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Get off the beaten track in Italy

09-01-2015

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Italy, the boot-shaped peninsula in Southern Europe, is a popular Eurail destination. Most travelers stick to the well-worn Venice to Rome route. I love those cities and they’...

How to get to San Marino

19-12-2014

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San Marino is Europe’s third smallest state and its territory is completely surrounded by Italy. Founded in 301, San Marino claims to be the world’s oldest republic. Th...

Rome to Venice by train

11-12-2014

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Let’s face it, Rome and Venice are two of the sexiest cities in Europe. There’s the grand Colosseum and modern city life on the one hand and staggeringly beautiful gondolas and can...

Europe’s top 10 food cities

03-10-2014

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The best food cities in Europe Food, glorious food. One of the best things in life has to be tucking into an iconic dish in the very place where it was invented. Sauerkraut in Germ...

Train travel in Italy: a guide

12-09-2014

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Italy is one of Europe’s most compelling destinations. Picture the snow-capped Alps in the north, and the centuries-old vineyards of Sicily. What were once numerous separate ...

To Sicily by a train on a ferry

23-07-2014

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Sicily is the sunny island at the southern tip of Italy. Here you’ll find lush green mountains and white sandy beaches, fried street food and decadent desserts, smoldering volcanoe...

Top 10 small cities in Europe

09-05-2014

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The major European cities have their obvious draws, but what about small cities in Europe? This side of Europe gives the traveler a more intimate look at local life and culture wit...