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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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Artisans: tips for traditional items in Italy

Travelling to Italy and planning to do some shopping? Looking for something special and traditional? You may want to turn your eye to the Italian artisans, or “artigiani”. The tradition of handmade in Italy stretches back a long way throughout … Continue reading

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Visiting Venice: The Grand Canal

  The Grand Canal – or Canale Grande in Italian – is the main waterway that snakes a whole 3.8km through the historical centre of Venice. A boat ride along the Grand Canal gives you the most fabulous perspective on … Continue reading

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Venice – sights, sighs & splashes

It’s not just the stunning sights in Venice that have the power to take your breath away like no other city. There are also the many stairs to get up and over the bridges crossing the waters of the Venetian canals. These … 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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Italy by Sea – a great way to travel

A great way to travel around Italy is by overnight ferry. We recently travelled this way ourselves and as we watched the sunset, we were lucky enough to be serenaded by a group of musicians who happened to be travelling as well. … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. What is so amazing is that some of these things to do in Rome date back to as far back as 312 BC – such as walking along Rome’s most ancient road, the … Continue reading

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Driving in Italy? Um… maybe not!

Italy is the home of great quality leather shoes and is where the wedge heel was invented. With good reason. Given that the  narrow streets and charming winding roads were built just a tad prior to the invention of motorvehicles, … Continue reading

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Italy’s Redeeming Feature: Festa del Redentore

Italy sure knows how to put on a good party. And so they should, given that many of the best events in Italy date back to Renaissance times so they have, after all, had a lot of practice! One of … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ locations in Venice, Italy

With all the hype about Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ set in Florence, many are overlooking the Venice locations mentioned in the book right at the point when Langdon… Just kidding. We’ll tell you the places mentioned, but we’re not giving away … Continue reading

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