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    Oval shaped roads of Panicale

    Panicale is a beautiful hilltop town, and its roads follow an oval shape around the hill.

    James

    Perugino, Renaissance artist

    Citta della Pieve is a very beautiful town, and was home to the Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino. Many of his works can be seen in the town.

    James

    Mineral Springs of Parrano

    Parrano is a beautiful medieval town, and one of its unusual attractions is the mineral springs used for hydrotherapy.

    James

    Main piazza of Todi

    Todi is a very beautiful town. Most of Todi's impressive medieval buildings face onto the main piazza.

    James

    Norcia's Walls

    The older central part of Norcia is completely surrounded by walls which have been there sine 14th century, in spite of a number of devastating earthquakes

    James

    Attractions

    The Colleseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

    The one ticket gives you access to all three of these archeological treasures and its worth devoting a day to explore them properly. Awe inspiring.

    San Pietro is a very old (999AD) church and abbey. Besides being beautiful itself, it is houses Perugia's second most important art collection

    James

    Chiesa Nuova is a moving place to visit. It has a very small cell said to be the place where St Francis was imprisoned by his father for giving his possessions away, and also a cellar which was an original part of his family house.

    James

    Adventure Rooms

    Totally different from anything else in Florence, we were told about this by a local that had been there the day before. What a fun experience! The objective is to find and decipher clues to escape a room... and it wasn't that simple! We were locked in with an Italian couple, so it was an extra challenge trying to understand each other, but that was all part of the fun. We couldn't manage to escape in the hour we were given but gave it a good go.

    Mark

    Museo di San Marco

    We spent quite a while wandering through here - the atmosphere and architecture were absolutely stunning. The works by Fra Angelico we just awe inspiring. The museum used to be a convent and church and it was interesting to see the 43 monk's cells, the small area they called home.

    Mark

    Places To Eat

    Life

    Ia perfect location not far from the Spanish Steps, Life specialise in a quirky modern take on traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on luxurious ingredients such as black truffles and fresh lobster.

    Fine dining right near the Vatican with friendly staff and a crisp minimalist decor. Fresh seafood-based dishes are their specialty.

    Amy Turner

    I' Pizzacchiere Restaurant

    Real Italian pizza.... mmmm! This is a family owned restaurant favourited by tourists and locals, so we knew it would be good, so god in fact that we went back two more times! The napoli and marinara were great, and our two pizzas plus two beers only cost 26 euro.

    Mark

    Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina Restaurant

    Even though we paid $40+ each, it was well worth it to sit across from the Pitti Palace and have our meal. The staff were especially good at recommending matching wines and we were very happy with their suggestions and service.

    Mark

    Marco Ottaviano Gelato Gourmet Restaurant

    There are lots of gelato places in Florence, but this was the best we found. It's very popular, and a good price. Try the coconut and pistachio or even the plain chocolate is divine.

    Mark

    Traveller Tips

    Stay overnight at Orvieto

    Ovieto is a beautiful town, teeming with tourists during the day. But by night, they've got into the buses and gone. Stay a night or two to enjoy Orvieto without the throngs.

    James

    Easy access

    Getting to and from the airport can be a hassle if there is a lot of traffic - and there often is! The best way is to take the train from the airport into the city or vice versa.

    Mark

    The hills are alive...

    Arezzo is built on an incline, so most of the places you walk will be uphill - wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.

    Mark

    Cycle around Elba

    Porto Azzuro is a perfect place to stay on Elba, and you can get to know the island by biking to secluded beaches. The island is only about 200 sq km so once you have your favourite spots you can get there easily by bike.

    James

    Marble caves

    The marble caves are a must-see.

    James

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