Italia! issue 122 on sale now!

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  We’re delighted to let you know the new issue of Italia! is now available to buy. The January 2015 issue invites you to spend some time catching some winter sun as we explore Cagliari and More...

Homes on the Lakes


OUR LIFE ON LAKE MAGGIORE Michael Bennington owns a two-bedroom apartment on Lake Maggiore, in a converted fin-de-siècle period villa. He and his wife Sarah make regular visits More...

For sale: Isola di Mal Ventre


A private island in the Mediterranean is for sale Isola di Mal Ventre is probably the only private island available for sale in the Mediterranean and lies just a few miles off More...

Holiday Rentals in Italy

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Looking for a special holiday rental property in Italy? Here are some contacts for special rentals   Bookings for you At Bookings For You, we have more than 250 villas More...



Spicy salami and sweet pepper stuffed focaccia Focaccia con salamino piccante e peperone ➤ Serves 8 ➤ Preparation 3 hours, for the dough ➤ Cooking 20 minutes For the focaccia 2 More...

Pasta quiche, by Mario Matassa

Pasta quiche Torta salata con i spaghetti ➤ Serves 4 ➤ Preparation 15 minutes ➤ Cooking 35 minutes 200g spaghetti olive oil 1 Italian sausage 1 courgette, finely diced 1 More...

Leg-over Lamb

Leg-over Lamb Cosciotto di agnello ➤ Serves 4-6 ➤ Preparation 15 minutes ➤ Cooking 6 hours 2kg leg of lamb 4 garlic cloves, each cut into 3 3 anchovies (optional), each More...

Italia! issue 121 is on sale now!

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  Join us with the new issue of Italia! as we celebrate Christmas, Italian style! If you’re stuck for gift ideas More...

Italia! issue 120 on sale now!

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The tenth anniversary issue of Italia! is on sale now! Do you dream of owning your own property in Italy? Well, More...

Peter Flatley Varenna, by Peter Flatley

“This photo was taken at Varenna on Lake Como on 23rd May. The Photo is taken...

palazzo mr Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

In 1659, the Medici family, now well and truly the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, sold their...

Sacca di Scardovari / Barche e casoni di pescatori Sacca di Scardovari

Some 20km around and up to 2km deep in places, the Sacca di Scardovari is one...

Venice, il Palazzo Ducale


Established in 1340 and built in Venetian Gothic style, The Doge’s Palace overlooks the tranquil lagoon and More...

Beyond a Venice holiday: The Villas of Veneto

Hannah Bellis goes beyond a Venice holiday and explores the Villas of the Veneto to choose her top 3 to visit..

Bag an off-season bargain: cheap Venice hotels with luxurious style

Best of 3 cheap Venice hotels – off season luxury at bargain prices Winter is the time to visit Venice to..

The Olive Harvest of Tuscany

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As she heads to Tuscany to learn about the traditional olive harvest, Rachel Beckwith uncovers the simple pleasures More...

Tuscany Review

Find your way around beautiful Tuscany with this extensive guide… TUSCANY by Rebecca Ford, Footprint, £13.99 (paperback) Tuscany has an embarrassment..

Hotel Highlights in Tuscany

This month we showcase the most stylish retreats in the popular region of Tuscany, starting with a traditional family run hotel..

Pictures of Italy: Bosa

iStock_000014452821Large205px For a Sardinian escape that defies convention, the Italian town of Bosa has iron-rich sands, costume-clad locals and more besides to..

Holiday in Italy: Sicily

220 Jane Keighley learns how best to enjoy the Italian island of Sicily in less than a week, from Palermo to the..
The top floor of Milan's Museo del Novecento, from where you have a wonderful view over the cathdral square. The museum houses Italian art of the 20th century, including works by De Chirico, Manzoni, Carrà and many others.

Hidden Milan by Marina Spironetti

Milan resident shares her Secret Milan addresses in Italia! issue 115, accompanied by these stunning photographs of her home city  ..
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Perché amo l’Italia?

Flavia Cresswell-Turner is overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity of the Italians   Il mio amore per l’Italia è cresciuto nel..

Drink Italia! Soave wines

SOAVE When the Soave zone was mapped out in 1927 it was a slim strip between Soave and Monteforte d’Alene. This..