Tuscan September: a trip to Maremma

Swimming pool Cala del Porto Tuscany Italy

With no children in tow, Jon Bickley and his wife headed off to southern Tuscany for a tranquil luxury break at Punta Ala in the beautiful Maremma area Photos by Baglioni Hotels unless otherwise stated The pool at Cala del Porto   September, and summer is officially over. Prices near enough halve, children disappear and the Italian tourist trade More...

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Puglia picnic with altamura bread
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Food for thought: a tasty tour of Puglia

Mark Nicholls follows the culinary contours of Puglia on a walking – and eating – tour around this unique region of southern Italy Words and photos by Mark Nicholls The darkened inner walls of the baker’s More...

Arezzo Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Past Italia: Arezzo Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donatus in Arezzo, Tuscany, boasts a long history and some eye-catching architecture Arezzo Cathedral (iStock) La Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Donato is the city cathedral of More...

Constantine Capitoline Museums Rome Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Capitoline Museums

If it’s ancient statues you want, this is the place to be, but don’t ignore the works on the piazza outside the museum either… Words & image by Jon Palmer Recognised as the world’s first public museum More...

Piazza della Liberta, Udine, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Friuli travel guide

The long-titled but little-visited region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia plenty to offer Italy fans who’ve seen many the country’s most famous sights and are seeking somewhere wonderful off the main tourist More...

Collio zone Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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10 reasons why you need to visit Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The region’s name is a mouthful, and it’s often omitted from tourist itineraries, but Christine Smallwood reveals why Friuli-Venezia Giulia should be the next stop on your Italian itinerary… Photos by Christine More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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A good read: 7 great Italian book fairs and festivals

For lovers of Italian language, literature and culture, Lorenza Bacino offers a round-up of some of the nation’s lesser-known book fairs and literary festivals 1. CaLibro Festival, Città di Castello “We More...

Venice Redentore Festival
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Light up the Sky: Il Redentore Festival

Despite its origins in a terrible period of Venetian history, Il Redentore is a spectacular celebration that takes place in the city each July Words by Sara Scarpa. Images by Iain Reid  Most years, on the afternoon More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Rome travel guide

If you’re seeking places to stay and eat during your Rome travels, read on for our top picks for accommodation and restaurants   Where to stay The lounge at Hotel A.Roma   A. Roma Hotel While Rome More...

Fiat 500 tour Rome
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Rome in a Fiat 500

Italy has given us many great cars, but there is one that is more iconic than any other. Mark Nicholls experienced a tour around Rome as a passenger in a classic Fiat 500… The streets emit a cacophony of toots More...