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  • Discovering Palermo: why you should give Sicily’s capital a chance

    Discovering Palermo: why you should give Sicily’s capital a chance

    December 8th, 2017Olivia Rawes
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    A city of grit and forgotten grandeur, for too long Palermo has resigned itself to being a film set of crumbling palaces, sun-worn facades and pockmarked backstreets. But now Sicily’s capital is reemerging from decades under the Mafia’s shadow. Their influence may not be fully over but the Mafia battleground has come a long way,... Read more »

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  • Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    Why Turin should be your next foodie break

    May 26th, 2017Edward Aves
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    Not so long ago, Turin (Torino) – Italy’s great northern powerhouse – was largely ignored by tourists, unfairly dismissed as little more than a giant Fiat factory. Yet this elegant city of Baroque palaces and graceful piazzi would be a prime draw were it anywhere else other than this spectacularly beautiful country. Since hosting the... Read more »

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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Italy – as voted by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Italy – as voted by you

    December 7th, 2016Natasha Foges
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  • An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    October 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Venice has been depicted and described so often that on arriving in the city you might have the slightly anticlimactic feeling that everything looks exactly as expected. Any sense of familiarity quickly fades, however, as you start to look around: seeing a stack of furniture being hoisted from a barge up to a top-floor window,... Read more »

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  • 7 highlights that make Genoa Italy’s most delicious city

    7 highlights that make Genoa Italy’s most delicious city

    August 10th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Genoa is way off most travellers’ itineraries, but it’s time this northern Italian beauty – and its outstanding local cuisine – gets the recognition it deserves, says Natasha Foges. Genoa might just be Italy’s most under-appreciated city. Though overshadowed by the starrier sights of Venice, Florence and Rome, it’s a cultural heavyweight in its own... Read more »

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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Florence

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Florence

    July 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    If one city could be said to encapsulate the essence of Italy it might well be Florence (Firenze in Italian), the first capital of the united country. The modern Italian language evolved from Tuscan dialect, and Dante’s Divina Commedia was the first great work of Italian literature to be written in the vernacular. But what... Read more »

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  • Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

    Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

    June 27th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but the Roman version is just as tasty. A thinner crust than the doughier Neapolitan pizza, and the addition of olive oil in the dough – not used by the purist Neapolitans – make for a crunchier finish. A handful of historic pizzerias are a must on any... Read more »

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Italy

    June 13th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Italy has long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. From the magnificent remnants of ancient Rome to the coolest in contemporary culture, secret beaches to snow-covered peaks, tranquil countryside to frenetic city streets, plus an all-pervasive passion for food – the allure of this boot-shaped nation has proven itself timeless. With so much diversity, deciding where to go in Italy... Read more »

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  • The best places to get off the tourist trail in Rome 

    The best places to get off the tourist trail in Rome 

    May 24th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Ticked off Rome’s big sights and wondering where to go next? Natasha Foges picks some of the city’s off-the-beaten track highlights. Lose yourself in the Quartiere Coppedè There’s so much to grab tourists’ attention in central Rome that a magical spot like the Quartiere Coppedè can go unnoticed. Tucked away in the Trieste quarter (tram... Read more »

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  • 6 of the best beach holidays in Italy

    6 of the best beach holidays in Italy

    March 7th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Italy’s sun-kissed coastline is undeniably easy on the eye, but that doesn’t always translate into great beaches. Take the Amalfi Coast: surely one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the world, but its pockets of grey sand (or silver, as the locals spin it) can come as an anti-climax. In general, Italy can’t... Read more »

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  • In pictures: when a little town in Italy went to war with oranges

    In pictures: when a little town in Italy went to war with oranges

    February 11th, 2016Kiki Deere
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    When we heard there was going to be an orange fight in Italy, we had to be there. Here are some of the best photographs taken by our roaming writer-photographer, Kiki Deere. The small town of Ivrea, 55km north of Turin, hosts one of Italy’s most exuberant carnivals. Dating back to the end of the... Read more »

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  • Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    Emilia-Romagna: Tuscany without the crowds

    January 27th, 2016Jools Stone
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    Blame Frances Mayes. Ever since she penned Under the Tuscan Sun twenty years ago the region has seen an unstoppable influx of English and American tourists descend on the area, which has left neighbouring regions, with just as much to offer, decidedly in the shade. Emilia-Romagna, home to an officially designated ‘Food Valley’, the majority... Read more »

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