Lecce: Puglia’s Baroque Lady

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Amy McPherson takes a tour around the baroque city of Lecce in Puglia and discovers that there is a lot more to the ‘Florence of the South’ than meets the eye. It seems that I am eating all the time in Lecce, which I find makes it appropriate to use this simile: Lecce is like the pastry flakes of a sfogliatella. There isn’t one thing in the city More...

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By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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A tour of the Porticoes of Bologna with Tom Benjamin

Bologna’s historic porticoes, a pervading symbol of the city’s hospitality, have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. We join novelist and Bologna resident Tom Benjamin for a guided tour of his highlights. (1) More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
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Wellness in the mountains

Amy McPherson discovers the healing power of nature in the mountains and ancient forests of Trentino Image by Filippo Frizzera Images by Amy McPherson unless otherwise stated It has just rained. Soft, dense and More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
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The Grandeur of Venetian Palaces

The best way to see the wealth of sumptuous palaces in Venice is by water, says Sara Scarpa Images by Iain Reid  The Grand Canal, Venice’s main artery, is where the most illustrious Venetian noble families lived More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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Captivating Castelli

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Italian castles, so if you’re looking for a memorable day out or a place to stay that’s oozing with history, you’ll find the perfect destination here, says Jenny Oldaker. Photo More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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Finders, Keepers

Discover how the finest treasures of Pompeii found their way to Naples with Joe Gartman Images by Patricia Gartman Let’s say you’re a well-connected citizen of Pompeii back in about 80 BC (don’t worry, it’s More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
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Discover the Rolli Palaces of Genoa

The Palazzi dei Rolli are a living showcase for the wealth and power of certain 17th-century Genoese families The lavish Palaces of the Rolli were the ultimate display of familial affluence, influence and splendour More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
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5 foodie reasons to visit Naples!

Love delicious Italian food? Looking for your next adventure? Look no further and discover our five foodie reasons to visit the beautiful Naples! Image by Nik Owens on Unsplash 1. Pizza You can’t visit Naples More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
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Majella travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, visit or eat while staying around Majella with Val Nicastro’s guide to the highlights of the area… What to see and do Hike the spiritual trail The Majella National More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
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Italy at your fingertips

Dreaming of Italy? Rachael Martin looks at how you can bring the country closer to you with online experiences, from live-streamed art history and cookery classes, wine tastings and more. ©iStockGettyImages There’s More...