Ten reasons to visit Brescia

Located between Milan and Lake Garda, Brescia is often overlooked by the more cursory travel journals. Valentina Nicastro gives us ten good reasons to visit the ‘Lioness of Italy’… Photos by Valentina Nicastro unless otherwise stated City views DISCOVER ITALIA! Beautiful Brescia is one of those unsung Italian cities that promises an unforgettable More...

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Exterior of the Arena Chapel in Padua
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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Discover the beauty and history of the Scrovegni Chapel

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer (Exodus 22:25) Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated Exterior of the Arena Chapel in Padua   FAST More...

Exploring Venice
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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Visiting Venice post lockdown

Venetian Sara Scarpa takes a look at the city’s cultural re-emergence after the long Covid-19 lockdown and considers what the future holds… Photos by Sara Scarpa unless otherwise stated Exploring Venice   Stopping More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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Ten reasons to visit Vigevano

Valentina Nicastro introduces us to the highlights of this città ideale of the Renaissance… Photos by Valentina Nicastro unless otherwise stated As a kid growing up in a small town in northern Italy, I couldn’t More...

Rod Dudley balcony
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Rod Dudley: insights into the famous sculptor’s studio and life

Internationally renowned sculptor Rod Dudley is Australian, but the heart of his art is in Besozzo on Lake Maggiore. Lifelong friend Rosalind Milani Gallieni pays him a visit… Photos by Rosalind Milani Gallieni More...

Medieval Borgo Castello
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Standing at the crossroads in Gorizia

Amy McPherson steps into Gorizia’s multilayered culture to discover a charming fusion city… Photos by Amy McPherson unless otherwise stated Piazza della victoria   Gorizia is one of those border cities More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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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 architectural achievement, the castle’s More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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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 of Fondaco dei Tedeschi with images by Patricia Gartman Sunset view over the Rialto More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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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 unless otherwise stated Horsetails More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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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 Fontana del Tritone in Piazza More...