Three Hotels in Italy

9 June 2013 | Living

Our recent Italy trip featured three interesting hotels. In Pistoia for the Dialoghi sull’uomo literary festival we stayed in the Hotel Patria, Via Cripi 8/12 – on the edge of the old town, friendly, efficient, stylishly old fashioned and with great views from our roo...

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2 June 2013 | Places

Half way between the big attractions of Florence and Pisa, the northern Italy town of Pistoia has some very worthwhile distractions of its own. I was there for the Pistoia Literary Festival and wandering the beautiful old town was a reminder, yet again, that Italy sim...

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Pistoia & the Literary Festival

29 May 2013 | Culture

I was in Pistoia (half way between Pisa and Florence in Italy) on 25 May to talk travel, other festival speakers included Colin Thubron, I enjoyed To a Mountain in Tibet, his circuit of Mt Kailash book last year when I was involved with the Dolman travel writing award...

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