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Cuenca Spain
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22 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2022

Forget Paris and Rome for your 2022 Europe trips and discover these incredible 22 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
Cinque Terre Italy Travel Guide
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Why I love Italy – my favourite Italy experiences and places

Italy has become one of my favourite countries, and here are some of my favourite Italy experiences from over the years.
Bologna
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Renaissance, Romance and Ragù: three days in beautiful Bologna

Whether you spend a long weekend in Bologna or use it as a base to explore the Emilia Romagna region, you'll be hard pushed not to fall for its beauty.
A yellow Kayak on Lake Levico in Valsugana
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Reasons to visit Trentino: my favourite Italian region you need to discover

The Trentino region in northern Italy captured my heart. Here are some of the reasons to visit Trentino and things do when you arrive at this hidden gem!
San Marino
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Mini adventures in micro countries: a quick guide to Europe’s smallest nations

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and as Europe's smallest nations show us, big doesn't always mean better. Here are six tiny countries to visit!
Milano Duomo with a lion statue in the foreground
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Best Places to Visit in Europe this Autumn & Winter

Being back in Europe for winter has its perks. Exploring historic cobbled streets, cool canals and grand architecture without fighting through a selfie stick crowd is well worth the chilly mornings. These eleven places should be making the cut on your agenda right now.
Comacchio Emilia Romagna
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Exploring Emilia Romagna: Comacchio canals, Po Delta Flamingos, and forested cycling escapes

Explore the charming canals of Comacchio, the flamingos of the Po Delta, or head deep into the forest for a cycling adventure in the Emilia Romagna countryside.
Bolgna
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Things to do in Emilia Romagna: 15 must visit places and experiences

Emilia Romagna is a stunning region of Italy where tiny villages of colourful houses, amazing foods, supercars and buzzing cities come together.
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Apples, aristocrats and alpine lakes: visiting Val di Non in Trentino

Inside the verdant green orchard style valley of Val Di Non, in Trentino, Northern Italy, awaits castles, mirror like lakes and culinary treats.
The white-washed cliff buildings stick out over the blue ocean of Polignano a Mare
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Epic Puglia and Lombardy Italy two week road trip itinerary: South to North

The north and south of Italy both offer diverse and different landscapes and activities. Double your journey to Italy by visiting both Puglia and Lombardy.
A beautiful theatre with stools and balconies in Mantua Italy
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Things to do in Lombardy, Italy: a photo guide to this fantastic region

From the stunning nature of Lake Garda and Como, to the art and architecture of amazing city's, the Lombardy region of Italy packs a punch!
A line of white washed Trullo with conical roofs in Alberobello Puglia
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Things to do in Puglia, Italy: a photo guide to Italy’s dazzling heel

Top things to do in Puglia, such as Alberobello, Lecce, Locorotondo and Polignano a Mare. Discover the stunning region in the 'heel' of Italy's boot.
Rooftops of an Puglian town with a church tower in the foreground
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In the hills of Foggia, Puglia: Watermills, orecchiette, and authentic mountain towns

Discover an authentic side to Puglia, Italy by heading to the mountains. From watermills making pasta to the towns of Bovino and Sant'Agata di Puglia.
Cremona Cathedral framed by a Portico
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Curious about Cremona, Italy: a city of vintage violins, mustard fruit and sweet surprises

Cremona, in the Lombardy region of Italy, might be most famous for its violin production, but is it still worth a visit beyond the stringed instruments?
An outside restaurant in the white streets of Locorotondo Puglia
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Italy off the beaten path: 25 hidden gems in Italy

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Italy. I love getting off the beaten path in Italy with so many colourful and dreamy destinations to explore.
Brisighella
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Blissful Brisighella: the hidden medieval village in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Brisighella is one of the Italian villages you fall in love with on first sight. Vineyards, towers, colourful facades and few tourists make it a must visit.
Modena
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Art, architecture and aperitivo: celebrating Emilia Romagna’s smaller cities

Bologna might be the capital of Emilia Romagna, but the regions smaller cities are worth a day trip or longer: Discover Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Rimini and more.
Emilia Romagna Food
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Welcome to Emilia Romagna, the home of food

It's a bold claim, but I'm going to call it. Emilia Romagna may just be the home of food, certainly in Italy. Enjoy these top 13 food expeirences!
Ferrara
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Cycling the ancient cobbled streets of Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara is a real gem in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. From the castle to the cathedral, these cobbled streets are perfect to cycle through history.
Lake Como in Lombardy with the colourful village reflecting in the ocean
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A long weekend in Lombardy: Lake Como and Milan

A long weekend in Lake Como and Milan offers you the perfect taste of both sides of Lombardy, city life and lakes and mountains.
One of the San Marino towers at sunset
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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?