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Ferries From Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre

Friendly and affordable, Santa Margherita Ligure stands in stark contrast to its high-priced, superstar sister, Portofino, and serves as a great base …

Cinque Terre in one day

<b>Important!</b> All the rumours about the limit on visitors of Cinque Terre <b>in 2017</b> are fake! Officially announced: the <b>park is open for tourists with no</b> …

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<b>Important!</b> All the rumours about the limit on visitors of Cinque Terre <b>in 2017</b> are fake! Officially announced: the <b>park is open for tourists with no</b> …

Spectacular views and delicious local food: Discover the villages of Cinque Terre, Italy

GETTYManarola<p>As I heave my aching body up the last of dozens upon dozens of steep stone steps, I am rewarded with a view that stops me in my tracks. …

The Beginner's Guide to the Cinque Terre + Free Itinerary

Read in <i>11 minutes</i><p><b>Note: This post has been updated for the 2017 season.</b><p>I love showing people the Cinque Terre for the first time.<p>I’m lucky enough to …

One Perfect Day in the Cinque Terre

Read in <i>3 minutes</i><p>Are you heading to the <b>Cinque Terre just for one day?</b><p>Here are my best tips for your upcoming sprint.<p>Secretly, I do think the Cinque …

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. <i>La dolce vita</i>, indeed.<p><i>This post was originally published</i> …

Where Is the Italian Riviera (And What Is It?)

The beach in Cogoleto, a port town on the Italian Riviera. Photo by Gianfranco Reppucci<p>With its spectacular seaside and scenery, the Italian Riviera …

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The Best Spots in the Italian Riviera - Travel Italy

Although the entire stretch of the Ligurian coastline known as the Italian Riviera is beautiful, there are some towns and locations within the region …

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Posh and Affordable: Portofino vs Camogli on the Italian Riviera

A trip to Italy could go either way, really. Those who have the expendable income and high-tone sensibilities could luxuriate until their soul stirs …

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Italian Riviera: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

Readers offer advice on trips to the Italian Riviera, including the best destinations and where to avoid.<p>This week's winning tip<p><b>Head east</b><p>We drove to Albenga (pictured right), which has a new town on the coast, but also a walled old Roman town, formerly a port, with a very aged baptistery.<p>We stopped …

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The Complete Guide To: The Italian riviera

<b>Romance, glamour ...?</b><p>And more. The Italian Riviera is essentially another name for the coast of Liguria, one of the country's smallest but most …

Readers' tips: Best holidays in Brittany and Normandy

See contemporary art in the chapels of Morbihan or use Disney appeal to introduce the kids to Mont St Michel – our Been there readers give their top tips for holidays in Brittany and Normandy<p>Click here to add a tip, and you could win a digital camera<p>WINNING TIP: Veules les Roses, Normandy<p>A French …

Rachel Khoo's Brittany: Gourmet Getaways

<b>What makes Breton cuisine so special?</b><p>Brittany might not boast the biggest collection of Michelin stars in France, but when it comes to produce, you quickly realise that some of the key building blocks of French cuisine have their roots here. From the famous finishing salt <i>fleur de sel</i>, collected in …

Rennes

The vibrant university city of Rennes, Brittany’s administrative capital, is worth a day or two of anyone’s time. Take a wander around the medieval …

Saint-Malo - Mont Saint-Michel Bay

Raid Saint Malo’s history<p>Nicknamed the Corsair City, Saint Malo has a long connection with explorers and long-haul sailors; Jacques-Cartier, Surcouf …

Join in and watch bottle-nosed dolphins

A peaceful village, a little beach bathed in turquoise waters and, in the distance, the unmistakable silhouette of Mont-Saint-Michel ... It’s at …

Travel Guide To Brittany

This northwestern corner of France is located just south of the West Country and is ideal for both long holidays and quick weekenders. The French …

Brittany's best restaurants, by Rachel Khoo

<b>A typical breakfast</b><p>In a country that usually gets by with just a croissant or <i>tartine</i> and a black coffee, Brittany is an exception. Here they serve the finest breakfasts I have seen in France. Among the best are the homemade delights dished up at the regions' chambres d'hotes.<p>At Malik, outside …

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Brittany restaurants

Expert guide to Brittany<p>The best restaurants in Brittany, including recommendations for eating out on different budgets, chosen by our expert Greg Ward.<p>The cuisine of Brittany centres almost exclusively on the sea. You’ll find mussels – as <i>moules marinières</i>, cooked in white wine, and of course <i>moules</i> …

A Road Trip Through Bretagne

German photographer Janine Mizera recently spent two weeks travelling through the French region of Bretagne where she discovered medieval towns, …