Exciting Italia! magazine update

Fiats Baglioni Rome by Amanda

Breaking news to share with all our readers! We’re delighted to announce that Italia! magazine will return to print publication with the October/November issue, on sale Thursday 3rd September (UK). More...

Fast Culture: Torna a Surriento

Vide ‘o mare, quant’è bello! Spira tantu sentimento… Look at the sea, how beautiful it is! It brings out many feelings. Image: Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples from Sorrento More...

Northern Lights: Cannaregio

Adrian Mourby uncovers the rich history of Cannaregio, the most northerly of Venice’s six districts Image: Bottega Tintoretto It’s a misty winter’s morning outside Tintoretto’s More...

Viewpoint: La Gioconda

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This Lego-style interpretation of La Gioconda appeared at the 2020 Grugliasco Fest – Mattoncini in Festa show held in Turin in January this year. You may remember that More...

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Top 5 Castles

We take a look at Italy’s Top 5 Castles. Image: iStock 1. Emperor Frederick II built the immaculately planned Castel del Monte near Bari in the 13th century. A masterpiece of More...

Winter in the Valle di Gran San Bernardo

Rachael Martin arrives in Aosta’s ‘cold valley’ just in time for carnival, as well as taking advantage of the snowy weather to explore the region Photos by Rachael Martin More...

Avoiding Bernini in Rome

The sculptor and architect created many of Rome’s most iconic sights – you can hardly take a selfie without him bombing you. Words by Joe Gartman, photos by Patricia Gartman La More...

Free tickets to A Place in the Sun Live

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We have teamed up with A Place in the Sun Live to offer you FREE tickets to their next show at Manchester Central on 6 – More...

Emilia-Romagna regional property guide

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Fleur Kinson explores which parts of the Emilia-Romagna region would make the perfect base for your perfect home More...

san bernardo carnival Winter in the Valle di Gran San Bernardo

Rachael Martin arrives in Aosta’s ‘cold valley’ just in time for carnival, as well as taking...

Isola Santa Cristina Private island paradise: Isola Santa Cristina

In the heart of the Venetian lagoon lies a private island that has long been a...

Hidden depths: the Venetian lagoon

Camilla Purdon discovers the secret world of the Venetian lagoon with a culinary cruise on board...

Hidden depths: the Venetian lagoon

Camilla Purdon discovers the secret world of the Venetian lagoon with a culinary cruise on board one of the More...

Don’t look now: Venice after dark

Even the most familiar places tend to look a little different as night falls… Sara Scarpa bravely steps into the shadows..

Italia! Guide – Venice 2019 on sale now

The brand-new edition of the Venice and Veneto Guide from the publishers of Italia! magazine is now available to order! A..

Viewpoint: dawn in Tuscany

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Dawn breaks over Tuscan countryside… mist-shrouded valleys gently yield views of their ripening vineyards More...

Past Italia! Pisa Cathedral

This fine example of Romanesque architecture is largely ignored, thanks to a mistake that occurred in its grounds… Photo by Getty..

Drink Italia! the best Tuscan red wines

From Chianti Classico to Rosso di Montalcino, we explore some well-priced Tuscan red wines from prestigious smaller producers that punch well..

To Arezzo for lunch

Arezzo Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy Rachael Martin took a road trip from Milan to Arezzo to discover the secrets of this Etruscan town and experience its..

Exploring Italy’s Past

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an..

10 Christmas highlights of Milan

For a Christmas break with a difference, join Rachael Martin as she heads to Milan and nearby Lake Como to soak..

The Mystery of Molise

Molise is the youngest of Italy’s 20 regions, and perhaps its least-known. Decidedly mountainous in the west (and quite hilly in the..

Drink Italia! sparkling wine

‘Tis the season to enjoy some quality Italian fizz. there’s more sparkling wine variety in Italy than you might expect, and..