Holidays are all about creating memories. Today, our list of 10 things to try on a Canvas Holiday is one the whole family can enjoy: #9 Go swimming in Lake Garda Imagine a hot summers day. And I mean hot. You’ve been out sightseeing for the day, and are desperate to cool off. The shimmering…Details
Gurro is a small town in the Piedmont region of Italy close to the Swiss border. Legend has it that when Francis I of France was defeated at the Battle of Pavia in 1525 the Scottish mercenaries in his service headed north for home. When they arrived in Gurro in the Italian Alps they were…Details
Working full time, planning a wedding, paying for a mortgage and having a house to run have made me realise being an adult isn’t the dream my 16 year old self thought it would be. That’s why I like to remind myself what it feels like to be a kid, especially when I’m on holiday.…Details
One of the first things that springs to mind when thinking of spending time in Italy is the delicious food that the country is famous for…pizza, pasta, cannoli…the list goes on. A favourite Italian dessert has to be tiramisu. The flavours all combined together are simply scrumptious!
Tiramisu translates from Italian as ‘pick me up’ and this traditional dessert certainly does that. The lovely flavours of coffee, amaretto, chocolate and cream combine to make the most delicious and indulgent treat.
We had a go at creating this amazing dessert from Gino d’Acampo’s quick tiramisu recipe.Details
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is surrounded by many medieval villages, small towns and picturesque ports. Many of them can be reached by boat from various parts of the lake and it’s definitely worth exploring as many of them as you can to get a truly authentic feel for the stunning area.
Peschiera is on the southern end of the lake. Here, you can see the 16th century island fortress and walls, a reminder of a time when Austria controlled the region. Guided tours of the fortress are available by boat or on foot. The old town is colourful and inviting with narrow alleyways lined with shops and cafes. After soaking up the history try a glass of Lugana, a local white wine.Details
Crystal clear swimming waters, vineyards, olive groves and snow-capped mountain views…
Lake Garda is not only Italy’s largest lake but also one of the most scenic and action-packed holiday spots in Europe. Take your pick from water sports, Roman ruins, theme parks, and amazing food and wine.
Lake Garda lies in a deep valley in northern Italy between Venice and Milan. The ladle-shaped expanse of water is 50 miles long and 11 miles across it’s widest. The southern part of the lake features rolling hills with olive and citrus groves fringing the shores. Heading north, the hills give way to majestic mountains.
The lake was formed during the last Ice Age by a massive glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the freshwater lake of today.Details
We really do love them. Modern, comfortable and dare I say it, luxurious. A stay in a Safari Tent really is 21st century glamping. Luxurious, I hear you cry. But isn’t it a tent? Well yes it is, but this is a tent like no other. There’s a toilet AND a shower inside the tent. And…Details
Barcelona is the dynamic, vibrant and colourful capital of Catalonia. The city is an absolute must-see on a visit to this area for its stunning architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The pride of Barcelona is the famous architect Gaudí who is responsible for many of the city’s amazing buildings. The most famous of these is the incredible Sagrada Familia (the sacred family) which was consecrated as a Basilica in November 2010. Remarkably, it’s been under construction since 1882, when the first stone was laid but there is talk that it may be completed by 2026 – just a 144 year project. Other notable buildings displaying the unique designs of Gaudi are Casa Batlló, which has a wonderfully colourful and curvy façade and Casa Mila which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. No visit to Barcelona would be complete without spending some time in Parc Guell. The vibrant colours and wonderful shapes make this park truly unique.Details