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5 Places to Visit in Milan

What to do, where to go in Milan? Milan is the financial and fashion centre of Italy. It can’t compete with the historical sites of Rome or Florence, so it is often added to an itinerary on the second or third visit to Italy or as a stop on the way to Lake Como. I’m […]

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Memories of Sicily

It’s time to leave Sicily! The history, the contrasting landscapes, the people and the food have been amazing. We’ve loved every minute of our trip. Here are some of our memories. Iconic Etna was erupting whilst we were in Sicily. Smoke plumes wafted over the sky for days Donald, our trusty Fiat Doblo, took us […]

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Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

Hints are flying around the dinner table on how best to see the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento’s claim to fame. The most important one, we are told, is to catch a taxi from the parking area to the other end of the park. An easy walk then leads you back to the car park, […]

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Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina

Bikinis in the 3rd century. This we have to see! Today we drive inland to see the Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale just outside Piazza Armerina. From Modica it is about ninety minutes through orange and olive groves and open fields dotted with dry stone walls. At Villa del Casale, tour buses congregate […]

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