Discover the Medici Gardens & Villas

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Now open for all, these impressive country villas and gardens were de rigueur for any self respecting Italian dynasty like the Florentine Medicis. ©iStock-GettyImages The wealth and influence of the Medici family arose from their ownership of the prosperous Medici bank, and they amassed an impressive portfolio of rural country palaces, clustered around More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Can you feel the heat?

Mary Novakovich visited Calabria and discovered the full extent of the locals’ passion for peperoncino in a region of Italy where the love of this fiery fruit reigns supreme. Images by Adam Batterbee unless otherwise More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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San Marco travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, eat and visit while staying around San Marco, Venice with Adrian Mourby’s guide to the highlights of the area… Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated What More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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The real San Marco

Adrian Mourby ventures deep into San Marco, Venice’s oldest sestiere, which is known the world over for its piazza and yet is otherwise relatively rarely explored. Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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Discover Venice and its lagoon

Its setting, history and architecture make Venice unique among the cities of the world! Elegance, romance, drama and mystery are abundant in this historic floating city and its lagoon… © Getty images Think More...

gavi travel guide
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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Gavi travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay and eat while staying around Gavi, Piedmont with Marina Spironetti’s guide to the highlights of the area… Images by Marina Spironetti unless otherwise stated. Where More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
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The top 10 reasons you should visit Gavi

We are all familiar with Gavi wine, but how much do we know about the region it comes from? Marina Spironetti reveals ten reasons why you should make ‘Gavishire’ your next destination… Images by Marina More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Marching Arches

In the far southeast of Rome is a park with a long and watery history, Joe Gartman writes… Images by Patricia Gartman  There is a place, not far from the old Via Appia, where you can step outside of Rome More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Liguria regional guide

Liguria is a beautiful region of Italy famous for its tantalising food, historical port and cliffside villages. Discover more about the amazing coastal region in our regional guide… Photos by Getty images More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Cinque Terre hotel Abbadia San Giorgio

Which do you prefer? The five-star touches of a boutique hotel or the warm, welcoming embrace of a family-run B&B? You don’t have to choose at Abbadia San Giorgio on the Ligurian coast, says Sally FitzGerald.   The More...