Italy

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A taste of Lake Garda

01/04/2020 by .

The Brescia side of this Italian idyll offers waterfront views, quirky charm and world-class rosé wines. Beverley Watts explores Gardone Riviera on Garda’s western shore.

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A family campervan roundtrip from England to Croatia

27/01/2020 by .

TripReporter’s regular testing family, Carole and Jason and their young boys Evan and Andy went on an exciting road trip with their VW campervan through ten countries, 2,920 miles and nine campsites.

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The best of Lombardy in a long weekend

13/12/2019 by .

With medieval towns, charming cities and scenic mountains, hills and plains, Lombardy is a sumptuous destination. Beverley Watts enjoys its beauty and discovers the Italians’ secret to ensuring good luck

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Autumn Hiking Around Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

15/10/2019 by .

Cortina is famous as a chic ski resort, nestling in the River Boite valley, beneath the imperial stone towers of the Dolomites, in the Southern Alps.

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Motor Racing and Violins in Lombardy, Italy

16/07/2019 by .

It’s not for the faint of heart but it’s the best view of the city of Milan. I’m wandering around the roof terraces of the magnificent 14th-century cathedral.

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Hiking the Shores of Lake Garda

29/04/2019 by .

The Italian lakes are justly famous, tourists attracted by their turquoise blue waters, and Lake Garda, framed by mountains rising steeply upwards, is one of the most popular.

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Skiing in Val Gardena

05/02/2019 by .

“These are our rock stars” shouts Isabel, the local guide, her voice almost lost in the wind while we swoosh over a snowy downhill run, framed by craggy rocky summits that look like giant dragon teeth about to gobble up us tiny (fly sized) humans.

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Liguria beyond the Cinque Terre

09/10/2018 by .

Riding an e-bike pedalling through the forest of the Cinque Terre national park, the sense of freedom and solitude I feel is liberating. There are the occasional tantalising glimpses of the Med and a vine terrace or two between gaps in the trees but otherwise, the silence is golden.

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Travelling the Bernina Express

12/08/2018 by .

Insider guide to north west Sardinia

05/04/2018 by .

North-west Sardinia is a popular summer destination with tourists attracted by its coastline and glorious sandy beaches. Out of season, however, it offers other rewards, not least its glorious food and drink, interesting archaeology, hillside castles and deserted seashores.  Now direct flights between London Luton and Alghero make it accessible all year round.

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