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Christmas markets

Listed below (thanks to the Italian Tourist Board) are some of the most interesting Christmas markets in Italy. Naple’s San Gregorio Armeno is one of the best, and is open all year. Via San Gregorio Armeno is an entire street of workshops where you’ll find hand-carved nativity scenes, known as presepe. The wood-carving has been […]

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Devon

On my latest visit to Devon I discovered a vibrant craft scene that includes ceramics, blacksmithing, and glass-blowing, along with an incredible range of food and drinks. Read about Devon’s quality wine, beer and gin, organic edible flowers, jams, fresh fish and chilli, in my article for Discovering Devonshire Delights for Foodtripper.   Some of […]

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Morocco

Casablanca  Or Dar El Beida in Arabic, means  ‘white house’ – a reference to the low-rise white-painted buildings that cover the landscape. But it’s a much-changed landscape today. The biggest city in Morocco is the busiest port in North Africa, a techno city decorated with hoardings advertising Samsung, Galaxy, Zara and Uniqlo… Markets in Morocco […]

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The 10 best things to do on the island of Capri

Capri is a mere half-hour’s ferry or hydrofoil ride away from Naples. This beautiful island is synonymous with stars, style and impossible glamour but, away from the central Piazzetta, it’s also a place of stunning natural beauty and calm. Charles Dickens once wrote ‘In no place on earth are there so many opportunities for delicious […]

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

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

Here’s a piece I wrote for Traveldudes of the best things to do on the island of Capri. If you’d like an article written, or a review of a particular hotel, restaurant or activity, please contact me.   The lure of Capri… Sex and glamour Jackie Onassis, Tiberius, Capri pants – the island of Capri is synonymous […]

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