Top Five Romantic Destinations in Italy

Country of Love In a country so synonymous with love, it can be hard to decide where to pick for a romantic Italian holiday – from a quiet countryside escape to canals filled with serenading gondoliers, Italy really does have it all. To help you narrow it down, we’ve rounded up our five favourite couples

The Legend of Madonna Della Corona

Most modestly described, the Madonna Della Corona is a stunning church nestled within the rocks of Monte Baldo; a peaceful sanctuary for stillness and meditation. You can reach the church of the Madonna Della Corona via two routes though it is accessible from any one of the resorts surrounding Lake Garda.  The first, and the simplest, is

Pasta, Prosecco & George Clooney – Part 3

Marketing and Travel Freelance writer Mary Finucane continues her discovery of Italy’s northern Lakes.. Time permitting, visit all Lake Como villas but if you only have room for one, then make your way to Villa del Balbaniello. Run by the FAI, Italy’s main heritage charity, this delightful 18th century cardinal’s villa is best reached by

Villa Balbianello

Pasta, Prosecco & George Clooney – Part 2

Marketing and Travel Freelance Mary Finucane continues her Italian adventure..  A bus ride or hot walk from Gardone brought us to Salo, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake.  After giving in to

Pasta, Prosecco & George Clooney Part 1

Northern Italy’s subalpine lakes each have a charm of their own. Having travelled to 3, Travel Freelance Writer, Mary Finucane decides it’s Lake Garda for the good life, Lake Maggiore for wonderful well-being and Lake Como for sheer magic. Describe yourself and I will describe which Italian lake best suits you. Relaxed, a lover of

Escape to the hills of Italy’s South Tyrol

Travel writer Amy Laughinghouse escapes London for the hills of Italy’s South Tyrol, where she developed a new toast: “May the Forst be with you.” (Try the local beer; you’ll see what she means). There’s a man with a pick-axe following me silently down a grassy slope, his white mustache twitching in a sunburned face,

South Tyrol wonderful countryside

Austria – The Alternative Summer Holiday!

Her parents chose the holiday but much to her surprise, 24 year old Leela Jackson finds bliss on her one week trip to Austria…. I was longing for sun, sea and sand, when my adventurous parents surprised my sister and I by selecting Söll, an idyllic resort in the Tyrolean area of Austria, as the destination for our next family

Suprising Soll

Hotel Galeazzi gets a makeover for Summer 2013

Inghams Executive Director Hugh Walton is impressed. Find out why….  I was first asked to look at the Hotel Galeazzi in Gardone last September to see if it might be suitable to be run on the lines of our mountain Chalet Hotels which have become increasingly popular with our Lakes & Mountains guests over the last

Welcoming Galeazzi