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Orta San Giulio on the Lake

The charming town of Orta San Giulio is situated on the shores of Lake Orta, one of Italy’s lesser known lakes. Whilst everyone heads to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, this small lake continues to induce a spell over those that visit. Within the eighteen square metre lake lies Isola San Giulio, a small island […]

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The Sicilian Town of Noto

Sicilian baroque architecture is at its best in the town of Noto in Sicily’s South East corner. Years after the devastating earthquake of 1693 destroyed the region, the town was rebuilt sixteen kilometres from its original position.  At this time baroque architecture was in fashion and the Sicilians interpreted it their way. This baroque architecture […]

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Sicily’s Hilltop Town of Erice

The small medieval town of Erice sits high on the top of Monte San Giuliano overlooking Trapani in Western Sicily. As we follow the narrow windy road to the top, my pleas to stop for a photo fall on deaf ears until thankfully, just near a field of bright red poppies, there is room to pull over! […]

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