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Uncorking the delights of La Rioja

To many people, Spain’s province of La Rioja is immediately synonymous with its full and fruity red wine. Indeed, the wine culture of the area is the main attraction for many of its visitors – wine has been produced here since Roman times, and today there are over 500 wineries...

Jackie Cook

By Jackie Cook

26th Apr 2019

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4 minute read

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Uncovering secrets and authenticity in Italy’s Imagna Valley

Northern Italy is well known and much-visited thanks to its beautiful landscapes and the stunning lakes that sit in the Lombardy region. However, despite the hordes of tourists that flock to the sparkling waters of Lake Como (and rightly so, for it is beautiful), it’s surprisingly easy to get off...

Tony Flanagan

By Tony Flanagan

10th Jan 2019

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4 minute read

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Enjoying the quirks of local life in Umbria

For travellers wanting to experience the glorious art, culture and landscapes of Italy, Tuscany is a hugely popular choice, yet sitting right next door to this is the lesser-known but equally stunning Umbria. Aptly named the ‘green heart’ of Italy, the region is characterised by undulating hills lush with vegetation...

Laura Edwards

By Laura Edwards

8th Jan 2019

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