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What’s On in Italy in March

In the ancient Roman calendar March, or Martius, marked the end of winter and start of spring. Named after Mars, the god of war and legendary father of Rome’s founders Romulus and Remus, March signaled the beginning of the farming … Continue reading

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What’s On in Italy in February

Even with an extra day this year February is still the shortest month of the year so we’d better get cracking, as there is plenty to cram in including carnival, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s day! Ready? Pronti? Lets dive … Continue reading

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2015 in photos and a big thank you!

Italy is a beautiful country, we all know that, so to close the year I thought I’d offer you my favourite photos from the last 365 days as a little reminder of some of the wonderful places we’ve visited together … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “vivid”. Suggestions included flowers in bloom, a vivid red sunset and fruity ice creams. But for me “vivid” doesn’t just mean colour, it also means something that conjures up a vivid image or … Continue reading

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Festa della Repubblica Italiana – Italian Republic Day, 2nd June

Did you know that today, June 2nd, is a national holiday in Italy? Government offices, post offices and schools are closed across the land. And many archeological sites such as the Colosseum and Forum in Rome close too as Italians, … Continue reading

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Seven books that conjure up the heart and soul of Venice

According to Saint Augustine “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” But sometimes it’s not possible to travel physically. There is a solution, however. The quickest, cheapest and easiest way to fire … Continue reading

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Love-locks – True love or vandalism?

No-one is quite sure how the idea of lovelocks started. Some quote a Serbian love story that goes back to World War I. Others say the Chinese started it whilst others point to Italian author Federico Moccia’s book “Ho voglia … Continue reading

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