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Five Classic Single Traveller Fears Allayed

October 26, 2017

For many first-time solo travellers, a holiday for one can be a daunting prospect. Having been widowed myself, I know that until very recently there has been a real stigma attached to going on holiday by yourself. But my goodness, how that’s changed: in fact, according to a recent study by market researchers Mintel, more…

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Top 7 Reasons Why Bologna is Italy’s Foodie Heart

October 17, 2017

Head to central Bologna, capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, and you’ll soon hit a food shop. The delicious, dark delis containing a multitude of goodies are around every corner in this handsome old city. The Bolognese take their food tradition very seriously. In fact, the city is known as ‘La Grassa’ meaning ‘The fat one’,…

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How to Travel Alone for the First Time – 9 Useful Tips

October 2, 2017

This blog was originally posted on 2nd October 2017 and was updated on 22nd October 2020. Travelling alone is a great way to enjoy a holiday! In fact, 70% of our guests are solo travellers. It gives you the chance to enjoy your holiday exactly how you want to, and meet like-minded travellers along the…

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Useful Italian Phrases: part two

July 27, 2017

Welcome to part two of our useful Italian phrases guide. Part one covered Italian phrases for meet and greet and useful phrases for permissions, inquiries and requests. Today we’ll be looking at more common phrases you would need to know before travelling to Italy. Useful phrases for interacting with hotel staff/ shop keepers/cinema staff etc. Ho…

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Solo travelling tips for women

July 24, 2017

Travelling alone for women is usually considered something unusual; because of a few unrealistic stigmas attached to it. However, a solo female trip is something every girl should opt for once in a lifetime. Because all that which stops you from doing it; it’s nothing but an unrealistic stigma. A lot of girls around the…

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Useful Italian Phrases

July 22, 2017

Travelling to a new country always comes with a few hurdles, but they can be avoided with a right guide. However, if you are planning to travel to Italy then you might need to consider that Italians do not speak English frequently it can be problematic as they usually speak Italian, French or Spanish. Learning…

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The 8 Best Italian wines: Our Ultimate Wine Tasting List

July 13, 2017

Wine has been an essential part of the culture of Italy for centuries. In fact, such ancestry can be traced back to the Roman era, and many of the most popular Italian wines have a history that can be traced back for centuries. There are a lot of benefits of wine; some to be listed…

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The 7 Best Free Photography Editing Tools

July 11, 2017

Italy is all about scenic nature, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking Venetian canals and pretty looking food. When you see all of this, you would want to capture it and keep it forever. Those who have a passion for photography will be bound to fall in love with all the beauty. To make it more appealing…

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10 Facts That Will Make You Fall in Love with Italy

July 9, 2017

It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with Italy when its capital is a city as beautiful as Rome. But, Rome is not the only reason to fall in love with Italy. It’s not difficult for a country like Italy to steal your heart – the Italian way of life, its regional food, stunning…

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Living the Italian Dream (Film Recommendation): Under the Tuscan Sun

June 28, 2017

At Flavours Holidays, one of the most common questions we receive from people preparing for their big trip is: ‘what movie do you recommend to get us into the Italian frame of mind?’ This month, our Italy film recommendation is “Under a Tuscan Sun.” This question is a particular favourite of mine, as I love…

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Travel Cheat Sheet: Your packing list when going to Italy in summer

June 26, 2017

Are you one of those who spends more time panicking rather than actually packing? Well, then this goes out for you. Travelling to Italy is almost everyone’s dream but it’s a real hassle to pack things up for a country like Italy where people are a walking fashion statement. But, don’t lose hope yet; we…

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Wine atlas: Nero d’Avola from Sicily

June 23, 2017

The island of Sicily is known for its beautiful Mediterranean views, white sand beaches and world-renowned Sicilian cuisine, but there is of course another facet to the largest island in the Mediterranean: its wine. Reds like Etna Rosso, born on the fertile volcanic slopes of Mount Etna are good, as are whites grown in Alcamo…

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