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Alberobello Photo by Karen Henderson

Puglia’s Gem – Alluring Alberobello

Any trip to Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot, should include a visit to one of the most unique cities you will ever see. Famous for its unique cone-shaped houses, called trulli, Alberobello [...]

Photo by Debra Kolkka Extra photo 2

In Search of Etruscan Tombs in the Maremma

The Etruscans were the first people to settle in the Maremma region in the south of Tuscany. Their civilisation lasted from about 800BC until the late 4th century. They were eventually [...]

Photo by Karen Henderson

A Modern Day Geppetto in Venice

Who doesn’t remember this lovable character from the Disney movie, Pinocchio? Disney, who adapted the film from the original book written by Carlo Colludi in 1883, turned this adorable [...]

Doge's Palace in Venice Photo by Dennis Jarvis

Doge: Ruler on Water

One aspect of Venice that has always struck me as interesting is the story behind the leadership of the nation and city. The Doge was not a man not of royal blood like a king or queen, but a man [...]

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