Siena’s Palio: the thrill of the race

Siena Palio, Tuscany Siena

Having failed on previous occasions to see the actual races, Jane Keightley finally experiences all the pride and pageantry of Palio week in Siena… Photos by Jane Keightley This was far from the first time I had visited Siena, but never before had I actually been there to experience the Palio. On one occasion I had arrived in town the day after, More...

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The Trabocchi Coast on the Adriatic coast, Abruzzi Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Pescara travel guide

Little visited by British tourists, the province of Pescara in Abruzzo remains an area that’s not on the usual tourist trail, but it’s a part of Italy that’s well worth exploring, as Lorenza Bacino More...

Pescara Abruzzo from above
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Ten reasons to love Pescara

Lorenza Bacino takes a tour of this seaside town and the surrounding province, and discovers pretty villages, abbeys, churches, museums, and plenty of wonderful places to eat Photos by Lorenza Bacino unless otherwise More...

Almar Jesolo Resort Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Into the blue: Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa

Amanda Robinson travels to northeastern Italy to visit Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, a five-star hotel on the Lido di Jesolo that’s redefining the beach holiday for the 21st century Photos by Amanda Robinson More...

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Trevi Fountain

You can go and see the Trevi Fountain for free, it’s just there, but it will cost you money if you ever want to see it again… Words and image by Jon Palmer There are actually lots of things you can do for free More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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A taste of Catania

Sicily is famed for its beautiful scenery, temperate climate and diverse cultural influences. Francesca Unsworth visits the island’s second largest city to discover why it is every food-lover’s paradise                         Catania More...

Lake Massaciuccoli, Tuscany, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Tuscany travel guide for opera lovers

If you love opera, where better to hear it than in Tuscany? All summer long, you can enjoy beautiful music in lovely Tuscan locales. From great accommodation to top spots for food and drink, Adrian Mourby’s More...

Puccini festival Lucca, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Puccini: the sound of Tuscan music

Travel to Tuscany during the summer months and you can enjoy thrilling operatic performances in the region’s historic towns and villages. Adrian Mourby visits Lucca as it comes alive with the music of Giacomo More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Emilia-Romagna: cities of food

Alexander James brings us the low-down on the top spots for food and drink in Emilia-Romagna… one of the best regions for enjoying Italy’s finest specialities Modena Cathedral, Emilia-Romagna Italy by More...

Bologna. L'antica zona del Mercato di Mezzo (Mercato Vecchio, Quadrilatero). Vie Pescherie Vecchie. Negozio di salumeria e prodotti tipici enogastronomici.
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Emilia-Romagna: University of the Good Life

Think of Italy and its most well-known food exports, and a third of them come from one region: Emilia-Romagna. Alexander James finds out why this part of the country is such a gastronomic hot-spot… Photos by Bologna More...