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Introducing our new website - Italian Short Breaks

By: Abigail Collins | Italian Short Breaks | Posted: 07 May 2013

A new website Italian Short Breaks; For those looking to get the best out of Italy at whatever pace they want


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San Martino Bend Balcony viewing seats have now just become available for the Siena Palio

By: | Italian Short Breaks, Unique Events | Posted: 26 Apr 2013

We have just been given the great news from our supplier in Siena that he was able to get Balcony seats on the San Martino Balcony for both July and August Palio dates. These are very in demand tickets and always sell quickly, so quite a find!

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A part of ancient Rome opens its doors again after 10 years of restoration

By: | General, Italian Short Breaks, Romantic Escapes | Posted: 14 Dec 2012

For those thinking of going to Rome now might be a good time as after 10 years the tunnels and Mithraeum
temple underneath Rome’s Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla) have been reopened to the public.

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The 24 hours leading up to Il Palio Siena

People often get confused on how long the Palio takes and what it actually consists of. I thought I would try and explain how the 24 hours of the Palio works.The actual Palio only takes about 1 ½ minutes long – It is 3 laps around the campo. However there is so much to be seen and enjoyed leading up to the actual race that really adds to the excitement and atmosphere of the Palio

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Venice Film Festival shortlist announced

By: Elizabeth Smythe | Venice Carnival, Italian Short Breaks | Posted: 27 Jul 2012
The finalists for the 69th Venice Film Festival have been announced amid much excitement, bbc.co.uk reports.They include 'To The Wonder' directed by Terrence Malick and Bryan De Palma's 'Passion'. The
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Dining at the Met Restaurant in Venice

Whilst I was in Venice I was luckily enough to be invited to dine at the Met Restaurant at the Metropole Hotel. Back in January the restaurant lost its Michelin Star rating as the chef moved to work elsewhere, and the Chef always automatically takes the Starring with him. The remaining team were keen to share with me what had changed since then, and to reassure me on the quality of the restaurant with the new chef.

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Opening Weekend of Verona Opera - What you said

We have just received the first feedback from the opening weekend of Verona Opera. Thought you would like to see 

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Understanding the difference between the Venetian Carnival 2013 Masked Balls

I have written previously about the different Venice Carnival Masked Balls and this is adding to that detail

It can be a bit confusing and difficult to make a choice between the different Venice Carnival Masked Balls as they are all held in the same stunning Palazzo Pisani-Moretta on the Grand Canal , all have a level of wonderful entertainment and now all have served dinner. I hope this blog will help you to understand and choose which is the most appropriate Ball for you.

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Dining in Siena during Il Palio

We have previously written about the Palio, and the factors to consider when booking a Palio position, This time we thought we would give you some ideas as to where to eat in SIena. We would recommend you reserve a table at any of them as it can get very busy during the Siena Palio!





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