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The Cinque Terre Floods 2011

After the sad news that several of the World Heritage Site villages of the Cinque Terre were devastated by floods in October 2011

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New Trip in Piemonte

In 1388 the County of Savoy fought its way to the coast at Nice and so established a maritime port for the first time. The Duchy that was to follow added this magnificent part of Europe to the Holy Roman Empire. Later this came to form the nucleus of modern Italy, with Turin as its capital.

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Current trips and itineraries

As ever our travels this spring and autumn are taking us to some of the most beautiful and historic areas of Europe.

Abruzzo: Italy's best-kept secret

Few people have a clear idea of the region that sits in the very centre of the Italian peninsula.

After travelling through Umbria and Tuscany Abruzzo comes, literally, as a breath of fresh air. For long left behind by the great centre of Rome to the West it no longer cares to compete in the frenzy that is modern Italy. Yet Abruzzo is steeped in ancient and medieval history.