A week’s holiday in Italy for around £500 per person? Rolling Mediterranean countryside, quiet sandy beaches, authentic villages and a pervading scent of bougainvillea? We got it!
Following the success of the restaurant, Al Fico Secco has just opened 7 brand new rooms surrounded by a large garden and olive trees. The sandy beaches of Palinuro and its town centre are just a 15-minute stroll from the resort.
The charming owners are always on hand for anything and the whole region surrounding it is steeped in history (the UNESCO Greek Temples of Paestum and the Charterhouse of Padula are nearby) – and, just as important, breakfast is an affair of fresh mozzarella, ricotta and yogurts, all rigorously from Buffalo milk.
Travel September and October, price from £ 390 per person including flights, 7-nights BB and car hire. Car hire is useful but not essential. Flights from £ 80 per person.