Past Italia: La Villa Donn’Anna

Palazzo Donn'Anna, Italy

This historic but dilapidated residence sits on the Posillipo coast in Naples, west of the Mergellina harbour, some way beyond the Castel dell’Ovo… Photo by Getty Images The Villa Donn’Anna takes its name from Anna Carafa, the wife of a Spanish viceroy of Naples who inherited the property in 1630 and had it rebuilt to her tastes in the 1640s. More...

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Bosa in Sardinia, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Bosa old town

Bosa Marina is the area that is interesting international property buyers right now, but the coloured houses of the old town of Bosa have their charm too… Photo by Getty Images Regular readers will recall that More...

Ostuni, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: April 2019

We’ve got some beautiful photos in this month’s selection – read on to see Italy in all its glory, courtesy of these glorious snaps from Italia! readers This month’s winner:  “Taken outside the More...

Lake Moveno, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: March 2019

Enjoy this month’s gallery of beautiful Italy photos – and read on to find out how to enter our monthly photo competition… This month’s winner:  “We fancied a break by a lake in the mountains, but More...

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Viewpoint: The Bridge of Sighs

It may not command the location of the Rialto Bridge, but the Bridge of Sighs is arguably the greater achievement and perhaps Venice’s most beautiful bridge… Photo by Getty Images Steve Marriott crossed “over More...

Val D'Orcia, Tuscany
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: February 2019

Sit back and enjoy this gallery of glorious photos of Italy, all taken by Italia! readers – and read on to find out how to enter our monthly photo competition… This month’s winner:  “Val d’Orcia, Tuscany.” by Nick More...

PALLANZA, ITALY APRIL, 25, 2018 - Terraced gardens in the botanical garden of Villa Taranto in Pallanza, Verbania, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Botanical Gardens at Villa Taranto

The Botanical Gardens at Villa Taranto in Pallanzo on the shore of Lake Maggiore were established in the 1930s by a Scotsman called Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn… Photo by iStock/ Getty Images Captain Neil Boyd More...

Piazza del Campidoglio with statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Past Italia: Marcus Aurelius on horseback

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands centre stage in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio… Photo by Getty Images One of the few stipulations that the Pope made when he commissioned Michelangelo to redesign More...

Ortigia, Syracuse, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Italia! photos of the month: January 2019

We’re kicking off the new year with these spectacular shots from all over Italy – all taken by our talented readers… This month’s winner:  “Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily. 13 December. The Festa di Santa More...

Sunset over Monte Cervino, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Viewpoint: Monte Cervino

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 More...