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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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What’s On in Italy in July

Summer and Italy, two of my favourite words! Add in a festival or two and you’ve got a trip that is close to perfection! And boy does Italy know how to do a festival! In fact there’s so much to … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange. The only word I know that doesn’t have a rhyme. But what it lacks in poetry, it makes up in vibrancy, cheeriness and warmth. Who can be sad watching a sandy summer sunset? Who could be glum with a … Continue reading

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Guest Best Bits of DreamDiscoverItalia

I recently had the pleasure of a guest spot on Best Bits Worldwide, a travel blog run by a lovely friend of mine. Susan is an American living in London and travels widely, blogging about the best bits of her … Continue reading

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Siena. Il Campo.

“Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.” St Catherine of Siena, b. 1347 St Catherine was, I’m sure, probably speaking of losing yourself in religious ecstacy but her quote is just as applicable to a journey … Continue reading

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