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Medieval Genoa

Together with the states of Venice, Pisa and Amalfi, Genoa was one of the maritime powers of medieval Italy. This was an era of not only naval battles and trade, …

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A Weekend Away With a Twist

I was not one hundred per cent certain what to expect, but I was looking forward to the weekend nonetheless, especially as it would cheer up a relatively cold and …

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Naturally Positano

Positano, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Arguably the most stunning place on this planet! A harrowing bus ride Our first taste of Positano was the bus ride there. We …

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Rough Horse Races of 2 Palio

Listen to the thunder of the hoof beats, almost drowned by the screaming voices of the crowd. Watch the straining horses race around the sandy track, each jockey urging his …

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Uniquely Venice

It’s difficult to speak about Venice without resorting to time-worn clichés and over-the-top descriptions, blandly iconic images and heavily sugared tourist propaganda. The city is in many ways a victim …

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Shadows and Reflections in Venice

My mind’s eye envisioned Venice as a decaying water fortress portrayed in mysterious horror- like films and books. Thomas Mann’s book Death in Venice provided me my most morbid images …

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Away from the Crowds in Calabria

The toe of the Italian landmass is a curious place. For many, Calabria is the underdeveloped, little promoted, poverty stricken area they pass through as quickly as possible to get …

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Milan: Gateway to Northern Italy

Milan is the largest city in Northern Italy. Once the stronghold of the powerful Visconti and Sforza dynasties, Milan today is home to some of Italy’s largest companies and one …

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Pizza – The Pride of Naples

Every Italian city seems to have one defining attraction. Rome has its unrivalled museums, Milan stands proudly at the heart of the international fashion world and Naples – well, in …

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Rome’s Most Famous Monuments

The city of Rome is filled with some of the most extraordinary museums, monuments and works of arts in the world. The sheer wealth of amazing sights often overwhelms the limited time …

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Best Holiday Deals To Italy

The whole of Italy seems to be a storehouse of the world’s greatest masterpieces, whether in stone or canvas, and its no wonder the museums of the country are some …

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