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Diary of a Slow Traveller – San Gimignano – a mix of old and kitsch

During our sojourn to Italy we took a day trip tof the medieval walled town o San Gimignano. Getting there from Florence is pretty straight forward even if you are not driving. We’d read the guidebooks and spoken to others, … Continue reading

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Out and about in Rome

It is so easy to get stuck in Rome and not venture far afield. There is quite literally something amazing at every turn. An ancient ruin here, a church there and of course an obelisk always nearby. There is also some … Continue reading

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Piazza Armerina, Sicily – Oh, you mean Villa Romana del Casale

The recently renovated  Villa Romana del Casale and its mosaics often feature on the itinerary when visiting Sicily and with good reason. What often doesn’t get included is a visit to the nearby town Piazza Armerina which in my view … Continue reading

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A second visit – Walking the Streets of Catania, Sicily

Our first visit to Catania was to meet our daughter’s desire to  visit Mt Etna and had been to brief, so we decided on a second visit.  With it came more time to walk the streets. Our previous visit, a … Continue reading

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Catania, Sicily – does it really deserve the bad press?

We’d heard so many stories about carjacking and having the contents of your car stolen that in our two previous visits to Sicily the nearest we’d got to Catania was the airport. However my interest lifted after reading Shamus Sillar’s … Continue reading

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