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Top 3 Festivals in Italy!

Ciao Bella! Welcome to the beautiful and wonderfully romantic country of Italy, where you can dine on fabulous food, gaze at magnificent architecture, soak up stunning coastlines and learn ancient history. We’re currently amidst festival season, so let’s check out how the Italians do it. From orange throwing to as much ice cream as you can eat, here is our pick of the very best Italian festivals and boy is it a feast for the senses!

Here are the top 3 festivals in Italy…

Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea 25 – 28 Feb, 2017

Battle of the Oranges

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Your Essential Guide To Festival Planning And Packing


It’s official, festival fever is firmly upon us at STA Travel HQ!

Not only are we heading back to Bestival in the UK to host our second STA Travel hostel and music stage, but we’ve also launched STA Travel Beats! No big deal, just small group adventures onto the frontline of the underground international festival scene. Check it out, it’s rad.

So, we felt it was about time we did something practical. And this, is thus! Your almost essential guide to festival planning and packing. Not dissimilar to packing to go travelling (capsule wardrobe, wet wipes, optimistic interpretation of your weather app) this should prepare you for all manner of festival chaos, from meteorological disasters to running out of breakfast cider.

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Throwback to Glasto!

We can’t help but think back to Glastonbury this time last week! We may be mud free and out of the rain for now but nothing quite beats the vibes that Glasto offers. It’s also the place for discovering the next big musical act. If you expand your horizons past the classic Pyramid stage, you’ll soon find there’s so much fresh talent on offer for you to Spotify the heck out of when you return. Only caught the headliners? Don’t worry! We’re here to make sure you know who to get on your radar for future festivals as you’ll guarantee to see the three acts below creep up the festival posters over the next few years..
wellies glastonbury
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Burning Man Festival comes to Europe!

Burning Man Festival comes to Europe

Famously held in a desolate Nevada desert at the tail-end of summer, Burning Man Festival is upping sticks and crossing the pond to unleash its craziness in Europe.

Burning Man

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Top 7 Cities to Celebrate 4th of July!

We’ve gone all-American for this week’s #FeatureFriday, here’s our pick of the top 7 cities to celebrate 4th of July in. Fire up the BBQ, grab a cold beer and get your fireworks ready (maybe don’t light them while reading) it’s time to celebrate the good old U S of A…

1.Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Image: www.aroundphilly.com

Where better to spend the 4th of July than in the city where the country was born? Check out the parade through the historical centre and awesome concert on Parkway.
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