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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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Top 14 things to see in Padua

Padua, Padova in Italian, has many claims to fame. Its home to one of the earliest universities in the world, was the scholarly seat of celebrated scientist Galileo Galilei and, according to legend, Padua is the oldest city in Italy. … Continue reading

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Getting married in Venice – a close up

From film festivals to summer fireworks, Venetian regattas to the Rialto market there is always something to see in Venice. It makes living here quite an adventure, as you never quite know what you’ll find turning the corner into an … Continue reading

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The birth of Italy, 17th March 1861

Italy has a history that stretches back thousands of years and includes the Etruscans of Tuscany, the ancient Roman empire and Charles the Great (Charlemagne), otherwise known as the “Father of Europe”. Many of its 61 million population are descendants … Continue reading

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