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#1/15
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Venice doesn't need to be a money drain. Putting in the prep and following a few simple rules will make for a more relaxed holiday - and help you focus on the charm and atmosphere of the lagoon city... read more »
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Destination: Amalfi Coast
A few hundred tourists can turn the steep cliffs, coves and narrow roads of Positano and Amalfi into human cattle runs. For a taste of the Italian good life and how the peninsula used to be, head west... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Rome isn't known for its cheap hotels, but internet bookers are driving down prices while a new crop of boutique b&bs is offering style on a budget. Here are my tips on where, and when, to stay... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Eco, Romance, Short Break
Lemon trees, gravel courtyards, butterfly sanctuaries, fragments of Ancient Roman wall… Even in frenetic Rome, you can come home to your own private garden at a b&b or boutique hotel... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping, Short Break
In a world dominated by global brands, Rome still abounds with small, characterful boutiques and delis. From Italian cheeses to shoes, oil paints and ecclesiastical cloth, the Eternal City has it all... read more »
#6/15
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
Within a two-hundred metre radius of the Spanish Steps, you can hoover up the latest trends just as easily as you can in Milan – and at the same prices... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping
South of Corso Vittorio you'll find Rome's most picturesque produce market, a whole street of cut-price fashion stores, and a scattering of quirky design and homeware emporiums... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Shopping
The delightful cobbled lanes around these two Roman landmarks are great places to browse for antiques, design, books, jewellery, and offbeat fashion items in Rome... read more »
#9/15
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Destination: Venice
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
It's often translated as 'inn', but the word 'locanda' denotes small scale, a warm family welcome, quality and Italian style in an urban setting. Here are five of my favourite new places in Venice... read more »
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Billed as ‘the new Tuscany’, Puglia in Italy is famous for its food, beaches – and Brits staying in restored masserias (farmhouses). To avoid the crowds, head for coastal Gallipoli or Martina Franca... read more »
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5
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Destination: Tuscany, Rimini, Maratea
Trip type: Beach
Unlike Sardinia, mainland Italy is not known for its beaches – but coves and deserted stretches can be reached without taking a ferry. In Tuscany and Maratea, and on the Adriatic, I check out the best... read more »
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Destination: Sicily, Ragusa, Modica
Around the towns of Ragusa and Modica, there are boutique wineries to rival Sicily’s familiar labels. Add stylish hotels and gourmet restaurants, and Italy’s new Wine Country is ripe for a road trip... read more »
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Bread soup, rabbit stew, Chianina beef, ‘pici’ (hand-rolled spaghetti), polenta with wild boar sauce… In Tuscany, if you know where to look, you can eat like a king for 20 euros a head ... read more »
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Destination: Rome
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Rome, Italy - In a city that cohabits so casually with its illustrious past, why not stay in a piece of history?... read more »
#15/15
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4
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Destination: Venice
With its aggressive restaurant touts and eye-popping prices, Venice is fraught with dangers for diners. However, it is possible to find good, local food at a fair price. Just follow my advice... read more »
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