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TRAVEL: THE SUNDAY EXPRESS/VERONA, ITALY

.post-header{height:0;margin:0} City of love Sheila Kumar goes to Verona to gaze upon Juliet’s balcony We are in Verona, it is a sunny day and we are set to go gawp at Juliet’s house. Gulietta, daughter of the house of Capuleti, who happened to fall unsuitably in love with a certain Romeo, remember? Even as I…

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TRAVEL: SUNDAY HERALD/ASSISI, ITALY

A Medieval wonder Assisi, the hometown of St Francis, is the prettiest hill town ever, according to Sheila Kumar It is a grey day, leaden clouds scudding over dull skies, a threat of rain in the moisture-laden air, the day we visit Assisi, in the Umbrian region of Italy. I refuse to be cowed down…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/ROME

Sunday Herald  A Roman Odyssey Rome isn’t just the Vatican City. Sheila Kumar travels across the heart of the city and still has energy left over to gasp in awe and delight.    Our hotel is just across the magnificent Collosseum. Rome that morning, is a balmy 18 degrees Celsius, brilliant sunshine, fluffy white clouds…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU/STRESA, ITALY

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Sunday, Sep 03, 2006 Sojourn in Stresa Discover a delightful resort town by the splendid Lake Maggiore. Every corner I turn affords me yet another glimpse of the lovely lake, brisk moisture-laden winds playing on its surface. Picturesque location: Lake Maggiore  I AM looking at a landscape in blue….

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TRAVEL: METRO PLUS/BURANO, ITALY

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Monday, Mar 20, 2006 Metro Plus Delhi   Drenched in colour SHEILA KUMAR drinks in the sights on the gorgeous Italian island of Burano The profusion of colour in Burano seems to follow no set colour codes; it just celebrates something intangible POSTCARD PERFECT A scenic vista at Burano…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/VENICE, ITALY

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 Magazine TIME OUT Magic, pure and simple   SHEILA KUMAR Venice is so breathtaking, it is impossible to be objective about it. Wrapped in enchantment: Venice by night. Photo: Yaj Malik ALL of Venice is ablaze with lights at night. The dark emerald waters of…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/FLORENCE, ITALY

Sunday, Aug 03, 2008 Magazine   FOOTLOOSE Tricks of the eye SHEILA KUMAR In Florence, what you see may not be what you get.   Florence had pulled a number on me but I’m not complaining. The city lay spread out at my feet, looking more than a trifle dull in the mid-morning haze. I am…

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