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Rooting for Tuscan truffles

Never mind the Alba truffles of Piedmont, the Tuscans know that the white truffle found around Pisa and Siena tastes just as good – and, they say, it’s better value, too. Away from the noise of Piedmont, the autumn truffle-hunting season in Tuscany is said to be a quieter, more authentic affair and October is […]

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Travel & Places, What's Happening

Kick off 2015 at an Italian carnival

Carnival time across Italy and many other Europe countries, particularly those with large Roman Catholic populations including Germany and the Netherlands, celebrates the arrival of Lent  – the six week period of abstinence before Easter. So what way to prepare than to party! Here is a quick list of some of the best carnivals across […]

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