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    Sunday Snapshot: Monreale Cathedral in Palermo

    The exterior of Monreale’s 12th century Cathedral belies the rich interior it hides. Inside, 6000 square meters of gold mosaics cover the interior. They shimmer as your eyes adjust to this spectacle. As you look around,...
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    Colourful Camogli

    The Cinque Terre villages of Italy are probably the most well known villages of the Ligurian Coast of Italy though there many other towns that deserve attention.     Being so close to our beloved Piemonte...
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    Walking to Portofino

    Portofino is one of the jewels in Italy’s crown. It’s on everyones list of places to visit…and rightly so! The first time we visited Portofino, I was surprised at how tiny this famous town was....
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    Early Morning in Rome

    It’s 5am…I can’t sleep! I’d arrived in Rome the day before after a long 24 hour flight and the jet lag was setting in! The only way to beat this was to get up and...
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    A Boat Trip along the Amalfi Coast

      Meet Salvatore……fisherman, skipper of the ‘San Giovanni’ and our guide for a boat trip along the Amalfi coast!     As well as the boat trip along the Amalfi coast, Salvatore and Gennaro can...
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    Postcard from…………Sicily

      The Via del Sale or Salt Route winds from Marsala to Trapani along the coast. Saltpans dot the landscape and some of the old windmills, used to pump water have been restored. A very...

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