Five reasons to visit Italy’s lakes

Lake Como, Italy

Whether you favour the grandeur of the tourist favourites, or the peace of off-the beaten-track locations, there is a perfect lakeside destination for you Photos by iStock and Jane Keightley 1 Maggiore Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s beloved northern lakes. The Borromeo family has dominated three islands on the lake since the 16th and 17th centuries: More...

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Graffiti near San Francesco della Vigna, Venice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Castello travel guide

Adrian Mourby shares some of the best sights, accommodation and places to eat & drink in one of Venice’s least-visited districts Photos by Kate Tadman-Mourby What to see and do Querini Stampalia After More...

Londra Palace, Venice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Castello: the quiet sestiere

Adrian Mourby takes a walk around the tranquil backwaters of Venice as he explores the city’s fascinating Castello district… Photos by Kate Tadman-Mourby Londra Palace in the Castello district   It’s More...

Street market, Lecce, Puglia
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Salento travel guide

Sara Scarpa explores a few of Salento’s top things to see and do, plus great places to eat and accommodation to suit all budgets… Photos by Iain Reid What to see and do Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce The More...

Lecce, Puglia
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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48 hours in Salento

Sara Scarpa travels to Salento in Puglia and discovers a timeless land ‘beyond the sea’ Photos by Iain Reid  The inviting bay at Porto Cesareo   Puglia, the iconic and much loved ‘boot heel’ of Italy, More...

Tuscany garden
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Five of the best Tuscan gardens

Tony Bassett of Tuscan Secrets explores a few of his favourite green spaces in Tuscany… how many have you visited? Images by PG Media; Getty Images 1 Villa Reale, Lucca Once home to Napoleon’s sister More...

Train
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Making Tracks, Part 2: to Rome

Twenty years ago Rachael Martin arrived in Italy, exploring the country by rail and dreaming of rooms with a view. Twenty years, one Italian husband and two kids later, she still has the memories of those first More...

Franciacorta vineyards Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Fizz in Franciacorta

Sarah Rodrigues has a sparkling time on the southern shores of Lake Iseo, where they produce champagne-method wines to rival the best… Images by Sarah Rodrigues unless otherwise stated Franciacorta vineyards   “Why More...

Milan
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Milan Travel Guide

Join Amanda Robinson to discover some Milan’s very best sights and attractions, plus top places to eat and great accommodation to suit all budgets… Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated What More...

Galleria Milan Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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48 Hours in Milan

This is a city full of iconic must-sees, but there are also hidden gems and lesser-known spots just waiting to be discovered, says Amanda Robinson Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated The city’s More...