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 and iStock Situated in Italy’s northwest, Liguria is the third smallest Italian region, after Molise and Valle d’Aosta. It borders France More...

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

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...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, July 26th, 2020

The Song of Dolomites

Sarah Rodrigues enjoys outdoor opera in the soaring Dolomites, where the dress code is hiking boots and walking gear. Hiking up a mountain is definitely not for everyone, but even the most reluctant of up-hillers More...

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

Fast Culture: The Stag on the Rooftop

Just outside Turin stands a pleasure place built for Victor Amadeus, Duke of Savoy, who commissioned it as a hunting lodge. Image: Facade of the Palazzina di Caccia by Patricial Gartman It all started with Humbert More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Southern Belle: The L’Andana Resort

Head to Tuscany’s beautiful south and relax in style at L’Andana Resort, an historic and welcoming Medici villa overlooking the tranquil Maremma landscape. Image © L’Andana Under expansive, ever-changing 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 Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

6 ways to make the most of a trip to Florence

María Castellarosa takes us on a tour of one of Northern Italy’s favourite cities with six top tips for the trip of a lifetime… Florence is known as the golden age city. What makes it my favorite is 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...

Isola Santa Cristina
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Private island paradise: Isola Santa Cristina

In the heart of the Venetian lagoon lies a private island that has long been a mystery, but after years of renovation Isola Santa Caterina is now an eco-friendly luxury retreat Photos courtesy of Isola Santa Caterina Isola More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Hidden depths: the Venetian lagoon

Camilla Purdon discovers the secret world of the Venetian lagoon with a culinary cruise on board one of the region’s last historic fishing vessels. Photos by Camilla Purdon unless otherwise stated Mauro’s More...