Insiders Rome: the Villa Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) was a patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. The Baroque legacy at his Villa is a wonder to behold… People are often surprised to learn that, at least as far as major European cities go, Rome actually has a very good green space to concrete ratio. It certainly doesn’t feel like that when you’re in Piazza Navona More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Homes in: Le Marche

This serenely beautiful region burst onto the foreign-buyer scene less than twenty years ago and swiftly became a favourite. It’s still one of the most coveted rural property spots in the country, says Fleur Kinson On More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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The Worried Warhorse of Fénis Castle

When St George slayed the dragon and rescued the princess, he acted with fearlessness – but his brave horse was never quite so sure that the fight would be won. High in the Alps, in the far northwest of Italy, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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48 hours in: Cervinia

For guaranteed snow in Italy, this is the place to come. Penny Wainwright samples the delights of the Matterhorn from the Italian side… Breuil-Cervinia, a ski resort in the Valle d’Aosta, is two hours by coach More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Gazetta Italia: the Royal Family

Italy has been a republic since the Second World War, yet interest in the British Royal Family shows no sign of waning. Tom Alberto Bull considers the nation’s obsession with the Windsors… La famiglia reale Il More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Norcia: back from the brink

Last autumn the town of Norcia in Umbria suffered a devastating blow after an earthquake hit. Hannah Frances went back to see how the town fought back. Autumn is a great time to see Norcia, says Hannah Frances. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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48 hours in: Ferrara

Ferrara was Europe’s first modern city, and plans laid here have been copied across the continent. Sara Scarpa visits the often overlooked city of the Este family… One evening earlier this year, I watched a More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Unmasking the comedians

The influence Carlo Goldoni had on Italian theatre is immeasurable, and his museum is not to be missed. The palazzo is hard to find. The land entrance is in an alley so narrow that you must consider the width of More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Past Italia: Brisighella

An unusual clock tower overlooks the land surrounding a small town in the province of Ravenna… What is now the Torre dell’Orologio of Brisighella was originally built in 1290 under the orders of the condottiero More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Gazetta Italia: rain dance

We endured another terrible summer in the UK, and they did in Italy too, but for quite the opposite reasons. Tom Alberto Bull on the drought and heat that affected the peninsula… Rain dance So another British More...