OUR 10 MUST-TRY GELATO FLAVOURS

There is nothing like eating gelato when you're in Italy, but there's more to this Italian ice than just vanilla! Let Al Fresco Holidays take you through the 10 flavours to try on your next trip. Read the list here

TOP 10 REASONS TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN

No need to arrive 3 hours before departure, no need to panic where the next petrol station is when the fuel light comes on, travelling by train is a chance to put your feet up and relax. Read why train travel is tops here.

THE AL FRESCO HOLIDAYS PIZZA DECODER

It's well known pizza is the greatest thing mankind has ever created! So where better to sample it than in Italy? But what's in a name - use our handy guide to find out what's toppings to expect. Decipher your toppings here

TOP 10 REASONS TO TRAVEL BY CAR

No holiday memory is complete without a car journey - keep your expensive planes and their overpriced food, your bland trains and the boring straight tracks, we want cars. Read why car wins the race here.

DON'T KNOW WHERE TO EAT IN ITALY?

If you don't know your trattoria from your osteria, or not sure how formal a Ristorante is? You need to read our post on where to eat in Italy - it'll tell you what to expect before you even walk in. Find out more here

TOP 10 REASONS TO TRAVEL BY PLANE

You can travel by car and train everyday, but there's no such thing as an everyday flight. Flying means something exciting is happening - LIKE A HOLIDAY!! Read how flying is above the rest here.

DECIPHER THE MENU - ITALIAN

One of the best things about being on holiday is eating out, but sometimes it's hard to know what is what on the menu - Use our guide to work out what you're ordering, Buon Appetito! Find out what it all means here.

WHAT'S ON THE LABEL - ITALIAN WINE

Nothing should taste better than the wine you drink on holiday. But how do you know what means what on the label if you you don't speak the lingo? Read our label low down here.

IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, A LITTLE PIZZA PARADISE

It would take a feat of supreme willpower to take a trip to Italy and not sample the pizza. Pizzas are as Italian as Vespa scooters and failing to qualify for the last World Cup, after all. Get a slice of the action here.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AL FRESCO HOLIDAYS REP

They're there when you check in and there to check you out - but how do our AL Fresco Holidays reps spend the rest of their day? Read a diary from one of our reps and find out what they get up to . Catch up with our reps here.

EAT LIKE A LOCAL - LAKE GARDA

With so many regional variations in the food of Italy, what can you expect to eat on your trip to Lake Garda? We talk to a local in the know, to find out what's best in this stunning area. Find your menu choice here.

REMEMBERING OUR D-DAY VETERANS

To mark the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings we took a trip to Normandy to attend the remembrance services and meet some of the veterans, including 95-year-old Reg. Follow our journey here.

INTRODUCING THE ICE CREAM CHAMP

Introducing Quincy, the Ice Cream Champ on their Al Fresco Holiday. Quincy loves ice cream. He really loves ice cream. A lot. It's what makes his holiday. Watch Quincy be his own holiday hero here.

INTRODUCING THE RELAXERS

Introducing The Relaxers on their Al Fresco Holiday. There is nothing better, after a day of watching their kids have the time of their lives, than doing nothing. Watch The Relaxers be their own holiday heroes here.