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Great hotels for half-term

Never mind that the kids have only just gone back to school after Easter holidays: it’s never too soon to start planning the next holiday.

The Times’ round-up of ‘Great Hotels for Half-term’ featured a range of ideas, from the Scilly Isles to Mauritius, including an ExpertoItaly holiday at the very affordable beachfront Grande Baia Resort in Sardinia.

Read Times article here: The Times, 16 April 2016

Casa Zen Blu - poolside outdoor kitchen. Wish Sicily

Sicily in Spring

Wish Sicily was featured in the Times and the Sunday Express over the weekend.

The villa specialist’s Casa Zen Blu was the first holiday featured in the Times’ ‘20 Best Places to stay in Sicily’. Situated close to Palermo in northern Sicily, the 4-bedroom villa has a stunning garden, with fabulously-furnished terraces and an ‘outdoor lounge’ that sits in the shade of an ancient gnarled olive tree. A bar, outdoor kitchen and dining area overlooks the pool.

Read more here

Santa Chiara cloisters

ExpertoItaly in the news

The Times focussed on activity holidays at Easter at the weekend, leading with an ExpertoItaly holiday in Naples. An excursion to Pompeii, giant pizzas, and an underground tour of the city are just some of the highlights available on a short break in this fascinating and hugely underrated city.

Read the Times article here.

Hotel Santa Venere - beach

Best beach hotels in the Med

The Times newspaper’s round-up of best Med beach hotels included two ExpertoItaly properties, the Hotel Santa Venere in Maratea and the Paradise Resort in Sardinia. Both hotels offer a crowd-free experience, a pool and an easy stroll down to a private beach fringed by gorgeous translucent water.

See an excerpt from the article on Best beach hotels or click here for the full article.

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.

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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.