There are few destinations on the Earth with the enduring appeal of Italy. Rolling hills, sun-dappled vineyards, dramatic coastline and incredible food are just a few of the reasons why visitors are drawn here year after year.
THE GRITTI PALACE, VENICE, ITALY
The epitome of elegance and majesty, The Gritti Palace is an exclusive palatial jewel steeped in history, beautifully restored to be one of the most luxurious hotels on the Grand Canal of Venice. Adorned with Italian works of art, the elegantly decorated rooms are the perfect blend of Venetian style, with sophisticated modern touches, enhanced by original wooden ceilings, stunning marble floors and 18th Century furnishings. We particularly recommend The Gritti Palace for its personal service, nothing is too much trouble, and dining here is exceptional - be sure to enjoy a cocktail on the terrace looking out to the stunning Santa Maria della Salute church.
EXPLORE FURTHER: Make use of the hotel’s private Riva boat which can be used for private excursions to explore even more of this fascinating floating city.
4 nights from £1,199 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Venetian Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 4 pay 3 between 31 Jul - 31 Aug and 01 - 12 Nov 2017.
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VERDURA RESORT, SICILY, ITALY
With BA’s new direct flight from London to Palermo, it’s now even easier to travel to the beautiful Verdura Resort on the gorgeous Sicilian coast. From its beautiful setting amidst scenic olive groves, to its secluded private beach, Verdura exudes endless charm. One of the few resorts in Europe that is open year-round and with a fantastic kids’ club we highly recommend Verdura for families. With 3 golf courses,
numerous cycle trails, tennis and football academies, your kids will enjoy the adventures in store. The sumptuous suites are the ultimate extravagance, enjoying fabulous Mediterranean views. Our favourite Verdura virtue is its incredible spa, with a range of amazing health programmes; the pampering experience will make you want to come back for every holiday.
EXPLORE FURTHER: We would highly recommend an island tour to visit Noto, Ragusa and Modica – amazing cities with a rich cultural history.
7 nights from £1,489 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 35% between 28 Apr - 30 Jun 2017 and 10 Sep - 03 Jan 2018.
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