Tag Archives: Italy

Siena Duomo, Tuscany

Small wonder the historic centre of Siena in Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And at its heart, in more ways than one, is the Duomo… Siena’s noble and iconic cathedral. The current building was begun in 1136, on … Continue reading

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Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

One of the most visited places in Verona, Italy, is Casa di Giulietta, which translates as Juliet’s House. Visitors are spun a fiction that this is where the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet took place. But rather sadly, … Continue reading

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The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year? I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & Rainbows in Venice

My favourite place in the World? That’s easy… Venice. Of course, if you spend a lot of time in a place – even one as magical as Venice, like I’m fortunate to have done – you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Wandering Rome, The Eternal City, At Night

The Eternal City of Rome is stunning during the day. But in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful at night. And as long as you keep your wits about you, it’s a relatively safe place to walk around. For a … Continue reading

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Carrara Marble Quarries, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany

From the coast, the Apennine Mountains to the east of Carrara in Tuscany seem to shine brilliant white from the glaciers at their summits. Then you realise the peaks aren’t tall enough to support glaciers this far south. In fact, … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #20: Sweet

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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