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Venice – The meaning of masks

From the bleak and macabre Medico Della Peste to the revered Gatto, every mask seen in Venice has a deeper meaning.

Verona – The city of Romeo and Juliet in pictures

We lay our scene, rather like William Shakespeare, in fair Verona. The city that hosts what is perhaps the Bard’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has far more to offer than simply Juliet’s House and balcony – must see though they are.

Italy – Not everything in Pisa is at an angle

Mention Pisa and most people instantly think leaning tower. But the city’s campanile – free standing bell tower – is far from the only building worth seeing there.

Cairo – Beware the camel trade

When travelling it is always best to keep your wits about you – particularly when confronted by a local trader looking to make a quick couple of quid.

Italy – ‘Mud Angels’ reveal Florence’s bright side

Florence in the sun is revered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, if not the world. Florence in the rain is like anywhere else: its wet and cold and leaves you dreaming of warm towels and even warmer bed sheets.

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