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Abruzzo

On the northeastern side of Rome, Abruzzo stretches from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic Sea. This is the land of a thousand castles, the highest mountains in Central Italy and vast tracts of parks...read more
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Apulia – Puglia

Perfect Destinations for Your Puglia Holidays   Known as the ‘spur’ of the Italian boot, the beautiful Gargano Promontory is in the north of Apulia, straddling the sea and plains. It is a place of...read more
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Basilicata

Italy’s canyon country is sparsely populated, but littered with Greek remains, castles, abbeys, fascinating cities, the Mediterranean’s most perfect example of a troglodyte settlement and some of Italy’s best beaches. ‘Earth as it was intended...read more
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Calabria

In the ‘toe’ of Italy’s ‘boot’ where mountains and sea collide, Calabria is remote, rugged and virtually untouched by tourism, with not one but three national parks and a 600 mile coastline lapped by azure...read more
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Campania and the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Villas Offer the Chance to See the Wonders of Italy   Campania’s natural wonders are as wild as Italy gets, from a smouldering volcano to belching, sulphurous springs and eerie lakes that ancient...read more
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Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna Holidays | Vacations to Remember Bologna is a supremely welcoming, approachable city, with none of the artistic airs and graces found in neighbouring Florence. In terms of visitor numbers, the only reason that...read more
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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Italy’s easternmost region, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a sliver of coastline across the Adriatic Sea from Venice. The region’s slogan has Lucifer kicking Adam and Eve out of paradise, and Adam saying, ‘Don’t worry, darling, we’re...read more
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Lazio and Rome

Rome Holidays – Something for Everyone Rome could probably be considered the world’s greatest outdoor museum. All roads lead to the past, and every pavement, piazza and pathway is a journey into history. It is...read more
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Le Marche

The lesser-known Marche (pronounced mahr-key) region is in the calf of Italy’s long, tapering boot, next to the ‘Chiantishire’ of Tuscany and Umbria. Here towns are on a human scale where life is slow and...read more
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Liguria

Lovely Liguria is consistently underrated by most visitors, who shoot through the region en route to the familiar delights of Tuscany. Many misguidedly think that picture-perfect Portofino is the only resort worth visiting and dismiss...read more
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Lombardy

Milan is Italy’s business, fashion and design capital. In this style-conscious city, you can spot hotels, clubs, cafes, restaurants and even flower shops that have been ‘branded’ by the major designers. Beyond Milan is the...read more
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Molise

‘Molise – the new Tuscany’?  Not even ‘the new Puglia’ at the wildest stretch of the imagination. It’s more like ‘the old Abruzzo’ but even less developed. The charms of Molise remain a mystery to...read more
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Piedmont

Surrounded on three sides by the Alps and sharing borders with France and Italy, Piedmont or Piemonte, takes its name from the Italian ‘foot in the mountains’.  But there are also sparkling lakes, lands of...read more
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Sardinia

One of the highlights of holidays to Sardinia is the fact that all around you are the archaeological sites for which the island is so famous. Circular nuraghi (stone ruins) rise up on grassy hillocks...read more
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Sicily

Holidays in Sicily are a Cultural Extravaganza   The island of Sicily, located between Europe and Africa, has always been both blessed and cursed by its neighbours. Since the dawn of time, every empire has...read more
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Trentino-South Tyrol

Trentino – South Tyrol is Italy’s northernmost region. It is bounded by Austria, Switzerland, the Veneto and Lombardy and riven by soaring mountain ranges. The towering peaks of the Alps and the Dolomites preside over...read more
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Tuscany

The regional lifestyle is arguably the greatest lure for travellers seeking holidays in Tuscany, with villa-living being the ideal. The Tuscans seem to have found a perfect balance between country and city living. As well...read more
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Umbria

Umbria Holidays: Sample the Heart of Italy Italian holidays in Umbria should begin in the capital, Perugia, which is a venerable university town with a lovely medieval centre, although it was originally an Etruscan settlement....read more
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Val d’Aosta

Set in the northwest corner of Italy, sharing borders with France and Switzerland, surrounded by Europe’s highest Alpine peaks, the Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest province dominated by the spectacular Monte Bianco. Straddling France and...read more
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Veneto

The Veneto is celebrating Unesco’s recent decision to declare the Dolomites a Unesco World Heritage site. Along with the Veneto’s four Unesco cultural sites, the region now possesses its first site of outstanding natural beauty....read more