Drive Italia: The Vespa – Piaggio’s Wasp

Vespa in Italy

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 exclusively by motor scooter. At one point there were more than 100 different motorbike manufacturers in Italy. After the birth of the diminutive More...

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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...

Piazza di Spagna -Keats House - Landmark Trust
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy

If you’re seeking an extra-special experience from your next holiday, consider staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy – Jane Keightley explains what to expect… Photos by The Landmark Trust  Casa Guidi, More...

Trevi
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Back to Life in Umbria

We join Penny Wainwright to explore the tourist initiatives that are encouraging visitors back to Umbria, after the devastating earthquakes of 2016… Photos by Penny Wainwright and iStock Ponte delle Torri and More...

Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Three Highlights of Umbria

Penny Wainwright visits three Umbrian destinations – Spoleto, Trevi and Bevagna – to see how tourism initiatives are breathing life back into Italy’s heartland Photos by Penny Wainwright Following the earthquakes More...