• Archive for May, 2016

    Bologna is One of Italy’s Hidden Gems

    by  • May 26, 2016 • Bologna, City Breaks, Food & Drink

    Bologna makes an ideal city break destination for foodies   The city of Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy,  really is a gastronomic delight.  Having recently watched Rick Stein’s programme about the city in his “Long Weekends” series, I was reminded what a charming place Bologna is and how it...

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    A Taste of the Glacier Express, Lucerne & Interlaken

    by  • May 18, 2016 • Alps, Brig, Chur, Glacier Express, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Lucerne, Rail, Schilthorn, Switzerland

    A Taste of the Glacier Express, Lucerne & Interlaken with included excursions to the Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn – 7 nights from £1299pp Small and landlocked it may be but that doesn’t stop Switzerland offering stunning scenery on a prodigious scale. When it comes to soaring mountain peaks, Switzerland’s are up there with the best...

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    May Mayhem!

    by  • May 10, 2016 • Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Cannes, City Breaks, Festivals, Film, Milan, Music, Sport, Stockholm, Turin

    From Barcelona to Basel, there’s no shortage of big events taking place across Europe. There’s plenty of events taking place across Europe over the next few weeks, be it football, formula one or film and music festivals. Here’s just a brief snapshot of what’s happening… Cannes Film Festival The French Riviera is gearing up...

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    The Quieter Side of Florence

    by  • May 5, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Florence, Nature

    Florence’s popular tourist sites are almost always very busy, so it’s worth discovering a few of the quieter, but no less interesting, attractions… Now that we’re into the month of May, the city of Florence is into its peak season from a tourist point of view.  Those people taking a city break in Florence...

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    Music History Made in the Sistine Chapel

    by  • May 2, 2016 • City Breaks, Music, Rome

    U2’s The Edge makes history as the first rock star to play in Vatican City’s celebrated Sistine Chapel. Raising awareness for cancer awareness, U2’s guitarist, The Edge, played to a very special audience of doctors, researchers and philanthropists attending a conference being held in the Vatican this weekend on the subject of regenerative medicine....

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