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World Borders: How to Get From Italy to the Vatican City State

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The border crossing from Italy into the Vatican City State has to be one of the most peculiar from my journeys. I’d say it was really similar to the crossings from England to Austenasia, from Lithuania into the Republic of …

Backpacking in The Vatican City State: The Complete Vatican Tour with Walks of Italy

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When backpacking in the Vatican City State, I decided to get a full grasp over what on earth this mini-country within a country is all about. It has to be one of the oddest places I have visited and so …

Backpacking in Italy: Staying at the Hotel Papa Germano in Rome

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My recent adventure backpacking in Italy saw my return to this country for the first time since my Venice trip in 2009. It was a long overdue visit to a country I have dipped in and out of some six …

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Backpacking in Northern Italy (and San Marino)

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I had avoided Italy until 2008 but have since had three blasts at it and loved every moment of backpacking through it, even though I do slag Venice off below. It’s a big country though so I have more plans …

World Borders: How to get to San Marino from Italy

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In my ongoing series of World Borders, I aim to provide essential tips for crossing borders and immigration checkpoints all over the world. Today we look at the “border” between Italy and San Marino. Yes, San Marino is a landlocked …

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Visiting The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

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It’s sometimes a cliché in life to “tick off the major sights” but like a lot of other travellers, I do them too. It would also seem a bit ludicrous to end up in Pisa in Italy, without actually visiting …

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

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As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every …

Backpacking in Italy: Touring Venice With Noemi Linzenbold

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Venice is a dream location and I am very happy to say that I have been there. A unique city and a must see. It is a city on water basically an island in an inlet on the north east …

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