable notice and possibly subject to additional costs. • The price of the package may only be increased if specific costs rise (for instance fuel prices), and if expressly provided for in the contract, and in any event not later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase exceeds 8% of the price of the package, the traveller may terminate the contract. If the organiser reserves the right to a price increase, the traveller has a right to a price reduction if there is a decrease in the relevant costs. • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee and get a full refund of any payments if any of the essential elements of the package, other than the price, has changed significantly. If before the start of the package the trader responsible for the package cancels the package, travellers are entitled to a refund and compensation where appropriate. • Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee before the start of the package in the event of exceptional circumstances, for instance if there are serious security problems at the destination which are likely to affect the package.

It is a condition of booking with us that you and your party take out suitable Travel Insurance from a reputable provider. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our House Insurance provider MPI Brokers, who we have worked with for many years. Their policy satisfies our booking conditions and for the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept any costs, expenses or liability due to your failure to obtain proper insurance.

Below you will find some key features of the MPI Brokers policies:• 24 hour emergency assistance • Family policies – kids go free • Personal Liability – injuring others • MPI cover most forms of Watersports as standard • MPI provide insurance up to the age of 100 • In house claims department

How to purchase an MPI Travel Insurance Policy? Please feel free to create a quote using the link below, to our website to benefit from our online discount.

retail.mpibrokers.com/inghams#/start

• Additionally, travellers may at any time before the start of the package terminate the contract in return for an appropriate and justifiable termination fee. • If, after the start of the package, significant elements of the package cannot be provided as agreed, suitable alternative arrangements will have to be offered to the traveller at no extra cost. Travellers may terminate the contract without paying any termination fee, where services are not performed in accordance with the contract and this substantially affects the performance of the package and the organiser fails to remedy the problem. • Travellers are also entitled to a price reduction or compensation for damages or both where the travel services are not performed or are improperly performed.

Peace of Mind You can rest assured that all our holidays and flights are fully protected, so your trip is in safe hands.

• The organiser has to provide assistance if the traveller is in difficulty. • If the organiser or the retailer becomes insolvent, payments will be refunded. If the organiser becomes insolvent after the start of the package and if transport is included in the package, repatriation of the travellers is secured. Hotelplan Limited has taken out insolvency protection, for flight-inclusive holidays by virtue of its ATOL, held with the CAA, under ATOL number: 0025, and for non-flight packages, with ABTA Ltd (No. V4871). Please see clause 7 of our Booking Conditions for further information. Travellers may contact these entities if services are denied because of our insolvency. Part 3: The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is ATOL 0025. Your holiday price includes £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. All other holidays are bonded with ABTA.

Create your own holiday with our expert team who can make all the arrangements for you. 01483 79 11 00.

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For your priority copy for any of these Inghams brochures please call 01483 79 11 11 or order online at inghams.co.uk/brochure

3 Easy Ways to Book your Inghams Italy holiday Visit inghams.co.uk/italy View the entire range of Inghams Italy holidays, search our live reservation systems for flight and room availability, check our latest prices and book 24/7 online.

Call 01483 79 11 00 Speak to our friendly Inghams Italy Experts who, between them, have visited all of the resorts we sell. Opening Times Monday-Friday (Apr-Aug) 09:00-18:00 / Monday-Friday (Sep-Mar) 08:30-20:00 Saturday (all year) 09.00-17.30 / Sunday (Sep-Mar only) 10.00-16.00 Calls may be monitored for training purposes.

Visit your local Travel Agent Your local travel agent is a mine of useful information and will have direct access into our live reservation systems.

100% Bonded Security Mountain House, Station Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EX Rest assured that all our holidays and flights are fully protected, so your trip is in safe hands.

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