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Italy travel tip #7: Get out of the cities

Florence, Rome, Venice and Milan are arguably the best cities in Italy to visit. However, touring only the main cities of Italy can mean you miss out on some of the most stunning views of Italy, the most pleasurable aspects … Continue reading

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In the round around Italy: great art on the streets of Italy

Italy is said to house more than half the world’s greatest artworks. But they are not all locked away in museums. Here is a tiny selection of statues seen in some of the streets and piazzas of Italy and the … Continue reading

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Project Pyramid: the rolling (& pointy) hills of Tuscany

It seems those rolling Tuscan hills aren’t always as undulating as once thought. In the small town of Rosano Fiorentino near Pontassieve, an archaeological project is underway in Tuscany after the discovery of three rather pointy hilltops. It is believed … Continue reading

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Walking in Rome: the road best travelled

The idea of hiring a car in Italy and driving through the stunning countryside, dropping into a few wineries along the way, visiting cities such as Venice, Florence and Rome in a car… sounds idyllic right? The reality however is that most Italian … Continue reading

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From Rome with Love – Ponte Sant’Angelo

If you’re looking to cross the Tiber River in historic style as you head from Rome towards the Vatican City*, look no further than Ponte Sant’Angelo.

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Cinque Terre 2012 – from floods to fabulous!

Sometimes the most heart-warming news comes in the wake of great tragedy. This is the case with the Cinque Terre, whose five village towns were devastated by floods occurring along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts in October 2011. Now, around … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – bad weather causes havoc on the famous ‘5 lands’

Such a terrible tragedy in the wonderful Cinque Terre after floods along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts caused not only massive damage, but also the loss of several lives. Some 600 people have been evacuated and transport in the area … Continue reading

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