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What’s On in Italy in January

For some January is the month of detox, diets and denial as the New Year’s hangover subsides and resolutions kick in. But for those of us who love Italy it’s often a great time to dust off our passports and … Continue reading

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Babbo Natale invades Venice!

If you’ve ever been in Venice on the last weekend before Christmas you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve had one too many mulled wines as you’ll start to see double. Or maybe triple. In fact you’ll be seeing Santa … Continue reading

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8 fascinating facts about Christmas in Italy

Every country has its own Christmas traditions. If you’re British, like me, you’re probably elbow-deep in card-writing, tinsel and fir tree needles by now….and the cat is probably eying up the tree! If you’re Australian, maybe you’re getting the BBQ … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Twinkle, twinkle, little star

As visual creatures, we’ve been attracted to light for thousands of years. From the first fires to the summer sunshine, from ceremonial candlelight to the dazzle of diamonds, we love light. So for this week’s photo challenge I decided to … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas starts with L’Immacolata, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

If, like me, you grew up in the UK you will have been seeing mince pies, Christmas puddings and tinsel in the shops since you got back from your summer holidays! And the US has been Christmas shopping since Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Siena. Mercato nel Campo.

Turning the corner into Piazza del Campo, the heady aromas of roast porchetta, pungent pecorino and spicy salami assail our nostrils as we take in the glorious spectacle. Fat-flecked salami of every size swing gently in the winter breeze. Curvaceous … Continue reading

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