GELATO: Ice Cream University…

A gelato tricycle from the end of the 1930s for display at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum in Anzola nell'Emilia, near Bologna. Opened in 2012, it is the first musem entirely dedicated to the history, culture and technology of artisan gelato.

Marina Spironetti visits Bologna to see the first museum dedicated to artisan Italian gelato, and a school where aspiring entrepreneurs are taught all the sweet secrets of gelato-making… A gelato tricycle More...

Building A Home In Le Marche: Part 1

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Once they had decided it was going to be their permanent home, rather than just a holiday retreat, Jane Smith and her husband called in the builders to demolish their farmhouse More...

2 Bedroom House, Moltrasio, Lake Como

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Property Name – Moltrasio Alto Type of Property – House Number of Bedrooms – 1/2 Location – Moltrasio, Lake Como Price – €135,000 Contact: Contact: More...

Ten Best Reasons to buy Property on Lake Como


We asked Beverley Rosen, Lake Como Expert from Lake Como Properties and Advisor to Channel 4’s A place in the Sun 2015 what she thinks are the Ten Best Reasons and Tips More...

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48 Hours in Genoa

Genoa might not be the first place you think of for a city break, but it has a special history with lots to see that you won’t find anywhere else, beyond all the boats. Jon Palmer More...

Alta Badia – The Ladin Shangri La

Having previously visited the Dolomites on an adventure holiday with a friend, Jon Bickley returns with his family to see how his two young teenagers would take to mountain views More...

Riva Lofts, Florence

Staying in Florence doesn’t mean you have to be right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Sarah Lindsay discovers some alternative comforts at Riva Lofts in Florence… Built More...

Italia! September Issue On Sale Now!


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

Italia! August Issue On Sale Now!

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

*And old abandoned trulli, iconic of the region of Puglia Gourmet Guide to Terra dei Messapi

This lesser-know region in idyllic central Puglia is fast becoming a foodie paradise, as Rachel Beckwith...

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The city of Bologna – la Grassa – is just as famous for its food and...

*Gamberini Cakes Top Tips For Bologna

Did Heather Crombie’s 48 Hours in Bologna inspire you to book your next trip? Here’s our top tips...

Venetian canal


Venetian canal, Lynn Hill “While visiting Venice in 2009 I came across two buildings, one in shadow, one More...

Venice Carnevale

Carnival Costumes by Rosemary Wilmot “I was lucky to join the procession for the Silent Gondola Parade for the end of..

Venice for Kids

Liz Harper takes her eight-year-old daughter to Venice for her first experience of the Serenissima and finds plenty for kids to..

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..

Charming Farmhouse with 7500m2 of land in Aglientu

10 Land in Rena Maiore Charming Farmhouse with 7500m2 of land in Aglientu, only 6KM from the sea Type of Property: Farmhouse Number of Bedrooms: 4 Location:..

Crateri Silvestri

Image © iStock If you’re looking for panoramic views of Etna’s landscape and would like to visit the window ‘kissed by lava’, then you..

Diurno Venezia

It’s Milan as you have never seen it before as we explore, Diurno Venezia, below the street with Forbidden Places… These..
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Italian Language Guide Review

Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to brush up your existing Italian skills there’s a course out there to suit..
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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…..