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      May 2011

Beautiful countryside of NormandyIt’s Normandy’s 1100th birthday this year – so why not pop across the Channel and join in the celebrations?

It all started in the year 911, when Rollo the Viking and his band of sea-faring warriors sailed south in search of riches to plunder and lands to settle. When they reached northern France they fought with the French but eventually signed a treaty with French King, Charles the Simple...

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Posted: 10/05/2011 16:42:00 by | with 0 comments

The Brenta Canal, Stra, Italy“Visiting gardens is one of the best ways to get to know a country. Gardens cannot be hurried. They often take a while to reveal themselves.” [Monty Don]

Did you see Monty Don in his television series on Italian gardens, the last episode of which was shown on BBC 2 on Friday night?

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Hoteliers, Henry and Rebecca in Bishop's CastleNew to our UK short break programme this year is a delightful walk through the rolling green landscapes of Shropshire, with time to investigate this quintessentially English county’s colourful history and to enjoy tasty regional cuisine along the way. Culminating in an exploration of historic Ludlow, our Castles of the Shropshire Marches walk begins in the quirky little town of Bishop’s Castle.

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Posted: 05/05/2011 12:00:09 by | with 0 comments

The terrace, L'Orto, Basilicata, ItalyKay D’Souza, Inntravel’s Regional Manager for Italy, recalls a recent visit to our self-catering apartments at L’Orto amid the largely undiscovered landscapes of Basilicata in southern Italy.

“We arrived at dusk, the Indian figs mysteriously silhouetted along the track … there was hardly any moon as we were ushered into our apartments..."

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Posted: 04/05/2011 10:41:42 by | with 0 comments

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