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Pool view over Bobovisce Bay

Head for the Med

Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Playa was just one of a collection of very gorgeous coastal villas included in the Times’ Top 50 Secret Villas in the Med at the weekend.  Overlooking idyllic Bobovisce Bay on Brac, five-bedroom Villa Playa has a cinema room, pool with a view and direct access to the pebbly beach and dazzlingly clear water below.

The Times, 30 January 2016

Enjoy an ExpertoItaly opera break at the Hotel Leone in Le Marche, Macerata

Bumper weekend of press coverage

Great coverage for our clients this weekend in the Times’ round-up of 50 best holidays in Italy and the Sunday Times annual marathon, Best 100 Holidays 2016.

Read more here

Villa Mimosa, garden, Croatian Villa Holidays

Mediterranean holiday ideas from Good Housekeeping

Find the best places to holiday in the Med next summer in the January 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.  The six holiday ideas featured include client Croatian Villa Holidays’ Villa Mimosa, a gorgeous three-bedroom villa with pool, just a short stroll from the beach, shops and restaurants on the unspoilt Peljesac peninsula.  Highlights include visits to Dubrovnik, day trips to the hideaway island of Mljet and chilling on the sandy beach at Prapatno Cove.

Read full article in Good Housekeeping here.

Honeymoon ideas in Sicily

A very good reason to get married

Honeymooning in a villa in Sicily grabs the headlines this month in one of the UK’s top online sources for bridal inspiration, Wedding Ideas Magazine.

The feature focuses on three made-for-romance villas in client Wish Sicily’s 2016 programme. Seafront terraces, rustic island retreats and a designer bedroom suite with circular bed and large lava stone bathtub are all on offer.

Read the Sizzle in Sicily article here.

Pool with a view, from Wish Sicily (Le Case di Tindari)

Getting ahead of yourself

Never mind that you’ve only just unpacked your bag and exchanged any remaining euros.  Anyone who follows those in the know will now be aware that there are some 2016 holidays that require some serious forward planning. Read more here

Boutique hotel in Maratea, Basilicata

Last chance summer sun

Make tracks for late summer sun in Italy’s Basilicata. An ExpertoItaly holiday at the Locanda Delle Donne Monache was just one of the ideas put forward by the Times in its round-up of best places for September sunshine.

The former 18th-century convent is now a stylish hotel that hovers above the Basilicata beaches and in the shade of the outstretched arms of Maratea’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Read The Times article here.

Truffle fever in Istria

Truffle treats in Istria

Truffle-filled menus and local festivals are two very good reasons for visiting Croatia’s Istria region in September.  Add to that the sunshine, clear seas and cultural attractions such as the sixth largest surviving Roman amphitheatre at Pula.

A stay at Croatian Villa Holidays’ Casa Celestina is just one of several September holiday suggestions from AOL Travel.  Read more here.

Spa at Grande Baia Resort, Sardinia (expertoitaly.com)

Family fun in Sardinia

The Times included ExpertoItaly’s Grande Baia Resort in Sardinia in its 50 summer bargain breaks feature at the weekend.

The seafront resort in San Teodoro on Sardinia’s east coast is perfect for families – with a pool, beach, bars and children’s activities – but also has a gym and super-indulgent spa for adults.  Enjoy the huge range of fabulous local beaches and if you opt to self-cater, you can take advantage of the pizzerias and restaurants in San Teodoro.

Read the Times’ feature on Bargain Summer Breaks here.

Family-friendly holidays in Sardinia

Book that holiday in the Med – now!

You can still book a peak-season holiday in the Med but don’t hang around. This Sunday Times‘ guide to what’s still available should point you in the right direction.

Suggestions include client ExpertoItaly’s Grande Baia, a beachfront resort with a gym, spa and children’s club.

Read an extract of the Sunday Times article here.

Croatian Villa Holidays

Making a splash in Istria

Find out which villas in Europe still have space this summer in the Sunday Times ‘Killer Villas’ round-up.  JG Communications’ client Croatian Villa Holidays grabbed the Croatia slot with its Villa Danielsson, a five-bedroom countryside villa overlooking a pretty Istrian village.  Click to read Sunday Times article.