Europe

Le Marche: A Regional Beauty – Umbria

Le Marche: A Regional Beauty – Umbria

INTRODUCTION Le Marche lies on the eastern side of Italy, east of Umbria, between majestic mountains and inviting sea. The …

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La Monachella’s Curse Put On Teatro Massimo – Palermo

La Monachella’s Curse Put On Teatro Massimo – Palermo

After the creation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, the City Council of Palermo decided to construct a magnificent …

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One Weekend in Asolo: The City of 100 Horizons – Treviso

One Weekend in Asolo: The City of 100 Horizons – Treviso

Deriving from the name of this village in the Veneto, asolare is an Italian word coined by the late-15th-century poet …

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Rome: Do’s and Don’ts

Rome: Do’s and Don’ts

Narrow streets, luxurious ancient temples, unhurried and relaxed Italians and delicious gelato – these are only a small part of …

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Pentedattilo: The Ghost Of A Luckless Town

Pentedattilo: The Ghost Of A Luckless Town

In the days of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the Calabrian city of Pentedattilo was an important commercial centre. Today …

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Turin With Gusto!

Turin With Gusto!

The Slow Food organisation celebrated its 30th birthday with a special edition of its main annual event, the Salone del …

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Exploring Le Langhe – Piedmond, Italy

Exploring Le Langhe – Piedmond, Italy

The experience of driving for the very first time through Le Langhe, a hilly, Unesco-protected region between Cuneo and Asti, …

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La Befana – The Italian Myth of A Good Witch

La Befana – The Italian Myth of A Good Witch

Not long ago, while I was in the process of negotiating a flat rental in Rome, my potential landlady emailed …

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The Place Where Time Travelling Is Real – San Gimignano, Tuscany

The Place Where Time Travelling Is Real – San Gimignano, Tuscany

The Tuscan town of San Gimignano has medieval architecture and art, and modern sculpture too. I had always wanted to …

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The Ski Paradise – Alta Badia, Dolomites

The Ski Paradise – Alta Badia, Dolomites

In the bubble car lift, from the bottom station in San Cassiano, a fellow skier introduces himself as Giovanni from …

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