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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… © iStock Getty images How does a newly declared governor of Tivoli ensure that an old monastic building befits his new political status? More...

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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...

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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...