Bargain hunter: January sales bargains

Give your bathroom a makeover on a budget with a little help from C.P. Hart. Its January sale features up to 40 per cent off, with huge savings on collections by Antonio Citterio and exclusive C.P. Hart-designed ranges. The majestic Winchester roll-top bath is sure to create a stunning focal point in any bathroom. This free-standing, elegant design is exclusive to C .P. Hart and is now available for £1,056, down from £1,760. The company has a dedicated team of designers to create the bathroom of your dreams. To view the full range and order, visit cphart.co.uk or call 0845 873 1121.

Bargain hunter: January sales bargains via @Telegraph http://soc.li/soxVUrP

Puglia, Italy: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice

Go to southern Puglia and use one of the rich variety of towns as a base to make easy trips to the others. See Alberobello in the early evening when the crowds have left, visiting the region’s famous, distinctive cone-roofed trulli in the Rione Aia Piccola, where people live (away from the trulli tourist trap).

Enjoy a steak in local primitivo wine sauce in the lovely garden of Ristorante Fidelio (ristorantefidelio.com). Approach Ostuni, the white town, from the east in the morning sun to appreciate its gleaming splendour. Relish the antipasti at L’Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale (piazzettacattedrale.it), but do book as it’s very popular. Visit Locorotondo on Sunday morning, view the plateau below, walk the peaceful ‘centro storico’ then, for contrast, watch the buzzing crowd from the public gardens.

Enjoy Castel del Monte and Lecce’s architecture and take lunch at Alle due Corti trattoria (alleduecorti.com), perhaps trying the orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) with turnip tops – surprisingly tasty…

Puglia, Italy: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice via @Telegraph http://soc.li/YyLgwSJ

 

Ostuni is one of several 'white' towns in Puglia

Ostuni is one of several ‘white’ towns in Puglia

Italy is best value skiing country, report finds

Italy is the best value country in the world for skiing, a report next week will say, with three Italian resorts making a list of the top ten cheapest skiing locations.

Prices in some Italian resorts have fallen by 10 per cent over the last year as operators have started a price war to drum up trade.

The annual Post Office Travel Money report into skiing holidays will show that Italy has three resorts in a global ‘best value’ top ten list – Livigno, Sestriere and Cervinia. This is followed by Austria, which has two resorts in the top ten.

The report examines the cost of a six-day ski pass, ski and boot hire, ski school, and the cost of one day’s food on the slopes. It compares 27 major resorts across Europe and North America….

Italy is best value skiing country, report finds via @Telegraph http://soc.li/4o8b62g

Sestriere offers good opportunities for experienced skiers as well as beginners  Photo: ALAMY

Sestriere offers good opportunities for experienced skiers as well as beginners Photo: ALAMY

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