High and mighty

When it comes to life in the fast lane and lots of shopping, the only way is up, writes Michael Gebicki.

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a dirt road leads to this villa near the village of Pienza in Val d'Orcia (a World Heritage Site); Tuscany, Italy.

Time to hit the road, Jacques

Toll-booth terror, wrong turns, hairpin bends and high-speed motorways: it's all in a day's driving in Europe but, for Michael Gebicki, there's no better way to see the continent.

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