48 hours in Mantua

This is the city to which Romeo was banished, and it is also home to a palace entirely dedicated to love. Little wonder, then, that one English author considered it to be the world’s most romantic city, writes Jane Keightley Images by Jane Keightley unless otherwise stated ©iStock Getty images Aldous Huxley once called Mantua “the most romantic More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

Top 10 guide to Liguria

Rachael Martin is spoilt for choice as she picks out ten good reasons why Liguria is a favourite destination for all the family Images by Foto Archivio Agenzia In Liguria unless otherwise stated Home to the ancient More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

The Top 10 guide of what to see in Lomellina

Val Nicastro explores this quiet corner of Lombardy known as ‘the Little Loire’ for its picturesque castles in a rural landscape and its traditional village life – and its great local produce Images by Val More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 17th, 2022

Rimini travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, visit or eat while staying around Rimini with Abigail King’s guide to the highlights of the area… Images by Abigail King unless otherwise stated ©iStock What to see More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 17th, 2022

48 hours in Rimini

There’s so much more to Rimini than just its beaches – the city was founded by the Romans and boasts a full 2,000 years of history. And, of course, it was the place where it all began for Federico Fellini, writes More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Our top ten guide to off-peak Alto Adige

Rachael Martin visits Alto Adige and picks out ten highlights to embrace in the months between the ski seasons. Image by Andreas Mierswa Alto Adige is the northern part of Trentino-Alto Adige and is famous for its More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Discover Orto Botanico Padua

A glorious day of exploration among the flora of 3,500 species of plants awaits in this botanical oasis in Padua Established in 1545 as a medicinal plants teaching garden, and considered to be the origin of botanical More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Live like a film star on the shores of Lake Como

Discover Lake Como and you’ll see why Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, felt like a celebrity when exploring one of the most popular destinations in Italy with Travel Department. Before we start… Now More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 6th, 2021

Sicily? A holiday you can’t refuse

Are you tempted to visit Sicily? Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller and friend of Travel Department, shares her highlights of this wonderful part of Italy. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

Discover San Gimignano, Tuscany

Discover the historical centre of San Gimignano and how its downfall became its architectural saviour. Image © iStock Midway between Siena and Florence stand the towers of San Gimignano, no modern city skyline More...

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