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Ryanair’s new Knock – Lanzarote route takes off

Also. from 29 March to 28 October 2023, Ryanair will offer twice-weekly direct flights to Trieste (TRS) from Dublin (DUB) as part of their new summer schedule.

Ryanair kickstarted its biggest ever Knock schedule with the first flight of its exciting new Summer ’23 route to Lanzarote. This summer, Ryanair will operate over 120 weekly flights to/from Ireland West Airport Knock driving invaluable inbound tourism and offering its West and North-West customers unbeatable choice and the lowest fares when booking their summer holidays.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan said:“As Europe and Ireland’s no.1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to kickstart our biggest ever summer schedule for Knock with the first flight of our new Knock to Lanzarote route taking off this morning. This is just one of the 16 exciting routes we are operating to/from Knock this summer alongside other popular sunny hotspots like Alicante, Barcelona & Malaga.

We look forward to welcoming thousands of customers onboard our flights to/from Knock this summer as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for Ireland.”

Welcoming the start of the summer schedule and the new Lanzarote service, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport commented: “We are delighted to welcome the return of our popular Lanzarote service for Summer 2023. This has been by far the most requested service over the last couple of years and we are finally delighted to be able to welcome Lanzarote back to our route network for this summer.

This summer will be the busiest one on record at the airport with flights to 16 destinations across the UK and Europe with Ryanair. The choice on offer for customers in the West, Northwest and Midlands regions has never been better and this combined with the stress-free experience and convenience of using the airport we hope will ensure a record-breaking summer for both ourselves and Ryanair’.

Friuli Venezia Giulia invites Ireland to explore the natural beauty if its region

Also, Ryanair launches new direct service from Dublin to Trieste for Spring/Summer 2023 opening up Italy’s north-eastern region to Irish travellers. Surrounded by natural beauty, Friuli Venezia Giulia is a charming region offering many cultural, natural and culinary experiences. One of Italy’s off the beaten path regions, the north-eastern destination borders Austria and Slovenia and offers big experiences in a small and accessible environment. From the golden sands of the Adriatic coast and wild emerald rivers, to the rolling vineyards and peaks of the Alps and the Dolomites, this European treasure is ready to welcome Irish holiday-makers to its peaceful landscapes.

From 29 March to 28 October 2023, Ryanair will offer twice-weekly direct flights to Trieste (TRS) from Dublin (DUB) as part of their new summer schedule, departing Ireland at 10:20 LT on Wednesdays and 16:35 LT on Saturdays arriving into the city within 2h45m.

Trieste is Friuli Venezia Giulia’s capital, home to sandy beaches and boasts one of the largest squares in Europe. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which is reflected in the grand architecture and the enchanting Castello di Miramare – a former royal residence. James Joyce lived there for over a decade: “My soul is in Trieste” wrote the author who arrived in Trieste in 1904 and was instantly fascinated by the city and its contrasts. A city with a seafaring soul, a dynamic port, completely overlooking the sea, and a melting pot of people and cultures. On the one hand, the austere Habsburg façade with its stately buildings and on the other, the Central European lifestyle of the people of Trieste. At the time the literary cafés were popular meeting places for writers and artists and the multiculturalism of the city was a great source of inspiration for the author.

Smaller towns further inland offer more insight into the region’s history, including the cliffside towns of Gemona del Friuli and Venzone with mediaeval ruins and museums to explore. In addition, the charming and elegant towns of Udine – offering panoramic views from the hilltop castle, Gorizia – that will be crowned European Capital of Culture in 2025 and Pordenone – a mosaic of 16th-century palaces, Romanesque churches, frescoed façades, as well as Gothic and Baroque buildings. There are also three UNESCO-listed towns in Friuli Venezia Giulia to explore – the Roman Aquileia, the star-shaped fortress Palmanova and Cividale del Friuli, where the remains of the Lombard Kingdom can be found amongst Roman relics.

An all-season destination, Friuli Venezia Giulia’s diverse landscape allows visitors to experience the coast, valleys and mountains in under two hours. Home to 13 natural reserves, the Dolomites, Fusine Lake and several geological wonders including the underwater cave of Gorgazzo lake known for its spectacular blue hues, the region beckons to travellers who enjoy nature and exploring the outdoors. For keen cyclists, there are many routes to suit varying levels, such as the 415 km Alpe-Adria cycle path which starts in the Austrian Alps of Salzburg and takes riders through Tarvisio, Udine and to the sea in Grado. In winter, skiers head for the mountains for borderless skiing – a term coined by the locals. The season starts in mid-December and the region is home to six ski resorts spanning three different mountain ranges; the Carnic Alps, the Julian Alps and the Friulian Dolomites.

Flourishing in the culinary scene due to its central European location and benefiting from the calcium-rich marlstone soils, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of Italy’s premium white winemaking regions. Home to 1,700 vineyards, there are nine main wine regions producing over 100 million bottles every year. The two top vineyard areas are the Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli and make for great days out with many offering tastings and tours. Local delicacies not to be missed include Friuli Venezia Giulia’s unique DOP produce. San Daniele Prosciutto, sweeter than Parma Ham, the town of Tagliamento produces some of the best cured meats in Italy and in the north, Montasio cheese, often fried with potatoes is celebrated in the “Frico” recipe. Other products include olive oil, grappa, honey and coffee. Italians call Friuli Venezia Giulia’s cuisine ‘mare e monti’ meaning sea-and-mountains – a nod to the bounty as varied as the surrounding scenery and a fusion of Italian, Slavic and Austrian cuisine

For a slice of local culture, Friuli Venezia Giulia’s events calendar welcomes festivals, carnivals and celebrations year-round. Carnival season arrives in February and sees costumed parades line the streets of Muggia – a fishing village close to Trieste and Sappada in the Dolomites, while lanterns light up the woods in Sauris for the ‘Night of the Lanterns’. For sports lovers, Sacile hosts the Summer Xtreme Days Festival, the largest freestyle and extreme sports festival in the country. Autumn welcomes events dedicated to the region’s traditional food, including the Truffle Fair in Muzzana del Turgnano celebrating the Friulian White Truffle. There are also events dedicated to cinema, including The Silent Film Festival, hosted in Pordenone and the Iberian-Latin American Film Festival in Trieste – the only one of its kind in Italy. Also in Trieste, Barcolana, the largest sailing regatta in the world takes place in October seeing over 2,000 boats parade the gulf to win the coveted title.

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