Drive Italia: Fiat Bertone X1/9

Fiat Bertone

Say hello to this diminutive, mid-engined wedge from the 1970s with pop-up lights and targa roof… Photo by Nick Cornwell-Menzies In the 1970s, the choice for those wanting to dial into frugal two-seater sports car thrills was basically limited to mainstream MGs, some Triumphs, and just a small handful of other eclectic marques. FIAT then cleverly More...

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Piazza del Campidoglio with statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Past Italia: Marcus Aurelius on horseback

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands centre stage in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio… Photo by Getty Images One of the few stipulations that the Pope made when he commissioned Michelangelo to redesign More...

Statue of Ovid in Sulmona
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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A poet at the world’s edge

Ovid was born in Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, but was destined to die far from home. Joe Gartman tells his story… Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated Statue of Ovid in Sulmona. By Getty More...

Vespa in Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Drive Italia: The Vespa – Piaggio’s Wasp

Defining every retro Italian holiday snap in ultimate style – let us present the Vespa: trendy, practical and iconic… Photo by Amanda Robinson Before the FIAT 500 appeared on the scene, Italy got about almost More...

Lights in Turin Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Luci d’Artista in Turin

Every winter the streets of Turin come alight with sophisticated electric installations by renowned artists – Joe Gartman investigates… Photos by Patricia Gartman Thomas Edison started it all, of course. Not More...

Christmas Market Bolzano Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Five reasons to visit Italy at Christmas

From festive markets to presepe, Italy is especially magical in December – here are a few good excuses to book that flight! Photos by iStock & Getty Images 1. Where better to be at Christmas than in a festive More...

Lancia car, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Drive Italia: Lancia Fulvia coupé Tipo 818

Over-engineered, expensive and achingly pretty – Lancia always did things their way… Photo by Amanda Robinson The Lancia Fulvia Coupé Tipo 818 was a handsome, compact, two-door coupé introduced in 1965 and More...

Krampus festival in a snowy field just outside Castelrotto, South Tyrol, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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A Wild Christmas

Each December, the terrifying costumed figures of Krampus paint South Tyrol red with their extravaganza. Marina Spironetti attends a traditional parade of the monsters in Castelrotto Photos by Marina Spironetti Men More...

Fiat Cinquecento
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Drive Italia: Fiat 500 Cinquecento

It’s part 1 of our new series on Italian motors and our focus is tiny, iconic, cheap to run and chic… it’s the cheeky small city car everyone loves! Photo by Getty Images Think of those classic 1950s More...

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Exploring Italy’s Past

Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an extra dimension to any Italian holiday Photos by iStock   Piazza Duomo, More...