Travel Agenda: Gourmet escape, In the pink, Slope off, The new age, Coded odours, For a Kew, Treasure Island, 500
Where to go and what to know
Friday 12 October 2012
The Palazzo Seneca in Norcia has a "Truffles and Chocolate" deal to coincide with the Eurochocolate Festival in nearby Perugia (19 to 28 Oct). It includes three nights' B&B, one dinner at the Vespasia Restaurant, a visit to a chocolate factory and truffle hunting for €379pp during the festival (palazzoseneca.com).
In the Pink
Fairmont has a new resort in Jaipur, the "pink city", that draws on Rajasthani style; intricate motifs and carved wood. Doubles from R18,000/£214 (fairmont.com).
Scour Soho and Shoreditch in London for six special artworks depicting the British Virgin Islands. Find at least three, upload photos of them to Beach Tomato's Facebook page, and you could win a trip to the idyllic Caribbean islands (beachtomato.com).
Scent of Departure is a perfume range, named after airport codes, that comes in bottles resembling baggage tags. Try LHR with its top notes of pine and bergamot and a blond-wood base. From £35 at Harvey Nichols (thescentofdeparture.com).
Form a Kew
As the trees signal autumn, Kew Gardens in west London marks their majestic form with a new exhibit. Sculptor David Nash today unveils works created from trees at the end of their natural life, displayed alongside drawings (kew.org).
Ski Safari's new winter adventures to Scandinavia include 10 nights in Sweden, with skiing in Are, an Arctic Circle train to Riksgransen, the world's northernmost ski resort, and two nights at the Ice Hotel for £1,699pp including flights and transfers (skisafari.com).
The New Age
DJs including Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack will be at the Day Zero festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to mark the end of the Mayan calendar and dawn of a new era (20-21 Dec; dayzerofestival.com).
The maximum fine, in euros, faced by visitors to Rome who eat on the streets of the Italian capital's historic centre. Mayor Gianni Alemanno's crackdown aims to "protect" busy historic sites such as the Piazza Navona and Pantheon. Similar rules apply in other popular Italian cities such as Florence and Venice.
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