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The best castles in Emilia‑Romagna

Those with a penchant for history will not be short of places to visit in this part of Italy.

The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

Waterfalls, saffron and long lost civilizations: discovering northern Greece

Greece is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations, yet the country's north remains fairly off the beaten track.

Along the Via Emilia: exploring Italy’s most beautiful art towns

Discover some of the country's finest architecture along this Roman road.

Italy away from the crowds: introducing Friuli Venezia Giulia

From ancient UNESCO sites to stunning mountain ranges and lagoon beaches, this little-visited region has it all.
Dana Facaros wrote her first travel guide to the Greek Islands in 1977, then married her college sweetheart Michael Pauls and dragged him into fray. They have been at it ever since, writing guides and apps and contributing to a number of UK publications, including the Sunday Times, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Daily Telegraph, Wanderlust and Holiday Which? Over the past decades they have lived in Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland and southwest France where they are currently based.

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The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

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Waterfalls, saffron and long lost civilizations: discovering northern Greece

Greece is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, yet the country’s north remains fairly off the beaten track.

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Campanilismo Friulano

Friuli Venezia Giulia is a land of traditions, and its bell towers are amongst its most iconic. 

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Star city

Friuli Venezia Giulia is home to numerous UNESCO sites, but one of the best is the star city of Palmanova. 

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Just desserts

Discover the true past of Italy’s most famous dessert: the tiramisù.

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