Towers in Italy to climb for a great view

Towers in Italy to climb for a …

Towers in Italy to climb for a great view There’s nothing quite like climbing bell towers or castles in Italy for a great view. And if the structures lean at an alarming angle or were…

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Family holiday to Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche

Family holiday to Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Le …

Over the last 20 years I’ve lived, worked and holidayed in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. As people often ask me about family holidays to Italy, I’ve put together this sample…

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The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids

The best beaches in Sicily to visit …

The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids If you’re visiting Sicily with kids, no doubt you’ll be spending a fair bit of time at the beach. As with many Mediterranean islands, the beaches…

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Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids To many, Umbria in central Italy is a perfect holiday destination, brimming with natural beauty, incredible culture and superb cuisine. But can you visit Umbria with kids? Well,…

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An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

An angry man strides towards us, he’s wearing swimming trunks and a T-shirt, I’m unsure of his place in the hierarchy of the beach but he gives off an air of authority. He castigates us…

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Wild flowers of Sicily

Wild flowers of Sicily

Have you seen the wild flowers of Sicily in springtime? I’m writing this in January and we’re right in the middle of winter. But I can already see the shoots of flowers poking through the…

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Visiting Rome in the summer with kids

Visiting Rome in the summer with kids

Would you visit Rome in the summer with kids? It’s hot, it’s packed with tourists and most sane Romans have skipped town in favour of the coast. So it’s not a sensible place for a…

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Le Marche Italy: 10 reasons to take a family holiday

Le Marche Italy: 10 reasons to take a …

Le Marche Italy: 10 reasons to take a family holiday We spent a fantastic week in the region of Le Marche, Italy with our children this summer, staying in a villa in the countryside not…

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Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting an active volcano

Our guided tour of Mount Etna: visiting …

  Have you ever considered taking a guided tour of Mount Etna? Volcanoes have all the elements you need to engage children’s imagination: smoke, fire and huge scale destruction. As geography lessons go, volcanoes take some beating. With this in…

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Le Marche villa holiday in Italy: a review

Le Marche villa holiday in Italy: a …

This summer, we enjoyed a villa holiday in Le Marche, a region which stubbornly remains off the radar to most non-Italian holidaymakers in spite of it offering everything a family could wish for from a…

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