Essentials for a holiday in south Italy
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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that every summer we visit the south of Italy at least two or three times. We’ve been doing this for years now and try to explore new places as often as possible. I am always amazed at the sheer

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If you’re visiting Lisbon for more than a weekend, make sure you take a day trip (or two) to Sintra and Cascais. In fact, you definitely need a whole day in Sintra if you want to visit all the sites so don’t make the mistake we did by doing both

Olbia in Sardinia is a beach paradise
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After talking about visting Sardinia for years, we finally got round to booking a five night trip in early September. Sardinia (or Sardegna as the Italians call it) is a really large island – around 24,000 square kms and almost 2,000 kms of coastline. It has four provinces and three

View from Il Monastero in Ischia
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Ischia is a volcanic island located around 30km from Naples in Italy and is accessed via a short ferry ride from Naples Beverello. It’s one of my favourite Italian islands and we have visited three times since 2009. It’s fairly big – there are about 60,000 people who live in

Italy in Summer
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My husband is Italian and every summer we always visit somewhere in Italy (at least twice) because ‘it’s the best country in the world’ – his words, not mine. According to him, Italy has the best beaches, best food and best wine. I always moan that I’d love to visit

Tropea beach from above
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We’ve recently returned from a holiday in Tropea, Calabria and I can’t wait to share with you what a beautiful part of Italy it is. Tropea is a fairly small but bustling seaside town with an impressive coastline. So impressive it’s┬ácalled the Costa degli Dei or the ‘Coast of the