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Naples – a weekend in the city

Naples – a weekend in the city

No city has the wealth of flavours and fragrances, history and culture, magic and sheer character to rival Naples. The Parthenopean city is utterly unique. It is the ideal weekend destination for wallowing in fine art and great food, and if you have a few more days to spare, we…
Exploring Tuscany from Florence

Exploring Tuscany from Florence

It’s no secret there’s a soft spot for Tuscany in just about every Italophile’s heart – whether or not they know the cypress-topped hills, rolling landscapes, idyllic vineyards and hilltop villages. Florence is the region’s crown and capital, but there’s so much more to see beyond its encircling hills. Here…
A lovely weekend in Tuscany

A lovely weekend in Tuscany

Green valleys descending through vineyards and forests, villages perched on wonderful hills, Reinassance villas, sports and unique gastronomic flavors. This, and more, is the Tuscan countryside, often in the background compared to cities such as Florence, Lucca and Siena, but no less beautiful and full of attractions for all tastes.…
Sicily [Guest Blogger]

Sicily [Guest Blogger]

by Fred Steinberg - Clever Magazine Sicily was added to our travel bucket list after many friends and relatives came back with almost universal raves for the big island off the bottom of the boot in Southern Italy. The attractions include: Hotels – A wide variety of unique boutique properties,…
The Sicilian Pupi

The Sicilian Pupi

A bit of history The famous Sicilian puppets, known as Pupi (from the Latin pupus, i, which means "little boy"), usually represent the events described on the Chanson de Roland and the epic novels about chivalry, especially related to Charlemagne and his Christians paladins who fought against the enemies Saracens.…
Weekend in Venice? Here what to do

Weekend in Venice? Here what to do

Celebrated throughout the world for its singular beauty, Venice and its lagoon is one of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987. Its network of channels, its romantic atmosphere make this city a unique place by the overwhelming beauty that deserves to be discovered without leaving anything to chance.…
Naples city centre

Naples city centre

“Napule è ‘nu paese curioso:  è ‘nu teatro antico, sempre apierto.  Ce nasce gente ca' senza cuncierto  scenne p' ‘e strate e sape recità.”  [Naples, what a curious country: it is an ancient theater, always open. Here people born and without training take to the streets and play] Eduardo De…