Tag archive for ‘Holidays’
By Cara Waudby Tolley On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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Discover Assisi

The birthplace of the Catholic friar St Francis remains a globally important site of Christian pilgrimage © iStock Assisi stands atop Mount Asio and is flanked by swathes of Umbria’s undulating green pasture More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 16th, 2021
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Discover Orto Botanico Padua

A glorious day of exploration among the flora of 3,500 species of plants awaits in this botanical oasis in Padua Established in 1545 as a medicinal plants teaching garden, and considered to be the origin of botanical More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
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Live like a film star on the shores of Lake Como

Discover Lake Como and you’ll see why Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, felt like a celebrity when exploring one of the most popular destinations in Italy with Travel Department. Before we start… Now More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Sicily? A holiday you can’t refuse

Are you tempted to visit Sicily? Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller and friend of Travel Department, shares her highlights of this wonderful part of Italy. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Discover San Gimignano, Tuscany

Discover the historical centre of San Gimignano and how its downfall became its architectural saviour. Image © iStock Midway between Siena and Florence stand the towers of San Gimignano, no modern city skyline More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Visit Tuscany: the heart of authentic Italy!

Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, visited Italy’s most iconic region and discovered the highlights of Tuscany. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations are progressing well the world is slowly More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Ciao Italia! – Travel Department’s favourite snippets of Italian history

Few countries in the world have such a variable, diverse and colourful history as Italy. Every time we visit, we learn new facts about Italy’s wonderful past. We’ve put together 10 Interesting Facts about Italian More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
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Exploring the Italian Lake District

The Italian Lake District is the perfect escape for those looking for a holiday in Italy full of relaxation, beauty and culture, amid a stunning natural backdrop. From the picturesque scenery to the delicious Italian More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Discover Villa Adriana

How does a Roman Emperor create the ultimate symbol of power? By building an ‘ideal city’ that still stands to this day. Image © iStock Unenthused by existing villas yet keen to follow in the tradition of Roman More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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A guide to Naples fashion

Zoey Goto visited Naples on a dapper mini-break, after receiving a rare invitation to take a look behind the scenes at two of the world’s most exclusive and historic tailoring houses. Image © Boutique Rubinacci Until More...