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‘World’s most expensive holiday’ sold to the man with time and money to burn

When VeryFirstTo.com launched its £1m package deal to every Unesco world heritage site last month, even they didn’t expect it to sell. Now they have a taker for the two-year trip

When VeryFirstTo.com launched their £1m holiday last month, many dismissed it as a typical PR stunt. Indeed, even the company offering it never expected anyone to take them up on the offer: a two-year, luxury holiday taking in the planet’s 962 Unesco world heritage sites (an intense itinerary that would mean taking in more than one site every single day for two years).

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Italy’s wilderness: walking in the Majella national park

Dixe Wills has to drag himself away from delicious home cooking to explore the summits of Majella national park and its array of wild flowers

As we walked down the drive of the Pietrantica agriturismo in the tiny clifftop village of Decontra, we were treated to one of the world’s great sights: a beaming Italian mamma in a floral pinny, whose sole mission in life was to take us under her wing and feed us up.

The heartfelt hospitality and heart-meltingly delicious food cooked by Marisa for my friend and I over the following three days were a wonderful bonus. What we had actually come for was the wilderness.

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