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Month: April 2016

Enjoying the Best of Europe’s Feast Days and Fiestas

Enjoying the Best of Europe’s Feast Days and Fiestas

Each European country has its own unique cultural heritage, and nowhere is this more apparent than in each country’s feast days, fiestas, and festivals. To really get a feel for the local culture – and soak up the sights while you’re there – you can time your holidays to coincide with one of these marvels. Semana Santa and Feria If you have not yet experienced the heady joys of Semana Santa or Holy Week in Spain, then you have a…

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Beach holiday on the Gargano peninsula in Italy

Beach holiday on the Gargano peninsula in Italy

Are you looking for somewhere a little different for your next holiday? Gargano, long favoured by Italian holidaymakers, is a secret waiting to be discovered by UK visitors. Sun, sea, and beaches of golden sand: an irresistible holiday destination The Gargano peninsula is the mountainous spur above the heel on the boot of Italy; its unspoilt coastline, soft sandy beaches and rugged cliffs make it an excellent destination for those escaping our often unsettled summer to relax in the sun….

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Salzburg in the Spring: Music, Culture and Hiking

Salzburg in the Spring: Music, Culture and Hiking

Salzburg is a beautiful 900-year-old city in Austria, surrounded by lakes, mountains and forests. Filled with charming old buildings and squares, the birthplace of Mozart has strong associations with classical music and is also famous for being one of the locations of ‘The Sound of Music’. Whether your taste leans towards classical music or Rodgers and Hammerstein, Salzburg has plenty to offer. The temperature between May and September is around 20C (68F), which is warmer than many people expect. Music…

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