Enjoying the Views on the Bath Skyline Walk

Enjoying the Views on the Bath Skyline Walk

The city of Bath has a surprising amount of open space, and several walking trails. For those who don’t mind a few hills it is easy to get into the surrounding countryside. And there is a reward for climbing the hills: the views across the city. The Bath Skyline Walk...

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Five Reasons to Visit Trento Now

Five Reasons to Visit Trento Now

The city of Trento, capital of the Trentino province of northern Italy, is not well known to tourists. However, according to a recent article by Forbes, it is one of the five most underrated Italian cities, and they advise you to visit before it is discovered by...

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Book Review: Topographies by Stephen Benz

Book Review: Topographies by Stephen Benz

Topographies is a collection of essays by the American travel writer Stephen Benz. He takes us on journeys across North America, on a quest to unearth the culture and the history. This is not a “wish you were here” style of travel journalism: on occasion we are...

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Exploring Tridentum, the Roman City of Trento, Italy

Exploring Tridentum, the Roman City of Trento, Italy

Trento, in northern Italy, is best known as a Renaissance city. However, the area has been settled since ancient times, most notably by the Romans, who arrived in the 1st century BC.  They founded a city which they named Tridentum and, if you look hard enough,...

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The Frescoes of Trento, The Painted City

The Frescoes of Trento, The Painted City

Italy is well known for its frescoes, but I’ve never seen so many in one place as in Trento, in the far north of the country. The pictures are everywhere, clinging to the sides of buildings like a kind of Renaissance street art. They are inside the buildings, too,...

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