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Italy

  • September 4, 2019 • Destinations • Views: 403

    Sicily in Small Bites

    If you’re hungry for travel delights then Sicily is the perfect bite-sized destination.  Its dynamic history informs an island fought over for centuries by Goths and Saracen Arabs, Normans and the Spanish.  Punic cemeteries and Roman...

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  • June 9, 2019 • Destinations • Views: 918

    Shout out to Sardinia

    It’s impossible to summarise the coastal, culinary and rugged delights of Sardinia after just a few days but here are some bite-sized morsels that may provide some food for travel thought.  Journeying from north to south on excellent...

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  • February 28, 2018 • Destinations • Views: 1368

    Venice’s Liquid Arteries Pull the Heartstrings

    Rumours of the death of Venice may have been exaggerated but this former maritime city-state  is certainly in danger of being loved to death, particularly under the rising tide of 30 million visitors each year.  Sinking under this surge...

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  • January 19, 2018 • Destinations • Views: 1200

    Florence Casts its Magic Spell on Queue

    I hate queuing – for anything – so with no prior booking, the cunning plan was to visit Florence’s fabulous Galleria degli Uffizi on a Sunday afternoon around 3.30.  My hope was that most of the tourist groups would have...

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  • June 13, 2017 • Destinations • Views: 1652

    Rising from the Ashes

    Entering Pompeii’s impressive archaeological site, the sun burns brightly in a cerulean sky, perhaps as it did in 79AD just before the the cataclysmic eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius which saw this sophisticated, cosmopolitan town...

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  • June 7, 2017 • Destinations, Europe, Italy • Views: 1518

    Roma – Theraphy

    Well , Rome wasn’t built in a day, as they say, and it is a big city to explore in just three but you can give it good try . I don’t care what anyone says , some places have iconic attractions that just deserve your...

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  • July 18, 2016 • Destinations • Views: 2863

    A Different View of Rome

    Rome. Beautiful, beguiling Roma. Home to some of the world’s most treasured and revered historical sights: the Colosseum, Vatican, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. If you’ve been to Rome, chances are you’ve ticked each of...

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  • June 30, 2016 • Destinations • Views: 2072

    Driven to Distraction

    Ever wanted to meander around the Mediterranean?  Guest contributors Bruce and Jan McTaggart are currently doing just that and here are their musings on driving, drinking (not simultaneously) and what not to miss on Sicily, Sardinia and...

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  • January 8, 2016 • Checking In, Destinations, Hotels & Resort Reports • Views: 2629

    Taking the Good with the Bad…..

    Have you noticed?  Travel websites are awash with lists.  At the risk of being branded ‘Followers’ (perish the thought) and in the interest of saving you the research, here’s Luxury Travel Intelligence’s edited...

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