Ten reasons to visit Vigevano

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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 wait to go out and see the world, and the result was that for a while I totally ignored the delights of my own country. As an adult, More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 8th, 2021

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

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...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Top 5 Castles

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 More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 13th, 2020

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

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

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

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 Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Drive Italia: Alfa Romeo Montreal

More exclusive than a Jag E-Type or Porsche 911 at the time, the Alfa Romeo Montreal remains an enigma even today… Photo by Getty Images The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced at the Montreal Expo ’67 without More...

Italian dual citizenship
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

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...