Wednesday, 25 November 2015

How to overcome anxiety and make new friends in your 50s

Psychologist and solo travel expert Irene S. Levine tells us how to live a happy life at mature age. So, if you want to find out how to overcome your fears and take first steps towards an active life, read our full interview here: 


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

What type of solo holiday should I go on?

Have you thought about going on a singles holiday but the thought of it still seems a little daunting? That's perfectly normal! To help you with the choices that are out there though, we created our singles holiday quiz, telling you what type of solo traveller you most likely are.

Why not find out here?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

How to start watercolour painting

Watercolour painting can be quite a tricky. Especially beginners find the thought of watercolour rather daunting. However, once you follow some simple rules, it'll be much easier to master this medium and you'll be able to create some stunning masterpieces on our  painting holidays. To read these top tips for watercolour painting visit:


Friday, 13 November 2015

How to make fresh pasta from scratch

Would you like to learn how to make fresh Italian pasta "alla Toscana"? Then read our step-by-step guide with recipe. The simple instructions are easy to follow and will bring a little bit of Italy home to you. We recommend to eat the fresh pasta with some red pesto - available in our Italian Christmas hampers (the perfect gift for Italian food lovers!!)


To read the guide click here:

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Guide to Italy’s regional food

If you aren't quite sure what the difference is between Sicilian or Tuscan, Venetian or Apulian food is or let alone what to expect on your Italian cooking holiday in the Amalfi coast, then let us help you with our interactive food guide to authentic Italian food. To find out more click here: 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Autumn in Tuscany

Autumn is great for a cooking holiday in Tuscany with delicious produce coming into season. September and October mark the harvest for autumn produce such as wine and olives. If you want to learn more about the olive harvest in stunning Tuscany check our new blog post:

Old olive trees in Tuscany

Monday, 21 September 2015

Flavours Holidays on the Search for Britain's Best Amateur Artist

We’re really excited to announce our ‪#‎BigPaintingCompetition‬ starting on the 28th September.
You don't have to have been on one of our painting holidays all you have to do to enter is send us your own painting showing us "La Dolce Vita - what's your perfect Italian holiday". To find out more about the competition visit: