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City breaks your children will love

Pizza in Venice

My sister-in-law is an urban sophisticate, and loves exploring the world’s cities in style. So when she set off on an all-inclusive package holiday to Ibiza this summer – with flip-flops, bucket and spade – it wasn’t exactly her ideal break. But her two primary-school age children had the time of their lives. It made me wonder whether parents really […]

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Hidden Rome – neglected treasures of the Eternal City

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Rome swelters in August – and it’s packed with tourists too. So it’s a perfect time to slip away from the crowds and get a down-home sense of this city. While you won’t want to miss Rome’s big draws, add a couple of the city’s more secluded corners to your itinerary, and discover its quirky and quiet sides: 1. […]

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Jul 20 2012 / Travel Tips & Advice

Inside the stylish suitcase

Nicola's stylish suitcase

Nicola Duncan is a sun-seeker and frequent flier. She goes abroad so much her suitcase rarely goes into storage. And who would blame her, with the terrible weather we’re having this year? This summer she’s off to Rome, and wants to look stylish while still being able to lift her suitcase. Here are Nicola’s tips on how to travel […]

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Italy in 3D takes over the runway at Gatwick

Monarch Italy 3D Artwork London Gatwick Airport

To celebrate the launch of our eight new flights to Italy, a host of Roman gladiators, Veronese opera singers and Venetian gondolas surprised passengers at London Gatwick Airport as a huge 1,000 square feet 3D artwork took over the runway. The new destinations, which launched this week, include the beautiful and historic Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Verona. […]

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Fireworks, sweet breads & religion… Italy at Easter

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Recharge your batteries and make the most of the rising temperatures in Europe during the Easter holidays. With flights to Italy, you can enjoy great food and fine wine and ring the changes with some of the Italian Easter traditions below. Rome Rome is home to the most popular Easter celebration in Italy during which the Pope leads moving Mass […]

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Which new route reigned victorious in Facebook face off?

Venice - new route competition winner on Monarch's Facebook page

If you’re a friend of ours on Facebook, you may have been one of the thousands of people who entered a competition pitting our exciting new routes against each other in a public vote, to celebrate our expansion into the Mediterranean this summer. Voters were automatically entered into a prize draw to win free flights to the destination that won the […]

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12 things to feel good about in 2012

Happy Hour

Christmas decs come down today from trees and ceilings today (or perhaps they should have done yesterday!)… and with them our mood seems to also hit the floor. What is it about January that makes us feel so grim? Is it the outrageous Christmas credit card bill, the crappy weather or that officially sensible but ultimately depressing decision to […]

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New routes including great city destinations on sale now!

Dubrovnik - a new flight route for Monarch Airlines

Whether you need a short, action-packed city break or a warm, blissed-out holiday, the destinations around the Mediterranean are hard to beat. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of 14 new routes across Italy, Croatia and Greece for summer 2012. Blessed with sun-drenched beaches, dynamic cities, delicious cuisine and fascinating culture, there is a destination to […]

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