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Welcome

For over 14 years now we have had a specialism in providing first class, luxury trips to Italy. All of our trips are flexible to you and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Our focus is in events which makes our brand quite versatile, as we range from the opera, Venice Carnival, Venice Simplon Orient Express, Siena Palio race, and much much more. All of our breaks are focused with you in mind and begin with top level tickets to these special occasion once in a lifetime experiences.

At Italian Short Breaks we offer you a highly personal approach to travel as we strive to exceed your expectations and offer you specific itineraries with you in mind. This comes from years of specialist knowledge of our breaks.

I hope you will find our programme fun to explore, our team helpful to work with and above all  the break you choose provides a lasting memory.

Kevin Collins

Managing Director

Kevin Collins

Kevin grew up in the wilds of Africa and with family scattered all over the world was introduced to long haul travel from an early age. This turned into a lifelong passion which he has been fortunate to turn into a successful career. Having spent 20 years in marketing roles in a variety of business environments, Kevin’s passion was to set up a business to provide the kind of experiential breaks that are increasingly being sought after by clients eager to find enriching ways of spending valuable leisure time.

Abigail Collins

Abigail has spent 20 years in Marketing and Product Development, and over 25 years avidly travelling around the globe. New experiences are her passion and as a result her travel has been as varied as partying at the Carnival in Brazil, Hiking in the Yukon, diving in the Cocos Islands and living with an Aboriginal community in Australia. Creating unique new breaks with new experiences is her forte!  Abigail has particularly enjoyed working on developing the Italian Short Breaks website having personally travelled to all of the Italian cities on offer. She regularly changes her mind as to which of the breaks is her favourite; as they all are so enticing!

Hannah Netting

Hannah has had the travel bug from an early age where she was fortunate enough to travel widely, including a four month trip around the world. For her experiencing new cultures, sights and wonders was very important. Lately her focus has been heavily on Italy enhanced by a trip to Venice and Verona where she got lost in true Venetian style in Venice and got to experience the amazing acoustics of the Verona Arena. With plenty on offer in Italy, it will keep her entertained for many more trips to come!

Jan Oborn

Jan lived in Hong Kong and Cyprus during her childhood as part of an RAF family which inspired the travel lust which has taken her to Iceland, Europe and Swedish Lapland in the last year!

Most of her working life has been spent in administration including time with the MOD but the prospect of travel (and seeing the Northern Lights) was too hard to resist joining us in 2014.

Shirley Peach

Shirley spent over 20 years working in the education sector before joining Weekend a la Carte, so has had lots of experience whipping people into shape!

She is instrumental in providing attention to detail in every manner of organisation and paperwork needed to ensure both the team and suppliers are able to provide a top service.

She has always been interested in travel and is likely to be the first person you talk to when you phone the company.

We are ATOL Protected

Weekend a la Carte Ltd is an ATOL bonded travel operator, ATOL NO: 6578. Most firms who sell air travel in the UK are required by law to hold such a bonded licence with the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing money or being stranded abroad when a tour operator goes out of business.

ATOL is a protection scheme for flights and air holidays managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CCA). £2.50 per passenger is added onto the cost of your trip and is paid into the ATOL insurance protection scheme

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