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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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Ruta de la Plata

This is a remote walk in western Spain which has much in common with the Camino de Santiago.

This is the Ruta de la Plata or the Silver Road, which leads from the south of Spain to the north, following ancient roads and tracks between Seville and Salamanca. Once a major Roman thoroughfare the road was used by the Moors and then the pilgrims to Santiago. Today the route visits some of the most beautiful yet unknown towns of the country: Trujillo, Cáceres and Guadalupe, places that have great resonance with the Spanish speaking world and south America in particular. Excellent walking includes the dehesa or oak studded grassland of Extremadura, the Monfragüe National Park and the Roman road itself.