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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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  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Rome

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Rome

    June 16th, 2015Natasha Foges
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    You’ve booked your flight to Italy, now where to stay? Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, co-author of the Rough Guide Natasha Foges has the lowdown on the best area to stay in Rome. Best for romance: the Centro Storico The Centro Storico (historic centre) is what most people dream of for their Roman holiday: a…

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  • The best gelato in Rome

    The best gelato in Rome

    June 2nd, 2015Natasha Foges
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    While in Rome researching the upcoming Rough Guide, Natasha Foges sampled gelato in every corner of the city – all in the name of research. Here’s the scoop on where to find the city’s best. Every Roman has a favourite gelateria, and can spend hours arguing the merits of their local haunt. In the last…

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  • 6 enticing alternatives to Italy’s big sights

    6 enticing alternatives to Italy’s big sights

    April 20th, 2015Natasha Foges
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    You’ve hiked the Cinque Terre, gondola’d down Venice’s Grand Canal and got Renaissance art fatigue in Florence’s Uffizi. So what’s next? Italophile Natasha Foges picks six less-known places that offer all the charm of Italy‘s big sights. If you like Lake Como try… Lake Iseo Of the six Italian Lakes, it’s Garda and Como –…

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  • Valencia: the perfect Spanish city break

    Valencia: the perfect Spanish city break

    December 1st, 2014Natasha Foges
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    Basking in sunshine pretty much year-round but surprisingly untroubled by tourist crowds – they’re queuing for the Prado in Madrid, or lining the beaches of the nearby Costa Blanca – Valencia is the perfect city for a laidback weekend break. Lacking the iconic sights of Barcelona and Madrid, the focus here is the amazing food.…

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  • Ischia: how to escape the crowds in Italy

    Ischia: how to escape the crowds in Italy

    July 17th, 2014Natasha Foges
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    While updating the forthcoming Rough Guide to Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Natasha Foges explains why Ischia is such a great escape from the tourist throngs of Capri.  It started as far back as the first century BC, when the Emperor Augustus gazed out on the Bay of Naples and decided to give his island,…

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  • 20 of our favourite European islands

    20 of our favourite European islands

    March 10th, 2014Natasha Foges
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  • 20 essential food and drink experiences across the globe

    20 essential food and drink experiences across the globe

    January 31st, 2014Natasha Foges
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