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#1/118
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Destination: Venice
Once you have visited Venice’s most famous sights, there is still so much to see in this delightful city and the islands of the Venetian lagoon... read more »
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Destination: Venice
Planning a trip to Venice? Here are some unusual suggestions and tips you probably won't find in your guidebook, including some of our favourite places to eat... read more »
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Most visitors to Sicily stay near the beaches on the east coast but in doing so miss out on one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Palermo. Here is how I would spend 48 hours in the Sicilian capital... read more »
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Destination: Sardinia
Trip type: Beach, Short Break
Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, playground of the rich and famous, is known as a place to splash the cash - but it's also possible to visit without a billionaire's budget... read more »
#5/118
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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 »
#6/118
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Destination: Cefalu
After a week walking over the Madonie mountains in northern Sicily, there can be no better prize than the tantalising view of Cefalu... read more »
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Brusque service and a two-hour wait for a table hardly sound promising ingredients for the best meal ever - yet the dinner I had in a little backstreet pizzeria in Naples was exactly that... read more »
#8/118
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Often overshadowed by Italy’s better-known cities, Ravenna is one of the most amazing cultural centres you will ever visit... read more »
#9/118
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Destination: Capri
With its designer shops and fashionable bars, beautiful Capri is a favourite with the rich and famous – but a holiday there need not cost the earth. Here’s how to plan a day while saving your euros... read more »
#10/118
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5
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Destination: Venice
Visitors to Venice are frequently disappointed by their accommodation - but these recommendations for great places to stay will make sure you avoid that sinking feeling... read more »
#11/118
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5
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Destination: Venice
Venice's accommodation scene is changing fast: check out these stylish new hotels... read more »
#12/118
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Cafe culture, high culture, high-end shopping and the world's most delicious pizza and chocolate. If you're looking for an unforgettable Italian mini-break, Turin luck... read more »
#13/118
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Destination: Siena
The ancient city of Siena has spectacular culture, wonderful food and a quiet contentment - all of which make it an absorbing but relaxing getaway... read more »
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5
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Destination: Pantelleria
Trip type: Romance, Short Break
Enjoy a unique slice of la dolce vita closer to Africa than Italy, on the A-list island of Pantelleria... read more »
#15/118
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5
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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 »
#16/118
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5
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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 »
#17/118
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Destination: Florence
Cross the Arno, leave the Uffizi and other famous landmarks of Florence behind, and enter a world of real shops, bars full of locals, traditional food and artisan workshops. This is the Oltrarno... read more »
#18/118
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5
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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 »
#19/118
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5
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Destination: Tuscany
Take a tour of the historic castles and wine estates of Tuscany's Chianti country and you could find yourself on the trail of otherworldly beings as well... read more »
#20/118
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5
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Destination: Taormina, Sicily
Trip type: Activity, Short Break
From walking up Europe's highest active volcano to people-watching on the chic streets of Taormina, Sicily has no shortage of riveting experiences ... read more »
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