Eat Turin and Piedmont

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 8:34 am by .

Turin is the capital of Piedmont in northern Italy, and the Alps rise up northwest of the city. To the south are the rolling green hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, Piedmont’s wine area, and the fertile Po valley is right on the doorstep.

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Best Italian Carnivals for 2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 5:05 pm by .

As carnival season approaches it is always good to reflect on where the best carnivals can be found. Yes we can always go to Brazil or Panama or perhaps Tenerife, considered to be the biggest carnival outside Brazil. But Italy has many excellent carnivals, including the great Venice masked carnivel. So here is the TripReporter guide to the best italian carnivals for 2017.

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Walking the Way of St Francis

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:00 pm by .

 Pilgrim routes are popular these days and many people walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, but few have heard of walking the Way of St Francis. Rupert Parker walks the route from Le Marche to Umbria.

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Perugia Pearl of Umbria

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 5:46 pm by .

Perugia is the capital of Umbria and one of the best preserved of the region’s hill towns. The walls are still intact, encircling the medieval centre and you can easily spend a few days here exploring its steep streets.No wonder why they call it Perugia Pearl of Umbria

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Walking the Salt Route in Liguria

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 3:12 pm by .

The medieval Salty Way takes you through an unspoiled part of Italy and offers delicious hearty food along the way. Join Rupert Parker as he tries walking the Salt Route in Liguria..

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Foligno. Still undiscovered in Umbria

Friday, February 26th, 2016 4:25 pm by .

Early evening and  the ancient Palazzo Candiotti in Foligno has a big smile on her face. It’s just like old times. A proper baroque banquet. The Festa d’Oro e di Vento no less, with 250 guests commemorating the 70th anniversary of the modern Quintana joust. I can almost feel this grand old dame sighing in contentment in her Sunday best. If I didn’t know better, I would think I’d been teleported back to the 17th century.

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