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  • The Valli di Comacchio Sophia Loren Made Famous

    The Valli di Comacchio Sophia Loren Made Famous

    Of all the major European countries, Italy has always appeared to me the most culturally uniform. There is little that connects the baroque splendours of Catholic Bavaria with the Protestant restraint of Germany’s Hanseatic North and little common ground between Strasbourg and Nice, but there is an “Italianate-ness” of streets and buildings that is immediately recognizable. Buildings from the Riviera to Sicily use the same colour schemes of ochre and terracotta, they move ... The Valli di Comacchio Sophia Loren Made FamousRead More »
  • A Walk in Ferrara During a Car Journey Through Emilia Romagna

    A Walk in Ferrara During a Car Journey Through Emilia Romagna

    For our recent journey through Emilia Romagna, a region in northern and central Italy, we decided to hire a car – something we had not done for several years, generally preferring to make our way on public transport and, of course, on foot. After so many years of not using a car for our journeys, I had forgotten how profound the difference between driving and walking trips can be. When you walk, you see little ... A Walk in Ferrara During a Car Journey Through Emilia RomagnaRead More »
  • Recommended Brief Visit to Italy From the French Riviera

    Recommended Brief Visit to Italy From the French Riviera

    I must have advised you several times already that, if you take a trip to the French Riviera, you should combine this with a brief visit to Italy. On my list of suggestions, this is one of the top “Things To Do on the French Riviera” (right behind gate-crashing Brad Pitt’s yacht-warming party at the film festival in Cannes and bankrupting the Monte Carlo Casino). Ideally, you would go ... Recommended Brief Visit to Italy From the French RivieraRead More »

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