Anniversary Holiday Ideas on a Budget

Wedding Anniversaries are special days to celebrate together, especially if you have reached a milestone year like your 10th, 20th or 25th year.

Going away together for a four-day break to a romantic city full of history, fine wine and beautiful cuisine is a perfect way to share your celebration together and create a wonderful memory, with time to spend together away from the bustle of the daily routine.

4 Days in Verona

What could be better than a romantic 4-day trip to the beautiful Italian city of Verona in northern Italy, where you will stay in 3 Star accommodation set in the hills overlooking the city. Dine on the terrace garden of a family owned Valpolicella Winery, under the arches of vines, sampling fine wine and Italian cuisine.

The Tour Includes all this:

A cooking experience: Learn how to make pasta dishes from the Verona region and eat your creation for supper along with some of the famous wines of the region.

Tour to Soave Wineries and Lake Garda. Sit or stroll along the beaches, shop in the small boutique avenues of shops and relax in one of the many restaurants and bars.

Wine tasting evening:  Try the famous Valpolicella a red wine from the area between Verona and Lake Garda where it is produced and Soave, a delicious white from the village of Soave, just 20 kilometres away.

Visit Wine Cellars producing Valpolicella, Amarone and Soave wine: Experience wines with flavours you had never imagined, and choose a few bottles to take home with you.

Historical Walking Tour of Verona: Including the square of Piazza Brà, and the magnificent Roman arena where the Verona opera festival takes place in summer. See the famous shopping street Via Mazzini and visit house of Romeo and Juliet, complete with the famous balcony and bronze statue of Juliet.

Next Available Tour Dates:

17th to 20th June 2017 and 16th to 19th September 2017


For just £320 each, this is a fabulous way to celebrate your special years together. Click HERE for the colour brochure full of pictures.  Call Elaine on 0116 240 2330 or email for more information or to book


3 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

Are you planning where and how to ask that important question?

There are many ways and romantic or memorable places to do it, and here are the top three:

  1. Relaxing in an outdoor café on the banks of Lake Garda with an Italian dish and large glass of Prosecco. The sun shining and reflecting on the deep blue water with waves lapping gently at the edge of the lake and pleasure boats chugging happily across the water, leaving curling waves in their wake. The Waiter delivering the ring to your Fiancée with a flourish of pure Italian style
  1. From the famous stone balcony at the house of Juliet on the night that she and Romeo declared their undying love for each other, in a small cobbled street in Verona. Your lady love can wait on the balcony while you dash down to the street and call the question up to her from below – just as Romeo did on the night they ran away together.
  1. In the vibrant Verona square of Piazza Brà, next to the magnificent Roman arena where the Verona Opera Festival takes place in summer. Then stroll along the famous shopping street Via Mazzini where the Italian designers: Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Versace, Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Laura Biagiotti, Roberto Cavalli, Brioni and Bottega Veneta, Diesel, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana, have shop windows decorated with unmistakable elegance, exquisite beauty, and unmatched creativity.

The Hi2 Events 4-day break in Verona, includes all 3 places,

With 4 days and  three fabulous nights in luxury 4-star accommodation, a fabulous Italian cooking experience, a visit to the Wineries of Soave and a wine tasting evening in a Valpolicella Winery set in the hills between and Lake Garda, overlooking the lights of the city of Verona twinkling below in the valley

The next available Tour Dates: 17th to 20th June and 16th to 19th September 2017

Verona, Lake Garda and Learning to cook Pasta while tasting the wine
Verona, Lake Garda and Learning to cook Pasta while tasting the wine

Hurry, places fill up fast! Contact us for an information pack, booking and availability.

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Staff Reward Ideas – Four Days in Verona

Staff Reward ideas – four days in Verona organised by Hi2 Events in Leicester 

The best way to reward top employees is not with money – £300 may seem like a great reward, but it slips into the Bank Account and gets lost on bills, with no lasting impact on motivation, other than paying the Electricity Bill.

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Your Opportunity to Experience Verona Hosted by Hi 2 Events 17th – 20th June and 16th – 19th September

Your Opportunity to Experience Verona Hosted by Hi 2 Events 17th – 20th June AND 16th – 19th September 2017.

Price is £340 per personbig-image sharing or Single supplement of £90

This unique itinerary allows guests the opportunity to experience…

Saturday 17th June / 16th September

15.15 – Flight arrival – meet in the arrivals hall at Bergamo look for someone holding a sign with Hi 2 Events on.  Price of flights are not included.

17.00  – Arrival at San Mattia    for 3 nights stay. The evening is free for you to stroll around this lovely estate or take a trip into Verona or surrounding area.
San Mattia is around 20 minutes from Verona with buses running up to 19.00. You will need exact amount of 2 euros to travel and tell the driver to drop you at Pizza Bra which is right in the centre

Sunday 18th June / 17th  September

7.30 – 8.45 Breakfast at San Mattia. Fresh coffee is available from the bar.
9.00 –  Transport to Lazise by the Lake, arriving at 9.45, time to stroll and have coffee…
10.45 – Transport to Wine Museum here we will see the museum and taste some fabulous wines. With a chance to buy some to take home or drink back at base!
12.15 – Transport to Garda, by the lake, arriving approx. 12.30.  Free time to stroll, shop, have lunch or even take a short boat trip on the Lake.  (You can go from Garda to Torri which is a round trip of around 50 minutes. Can’t book it so for those that fancy going we can just meet at the boat at 15.00.  return at 15.50
16.30/16.45  – Return to San Mattia arriving approx.  17.15/17.30.    Evening free. (Restaurant suggestions are available)

Monday 19th June / 18th September

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast at San Mattia.
9.30 – Transport to Verona for walking tour of the city (approx. 2 hours). Please bear in mind that it is also a 10 minute walk from where the bus drops us. You will need comfortable shoes!
10.15 – Walking tour of Verona accompanied by an experienced guide.  This starts close to Piazza Bra, where the Arena is and then continues to Piazza delle Erbe, the Market Square, Piazza dei Signori. With this tour you have plenty of time to admire the many monuments, the inside courtyards, the beautiful buildings and also the hidden spots and streets of Verona. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program!
12.15  – Free time in Verona for lunch, shopping etc.
14.30 – Transport to San Mattia arriving 15.00
16.00 –  And now time to don the aprons and get ready to cook our dinner!  This is a fantastic fun  experience learning how to make pasta from the region.
19.30  – Dinner is served!  This will be the pasta you make!

Tuesday 20th June / 19th September   8.00 – 9.30 – Breakfast at San Mattia
11.15 – Transport to Bergamo airport. Approx. 1 hr 20 minutes and time to say goodbye….
Address for Corte San Mattia – Agricola Ederle, via Santa Giuliana 2, 37128  Verona +39 045 913797

4 Days in Verona with a Company You Can Trust

Booking a family break or staff incentive trip is an important task. You need to be sure that everything lives up to its description and that nothing will go wrong with the company you place the booking.

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Rotary Club Race Night Promotes Local Businesses

Kibworth Golf Club are hosting a Rotary Club Horse Race Night on 27 January 2017 to promote local small businesses while fundraising for Charity.

How Your Business Can Benefit

For a donation of £50 any local business based in or around Fleckney or Leicester can sponsor one of the races to get their company name onto the race card and on the big screen for the evening.

You can sponsor as many races as you wish and while promoting your company you are also benefitting local charities that help children and families in the local community. Many Rotary Club members are business owners and this audience can really help to make your business more visible to your local target market.

How to Attend the Event

You don’t need to be a Rotary Club member to attend the Race Night, it is open to anyone who wants to attend. The cost of a ticket is just £10 which includes a sit-down chicken and chips dinner. All you need to pay for is a drink.

It’s a great way to experience the excitement of a real race night while keeping warm cosy indoors at Kibworth Golf Club while you meet other business owners and members of the community enjoying a great social event.

Sponsor a Race or Buy a Ticket Here

To sponsor any of the races, or just to buy a ticket, contact Elaine Vandelli on:

Tel: 0116 240 2330      Email:

Address Hi 2 Events, Fleckney, LE8 8UH



Business Expo held at Tigers’ stadium is a roaring succe

More than 600 people have attended an annual exhibition as part of Leicester Business Festival.

The Leicestershire Business Expo, which is in its 10th year and run by Hi2Events, attracted around 650 people to the Leicester Tigers stadium on Thursday.

A total of 106 businesses and organisations showcased at the event including Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire-based solicitors EHL and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

The event also staged several seminars by the Leicester Apprenticeship Hub and the LLEP, and two ask the expert sessions by businesses such as Newby Castleman and Haines Watts.

Elaine Vandelli, managing director of Hi2Events, said despite 550 people registering to attend, she saw many more arrive during the day.

She said: “The event went very well. This is our fourth year at Tigers and the exhibitors seem very happy to be here.
“There are quite a few businesses that come back each year, for example, EHL, Bray & Bray, FSB, and Chamber of Commerce

“I would say at least 40 per cent of people here have been coming here year on year.

“There are a couple of businesses here from outside of Leicestershire as well.”


David Eary, managing director of IT support company, EDC Support, in Lutterworth, said: “The event went really well. We had a really steady flow of people which is what we wanted to achieve.

“We’re members of the FSB and they offered us a stand which we decided to take as we’ve never showcased at an event like this before in Leicester.

“We thought we’d give it a go and we’re very happy that we did.

Leicester Business Expo at Leicester Tigers. David Orton, account manager Stanair Industrial Door Services Ltd.PICTURE CHRIS GORDON
Leicester Business Expo at Leicester Tigers. David Orton, account manager Stanair Industrial Door Services Ltd.PICTURE CHRIS GORDON

David Orton, sales representative for Stanair in Rugby
“I think events like these are great as we’re putting Leicester back on the map.

“They’re great for networking, getting exposure and we’re meeting lots of other businesses from different industries.”

He said: “We’re here as we do a lot of work with companies that are based in Leicester and I’m based all around the Midlands but I’m in Leicester quite a lot throughout the year.

“It’s a great opportunity to network with people and get to know other businesses in the area.”

Leicester Business Expo at Leicester Tigers.PICTURE CHRIS GORDON
Leicester Business Expo at Leicester Tigers.PICTURE CHRIS GORDON

LBE Biz Expo – Lifeline for New Business

The massive Leicester Business Expo happening on 27 October 2016 at Tigers Ground, is celebrating its 10th successful year for a very good reason…

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What Happens at the Pre-Show Meeting?

If you didn’t manage to get to the Pre-Show meeting last week, here is a quick summary of what happened, what you missed out on, and some vital info for next month’s show:

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Pre-Show 15 Sept for LBE 2016

 Don’t Miss the Pre-Show for LBE 2016

The exciting Leicester Business Expo 2016 is nearly here…

Now children are back in School and Summer slowly turns into Autumn; the LBE 2016 is just days away, and your final choice of promotions will need to be ready for the Show.

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