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Via Talosa, 8, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
There are several enotecas in Montepulciano to get your file of Vino Noble, the local varietal. The tasting room at Talosa is special because of the friendly and knowledgable hosts - Christian and Andreas. These two are so enthusiastic about their...
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53012 Chiusdino, Province of Siena, Italy
A short drive from the charming wine-lovers town of Montalcino is the beautiful ruins of San Galgano. Once an abbey from the 12th century, the structure stands in ruin today. The church is well-preserved enough to get a sense of the Gothic...
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1 Rue du Figuier, 75004 Paris, France
I love wanding the Marias and the area just north of the Isle St. Louis because of little finds like this. Just above that second window from the left on the top floor, is a cannonball from the 1830 revolution, lodged in the exterior of the...
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Paris, France
As I was cycling towards Paris, visiting it for the first time, I was thinking about all the things I have to see there. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame, it was a long list! And then my host...
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The main square of the Tuscan town of Arezzo transforms into a jousting track when the bi-annual Joust of the Saracen - (a medieval term for the 'infidels' the Crusades sought to convert) takes place. The "primary" joust is in June, with the main...
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Via S. Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, 48, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy
Face it, you haven't really had 'real' pizza unless you jumped on a plane or train or any other type of transportation and got yourself to Napoli, in southern Italy and ordered a PIZZA! As Carly Simon sang for the James Bond movie, "Nobody Does It...
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Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
San Francesco di Paola Church is located in Piazza del Plebiscito, which is one of the largest squares in Naples. The Church was constructed as an imitation to the Pantheon in Roma and was built as a tribute to Napoleon. It is one of the elegant...
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Via Miano, 2, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy
Naples is a chaotic city with splendid baroque architecture and world renowned museums. Stay: See how the locals live and stay in a beautiful B&B apartment at B&B La Concordia in the Spanish Quarter. Eat: Bellini Ristorante & Pizzeria. Their “...
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Via Cesare Sersale, 1, 80139 Napoli NA, Italy
Naples is known for its pizza. No wonder Julia Roberts went all the way to Naples to have a relationship with her pizza it in the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. If you want to see the location of the scene, visit L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele. This place...
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Via Marina Piccola, 5, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
Just outside the hotel Il Faro in Sorrento, Italy sits Vela Bianca-a rather small and cozy restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine. Each night you can find the owner sitting outside the door greeting customers and flagging down the complimentary...
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80045 Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
We were offered the chance to visit Pompeii or Herculaneum when we docked at Sorrento. People rave about Pompeii because it's absolutely huge and gives you a great sense of just how sophisticated Roman civilisation was. Herculaneum, by contrast,...
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Via Fornillo, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
This lovely 'small' beach just a ten minute walk from the centre of town is a lovely mix of Mediterranean sunshine, service, blue seas and good food. Sublime