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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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Hand carved cameo jewellery in Venice : a classic art

People have been carving cameos into glass, gems, shells and stones for centuries, millennia even. The art goes back at least to the ancient Romans and Greeks with stone cameos surviving from as far back as the 3rd century BC … 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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What’s On In Italy In June

We’re nearly half way through the year and the calendar just keeps filling up with more festas and fantastic fun-packed events – 33 so far this month! So if you’re planning a trip to Italy check out what’s on in Italy … Continue reading

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Banksy street art : a new exhibition in Rome

If you like street art, you’re probably familiar with the enigmatic, anonymous artist known as Banksy. His wonderfully satirical, sardonic, subversive and increasingly political images including “Girl with a Balloon”, “Naked Man” “Love is in the air” have been gracing … 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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