Four Days in Valli Giudicarie, Trentino, Italy

Four Days in Valli Giudicarie, Trentino, Italy

Most visitors to Italy make a beeline for the celebrity places, and I must admit I was the same. I’ve ticked off Rome, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Umbria and Sicily, all big-hitters, and all absolutely fantastic, don’t get me wrong. But I adore Italy and I want to …
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Frescoes, Graffiti and Street Art in Naples, Italy

Frescoes, Graffiti and Street Art in Naples, Italy

Naples is one of Italy’s largest, oldest, and most colourful cities, and like any Italian city, it’s full to bursting of centuries-old art.  From its UNESCO-heritage-labelled Centro Storico, to the stunning hilltop monastery Certosa di San Martino, the city streets are generously sprinkled with palaces, churches and grand …
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Things To Do In Umbria: Assisi

Things To Do In Umbria: Assisi

I recently spent a week exploring and photographing the gorgeous Italian region of Umbria.  Click here for a look at Todi and Orvieto. Of course no trip to Umbria is complete without a visit to Assisi, the jewel in the region’s crown and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  And …
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Things To Do In Umbria: Orvieto

Things To Do In Umbria: Orvieto

I recently spent a week exploring and photographing the spectacular region of Umbria in Italy.  Part One of my journey is about the beautiful town of Todi. After spending a few days relaxing and exploring the landscapes of Umbria, the next stop on the tour was the fabulous old town&…
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Things To Do In Umbria: Todi

Things To Do In Umbria: Todi

The majority of visitors to Italy make a beeline for the big-hitting, headline attractions: Rome, Venice, Florence, the Amalfi Coast…  But if you want to avoid the crowds on your holidays while still soaking up Italy’s gorgeous scenery, fantastic weather, and incredible cultural heritage, you could do a lot …
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Catacombs and Cemeteries in Naples, Italy

Catacombs and Cemeteries in Naples, Italy

With its fabulous food, edgy culture and seaside location, Naples is becoming an increasingly popular city break destination. Where once tourists simply passed through en route to the Amalfi Coast, today more and more are stopping off for a few days to explore Naples’ narrow alleyways, enjoy some of the …
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The Real Lonely Planet Guide To Naples

The Real Lonely Planet Guide To Naples

Like most people, I never go abroad without a copy of the latest local guidebook.  And more often than not, that guidebook will be the Lonely Planet.  Ever since I first went travelling with the 1997 edition of ‘South America on a shoestring’ (all 1170 pages of it, weighing nearly 3/4…
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