Top 5 Castles

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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 octagonal theme is intrinsic to its design. The Italian government bought the castle in the 19th century and began the process of its More...

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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...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Don’t look now: Venice after dark

Even the most familiar places tend to look a little different as night falls… Sara Scarpa bravely steps into the shadows in search of Venice’s spookiest legends. Photos by Iain Reid The maze of narrow alleys, More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Now That’s Amore: 3 Ways to Obtain Italian Dual Citizenship

If you’ve always longed to become a fully fledged Italian citizen, the team at Italian Dual Citizenship (IDC) explains how this dream could quite easily become a reality for many… If you’ve always wanted More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Drive Italia: Lamborghini Countach

Epic engine, scissor doors, limited visibility, and wider than a Range Rover – the Lamborghini Countach was the quintessential supercar! Photo by Martyn Lucy/Getty Images Breaking with the tradition of naming More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Miracle of Summer Snow

People gather outside the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore on Rome’s Esquiline Hill to witness a soap foam re-creation of the Miracle of Summer Snow… Photo by Getty Images Legend has it… that on the night More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Five best Italian piazzas

The piazza is at the heart of Italian life and each one boasts its own unique history and atmosphere – here we pay homage to a few of our favourites Photos by iStock 1 Dubbed by Napoleon “Europe’s finest More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Meet Paolo Arrigo

Christine Smallwood meets up with Paolo Arrigo and finds out about his deep-rooted connection with the soil Photos courtesy of Paolo Arrigo Paolo runs Seeds of Italy, the company that imports Franchi Seeds from More...