When Christmas markets start popping up in city centres and the aromas of mulled wine, hot apple cider and steaming hot chocolate start to fill the air, you know that Christmas must be on the way. Being able to spend time with friends and family, creating new traditions and making memories, are what makes the festive period so special. While it’s easy to get bogged down with the stresses of this time of year with busy shops, heaving supermarkets and some very merry people, it’s also a time to look back, be thankful and have some fun.Details
I can’t imagine that anyone could ever tire of Verona or stop staring in awe at the beautiful architecture that covers every inch of the city. While it’s famous for being the setting for Romeo and Juliet, there’s a whole lot else to fall in love with here. For a start, the buildings are gorgeous.…Details
Flying to Verona Flying over the snow-capped Swiss Alps, before catching a glimpse of Lake Garda as we came into land at Verona airport was one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen. The massive lake stretched out beneath us and the view was so clear you could see the walls of Peschiera-del-Garda and…Details
Not exactly the experience that’s displayed in all of the guide books. Gone are the bright blue, glossy skies, replaced with dark grey clouds and driving rain. Nevertheless, even in the pouring rain, the city is just as enchanting as you expect it to be. Stepping out of St Lucia station, you’re greeted with the…Details
Our FamilyExtra activity programme is hugely popular with Canvas customers for keeping kids (and adults!) entertained on holiday. We caught up with Shannon Kilcullen, Operations Manager with In2Action – the firm responsible for creating FamilyExtra activities – to find out just what is involved in designing the perfect kids’ activity. How do you research or…Details
#1 The whistling kettle It is the sound that signals fresh coffee is on its way. The high-pitched squeal comes dangerously close to being unbearably annoying, but somehow manages to pull off being endearing. #2 Fresh baguettes and croissants Is there any better way to start the day than sitting outside and tucking into warm,…Details
Oliver & Ella, our Kids Ambassadors, went on holiday to Camping Marina di Venezia this summer. We just love this review of their holiday. Sounds like they had great fun! We have just arrived back from our BEST HOLIDAY EVER! And we really, really did not want to come home! We stayed at Camping Marina di…Details
I’m heading to Italy for the first time ever in October and I cannot wait. I’ve always wanted to visit Italy and for some reason or another, I’ve never quite got round to it.
After reading our Active Ambassador’s posts over the summer, I felt inspired to go and experience Lake Garda for myself. I love being outdoors and I do love a good view! I can’t promise that I’ll be quite as active as James but I definitely want to experience as much of the area as possible over the seven days.
Here’s my list of what I’d like to experience:
Experience the Lake
The focal point of the stunning region is the incredibly beautiful Lake Garda itself. A few people have suggested a swim but I don’t think I’m that brave – according to google the water temperature in October is between 10°-15°c. I think hiring a boat for a bit and zipping around, or maybe a more gentle kayak will be the perfect way to appreciate the area from the water.Details
I ran my hands through my wet hair and leaned back on the rocky ledge to let the sun dry the droplets on my skin. Gentle waves lapped the tiny, cliff-lined cove on the eastern shores of Lake Annecy where we’d stashed our kayak before jumping into the enticing water. This was the moment. I…Details
Travelling in low season is a brilliant way to experience somewhere when it’s a bit quieter. It can be a completely different experience to that of a high season holiday but both are brilliant in their own way, it just depends what you’re looking for. Low season is generally classed as anything outside July and…Details