Patricia Gilligan

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Rome's Restaurants Old and New

Romans favor the same restaurants and dishes they always have, and everyone will have an opinion as to which restaurant serves the best pasta, the freshest seafood or the most flavorful lamb. Still, new restaurants do open that help diversify the city's dining scene. Here's a some of my …

The 5 best French vineyard hotels

<b>Chateau Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc</b><p>The Irish owners of the historic Château Pierre de Serjac teamed up with Frenchman Laurent Bonfils to create this …

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Travel guide to... Gourmet Italy

There’s no such thing as “Italian food”. In Italy, arguably more than anywhere else in the world, food is supremely site specific, which makes for a …

The five best places to stay in Rome

<b>Palazzo Dama, Campo Marzio</b><p>Rome is choc-full of elegant <i>palazzi</i>, but few are open to paying guests. Just behind the River Tiber and moments from the …

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Where to Go in Paris’s 11th Arrondissement

For years, Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in the 11th Arrondissement, named for a steelworker, unionist and resistance fighter, was known for its dualities — on one end, a rowdy bar scene that attracted college students and young expats, and on the other, a sleepy home for hardware stores and takeout …

Off the Beaten Path in Paris: Step Outside Into These Magical Places

Three years ago I took my daughter and her friend to Paris and I fell in love. I've been back twice since--one on my own, and then last summer I took five of my kids for three weeks. I was thrilled when they fell in love with it too.<p>Three years ago I took my daughter and her friend to Paris and I …

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Favourite Paris bistros: readers’ travel tips

The streets of Paris thrum with bistros serving tourists and locals traditional and contemporary delights at a wide variety of prices. Our readers help sort the gougères from the crépes<p>Just behind the hustle and bustle of the Marais is a hidden little entrance to Jaja, a cosy little alfresco parcel …

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Starring roll: high art paninis in a Roman cafe

Brothers Pierluigi and Alessandro have sliced their way to glory with their sandwiches at their latest eatery, the Roscioli cafe<p>Just a short walk from Campo de’ Fiori in central Rome, the Roscioli cafe, the latest in the Roscioli empire, ups the ante with a new take on the traditional Roman cafe, …

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10 of the best holiday houses and B&Bs in Sicily and its islands

Inspired by A Bigger Splash, set on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria and starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, Sawday’s Nicole Franchini selects 10 gorgeous Sicilian retreats<p>Grapes and olives have been harvested at this traditional family farm since the 18th century. Some of the warehouses …

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Italy's first all-woman vineyard

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, Tuscany’s Il Casato Prime Donne winery employs only women. On International Women’s Day, we raise a glass to owner Donatella Cinelli Colombini and her pioneering winery<p>Nestled between oak casks and clutching glasses of Brunello di Montalcino, one of …

10 of the best restaurants in Bordeaux

A new wave of chefs has swept into Bordeaux, propelling the city’s restaurants up France’s culinary pecking order. And they’re serving up at decent prices too<p>Bordeaux may be the world’s capital of wine, but until recently the city’s restaurant scene had always been lacklustre compared with other …

10 of the best small hotels in Paris

Alastair Sawday’s pick of boutique Parisian hotels offers a touch of chic for those who prefer to avoid big-name chains<p>This calm retreat in the heart of Montparnasse lets guests step out of the bustle and into a foyer full of natural light. A blend of old and new creates an individual, warm …

French châteaux: 10 princely stays at affordable prices

A château holiday needn’t cost a king’s ransom. These 10 sumptuous castles-turned-hotels across France won’t break the bank<p>This spectacular 15th-century château has been owned and run by the same family since the last century. Travel past golden sunflower fields and it emerges through a forested …

Roman roaming: a tour of Italy’s Pontine Islands

Maldives? Seychelles? No, grazie. When Romans need a break they sail to the Pontine archipelago, a cluster of former prison islands packed with history and surrounded by pristine blue water<p>Fluorescent blue waters, cosy beach bars, stunning natural scenery, great seafood and affordable prices have …

The Langhe, Piedmont where Barolo wine 'is a piece of a farmer’s soul'

Country doctor Roberto Anfasso visits his patients not by car but by horse, giving him a chance to admire the beauty of this wine-growing area – and enjoy a glass of wine or three – while on call<p><b>Barolo is not just wine – it’s culture, lifestyle, the blood in our veins.</b> Locals in the Langhe – a …

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The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italian village trattorias: readers’ travel tips

Some of Italy’s best food is found in rural, family-run places where fresh, local produce is cooked superbly. Readers share details of their most memorable meals<p>If you live in Modena, as we once did, you are never short of fantastic places to eat. Which just shows how special L’Osteria del Garò is, …

Stairway to heaven

The Footpath of the Gods: it's the sort of name that makes you smile at first. Ah, these Italians - so over the top, so full of hyperbole! But when you're actually up there on the narrow stone ledge, surrounded by infinite sky with the sea a thousand feet below, you begin to see what they mean.<p>In a …

Best hostels in the world, according to Hostelworld.com

Popular hostel booking site Hostelworld.com has revealed the winners of this year’s Hoscar awards (yes, really) for the best in backpacker accommodation<p>Reminding us once again that a good hostel is so much more than a bunk and a blanket, booking site Hostelworld.com has revealed the best in …

This New Suitcase Design Claims To Be The World's First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case Luggage

Christian Cook, founder of Néit, was motivated to design collapsible and hangable luggage because of his frustrations of traveling and living in …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

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Italy has more than 19 wine regions.<p>(Photo: vineyard in Italy with castle in background image by Ivonne Wierink from Fotolia.com )<p>With over a million vineyards, Italy is one of the oldest and most popular wine producing countries in the entire world. Because the country has more than 19 wine …

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9 Most Underrated Things to Do in Rome

Nothing is completely new in this 2,768-year-old city, but these magical locations deserve a little extra attention.<p>Rome's most famous sites are as …

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

<i>by CNT Editors, Caitlin Morton</i><p>Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food--or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of …

Amalfi Coast

13 Amazing Hotels Under $100

Don't get us wrong—Jetsetters love a luxury stay. But we also know how to score hip digs without breaking the bank. Siobhan Reid cashes in on 13 …

Chair beyond compare

You don’t see too many seriously comfortable wooden chairs. For starters, forget the soft bum-surface, the least I could use is an adjustable …

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The Most Beautiful French Islands

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Corsica to Porquerolles and Belle-Île-en-mer, we do a sweeping tour of the most idyllic islands off the coast of France.

Italian roadtrip

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From Florence to Puglia, via Porto Ercole, Rome, Naples and Positano, exploring Italy on the road is an unique experience. Vogue …

Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

Photograph: le-roquebrune.com<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/15/1436974112813/b8c661d6-d62c-4aaa-b68c-11907d26e2c7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …