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Beware the Ides of March!

Caesar : Who is it in the press (crowd) that calls on me? I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, Cry ‘Caesar!’ – Speak! Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer : Beware the Ides of March. Caesar : … Continue reading

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Ferragosto in Italy – closed for the holidays

If you’ve ever had a beach holiday in Italy in August, you’d be forgiven for thinking the whole country is on vacation with you as the waterfronts bustle with gloriously tanned, speedo-clad Italians. You wouldn’t be far wrong either, around … Continue reading

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