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White Christmas

Dreaming of a White Christmas and peace on earth? Escape to the Poets’ Corner villa in the heart of rural Sicily for a tranquil stay in restorative white-walled rooms, wintery walks and the snow-capped Madonie mountains.

Kick off Christmas Day with a glass of ‘spumante’ and chunk of ‘panettone’ and you’ll wonder why you ever stayed in the UK.  Visit for more ideas in Sicily.

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Down the slippery slope

After years of selling holidays on the sunny side of the Channel, Wake up in France has hit the slippery slopes and decided to Wake up and Ski! First-timers in search of gentle, quiet slopes should check out specialist Franck Meyrieux’s advice and find out.

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Amongst his top 3 is the small, family-friendly traffic-free resort of La Norma, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park, and recommended for its uncrowded slopes and big emphasis on child safety and enjoyment.

Life’s little pleasures

What do kids really want on holiday? Exotic beaches, sightseeing, unusual food? Try a pool, ice cream, sandy beach, an adventure playground, a maze, acres of space to run around and no time constraints. Add to that a bit of time out for parents, big, spacious suites and a spa… bliss. Emma Creamer from put it to the test at Cornwall’s Sands Resort and liked what she saw.

A pool with a view

Turn to the Times if you’re looking for that perfect beach house.  soloSicily‘s stunning stunning Casa d’Eraclea grabbed the headlines in the paper’s round-up of ’20 best villas by the sea’.

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Lie back in the villa’s infinity pool and contemplate whether you can muster up enough energy for the 10-minute walk to the beach…

Sicilian chic

‘If you want to head off on a relaxed yet luxurious holiday with friends, Villa Elena in southern Sicily is the perfect choice’

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Glorious sunshine, fab food, architectural wonders (including the ultra-modern Villa Elena) and chill-out time… Jenny Dickinson’s review in Elle of her soloSicily press visit captured all that we love about Sicily.