Homes in Lazio

Lake Bolsena lies in Alto Lazio, in the north of the province of Viterbo.

Rome is a justly famed destination, but the rural region that spreads outward from Italy’s capital, Lazio, deserves to be much better known. Lovely landscapes and great-value property abound in this More...

Italian Living at its Best, Served Up On a Silver Plate

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“Nothing is missing to complete this idyllic place, the one we have been searching for all these years…”- Roland & Annie Marcz, Owners Who has not dreamed More...

Building A Home In Le Marche: Part 3

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In the third instalment of her rebuild diaries, Jane Smith begins to add to the foundations for her new house that were laid down by the builders in part 3 of Building a Home More...

A.L.F.A 24HP


In 1910 a new car manufacturer was formed, launching its first vehicle, the A.L.F.A 24HP. What was A.L.F.A went on to become Alfa Romeo, one of Italy’s producers of design More...

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48 Hours In… Milan at Christmas

The city of Milan is readying itself for the festive period, and its shops and gallerias are a glittering display of opulence. Lorenza Bacino goes shopping… Here I am spending More...

48 Hours in Valle d’Aosta

Valle d’Aosta is now part of Italy, but it hasn’t always been. Chris Allsop travels to Italy’s smallest region and discovers a valley beloved of kings, popes, and – of More...

48 Hours in Bologna

Renaissance towers, arcaded porticos and a cuisine to die for – Bologna is the perfect alternative to the north’s more famous destinations. Marina Spironetti reports… The More...

Italia! December Issue On Sale Now!

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I’m pleased to announce that the latest issue of Italia! is on sale now, available to buy online and from stores across More...

Italia! Rome & The South Guide on sale now!

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Hi there, I’m delighted to announce that the Italia! Rome & The South Guide is on sale now, available to buy More...

hands pierced with snake bites, an occupational hazard In the Valley of the Snakes

Each year, in a remote village in the Peligna valley, a festival takes place that dates...


Lake Como is the the backdrop for the dramatic story of a herd of Haflinger horses...

*White truffles at the Tartufi Morra shop Alba White Truffle Fair

Jane Keightly discovers the wonderful world of truffles at perhaps the most famous truffle fair in...

Venice Carnival

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Since the height of its 17th-century splendour, this seductively sensuous Carnevale has lured visitors from More...

St Mark’s Basilica

The smuggling of the mortal remains of St Mark to Venice from Alexandria in 828 satisfied a Divine Will – according..

Gondolas on the Grand Canal, Venice

Gondolas on the Grand Canal by Sian Jones “This was taken from Rialto bridge, it shows the variety of boats using..

Ponte della Maddalena

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Ponte della Maddalena, Sean Cheffings “We visited Tuscany this September and stopped to admire this stunning More...

Cultivating the land – Tuscany

This image arrives with us via a travel photography contest on Photocrowd in association with Alamy. It is by “Lucas” and..

Abbey of San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano by Sharene Hanlon “With the day having beautiful blue skies, we set out to find the..

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

*SardiniaSea©iStock Soft turquoise seas are set into relief by harsh granite outcrops on the Maddalena Archipelago off the Costa Smeralda, Sardinia. The..

Capuchin Monks of Palermo

monks of palermo In 1599, the Capuchin monks of Palermo made a macabre discovery: some of the corpses they had entombed in their catacombs..
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48 Hours In… Milan at Christmas

The city of Milan is readying itself for the festive period, and its shops and gallerias are a glittering display of..

Language Learning Holidays in Italy

The ability to speak the language will get you so much further in Italy, and where better to learn it? Why..
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Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Red Wine

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo: Reliable, mass produced and very drinkable, Hannah Bellis says there is life beyond house red for this southern grape…..