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Whereas sunrise gives notice it’s time to leave a cosy cocoon so the working day can start, a sunset is generally a signal for fun to begin…

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Exceptional hikes have something unique to them which makes them stand out from the crowd. That something might be big like Italy’s Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe…

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When we put together walking routes, there are certain ingredients which make a trail memorable. These include scenery with the impact of an uppercut, curios along the way (the odder the better) and, vitally important, a homely hostel…

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There might be views of the Alps but the Cannero Riviera has more of a feel of the Mediterranean about it, with the air perfumed by lime, lemon, orange and…

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Despite its impressive architectural pedigree, plethora of pretty piazzas and historic battles, Novara never really grew much beyond about a 20km radius of its city walls and today, lies just below the tourist radar…

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One of the oldest gardens in Italy, dating back to the 16th century, Isola Madre isn’t what I expected from an Italian garden. It’s paths seem more random…

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There are two things we discover quickly after setting off on a walk from the shores of Lake Garda on a serene Sunday morning…

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Visitors have been flocking to the pretty village of Sirmione ever since the first Roman hitched up his toga and dipped a toe into the hot mineral waters of the Terme di Catullo…

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