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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...

Stuffed guinea fowl
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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The Italian Christmas

Mario Matassa reveals the secrets of Italian festive food. Though Christmas Day provides the climax of the occasion, the Christmas Eve feast provides the perfect opportunity to warm up for the big event Photos by More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 28th, 2019
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Piedmont regional property guide

If you’re thinking of a new life in Italy, Piedmont could be for you. Fleur Kinson discovers the property potential of this spectacular northern region… Photos by Getty Images Piedmont has some spectacular More...

la bellina, Tuscany
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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La Bellina, Tuscany

La Bellina is set in Monticiano, Tuscany. This is a unique farmhouse, located in the middle of the Torrente Farma Nature Reserve, between Siena and Grosseto. It was purchased by the Dutch actress Monique van de More...

Cycling, Monte Amiata Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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The Amiata effect

Tuscany isn’t all about sipping wine and watching the sun set, as Amy McPherson discovers on an e-bike tour around Monte Amiata, in the region’s south Photos by Ciclica Foto, Mario Llorca An e-bike makes 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...