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Pompeii

Pompeii

21st April 2012
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I’ve written about this unique archaeological site for Travel Weekly and Time Out magazine, as well as for the Time Out Naples guide (that I also edited). ‘Ash was already falling, hotter and thicker as the ships drew near, followed by bits of pumice and blackened stones, charred and cracked by flames;: then suddenly they were…

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Herculaneum

Herculaneum

21st April 2012
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Unlike Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash, Herculaneum was submerged under pyroclastic flows of molten rock, mud and gas, and it was this intense heat that carbonised so much organic material, offering incredible insight into the lives of the town’s citizens. The British Museum’s spectacular exhibition Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum brought over…

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Milan . Things to do, places to stay, where to eat

21st April 2012
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Read my 10-page feature on Milan’s Expo here (Fifth Chukker, 2015). The second-largest city in Italy is renowned for its designers, the Duomo, Museo del Novecento, and for its proximity to the beautiful lakes. If you’d like an article written on Milan’s hotels, restaurants, or the surrounding area – including Bergamo and the Lakes – please contact…

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Mille Miglia, Bologna

Bologna

15th April 2012
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In May 2012 I joined the BlogVille Project, a brilliant concept realised and sponsored by the Emilia Romagna region. As well as picking up a few tips on blogging, I discovered plenty of things to do in Bologna. I was in Parma in January, writing for ‘Bologna for Connoisseurs‘, and was keen to know the…

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Ischia

7th April 2012
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Ischia is a volcanic island renowned for its spas. It is also home to the beautiful gardens of ‘La Mortella’, which were the creation of Susana Walton, wife of composer William Walton. If you’d like an article written, or a review of a particular hotel, restaurant, activity, please contact me. Alternatively, check out my Time Out…

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Cinquecento, Procida

Procida

6th April 2012
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Pretty Procida is the smallest, and certainly the quietest, of the three islands off the coast of Naples – a mere four square miles, with a relatively dense population of 10,000 people. It was the chosen film location for Michael Radford’s film  Il Postino (1994), and you can still visit the little café where some…

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Genoa

17th March 2012
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Petrarch described Genoa, the capital of Liguria, as ‘La Superba’. I know the city very well, visiting every year, and can write on the food, culture, nightlife and surrounding areas, so if you’re looking for a feature, please contact me. Here are my 10 Best Things to do in Genoa, written for Time Out online. I…

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Amalfi Coast

7th March 2012
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Nightlife on the Amalfi Coast could obviously never compare with that of London or Paris, nor does it try; the towns are small and, come nightfall, evenings out will mostly be confined to eating and drinking excellent food and wine. The big news, however, is the reopening of the famous Africana nightclub after an extensive…

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Positano

7th March 2012
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  Review of Positano’s ‘Max’ restaurant First-class cooking in the heart of Positano Slap bang in the centre of Positano central, just off bustling piazza dei Mulini, Max is a little oasis of quiet serving up fine cooking at prices that, while not cheap, compare favourably for the area. Food and drink: The menu covers…

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mexico, naples

Naples

7th March 2012
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I decided to skip the private jet, and take the overnight train to Naples. I was about to spend the next seven days cycling and sailing. It’s cheap, eco-friendly and a lot of fun…

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