Posts Tagged ‘ Italy ’

Travel In Style: Christie’s 15th Annual Ski Sale

Dec 13th, 2012 | By

Hugely popular sale celebrating the Golden Age of travel comprising vintage posters and luggage

Where to ski in Europe this season

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

As ski enthusiasts look to the new season, Anna Maria Espsater tells us everything we need to know about Europe’s ski scene

Secrets of southern Sardinia

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

The Italian island of Sardinia is undoubtedly one of the Mediterranean’s most desirable holiday destinations with a number of established resorts along the Costa Smeralda in the north. On a recent trip Robin Nowacki explored the lesser known south of Sardinia

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

Coffee time

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Most of us need a jolt of caffeine to get things firing. Wherever you find yourself waking up, here are the rules for ordering the perfect coffee

Slovenia: small country, very big heart

Nov 1st, 2012 | By

Anthony Lyddker journeys to Slovenia and finds it to be one of Europe’s most surprising destinations

Chocolate in Perugia

Oct 15th, 2012 | By

If you are planning to get away for October half term but haven’t got around to deciding where, how about the Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia in Italy? As my niece says, “everyone loves chocolate.”

Frustrating Venice

Sep 25th, 2012 | By

Venice – Italy’s medieval gem – enchants vistors all year round but the ‘City of Water’ can also be an unpleasant place to holiday as Adrian explains

What’s hot: September 2012

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Birmingham has been given a boost but British cuisine hasn’t fared so well

Visitors report 100 per cent satisfaction with Olympic London

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

A survey of shoppers in London’s West End last weekend found they were all without exception enjoying their visit, with 99 per cent of them hoping to visit London again at some stage in the future

Colourful Burano

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

Yes there are canals on Burano but there are also strips of garden and open spaces which is rare on both Venice and Murano. When you alight at the main waterbus stop in Burano, there is a large open space and you can see houses with gardens.
And that is another reason why you should visit the island. Houses – much more modern than in Venice – are brightly coloured

What’s on in Italy

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

For those planning a holiday in Italy this summer, here are a few events that might tempt you. Asti: Palio di Asti. Held on September 3rd, the horse race has twenty-one riders and is preceded by a parade of well over 1,000 people. Try a “bönet”, which is a chocolate pudding, with almond cookies all soaked in the local, Asti Spumante. Bolzano, Bolzano Danza – the 28th International festival of dance and performance. 16-28th July. Florence, Sargent and the American Impressionists is at the Palazzo
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Fabulous fashion destinations

Jun 9th, 2012 | By

Fashion guru, Caryn Franklin and have joined forces to showcase some of the most stylish places to visit for fashion fans. Together, they’ve chosen a mix of established fashion destinations as well as some whose style status may come as more of a surprise….

Minister for tourism seeks to resassure travellers to northern Italy

Jun 9th, 2012 | By

The Italian Minister for Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport, Mr Piero Gnudi, is looking to reassure tourists who have planned or are in the process of planning a holiday in Italy’s northern regions

Where the experts holiday: Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to see before you die

May 6th, 2012 | By

Patricia Schultz, author of the newly revised #1 New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die, talks travel

What’s hot: May 2012

May 2nd, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Bhutan and the Black Sea resort of Batuni get the thumbs up, but readers are advised to avoid the Big Apple’s JFK airport

Heineken, Clubs and the Milan Design Fair

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

You have to admit that the combination of those words aren’t ones you would usually find together. But last night in Milan at the Design Fair, Heineken introduced some ideas. Will they, perhaps,change the image of clubs?

The Games are coming: get involved!

Apr 15th, 2012 | By

Apparently 25 per cent of Brits who have booked a break abroad this summer, have done so in order to escape the Olympics – according to a survey by Travelex

Where the experts holiday: Dr Jill Nash, best selling travel author

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

Dr. Jill Nash, owner of independent guidebook publishing company ‘Luxury Backpackers’, on Canada, Cornwall and the Lake District’s best kept secrets predicts panoramic trend for weddings in 2012

Feb 24th, 2012 | By

Destination wedding website,, has predicted that 2012 will be the year of the vista, in terms of wedding hotspots abroad.

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…

Has the Costa Concordia disaster deterred you from booking a cruise?

Jan 19th, 2012 | By

In the wake of last Friday’s Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy off the Italian coast, you’d be forgiven for being put off booking a cruise this year.

It’s understandable that the unforgettable image of a ship lying on its side will see many consumers shy away from cruises, but the CD-Traveller team won’t be among them.

San Patrignano: A light at the end of the tunnel

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Lyn gives us the low-down on inspirational Italian rehab clinic , San Patrignano

Ski Selva

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

Chris Gill, author of Where to Ski and Snowboard 2012, gives us a guide to Italy’s Selva ski resort

Cutting your costs on the slopes

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

Chalet I or chalet not? Chris Gill, co-editor of Where to Ski and Snowboard 2012, names the resorts where your pound will go further

Venice update

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Just back from his annual trip to Venice, Adrian updates you on toilets, validating tckets on the vaporetti, bag-sellers, bicycles and a common con trick

Signs in Venice

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

Readers will be aware of our thoughts on signage. Particulary confusing ones. So here is one from Venice which suggest you can go in opposite directions to get to the same place!

Where will you be holidaying next year?

Dec 3rd, 2011 | By

A survey by holiday comparison site, Travel Supermarket, has found that more than one in 10 UK holiday-makers will opt for familiar destinations – step forward Spain, Portugal, Italy et al.