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Come to Saint-Vincent and say CIAO like the Italians do 

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Image Source:  survivinginitaly.com We hear all the time how friendly and welcoming Italians are, and yes, from the first ciao you encounter in either the airport lounge (the closest being the Sandro Pertini Airport, approximately 38 miles away) or the hotel lobby, from the moment you set foot in Saint-Vincent, you can rest assured your […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Venice

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Continuing our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we present the latest in our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. We started our epic journey around the world in good old London, then covered Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and Istanbul. We then hopped over to Australia with guides to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney – before returning to […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Rome

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Continuing our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we present the latest in our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. We started by sharing our tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin. Next came Oslo, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and Istanbul. We then focused on Australia – you can check out these guides to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney – before coming back […]

The best Christmas markets in Rome

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After covering Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York and Copenhagen, we’re heading south. Even though a nice layer of snow really adds to the Christmas atmosphere, you don’t have to freeze your baubles off when browsing for decorations. In fact if you make for the Italian capital you may be able to leave the ear-muffs back at the […]

Travel with a twist – Stay in an historic holiday home in Italy

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One of the main aims of Grown-up Travel Guide is to inspire you to do something different for your next holiday. We try to find new places we know you’ll also enjoy discovering but also original angles on familiar destinations; unusual attractions, ‘hidden’ restaurants and wonderful hotels that you may otherwise miss. But it doesn’t […]

Summer in Sicily: Taormina and Giardini Naxos

Photo credit: Giacomo Carena via photopin cc In 1787 Johann Wolfgang Goethe visited Taormina and described the town as “a piece of heaven on earth” when he wrote “Italian Journey”. Then just as now, everyone who spends time in Taormina is fascinated by its charm and stunning landscape, celebrating it as a unique pearl of the […]