• Rome

    Rome – A City for All Seasons

    by  • March 1, 2017 • City Breaks, Rome

    There are so many sights worth exploring in Rome at any time of year.   The ever-popular Italian capital has plenty to offer the visitor, whatever time of year you go.  The winter months are certainly the best time to visit from a cost point of view.  Some very attractive prices await the city-break...

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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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    Trip Advisor’s Top 10 European Landmarks

    by  • April 20, 2016 • Barcelona, Brussels, City Breaks, Europe, Granada, Istanbul, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Top 10

    Europe’s ecclesiastical architecture celebrated as the finest landmarks on the continent. Following on from yesterday’s top 25 best destinations yesterday, I thought I’d have a look at the top 10 European landmarks as voted for in the 2016 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Voted for by millions of online users, here’s what they ranked...

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    Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice – Top 25 Destinations Worldwide

    by  • April 19, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, City Breaks, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Marrakech, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg

    London, Istanbul, Marrakech, Paris, Prague, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Lisbon, St Petersburg, Amsterdam and Budapest all feature in the top 25. Ubiquitous amongst travel professionals and holiday makers alike, Trip Advisor has just published the long-awaited resulted of the Travellers’ Choice survey for 2016. Topping the poll of the top 25 destinations across the...

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    European Best Destinations 2016 – The Runners Up

    by  • February 20, 2016 • Athens, Brussels, City Breaks, Kotor, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna

    From Athens to the Azores, Europe’s Best Destinations are as varied as they are attractive. In my last blog, I talked about this year’s title winner of the fiercely-fought competition, European Best Destination, Croatia’s Zadar. Well, I thought I’d devote this blog to the runners up in the top 15. As you’d expect, there’s...

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    Toulouse-Lautrec in Rome

    by  • January 2, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Rome

    City Break in Rome and enjoy a fabulous exhibition whilst you’re there. It’s not often that I get to write about the French artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, yet if you happen to be enjoying a short break in the Italian capital before the start of May, you might like to catch this must-see exhibition...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Visiting Rome? There are Now Plenty of Flight Options from Manchester

    by  • November 4, 2015 • Cheap, City Breaks, Rome

    Three airlines now operate flights to Rome from Manchester. Rome is an ever-popular city-break destination and for those flying from the North of England to the Italian capital there is now a choice of three airlines which operate the route from Manchester.  Vueling Airlines, the Spanish low-cost carrier, has recently announced the introduction of...

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