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Omar Conzato

Omar Conzato
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Omar Conzato is an Italian/Australian writer currently based in Italy. An avid traveller who has lived on three different continents. - "As a history student I try to know as much about the culture and past of any place I visit. As a young person I try to also know the cheapest places to eat and drink well. My hobbies include: relaxing, eating (good food, I am Italian), drinking (I am Australian), music, cinema/tv and architecture. I would say I am equal parts a city and country person as I’ve lived both the big city and provincial life and still can’t tell which one I prefer."
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Summer Hiking in the Dolomites

Omar Conzato
During the summer it’s normal for tourists to choose the beaches or a even cruise to escape the heat, but a mountain retreat can be just as refreshing. Summer in Italy and hiking in the...
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Nonza | The black beach of Corsica

Omar Conzato
Corsica is a land of strong contrasts. Although nominally part of France, don’t dare call these islanders French and although more culturally similar to Italians, at most they feel more connected to the more isolated...
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Lalibela, Ethiopia

Omar Conzato
The first time I visited Lalibela I was seven, Ethiopia was a quite different then. But things are changing. Despite its troubled past, Ethiopia is on the rise, the nation is the second most populous...
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Tropea | The pearl of Calabria

Omar Conzato
For the uninitiated, Tropea is one of the most stunning locations in a region that boasts some of the most beautiful countrysides and best beaches in Italy. The town has an ancient history. It was...
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5 Istanbul Do’s (As advised by a local)

Omar Conzato
Istanbul, the Sublime Porte, the Second Rome, Gateway to both Europe and Asia, controlling the entrance to both the Black Sea and the Mediterranean from its unbeatable position on the Golden Horn. The city’s foundation...
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5 Istanbul Dont’s (As advised by a local)

Omar Conzato
As the saying goes: “Turkey is too middle-eastern for a westerner, too western for a middle-easterner”. Nowhere does this proverb ring truer than Istanbul. This proud megalopolis (15 million inhabitants as of 2019), is literally...
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7 Days in Normandy Part 2 Caen-Bayeux-Vierville sur Mere-Mont St Michel

Omar Conzato
Our journey through Normandy continues. Moving westwards from Honfleur we arrive at the capital of the Calvados department: Caen. The city is a provincial hub, most famous culturally for its bond with William the Conqueror,...
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7 days in Normandy Part 1, Rouen to Honfleurs

Omar Conzato
We start our journey through northern France in Rouen, the region’s capital. Direct flights to Normandy’s two main airports in Rouen and Caen can be a bit pricy, so we advise Beauvais-Paris airport, about an...
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Narni | Real-life Narnia in Italy

Omar Conzato
The story goes that when a colleague of C.S Lewis asked where he had come up with the name for his imaginary world in the wardrobe, the author showed him an atlas of ancient Italy...
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Bassano del Grappa | Veneto’s Best-Kept Secret

Omar Conzato
What is Grappa? What does one think of when this word is uttered? Simply put it is a grape-based spirit drink, made via a painstaking process from pomace (the residue of grapes after they are...