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Notes about the Towns in Italy – November 2016

We went to a lot of cities that I had never been to before so was able to rule out a lot of potential retirement towns.   Milan was a waste this is a big business town and not worth much time for sightseeing.   Bologna was nice good shopping and interesting city to explore so might go back to visit again.   Salerno was a waste we only stayed an hour instead of the 4 hours I had planed the nicest building...

So you thought posing with the pigeons was a great idea? Think again. CHRIS CIOLLI 9.30.2016 SHARELINES   Whatever you do, think before you make any loud noises in Germany. Think common sense is enough to keep you on the right side of the law in Europe? Think again. Avoiding activities that are illegal at home is a good starting point, but it’s not quite enough. Skip the fines and unpleasant encounters...

The Best Gelato Shops in Italy’s Major Cities

The Best Gelato Shops in Italy’s Major Cities Because not all gelato is created equal. NILE CAPPELLO 11.5.2015 Deep, bitter and rich cioccolato fondente. Fresh, bright and refreshing frutti di bosco. Simple, classic and creamy fior di latte. This is the art of gelato, and nobody does it better than Italy. While exploring the cobbled streets of Rome, canals of Venice, and beaches of Taormina, gelato shops seem to call your name from every corner. With...

48 Hours in Conversano

48 Hours in Conversano Off the beaten track, and yet still within striking distance of Bari airport, Conversano’s relaxed atmosphere offers a peaceful and easy break. Jane Gifford flies down to Puglia… It’s early evening in the centro storico, the historical centre of the ancient little walled town of Conversano in the Bari district of Puglia. The town is built on a gentle hill. At its summit, in the centre of a broad square, a...

From Here to There: Autumn in Amalfi

From Here to There: Autumn in Amalfi The Amalfi coast is an array of colour as the first sign of autumn reaches Italy…  The first signs of autumn arrive quietly on the Amalfi Coast. I try to hold onto the last warmth of the summer days, which seemed as if they would never come to an end. Yet, the evenings are already cooler, and a chilly breeze from the mountains reminds me that it’s time to pull jackets and sweaters out of the wardrobe, a...

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