Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the best Italian squares

Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the …

It’s very easy when you visit Italy to rush around and tick off as many sights as possible, after all it is a rather lovely country. However, a far better way to get to know…

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The Dolomites with kids in summer: the Val d’Ega

The Dolomites with kids in summer: the …

If you’re considering a trip to the Dolomites with kids in summertime, I can highly recommend staying in Obereggen in the Val d’Ega and exploring the trails of the Latemar Massif. This is one of…

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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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Italy driving holiday with kids: Tuscany to Le Marche

Italy driving holiday with kids: Tuscany to …

Why take an Italy driving holiday with kids? 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 Italy…

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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 holiday in Italy: reasons to visit with kids

Le Marche holiday in Italy: reasons to …

Le Marche holiday in Italy: 10 reasons to take the family We spent a fantastic week in the region of Le Marche, Italy with our children this summer, staying in a villa in the countryside…

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