Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

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.

Madesimo Canalone

Dec 30th, 2014 | By

In the last few years, Madesimo has performed well as a resort managing good snow fall at the lower level and over five metres on the higher slopes. That led to many more visitors last season and – if the snow forecasts are good – even more this season.

Ski spotlight: Rob Freeman, author of the Snowfinder guidebook on Austria

Dec 27th, 2014 | By

Rob Freeman – the UK’s leading authority on skiing in Austria and author of the Snowfinder guidebook on Austria – talks life on the slopes

All white

Dec 25th, 2014 | By

Whether you’re in the process of finding your ski legs or a wannabe downhill champion, the Austrian resort of Obergurgl is where it’s at writes Kaye Holland

The year that was

Dec 17th, 2014 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares five of her favourite 2014 travel destinations

A mediaeval Christmas market

Dec 5th, 2014 | By
Genoa - Galata sea museum

The Genoa Christmas Market takes over the entire Piazza Caricamento, the square being transformed into a medieval village, set around the year 1,000 AD .

Trekking up Vesuvius

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
Pompeii pillars

Reza visits Pompei and Mount Vesuvius in Italy and imagines the dreadful scene at the time of the famed eruption.

Fighting for Italy’s heritage

Nov 18th, 2014 | By
Who will police the saviours?

This person alleged that private financiers were discouraged when faced with the “bureaucratic, corrupt, overfed political world,” suggesting that this person may have some experience of dealing with these bureaucrats.

Ischia wonderland

Nov 11th, 2014 | By

Reza travels to Ischia, a memorable dreamland with a lot to offer in history and nature and a paradise to relax and enjoy life.

Enticing us on holiday

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By

It’s World Travel Market time. That means that tens of thousands of people have descended on Docklands in the east of London to sell their destinations to British tour operators and travel agents.

Where the experts holiday: Luis Rubén Cuevas, director of Travel Times

Aug 7th, 2014 | By

Luis Rubén Cuevas, director of Mexican travel magazine – Travel Times – talks travel

Where the experts holiday: Mark Middleton from Oasis Overland

Jul 24th, 2014 | By

Mark Middleton from Oasis Overland Adventure Travel on Europe, Ethiopia and why Iran is underrated

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.

Saturday snippets: 29th of March 2014

Mar 29th, 2014 | By

Starting with a prize holiday for two to Nashville, Adrian rounds up the smaller stories of the week for you.

Pompeii suffers again

Mar 6th, 2014 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

How many natural disasters will it take for some reasonable care and maintenance is given to Pompeii?

I first went to Pompeii, forty years ago this June.

Sloping off

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Get ready, get set, ski! Kaye Holland heads to the Italian Alps to lose her skiing virginity

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

Livigno – a snow sure resort

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

In the Italian Alps, Livigno, is one of those places where you are virtually assured of snow. It has had tons of the white stuff already this autumn, 83cms on the mountain at the moment.

Italian Christmas Markets

Nov 24th, 2013 | By

With the help, once-again, of Stefania at the Italian Tourist Board in London, here is a run-down of some of Italy’s most popular Christmas markets.

Best value destinations

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

When times are tight, we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come

Autumn events in Italy

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

To help plan your trip to Italy, CD-Traveller lists some of the many eevents and festivals happening in Italy this autumn.

Postcard from Venice

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

Having made his annual trip to Venice, Adrian jots down some features that caught his eye last week

What’s on in Italy this summer

Jun 20th, 2013 | By

With the help of the Italian Tourist Board, we list some of the events happening in Italy this summer.

The blue flag beaches of Liguria

Jun 9th, 2013 | By

Just a few weeks after we heard which beaches in our countries had been awarded blue flags, the same has been happening throughout Europe. The place with more blue flags than any other part of Italy is Liguria – as it has been for the last four years.

The Borromean Isles: magical gardens on Italy’s Lake Maggiore

May 7th, 2013 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck gazes in wonder at Isola Bella, a baroque garden shaped like a ship floating on the lake, is entranced by Isola Madre, a romantic garden full of flowers and enjoys a lunch of lake fish on Fisherman’s Island

Last chance to enter young travel writer competition

Apr 4th, 2013 | By

Al Fresco Holidays has extended the deadline of their Young Travel Writer competition so children now have until 15 April, to work on their entries and be in with the chance of winning a family holiday

Where the experts holiday: Jeff Redl

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Jeff Redl, sales and marketing manager at Asia Destinations, on Vietnam, Italy and France’s future in the tourism industry

Carnival time in Italy

Jan 16th, 2013 | By

It’s carnival time in Italy! From the end of January, carnival fever will grip many cities and towns in Italy: carnival floats, masked balls, masked parades, children dressed in fancy costumes, typical delicacies such as frappe or zeppole, multicoloured streamers, confetti and all the riotous fun of this joyous time in Italy will enliven the otherwise cold and dreary winter