Beautiful Bay of Naples

Beautiful Corricella on Procida was used as a setting for Il Postino

In Italia 117. Hannah shares her restorative itinerary relaxing in the thermal waters and exotic gardens of Ischia, all within walking distance so you can leave the car at home and really get away from 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...

Property in Italy: Puglia


Warm, exotic and affordable, it’s no surprise that Puglia is a big hit with foreign buyers. For value property in unspoilt countryside by crystalline seas, Fleur Kinson highly 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 117 is on sale 10th July

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  Do you like to visit Italy in the summer months? The country is certainly looking its best under those blues skies, More...

Italia 116 is on sale 12th June 2014


Tuscany is a special region, as anyone who has ever visited there will tell you. There are more popular visitor More...

VeniceAboveView Venice, il Palazzo Ducale

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

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...

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  ..

Italian word for the week: Pesto

Pesto (n.m.) Pesto. The word pesto comes from the Italian ‘pestare’, meaning ‘to pound, or crush’, or indeed to ‘pestle’, and..
San Gregorio

Wine discovery of the month

Cutizzi Greco di Tufo 2012 From Campania Food and Wine Price £16.99 The San Gregorio Estate, who vinified this wine,..