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Legends of the Amalfi Coast

Legends of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast sits on a peninsula sticking out into the Tyrrhenian Sea like a tongue mocking the rest of the world. Few places on earth are as magical as this region. Quaint hotels hanging on high cliffs dipping into the cobalt blue water. […]

Hiking the Alta Via: Cinque Terre’s Wild Side

Hiking the Alta Via: Cinque Terre’s Wild Side

Spanning 440 km (270 miles), the Alta Via of the Ligurian Mountains is one of the longest trails in Italy. It starts from the western edge of Liguria, near the border with France, and finishes in the southeast corner at the border with Tuscany. […]

Vernazza, Cinque Terre: A Thousand Years of Beauty

Vernazza, Cinque Terre: A Thousand Years of Beauty

When in 2013 the New York Times included Vernazza, Cinque Terre (lit. “Five Lands”), in its list of the top 20 destinations to visit in the world, the village was still recovering from the flood and mudslide that had hit it two years before. The […]

The Unique and Majestic Duomo of Amalfi

The Unique and Majestic Duomo of Amalfi

On the second day of our self-guided walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast, you descend on foot from the heights of Ravello into the town of Amalfi and soon find yourself in the central piazza, dominated by the world-renowned Cathedral of Saint Andrea, otherwise […]

Tuscan Specialties of Montalcino:  Pastries, Honey and More

Tuscan Specialties of Montalcino: Pastries, Honey and More

If you’re seeking to sample the Tuscan specialties, you’d do well to start in Montalcino. While other towns and villages in the Val d’Orcia boast their own specialities, you’ll find in Montalcino, aside from the ever present Brunello wine, the following delights. All Things […]

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