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Wish Sicily in the Sun

Great food and wine, amazing beaches and fascinating culture are just a few reasons for holidaying in Sicily. With parts of the island on the same latitude as north Africa, there’s also sunshine and balmy seas right up to October.

Still not convinced?  Read Alex Peake’s review of his family holiday with Wish Sicily in The Sun to find out more. Alex stayed at Casa Turi, a large ‘Grand Design-style’ family villa with huge pool, outdoor kitchen and views over the olive groves.

A trip into the past

Looking for something educational but fun for the school summer holidays? Ask anyone who’s visited Puy du Fou, France’s internationally acclaimed theme park, and discover how to bring history to life in a way that can be fascinating for adults and kids alike. Want to find out more? Get the low down on Puy du Fou from parenting blogger Penny Alexander who’s written a fantastically comprehensive review of the park on her Parent Shaped website.

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Which are Europe’s best hikes?

If you want to combine a walking holiday with a foodie experience, the Daily Telegraph has plenty of good ideas in its round-up of Europe’s 50 best hikes. In terms of countries, not surprisingly Italy is a popular option, closely followed by Germany, Portugal and Spain. Read more here

Hot off the press

It’s peak time in terms of holiday bookings and there’s been plenty of great media coverage for our clients, in publications as diverse as Cosmopolitan, the Observer and Olive magazine.

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10 of the best villas in Italy

Deciding which are the best villas in Italy is no mean feat but this weekend saw the Times publish what it considers to be 10 of the best. It was heartening then to see client Wish Sicily’s Casa del Gelso in fourth position, alongside equally fabulous properties in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia and Le Marche. Read more here

France 2019 – 10 of the best

Great to see client Puy du Fou getting the credit it deserves in the weekend press. France’s award-winning attraction was featured in the Times newspaper’s Top 50 holidays in France and the Sun’s round-up of holiday ideas for 2019. Read more here

Which 2019 holidays should you book now?

It may seem overly efficient to book next summer’s holiday now but there are some trips which really do need to be planned well in advance. Whether you’re after the best cottage in St Ives or a 2019 permit for the Inca Trail, you need to be ahead of the crowd. Read more here

Inspiration in Italy

Tempted to try a walking holiday? Journalist Claire Rawlinson discovered the thrills of a Hedonistic Hiking holiday in the Italian region of Piedmont on a recent press visit for Psychologies magazine. Read more here

Half-term ideas from the Times

Great to see Puy du Fou included in the October half-term family activity holidays recommended by the Times.  A more affordable alternative to desert adventures and dolphin spotting holidays, this unique attraction in northern France is the ultimate family bonding experience and ideal for families with just a couple of days to spare. Read more here

Influencer trip to Puy du Fou

June activity included the organisation, in conjunction with BritMums, of an Influencer trip to Puy du Fou. Although all 7 of the Influencers involved feature travel and lifestyle on their blogs, none had ever been to the Park – and many hadn’t previously heard of it – so they were in for a surprise! Read more here