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Around Italy by train: a quick guide

If you’re travelling to Italy, and you want to see more than one city – then travelling by train is your safest bet. Not only are the main cities well-connected between one another, but they’re also connected to smaller, sometimes … Continue reading

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‘Round Rome: The Pantheon

Rome, Italy The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Italy’s capital city and a must-see site on any visit to Rome. It is also is the oldest domed building. The dome itself, the top of which is … Continue reading

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Rome Restorations: Trevi Fountain

Like many an aging beauty, one of Rome’s most fabulous must-see sites, the Trevi Fountain, is having a little work done. Nothing major, of course, just a few discreet interventions. There is going to be some work on removing blemishes from … Continue reading

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Travelling Italy: a beautiful Basilica in Rome

A great place to visit in Rome is the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri). Located in Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica, it is just a short distance from Rome’s main … Continue reading

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Popes & Processes: Canonisations of Popes John XXIII & John Paul II

Vatican, Italy  In a series of firsts in the history of the Catholic church, two Popes – John XXIII and John Paul II – are set to become saints in a Vatican ceremony attended by two living Popes – Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Easter in Florence, Italy

Today marks the start of Holy Week, the run up to Easter Sunday on April 20th, 2014. It also sees the start of a range of interesting religious and cultural Easter-time customs in Italy. ‘Pasqua’ is the Italian word for … Continue reading

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Obama to meet Pope Francis in Rome, Italy

Obama is set to meet Pope Francis in Rome, Italy tomorrow, 27th March. In Italy, Obama will also be meeting Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano, having already met Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the recent Nuclear Security Summit in The … Continue reading

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HIP TO BE (A SATOR) SQUARE – in Pompeii, Italy

What is a Sator Square? It is an ancient four-time palindrome* in Latin that can be read in every direction – that is, from  left-to-right, right-to-left, top-to-bottom and just to mix things a bit, even from bottom-to-top. The oldest Sator … Continue reading

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Rome in a day: 7 must-see sites of Italy’s capital city

Rome may not have been built in a day, but can you see the main highlights of Rome in a day? If you only have a short amount of time in Rome, what are the absolute must-see sites to visit … Continue reading

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Driving in Italy

Driving in Italy is not for the faint of heart. The same creativity that is applied to the arts, architecture, fashion design and food creation is applied to the road rules, for one thing. And when it comes to parking, … Continue reading

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