Viewpoint: Monte Cervino

Sunset over Monte Cervino, Italy

The sun catches the peak of Monte Cervino, aka the Matterhorn, as it sets over the Italian border with Switzerland in Val d’Aosta… Photo by Getty Images It is the region of Dolomites, at the eastern end of Italy’s northern border, that is most famous for the phenomenon of the enrosadira, the ‘pinkening’ of the mountains as the sun rises More...

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snow in Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Past Italia: Snowfall in Rome

It snowed in Rome last February, and in 2012, though historically it’s actually quite a rare event… Photo by Getty Images This photograph was taken on Monday 26th February 2018, after the ‘Beast from the More...

Florence, Italy, springtime
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: December 2018

We’ve got a gorgeous crop for this month’s Reader Photo Competition – which one is your favourite? This month’s winner:  “Doing what Italians do best – talking! Maiori, Salerno.” by Brian More...

Father Christmas, Venice, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Father Christmas in Venice!

Six rowers, all dressed as Father Christmas, cut a steady course across the Venetian lagoon on their mission to deliver presents to children… Photo by Getty In the far north of Italy, the bringer of gifts is More...

Florence, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: November 2018

It’s time for November’s gallery of spectacular photos of Italy… the perfect pics to inspire your next Italian adventure This month’s winner:  “Rose at the Duomo, Florence.” by Nick Board, More...

Piazza della Signoria, Florence
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Past Italia: Piazza della Signoria

Florence’s Piazza della Signoria is named after its palazzo, which is now also known as the Palazzo Vecchio Photo by Getty Images The Duomo may be the more famous Florence landmark, but the Piazza della Signoria More...

Path of the gods, Amalfi Coast
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Path of the Gods

The Amalfi Coast’s breathtaking ‘Path of the Gods’ stretches from the hilltop town of Bomerano to Nocelle, a frazione of Positano Photo by Getty Images The ‘Path of the Gods’ – Il Sentiero degli Dei More...

Walk of the Gods Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: October 2018

Brighten up your autumn with this selection of fantastic photos of Italy taken by Italia! readers for our monthly competition… This month’s winner:  “The Walk of the Gods along the Amalfi Coast looking towards More...

Italian steam train
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Past Italia: The Railways of Italy

The development of a national rail network in Italy coincided with the unification of the country The first railway line in Italy ran (and indeed still does) between Naples and Portici in what was then the Kingdom More...

Piazza del Popolo Todi, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Piazza del Popolo

The Piazza del Popolo in Todi is one of the best-preserved medieval squares in Italy and very much the focal point of this scenic Umbrian town… This photograph of Todi’s Piazza del Popolo was taken from the More...