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Sicily – the only place to be in May

As if there wasn’t enough to do in Sicily … May brings with it a whole range of additional activities and events around the island.  Book now for the Greek Theatre Festival in Syracuse, Sicily (11 May – 30 June), generally considered the most important classical theatre event in Italy.   Taking place in Syracuse’s astonishing Greek Theatre, the 2012 season is the 48th cycle of classical plays, featuring Aeschylus’ Prometheus, Euripedes’ The Bacchae and Aristophanes’ The Birds.

Or for something a little more laid back, head to the west of the island where the World Festival on the Beach (14-20 May) takes place at Mondello Beach, just outside Palermo.  Events include top-level displays by windsurf and sailing world champions, beach volleyball, sky diving, paragliding, kite surfing and jazz concerts.

Last week’s Sunday Times included details of both events, with accommodation with JG Communications’ clients, soloSicily and ExpertoItaly.

Affordable family holiday on the Amalfi coast?

Sounds too good to be true but the Amalfi coast can be affordable and has plenty to do – just pick the right accommodation, with a pool and close to a beach – and everyone’s happy.

Take a look at the Sunday Times’ round-up of affordable summer school holiday breaks which includes ExpertoItaly’s Casale Villarena in Nerano.

Sardinia – all glitz and glamour?

Despite what you may have heard, Sardinia isn’t just about Gucci shades and Prada handbags.  Think again and discover the real Sardinia – amazing beaches, turquoise seas and some really friendly Italian resorts.

Speak to the experts and find out about more affordable family-friendly holidays at places like ExpertoItaly’s Terra di Mare Resort in north east Sardinia – great beaches, the friendly local town of San Teodoro and plenty for the kids to do without the sometimes unwelcome routine of kids clubs and structured activities.

More information in The Times’ list of 10 family half-term holidays or from