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Siena Palio – which contradas are racing on 16th August 2016?

Tuscany’s Palio di Siena horse race is world famous. 10 jockeys ride mixed breed horses 3 times around Siena’s iconic Piazza del Campo as around 40,000 locals and visitors watch on from the sidelines. And the levels of anticipation and … Continue reading

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Siena Palio – which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016?

The Siena Palio horserace in Tuscany is world famous. Let’s have a look at which contradas are racing on 2nd July 2016? Continue reading

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29 of the best things to do in Venice with children

Venice is an enchanting city not only for adults, but for kids too. From the decorated palazzi lining the Grand Canal to the gondolas gliding gracefully along it to the fabulous hands-on rowing lessons there’s tonnes to see and do!! And its probably one of the few cities in the world where you and your family can walk around safely without worrying about cars or traffic. So if you’re planning a trip, here are 29 of the best things to do in Venice with children! Continue reading

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What are pietre d’inciampo and why we should care?

If you walk along the Lungotevere riverside in Rome, or Via Carlo Alberto in Turin or through the Cannaregio district in Venice you may spot something glinting on the pavement. A little brass cobblestone or plaque set into the concrete outside … Continue reading

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What’s On in Italy in April

Italian destinations are expected to be more popular than usual this spring. Rome is drawing thousands of extra visitors for the Pope’s special Jubilee year. The northern lakes continue to stun tourists with their Alpine scenery whilst the Adriatic coastline … Continue reading

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Learn how to cook Italian Romagnolo-style with Nonna Violante

Italy is pure heaven for foodies as each city and region has its own traditional specialities. From the delicious seafood cicchetti bar snacks in Venice, to the wood-fired pizzas of Naples and the mouthwatering cannoli cream cakes of Sicily, you’ll … Continue reading

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Where is the best place to propose in Italy?

Italy has a reputation for romance and romantics. From Romeo and Juliet, to Puccini’s operas, to the legendary Casanova, Italians are clearly a passionate lot. And Italy is packed with romantic locations too. Historic hilltop towns look out over rolling … Continue reading

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