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Michael Pauls began writing travel guides after his college sweetheart Dana Facaros dragged him into the 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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Campanilismo Friulano

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


Star city

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


Just desserts

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