Travel Agenda: La Plagne's igloo village; Europe's railways; solar eclipse
Saturday 12 December 2009
A new village of igloos is opening in La Plagne ( monvillageigloo.com ). If you can't make it to the Alps, The Berkeley hotel in London is opening a pine-filled forest cinema on the roof, until 31 January ( the-berkeley.co.uk ).
Europe's railways adopt new schedules tomorrow, with accelerated links between Milan and Rome; the fastest journey time is under three hours. A new rash of luxury hotels opens up, starting on Tuesday with the Royal Spa Kitzbuhel ( kitzbuehelroyalspa.com ), a chic retreat in the Tyrolean winter sports resort; and the Viceroy Anguilla ( viceroyanguilla.com ), a collection of beach villas on the west end coast.
In the diary...
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