THREE-NIGHT bed-and- breakfast packages to Milan over Easter are being offered by Italian Impulse (081-741 9007) from pounds 195, including return flight from Gatwick. A five-night half-board package to Sicily, with return flight from Luton, costs pounds 259.

International Chapters (071-722 9560) still has Easter availability at its apartments in Venice. Prices start at pounds 413 for seven nights in an apartment that sleeps three.