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Tag Archive | "Italy"

Italy and the Grand Tour: Travelling like an 18th Century Nobleman

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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When you take a gap year before or after university, you may spend it backpacking, volunteering, or working abroad. In the 18th century, however, members of the young noblesse took a gap year of their own and called it the Grand Tour. This Grand Tour was not spent partying in grubby Bolivian hostels, however, but […]

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Venice

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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  The watery wonder of Venice is one of the world’s most captivating visitor destinations for its stunning palaces, romantic canals, magnificent artistic heritage and Renaissance power. Movies, books, TV travel programmes and countless internet pages crammed with photographs have ensured everyone has their own vision of the historic city.   Well-known facts and attractions […]

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Rome’s Seven Little Secrets

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Rome. Italy’s capital city. The Coliseum, the Forum, the Seven Hills, Saint Peter’s Basilica…This is all very good, but Rome has many little treasures to share with you, just out of the tourist’s route. Here are seven of them: The Non-catholic Cemetery Romans call it Cimitero degli Inglesi (Englishmen’s cemetery), but it’s not for English […]

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