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Mount Etna: A Day Trip Definitely Worth Doing

When visiting Sicily, visiting the island’s towering Mount Etna is a must. It is Europe’s largest and most active volcano (3,329m), is in an almost constant state of activity, having erupted several times in the last five years, and dominates eastern Sicily’s skyline like an enormous earth cloud. The Greeks believed that the mighty god Hephaestus used it […]

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6 Sicilian Treats You Have to Try

There is probably something very, very wrong with you, if you can go to Italy and not get excited about the food. I’m sure that for most of us a holiday in Italy revolves around food. My first, in Venice a few years ago, was hampered by a shoestring budget and lucrative prices, so I subsisted on plain […]

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Hiring A Car in Italy? Do so at your own peril…

My gusto for driving had come gushing back on a hot summer’s day in Oxfordshire after– incredibly –five and a half years without practice in Britain. It was me, my aunt’s lent and neglected Ford Ka, a hoard of nostalgia-reeking metal CDs from my early adolescent years (still know ALL the words) and a half asleep/half stoned friend, […]

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