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Author Archives: Lisa Gerard-Sharp

Is Venice going under?

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Is Venice going under?

Drowning in tourists, corruption and high tides, many locals are abandoning Italy’s most fragile city in favour of life on the mainland. But can visitors help without contributing to its demise?

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Lake Como: Long Weekend

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Lake Como: Long Weekend

With its timeless setting and silky lifestyle, Lake Como is endlessly alluring. Henry James praised these backwaters as 'out of the rush and crush of the modern world' — and Lake Como still luxuriates in…

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The new Sicilian

Italy

The new Sicilian

Although fiercely proud of the island’s art treasures, olive groves and extraordinary cultural legacy, Sicily’s new generation refuses to remain trapped in the past with the rise of anti-Mafia associations, boutique wineries and farm-stays.

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Turin: City Life

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Turin: City Life

Forget Turin’s industrial reputation and embrace a city defined by its regal architecture, Roman history, cafe culture, arts scene… and dedication to coffee and chocolate.

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Venice: Faded grandeur

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Venice: Faded grandeur

With its treasure trove of artistic masterpieces and eyebrow-raising architecture, Venice stirs the imagination and sweeps you back to a bygone era

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