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Exploring Puglia – along Italy’s heel

Puglia offers a refreshingly different side of Italy, compared to the well-worn paths around Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. With its location at the south-eastern tip of the country, it’s hardly surprising that the region played an important role in the times of Ancient Greece, when

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning. Only a three and a half hour flight from the UK the nine islands that rise from the middle of the Atlantic are bathed in the warmth of the Gulf Stream and so have good weather all year around. The

Oaxaca, Mexico’s Cultural Heart

Oaxaca has long been considered a must-see destination on any holiday to Mexico, thanks to its cultural and culinary treasures. Now with improved internal air connections it has also become much easier to include a Oaxaca stop in a cross-country itinerary, without having to endure the long bus

Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

There are few places on earth that even the most seasoned of travellers will have felt privileged to have visited, and one of these destinations is the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.  A joy to explore with a unique pulse and a magnetic pull. Now classed as

The folly of crowds

Sunvil’s vision and commitment to deliver the best possible holidays to its customers is primarily due to it being a family-run and independent tour operator with passionate and knowledgeable travel experts and representatives.  We also pride ourselves in sourcing a variety of accommodation to suit the needs and

September 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Keftedes (Cypriot Meatballs)

You will find that Cypriot cuisine takes its ingredients and flavours from signature Greek and Turkish fare. A typical Cypriot lunch or dinner will start with appetisers, dips and salads. This is followed by main dishes that are mostly meat-based and end with desserts and traditional strong

Paphos – European Capital of Culture 2017

In 2017 Paphos, along with Aarhus in Denmark, will share the title of European Capital of Culture. The project was created by the European Union in 1985, and since its beginning the accolade has been awarded to over 50 cities across Europe. The idea behind it is to give different

Island style: Luxury and boutique hotels in the Azores

  Think of the Azores and your first image may be of rugged volcanic islands jutting from the ocean, or of pleasant walks in the sunshine along quiet lanes bordered by blooming hydrangeas. The islands’ laid-back nature has been traditionally reflected in its accommodation options, with comfortable

Paphos – European Capital of Culture 2017

Some eyebrows have been raised about Paphos receiving the coveted 2017 European Capital of Culture Award. Surely Paphos is about all-inclusive hotels, mass-market tourism and endless rows of villas and apartments aimed at overseas buyers? Well that might be one side of Paphos – the modern side,

Birdwatching holidays in Guatemala

Central America is well known as a leading birdwatching destination, with many of the world’s most brightly coloured birds, most of which are found nowhere else on the planet. While serious birders will head off for the day with binoculars, big camera lenses and checklists of birds they