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Living in Veneto

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Jewel-like cities, golden beaches, sleepy hills and dramatic mountains – this sophisticated northern region has it all. From elegant urban apartments to low-priced rustic retreats, More...

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The new issue of Italia! is out now (Apr/May 2022)

The new Italia! magazine Apr/May 2023 issue is out now! The latest issue of Italia! magazine (issue 202) is out now! This issue is full of inspiration for your next trip to More...

A-Z of Florence Landscape

The A-Z of Florence

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many interesting secrets… Florence has so much history and culture to offer. Here’s our A-Z of all things Florence. ARNO The More...

How to apply for Italian citizenship by descent

Get insights into the process of applying for Italian citizenship by descent, and the differences between applying at a consulate and applying in Italy. Applications for Italian More...

Discover The Bagolino Winter Carnival

We follow Marina Spironetti in her discovery of one of Italy’s most beautiful and lesser-known winter carnivals in the Alpine town of Bagolino… Images by Marina Spironetti Getting More...

Living in Veneto

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Jewel-like cities, golden beaches, sleepy hills and dramatic mountains – this sophisticated northern region has it all. More...

Take part in the renovation of ancient Italian villages

stone hut in salento, puglia. ITS Italy rennovation

ITS ITALY has now launched ITS LENDING, a new lending crowdfunding platform to preserve years’ worth of heritage More...

Portoferraio Elba Map © Google Portoferraio Travel Guide

Your guide to travelling in Portoferraio, Elba… What to see and do ACQUA DELL’ELBA Acqua dell’Elba,...

Portoferraio Harbour 48 hours in Portoferraio

Spending a weekend in Elba’s capital Portoferraio is the best introduction to the island, says Jane...

Rialto Bridge Venice San Polo Over the bridge to San Polo

Adrian Mourby takes us on another of his guided walks around Venice with a visit to...

Discover Venice and its lagoon


Its setting, history and architecture make Venice unique among the cities of the world! Elegance, romance, drama More...

What News on the Rialto?

With its iconic bridge and elegant architecture, the Rialto district of Venice is steeped in history. Joe Gartman tells the story..

Hidden depths: the Venetian lagoon

Camilla Purdon discovers the secret world of the Venetian lagoon with a culinary cruise on board one of the region’s last..

Tuscany Travel Guide

A travel guide to the Italian region of Tuscany… Santa Fiora, Grosseto Tuscany remains the most popular More...

Living in Tuscany

Dreamily perfect countryside and gem-like cities stuffed with art make Tuscany a perennial favourite for visitors and homebuyers in Italy. Properties..

Ciao Italia! – Travel Department’s favourite snippets of Italian history

Few countries in the world have such a variable, diverse and colourful history as Italy. Every time we visit, we learn..

Assisi travel guide

Assisi Find some of the best places to stay, visit or eat while staying around Assisi, with Jane Keightley’s guide to the..

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..
Takeaway Hawaiian Pizza

Speak Italia! The Domino’s effect

In this edition of our bilingual feature, Tom Alberto Bull reports on the rise and – in hindsight at least, inevitable..

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..