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  • Win a walking holiday for two in Tuscany

    Win a walking holiday for two in Tuscany

    August 31st, 2015Lottie Gross
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    This competition is now closed. We’re giving away a walking holiday in Tuscany for two in our latest competition with FrancigenaWays.com. If you’re dreaming of olive groves, vineyards and quaint little hill-towns, this is the trip for you. Tuscany is in many ways the essence of Italy – and there are few better ways to explore the... Read more »

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  • 15 unforgettable things to do in Tuscany

    15 unforgettable things to do in Tuscany

    August 10th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Tuscany harbours the classic landscapes of Italy, familiar from a thousand Renaissance paintings, with its backdrop of medieval hill-towns, rows of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, and artfully sited villas and farmhouses. It’s a stereotype that has long held an irresistible attraction. Nowadays Tuscany is among Italy’s wealthiest regions, but it remains predominantly rural, with great tracts of land still... Read more »

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  • This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    This summer you can hire a sandcastle butler

    July 16th, 2015Colt St. George
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    You’ve dug a moat, successfully sculpted a mound higher than your knees and managed to drizzle a viscous mixture of sand and salt water over the château spires (for that drippy je ne sais quoi) – then some rogue child bulldozes your beach creation back to oblivion. Well, it was never as good as it... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    June 25th, 2015Monica Woods
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    Having visited Rome no less than four times, Monica Woods decided it was time to see it with a fresh pair of eyes: those of her four-year-old son. Here she discovers what Rome has to offer for a family holiday. Early spring in the eternal city. A weekend escape, a chance to get reacquainted with... Read more »

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  • The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    June 23rd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Proving that revenge doesn’t taste sweet so much as tomatoey, Italy has officially reclaimed the title of “World’s Longest Pizza” from previous record-holders Spain. They took the title at the Expo Milano 2015 by baking a 1596.45m-long pizza – that’s nearly a mile of doughy, cheesy goodness. Pin The massive margherita comes with some impressive stats:... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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 –... Read more »

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  • 14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    April 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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  • In pictures: around Italy in 16 foods

    In pictures: around Italy in 16 foods

    April 9th, 2015Kiki Deere
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