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How does a Roman Emperor create the ultimate symbol of power? By building an ‘ideal city’ that still stands to this day. Image © iStock Unenthused by existing villas yet keen to follow in the tradition of Roman emperors’ having a rural retreat, Emperor Hadrian constructed his vast residential complex at the foot of the Tiburtine Hills in Tivoli. More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 18th, 2021
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A guide to Naples fashion

Zoey Goto visited Naples on a dapper mini-break, after receiving a rare invitation to take a look behind the scenes at two of the world’s most exclusive and historic tailoring houses. Image © Boutique Rubinacci Until More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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The real San Marco

Adrian Mourby ventures deep into San Marco, Venice’s oldest sestiere, which is known the world over for its piazza and yet is otherwise relatively rarely explored. Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise More...

Villa D'este
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Discover Villa d’Este

The 16th-century Villa d’Este at Tivoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sits just outside Rome. The palace and gardens were created from a desire for status, yet a legacy that spans centuries has been left… © More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 25th, 2021
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Discover Aquileia’s mosaic floor

This once great Roman city fell to barbarians but, though much of Aquileia was razed, a freshly lain colourful mosaic floor was left perfectly intact… © iStock Getty images This 4th-century mosaic floor, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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Amalfi Amore

Adrian Mourby takes a road trip along the awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast from Sorrento to Salerno… Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated There was a seagull on our balcony, a very large one, enjoying More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Pilgrimage to Possagno

You could travel the world’s museums to see the works of Antonio Canova, or you could go to Possagno, Joe Gartman writes… Images by Patricia Gartman There’s an elegantly mirrored and frescoed room in More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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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 More...

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...