several family-run mountain huts around the Folgaria resort

Great Little Ski Resorts: Folgaria, Italy

November 10, 2016

Er, where? Only 95km or about 90 minutes from Verona airport, Folgaria is a mid-sized resort in the Trentino region of northern Italy that has a reputation for being in a snow pocket. It also has impeccable ski history credentials, as the first ski lift in Italy was built here, in the 1930s, and a […]

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South Italy’s best budget beach hotels

June 19, 2013

Although destinations such as Capri and the Amalfi coast have long been on the tourist map, other stretches of southern Italian coastline still have an insider’s cachet. Even Puglia, which has become a popular low-cost flight destination for off-season sun-seekers, has its secret bays and deserted strands. The challenge, in a country which despite the […]

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Sicily’s top 10 beach hotels and Bamp;Bs on a budget

May 10, 2012

La Bianca Scogliera, Scala Dei Turchi Though illegal building has left its mark on Agrigento’s countryside, this part of Sicily, with its Greek temples and rolling vineyards, is outstandingly beautiful. The beaches too are visually spectacular, thanks to white marlstone cliffs, the so-called Turkish steps, that give this place its name. La Bianca Scogliera sits […]

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