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Mummies in Oria - Italian Notes

Mummies in Oria

As Halloween approaches I can’t help recording a visit to the mummies in Oria earlier this year. They were lined up in a crypt beneath the cathedral.

Things to see in Asti Pasticceria

Things to see in Asti

Things to see in Asti Two four-letter towns beginning with an A compete for attention in Southern Piedmont, and both have a lot to offer. Here’s my list of things to see in Asti. Booking.com

Piattelletti neighbourhood in Fano in Le Marche -Italian Notes

Exploring Fano in Le Marche

Exploring Fano in Le Marche Pretty doll-sized houses, a broken sword and the legend of a black, horse-drawn carriage are among the main attractions of Fano in Le Marche. Booking.com Looking at the map, I’d expected Fano to be yet another Adriatic seaside resort crammed with sunbeds, gelato shops and miserably small stretches of free […]

Vercelli PIazza Cavour

Vercelli and the River of Bone

Vercelli and the River of Bone On the surface Vercelli is a industrious patchwork of old and new buildings, but beneath the city there is a river of bone. Booking.com