http://www.travelbookmix.com This is the summary of Rick Steves’ Italy 2012 by Rick Steves.

36 Hours in Florence, Italy

Florence was thrust into the spotlight in February when its mayor, the dynamic 39-year-old Matteo Renzi, became Italy's youngest prime minister. But the Tuscan capital he left behind appears to be flourishing. Once-neglected landmarks have been …
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L'Albereta hotel, Erbusco, Italy: review

L'Albereta, in Italy, is an Erbusco hotel offering an expansive spa, fine countryside views and a choice of restaurants, near Brescia and Bergamo. … She commissions Southeast Asia, solo travel, festival and gap year content, and helps edit the …
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Fodor's Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, 5th Edition: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore, Smart Travel Tips from A to Z, Plus Maps and Co lor Photos (Fodor's Gold Guides)
“Fodor’s guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum.” – National Geographic Traveler

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Ireland Travel – A selection of images from my book, Vol. III of “Mystical Moods of Ireland: Magical Irish Countryside.” Download free previews of my books at: http://www.jamesatruett.com/previews.
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Enniskillen gears up for a Wilde Weekend to celebrate its other famous old boy

Imagine, if you would, a meeting between Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. How would the conversation go? Would Wilde do all the talking while Beckett sat in enigmatic silence? Perhaps, but if common ground were sought they at least had their schooldays …
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'The Tablet and the Irish have often struggled to understand each other'

There were literary pages and book reviews in The Tablet from the start, always towards the back, often platforms for opinionated rants of one sort or another, a failing that successive editors have not always succeeded in suppressing. Travel books …
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http://www.TravelBookMix.com This is the summary of Eating & Drinking in Italy: Italian Menu Translator & Restaurant Guide (Eating and Drinking in Italy) by Andy Herbach.
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Italy Diary-IV: Bolzano, a city of cyclists and pedestrians

The resounding success of a recent book by Italian author Oriana Fallaci that championed the reassertion of majority rights and justified suspicion of immigrant population is a reflection of this trend. I have not read the book, but a rather …
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Rome's Casa Roma ranked number one in Booking.com's global list of best hotels

With a 10 out of 10 score from its 70 reviews, Casa Roma Luxury Apartment was given the leading edge over its competition. — Picture courtesy of … Overall, the UK and Italy tied with three properties apiece on the top 10 ranking. In addition to …
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Lonely Planet Italy
This guide provides useful information for independent travel, suggesting hundreds of value for money restaurants and accommodation options. It also gives background briefing on all historical sights, museums and galleries.From Antarctica to Zimbabwe

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Porto Call

Although there was no Bill Murray sighting, it's the kind of place that turns every activity—descending the master staircase, lighting a cigarette in the book-lined smoking room, taking a bath in the clawed tubs —into a cinematic tableau. (There's …
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Porto, Portugal: a cultural city guide

The Portuguese city of Porto is best known for two things: its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port. But the historic hillside city itself should not be overlooked. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its maze of …
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Lisbon
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Lisbon is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of the most popul

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http://www.travelbookmix.com This is the summary of Frommer’s Turkey (Frommer’s Complete Guides) by Lynn A. Levine.
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The top 10 activity holidays in Turkey

Long-standing Anglo-Turkish Bougainville Travel in Kas offers a five-day course leading to the internationally recognised PADI open water certificate. It also offers accommodation in laid-back Kas at reasonable rates. PADI course £235; seven nights' b …
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A reading list of international books set in Turkey

Turkey's diverse history and epic destinations have come to the fore in some of the world's best literary works. The following is a list of novels of varying genres, based in Turkey, with the exception of Turkish writers, travelogues, crime capers and …
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More to Finland than the northern lights

In Finland, fantasy can be more reliable than reality. That's why, despite the fact that 160,000 tourists travel to Lapland every year hoping to see the elusive northern lights, the Finns have installed a dead cert: Father Christmas. Come cloud or snow …
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In Finland, giving in to Moomin madness

In June, I set off on a quest of my own, traveling through Finland in search of the Moomin-land I've loved since I read the books in English translation as a child. My tour begins in Helsinki, the sea-air-scented city — full of turreted art nouveau …
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The Northern Lights: aurora hunting in Finnish Lapland

In a world increasingly obsessed with instant gratification, where supposed adventurers can observe great white sharks from a boat trailing fish carcasses or take a helicopter ride to the top of a mountain to pose for selfies, there remains at least …
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Rick Steves' Snapshot St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Tallinn
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Tallinn.

In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essential spots of each city, including the Hermitage, the Church of t

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