New flights to Lake Garda in Italy will make the region even more accessible for tourists and property hunters.
Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that it will be running a new route to nearby Verona from London Gatwick.
The news has been welcomed by the Italian State Tourist Board, which has recommended that visitors to the country spend time taking in the sights that Lake Garda, the Dolomites and other historic towns such as Padua and Mantua offer.
Stefania Gatta, a spokeswoman from the Board, added that for those who want to explore the city of Verona itself there was still plenty to do.
"You can visit the Arena, a roman amphitheatre which hosts the famous Opera Festival in summer, the medieval Piazza delle Erbe and Ponte Scaligero and the Romeo and Juliet balcony among other sites," she said.
"A short distance from Verona is the magnificent Lake Garda with Sirmione the nearest resort: visit the medieval Della Scala Fortress, the Roman remains of the famous Latin poet Catullo's villa, stroll along the waterfront and have a drink or a meal in one of the many bars and restaurants."