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Hotel Le Fontanelle,Chianti,Italy

Lucy Daltroff takes in the rolling hills of Chianti as she enjoys a stay at the 5-star Hotel Le Fontanelle

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Antica Torres Tornabuoni, Florence 

Lucy Daltroff stays at one of Florence’s most iconic hotels and revels in the contrast to her student days in Florence.                             

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25 Hours Hotel, Florence

Rebecca Hall takes in the unique surroundings in the converted monastery hotel of 25 Hours Firenze in Florence.

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Reggia di Caserta, Italy

Rupert Parker visits the largest royal palace in the world in Caserta, near Naples.

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Hiking the Alta Via dei Monti Liguria, Italy

Rupert Parker dons his hiking boots and follows the Alta Via long-distance trail that crosses Liguria.

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The Food and Wine of Siena, Tuscany

Around 100km due south of Florence, Siena is one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval cities and sits on three hills with the central piazza, known as Il Campo, at its heart.

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