Bite-size news about a foodie short break to Italy, more flight routes to the Med and a new diving trail for Malta
The Malta Tourism Authority has created a new diving trail exploring the Maltese archipelago. The trail highlights the unique characteristics of Malta, Gozo and Comino, from underwater caves to seven natural reefs and shipwrecks dating back to the Second World War.
Inntravel has launched a new self-guided, week-long walking trip exploring the remote region of La Maremma in Tuscany. On Etruscan Hills to the Sea, visitors will explore hilltop villages and woodland, enjoying an array of excellent local food and drink on the way and ending on the Ligurian coast. The trip is available from September 1 and is priced from £975pp.
Malta will host a series of family-friendly events featuring Nickelodeon characters from April 13-18, 2019. Activities will include a nationwide treasure hunt, exploring the National Aquarium and interactive learning at the Esplora Science Centre. There will also be a free live theatre show and a carnival procession.
Wild Photography Holidays is o ering photographers the chance to join guidebook author James Rushforth on a tour of the Italian Dolomite mountains, including Ampezzo, Cadini di Misurina and Sesto. The eight- night trip departs on October 12, 2019 and prices start from £2,300pp.
The Golden Eagle Danube Express has a new A Taste of Italy short break. The route takes passengers from Taormina through Bari and San Marino before moving on to Ljubljana, Slovenia and nishing in Budapest, Hungary. The four-night journey departs on September 26, 2018 and costs from £2,995pp.
Venice’s the Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is 70 years old this year and, as part of the celebrations, it has unveiled Legends of the Gritti, a collection of portraits of some of its most illustrious guests, signed by the famous British illustrator David Downton.
Clients can reach the Mediterranean more easily thanks to the launch of three new ight routes to Sardinia, Sicily and Malta, departing from London Southend. The new ights are served by Air Malta and started on May 8.