Olive Grove Farm with Pool, Nr Pescara, Italy

Olive Grove Farm is a 200 year stone cottage lovingly restored to a high standard, offering a fulfilling, relaxing  holiday retreat to all members of all the family, whether lazing by the 12m pool or on the 12 m terrace, walking through the olive groves or beautiful countryside or travelling short distances to the safe, sandy beaches of the Adriatic or the many  local (30min) amenties, Aquapark, golf, tennis, sailing, canoing, rafting mountain climing (2700m), horse riding, cooking school  and many more - there is something for everyone, even a small, safe river for children to play near or

Phoenicia Hotel Malta

Phoenicia Hotel Malta, luxury retreat, Valletta

Malta’s renowned Phoenicia Hotel dates from 1939 and offers the discerning traveller a luxurious retreat on this idyllic Mediterranean island, yet is also an ideal base for a cosmopolitan city break. The five-star, art deco style hotel has attracted royals and celebrities for decades and has won numerous accolades for its exceptional standards of service.

The Festivals of Venice and a River Po Cruise – the Perfect Combination!

Lovers of the beautiful city of Venice will know that its festivals are world-famous and this year is no exception for people wishing to be there to soak up the atmosphere.

There are festivals like the Festa del Redentore July 19 & 20 near St Mark’s Square, where people walk across the Grand Canal on a floating bridge of barges for good luck, followed by an amazing fireworks display over the lagoon; or the Venice International Film Festival, an 11 day event starting in late August that takes place along the sea-facing Lido Esplanade.