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The last day of Pompeii, 24th August 79 AD

At around 1pm on the 24th August 79 AD Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy blew her top. For hours she spewed a cloud of deadly volcanic gas, molten lava and fine ash up into the stratosphere. Little did the people … Continue reading

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Free entry to Italian state museums on first Sunday of every month!

We all like a freebie, right? Well how about free tickets to over 300 Italian state museums, gardens, monuments and archeological sites? Interested? Thought you might be!! Read on……. Domenica al Museo free tickets The government initiative called Domenica al … 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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Curiosity thrilled the cat – Tiziano Ferro live in Verona

“Curiosity killed the cat” says the proverb but for me active curiosity is an essential of travel. Most of my adventures have involved wandering around following my nose, or serendipity if you want a fancy label, rather than a grand … Continue reading

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