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Italy specialist Sunvil Discovery has launched its 2013 real Italy & Sicily brochure, featuring a comprehensive range of handpicked accommodation, flexible fly-drives, rail and tailor-made holiday options.

Included in the brochure is a nine-night Wine Trail, showcasing the diversity and ingenuity of wine making in this sophisticated but often overlooked region.

Also new for 2013, Sunvil Discovery is offering the chance to pre-book simple cookery lessons at the Sorrento Cooking School in Sant' Agnello on the coast. Learn to prepare a typical Mediterranean meal of four dishes from £62 pp (from April to October). Also new for 2013, Sunvil Discovery is offering the chance to pre-book simple cookery lessons at the Sorrento Cooking School in Sant' Agnello on the coast. Learn to prepare a typical Mediterranean meal of four dishes from £62 pp (from April to October). www.sunvil.co.uk

Headwater specialises in walking and cycling holidays and amongst their varied programme are two that will appeal to foodys.

Sorrento, on Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, is famed for its sweets, cakes, gateaux and pastries, with local specialities often linked to key events in the religious calendar. Visitors at Easter can sample the delicious casatiello and pastiera Easter cakes. Headwater's self-guided Amalfi to Sorrento Easter walk departs 31 March and costs £1187 (tour only)/ £1369 (inc return BA flights Gatwick-Naples) including: eight nights' hotel accommodation (3 and 4 star hotels), all breakfasts and three evening meals, local transfers, transport of bags between hotels, all maps and route notes and 24/7 local support.

Chianti: From 20 March until 20 June, Cantine Aperte ("Wine Days") are held throughout Italy – with some of the largest taking place in Chianti – and include parades, music, street food stalls and, of course, some serious tasting! On 26 May (International Wine Day), wine estates everywhere throw open their cellar doors to the public. Headwater's Chianti cycling and walking holidays depart every two days from 9 May to 14 October with prices from £1049 (tour only)/ £1349 (inc return BA flights Heathrow-Pisa) including: eight nights' half board hotel accommodation; local transfers; all maps and route notes; transport of bags between hotels, and 24/7 local support.

For bookings and further information, call Headwater 0845 322 4672 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manhattan typically conjures up images of skyscrapers, but there are a lot of green and pleasant places tucked away between the blocks, on the city's rooftops and along its coastline. These parks, gardens and farms are feeding New York's new urban obsession for wild food foraging.

nyma, the New York Manhattan Hotel, is offering an exclusive foraging tour promotion on stays this June. Situated in Midtown Manhattan, between the Gramercy Park and Central Park, nyma, has paired up with one of the city's best known foragers 'Wild Man' Steve Brill to offer an exclusive package. Steve has been collecting food from parks since 1982, and now makes a healthy living from his weekly tours, in which he promises to produce a meal out of the berries, bark, mushrooms and herbs that he discovers.

Centrally situated on West 32nd street, nyma, provides guests with a host of free amenities, including free continental breakfast, free wi-fi and national phone calls, a free fitness suite open 24 hours a day and free stays for children aged 12 and under.

Enjoy a foraging tour with stays this June, from US$274.99 per room per night (which equates to about £91 per person). The rate is based on two sharing and includes one night's stay and a foraging tour per couple, worth $40. To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.co.uk and quote the code FORAGE.

Howard's House believe that fine food and wine are among life's greatest pleasures and are offering a number of Foodie Feasts put together by chef Nick Wentworth and restaurant manager Simon Greenwood in celebration of a culinary theme. A wonderful way to discover some new and diverse flavours, theFoodie Feasts feature a drinks and canapé reception, followed by a tasting menu exploring the evening's theme.

Each event is priced at £50 per person, or £85 to include a flight of wines matched to each course. Or choose a favourite wine from Simon's list. Full details at http://www.howardshousehotel.co.uk/news.asp or http://www.howardshousehotel.co.uk/default.asp?sectid=1350

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