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By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Siena: what to see and do

Jane Keightley brings us six highlights of this magical Tuscan city… the things not to be missed when you visit Siena… Photos by iStock Piazza del Campo The shell-shaped piazza that is the centre of Siena More...

Siena Palio, Tuscany Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Siena’s Palio: the Thrill of the Race

Having failed on previous occasions to see the actual races, Jane Keightley finally experiences all the pride and pageantry of Palio week in Siena… Photos by Jane Keightley This was far from the first time I More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Spirit of Siena

Like the city itself, Siena’s top hotel is steeped in history. Sarah Lane enjoys a stay in sumptuous surroundings Siena is indisputably one of Italy’s most alluring cities. With its fabulous art and architecture, More...

Castiglione del Lago
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Villa Castiglione del Lago, Umbria

Villa Castiglione del Lago, Umbria. This is a spacious villa with garage in a beautiful panoramic position. Up a spiral staircase you come to a “tower room” with views over the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside More...

Piazza del Campo, Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Five best Italian piazzas

The piazza is at the heart of Italian life and each one boasts its own unique history and atmosphere – here we pay homage to a few of our favourites Photos by iStock 1 Dubbed by Napoleon “Europe’s finest More...

Arezzo Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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To Arezzo for lunch

Rachael Martin took a road trip from Milan to Arezzo to discover the secrets of this Etruscan town and experience its famous antiques market  Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated The magnificent Arezzo More...

Trenino rosso
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Five classic train journeys

Read on to discover five of the best Italian rail journeys, with our round-up of train rides to remember. What’s your favourite…? Photos by iStock unless otherwise stated Photo by Amanda Robinson   1. The More...

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Tuscany regional property guide

Fleur Kinson explores the towns and landscapes of Tuscany, and discovers a surprising and captivating diversity for prospective home-buyers… Photos by Getty Images Tuscany remains the most popular of Italian regions More...

Italy, Tuscany, Massa Marittima Cathedral
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Homes in Tuscany

Adored for its stunning landscapes and historic cities stuffed with fine art, Tuscany is a dream-region for many would-be buyers in Italy, says Fleur Kinson… Photos by Getty Images Massa Marittima and the landscape More...

Bisciola della Valtellina
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: dolci

In his latest instalment in the series uncovering the secrets of Italian food, Mario Matassa looks at the delights of Italian biscuits and cakes to recreate in your kitchen Photos by Mario Matassa  There can be More...