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Located in Southern Europe, Italy stretches across 301,338 square kilometres and has a population of over 60.8 million people. Famous for its love of cookery and wine, Italy was once the centre of the Roman Empire and is the home of Roman Catholicism in the Vatican. Top tourist destinations include the cities of Rome, Venice and Milan, the sprawling landscape of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast and the Italian Islands.

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From the most exquisite vine in the world to the ones available in your nearest convenience store, they all have to undergo an important first step: the harvest. Grapes have been traditionally handpicked from their vineyards to be processed into ...

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When you say Italy, people think pizza, pasta, Rome, and Venice. But there’s so much more to the country than that. It has a varied and rich culture and so many more places to see. While Rome and Venice are ...

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Rome is a city famous for its spectacular history, cultural delights and gastronomic delicacies, but there are many reasons why 2016 is the perfect year to head out there. No matter what your preference in entertainment, you’ll be sure to ...

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Although known as a fashion capitol, there’s more to Milan than just clothes. Look past the well-dressed exterior and you’ll find a personality rife with entertainment and culture. Come and explore this city, taking in sights you won’t find anywhere ...

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With its stunning coastal landscapes, historic cities, ancient ruins, delicious cuisine and tasty wines, Sicily is a magical island that offers plenty of things to do (see this travel guide). However, if you really want to have a unique experience in this Italian ...

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Rome, the largest and most intriguing city in Italy, is home to some of the most captivating and historical sights in the world. This is a place where modern and old sit hand in hand, tempting tourists from across the globe. ...

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When the moon hits your eye like a great pizza pie, that’s amore. These immortal song lyrics aptly summarise the vibe of Italy. Chockfull of wonderful food, wine and cultural magnificence, Italy is a country that’s on every hopeful traveller’s ...

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Like any good stage production, Venice too has all the key ingredients to keep audiences engaged.  There’s the intricate set comprised of 400 bridges, thousands of alleys, and myriad canals.  There’s the terrific background music of Vivaldi leaking out from ...

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Florence was the top location that I had planned to visit in my trip to Italy. After reviewing my travel guide, I decided that the fame of the city as a birthplace of Renaissance attracted me and it was the ...

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Italy’s economic hub might, at first glance, seem to lack soul and any kind of real substance. But get under the skin of this carefully preened city and you’ll find that the beauty of Milan is more than skin deep. ...

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If you are a lover of documentary films, and have a few days to spare at the beginning of December, why not pop over to Florence and experience the Festival Dei Popoli? This non-profit event has been held here since ...

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When living in Europe, many citizens in the UK particularly take the continent for granted. For this reason, when planning a road trip, most Brits immediately think of planning a great American road trip. Although American undoubtedly has its charms, ...