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Travel Guide - Travelling - Page 19
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 10
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 10 cont.
Most drinking in Italy is essentially an accompaniment for some other activity such as a meal; you do not find much drinking for its own sake. You will find people of all ag...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 9
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 9 cont.
The menu and the bill
If you want to save money then the best way to eat in a city is to go for the set-price menù turistico. Normally this gives you a first course of pasta or...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 8
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 8 cont.
One of most important ingredient of Tuscan cooking is olive oil and it seems to appear in almost every dish. You will find it as a dressing for salads, drizzled over ve...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 7
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 7 cont.
Fresh takeaway food
There are options for takeaway food but not as many as you might find in the UK. You can find slices of pizza pizza al taglioor, pizza rustica just about ev...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 6
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 6 cont.
The high price of accommodation in a hotel in large parts of Tuscany can make self-catering seem to be an attractive proposition. There are many package companies that ...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 5
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 5 cont.
Accommodation is a large cost in any visit to Tuscany. This is a popular place and demand for rooms is high, generally prices seem to rise on an annual basis. Inexpensiv...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 4
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 4 cont.
Getting around the Tuscan region by car
Planning on having the availability of a car for any trip to this region will be a major advantage. The amount of time you will save cannot be ...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 3
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 3 cont.
Getting around Tuscany once you have arrived will depend a lot on what you want to see, how much time you have and how much local colour you want to view.
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 2
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 2 cont.
If you book well in advance you can sometimes find fares for as little as £45 return for off-peak flights, however these low prices always seem to apply to very early morning or very late evening fl...
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Tuscany - The Basics - Part 1
Tuscany - The Basics - Part 1
Tuscany – the Basics could also easily be titled ‘Italy the basics’ as most of what I have tried to include here applies throughout the country. I should, of course, add a health warning at this point. No;...
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New Zealand - The West Coast of the Southern Alps - part 1
Where? - you ask. The West Coast is the region on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. It is one of the most remote and sparsely populated areas of the country. The region is 600km from north to south and only 70km at its widest, but mo...
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BELGIUM city of VEURNE
In and around Veurne’s main square, are all the main sights of this little town of medieval origin. From left to right, the town hall, built from 1590 , the former manor house built between 1613 and 1618 against the belfry, and the 13th century churc...
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BELGIIUM city of LIER
Lier was founded in the 9th century at the confluence of the little Nete and the great Nete, which winds through its centre. Quoted in 1195 amongst the towns of Brabant , it was granted important priveleges in the 12th century, as well as the right t...
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Belgium city of Oudenaarde
Oudenaarde is a Flemish province of East Flanders. It has a population of just under 40, 000 people today and an area of approximately 68 sq KM. The history of Oudenarde started in 974 when Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany built a fort...
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Belgium city of Mechelen
Visitors to St. Rumbold’s cathedral in Mechelen can see a view of the town hall. It was located in the Cloth Hall, begun in 1311 but incomplete without a belfry and in the former Brabant Grand council built by Charles V. The building was finished acc...
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Cyprus city of Nicosia part 2
Pieces of important artistic as well as archaeological and historical value that are typical of Cypriot culture and include the cross shaped idol of the Chalcolithic period, the Early Bronze Age golden jewellery from Egkomi and the 1st century BC sta...
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Cyprus city of Nicosia part 1
Lefkosia (Nicosia) is the only divided capital in the world, it is situated practically in the centre of Cyprus and constitutes a rich cultural hub. In the centre of Lefkosia, one can visit the Observatory on the 11th floor of a Shakolas Tower buildi...
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Cyprus city of Limassol - part 3
The museum of Viticulture is housed in a traditional village house. Viniculture equipment and items of folk art are on a exibit. In the yard, a large cauldron used for the preparation of the local beverage zivania can also be seen.
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Cyprus city of Limassol - part 2
East of Lemesos is Amathous, according to Mythology Greek hero Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne to be attended by the local women. Archaeological finds originate from several tombs, one of which was found in the front entrance of a present Amathus H...
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Touring the Tuscan region of Italy
The Tuscan region has a population of about 3. 5 million with almost half a million of those living in its capital, Florence. It is bordered by the sea to the west, and by the Apennine Mountains to the east. The northern border is the Alpi Apuane whi...
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