Posts Tagged ‘ Florence ’

Destination Florence

Dec 11th, 2017 | By

The Italian city of Florence wants to solve some of its overcrowding problems at tourist attractions. can its new plan achieve this?



Saturday snippets: August26th 2017

Aug 26th, 2017 | By

Chianti and volcanoes and are two of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Where the experts holiday: Mirko Lagattolla

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Mirko Lagattolla – co-founder of GLEAT, a new app that allows Londoners with a passion for cooking to set up a pop-up restaurant in their very own home – talks travel



Where the experts holiday: René Zografos, author of Attractive Unattractive Americans

Aug 19th, 2015 | By

Journalist and author, René Zografos, talks travel



What’s hot: April 2015

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Italian art exhibitions 2015

Feb 5th, 2015 | By

With the assistance – as usual – of the Italian National Tourist Board, we list here the main art exhibitions that will be showing in Italy this year.



Capturing the renaissance in Florence

Jan 8th, 2015 | By
Ponte Vecchio

Whether you wander down a little narrow side street or stay on the main thoroughfares in Florence, there is always something new to discover and marvel at says Natasha Blair.



Easter in Italy

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

Like Spain and their Easter celebrations, Italy melds religious traditions and celebrations but with culinary delights as well.



All eyes on Turin

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

From coffee and chocolate to first class museums and world famous football teams, Turin has it all – and a lot more besides says Kaye Holland



What’s hot: December 2013

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Barbados and British Airways are in the headlines for all the right reasons but it’s bad news for residents of Stoke on Trent and Red Sea hoteliers



New Year travel trends from ThomasCook.com

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

4.5 million holiday searches since Christmas Day



Christmas markets in Italy

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

Most people think of Germany when they hear of Christmas markets. But Italy also has a long history of markets at Christmas. Here – with the help of Stefania at the Italian Tourist Board – is a quick guide to 25 of Italy’s most magical markets



Elba: more paradise than prison

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Elba – the island of Napoleon’s exile – is more of a paradise than a prison, writes Judith Baker



Top 10 Valentine’s breaks

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have sifted through the schmaltz to find Valentine’s packages that will really set hearts aflutter (and won’t involve soggy petals clogging the plughole). Here are 10 hot properties that offer something a little bit different…



Cruising into the New Year

Dec 25th, 2011 | By

Cruise veteran, Viv, reveals why cruise ships are sometime forced to change their itinerary



La dolce vita: part two

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Looking for somewhere stylish to stay in Italy? Boutique travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have recently published their first Italy guidebook, and to celebrate CD-Traveller has teamed up with them to reveal three special stays. Today: Follonico



Florence and the Bed Tax

Jun 25th, 2011 | By

Two weeks ago, we reported that both Florence and Venice were introducing taxes per night and per star rating on accommodation. With under a week to go before they come into force is the any news how it will work? Or any news at all?
The short answer is no.



Rome, Florence and now Venice

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Like London buses, when one comes along, it is accompanied by another. So Venice, on Wednesday this week, decided to introduce an accommodation tax just like Florence.



Florence’s Sudden Attack on Visitors

Jun 4th, 2011 | By

Following Rome’s introduction of an accommodation tax, Florence has decided to do the same. The difference is that Rome gave people a bit of notice. Florence has given just a month. From July 1st all visitors (except children under 10) staying overnight will have to pay €1 per night. But it gets worse. You also pay a euro for each star category of accommodation you stay at so a 5 star hotel will attract €5 per night per person.