Rome Hidden Gems


You can barely move around Rome without bumping into an historic building and if you’re planning a visit, you’ve probably already got a long list of “must sees” such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Alfresco Holidays has put together some suggestions for some lesser known sites both within the city of [...]

Top Activity Holidays for Families in Europe


When it comes to providing activity and adventure, Europe makes for an excellent choice of destination. From holidays that offer the chance to learn a new skill, to breaks that allow you and the family to unleash some serious energy, the sheer variety of activity holidays ensures that you’re bound to find just the right [...]

A Guide to the Towns of Lake Garda


Sun, Serenity and Sailing: A Guide to the Towns of Lake Garda Explore Italy in more depth, and you’ll find that there’s a whole lot more than the ancient ruins of Rome, or the gliding gondolas of Venice. For centuries, people across Europe and beyond have been heading to the more peaceful northern areas of [...]

Things to Do in Rome With Kids

Things to Do With Kids in Rome

Are you thinking that Rome is the sole preserve of romantic couples and history buffs? Think again! The evocatively dubbed ‘Eternal City’ not only offers atmosphere and antiquities in abundance, but also caters very well for smaller tourists too, making it a great option for those looking for a fun-filled, yet cultural trip with the [...]

City Breaks with Al Fresco

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Camping holidays with Al Fresco aren’t always revolved around tanning on the beach and drinking cocktails by the pool; there are plenty of campsites which are perfectly situated next to popular cities with many exciting days out to be enjoyed. Whether you fancy sight seeing historic buildings, doing a bit of souvenir shopping, or exploring old streets [...]

Beach on Fire

Most people’s idea of an night on holiday is normally a meal in a restaurant, an evening stroll or an early night. Here on the Venetian Riviera we do things a little differently! On the 25th August, campsites all along the coast set up identical firework displays and finally, at 11pm, the sky lit up. [...]

Union Lido Sandcastle Competition

LIDO SANDCASTLE COMPETITION!!! 19th of August 2012. A day to remember for Al Fresco guests on Lido – they will always look back and remember the day they built their sand sculptures at the Venetian Riviera! It was a beautiful day, 37 degrees, sunny, blue skies. Al Fresco headed down to the beach and had [...]

Marina de Venezia day trip to Venice, Murano and Burano

This week I was lucky enough to join the Marco Polo cruise to Venice and it certainly lived up to my expectations! Venice is a city like no other on Earth; replace roads with canals, high street shops for designer boutiques and fish and chips for Italian gelato. During the 30 minute boat trip, the [...]

Sandcastle Mayhem at Marina di Venezia!

Life was just beachy at Marina di Venezia on Tuesday 14th August. People of different ages, different nationalities, boys, girls, Mums and Dads all came together to dig for victory on our beautiful local beach, everybody was shore to have fun! The aim: sandcastles. The result: masterpieces! The first finished sandcastle was a classic fortress design, complete [...]

Jolly Bar Family Pub Quiz

Friday night, 7pm. You’ve had a week of lying by the pool, playing on the beach, eating Italian food and now you want a reminder of what you left at home. You don’t miss the rain, the traffic or the school run, but the craving creeps in for a classic British pub. Al Fresco’s Summer [...]