Monthly Archives: November 2015

Narni Sotterranea – the fascinating underground world of Narni, Umbria

If you ever read “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by CS Lewis as a child, you know all about the land of Narnia. But there’s one thing you probably don’t know. It actually exists! Well, at least the … Continue reading

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Truffle hunting at the white truffle festival in San Miniato, Tuscany

Known as “diamonds of the kitchen” truffles have been a sought after delicacy since the days of the Assyrians as far back as 2000 BC and later by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. These days a little hilltop town in … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, Please would you nominate me for the Italy Magazine Blogger Awards 2015!

Dear Santa, I know, I know, I’ve not written for a while but I just wanted to say I loved your work last year although I still don’t know how you got all the presents down the chimney! And I … Continue reading

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8 things you didn’t know about St Peter’s in Rome

St Peter’s in Rome recently celebrated the 389th anniversary of it’s consecration on 18th November 1626, 120 years after the first stone was laid. And Pope Francis’s Jubilee, or extraordinary Holy Year, commenced with the opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica on … Continue reading

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Umbria’s Cascata delle Marmore waterfall – a great day out for all the family

The Ancient Romans were brilliant engineers. You only have to look at the Coliseum in Rome or drive along one of their dead-straight roads, many of which are still in use today, to see it. But did you know they also … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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