Viewpoint: Cascate del Mulino

cascate del mulino

The Maremma’s Cascate del Mulino (Cascades of the Mill) are fed by hot spring waters that flow underground from the site of the Terme di Saturnia Spa… Photo by Getty Images  Just upstream from here, the Terme di Saturnia is as luxurious a spa resort as you could hope for, but the 37°C waters that […]

Italia! photos of the month: July 2019

Ragusa ibla

Feast your eyes on this glorious gallery of photos – showing off some of the very best sights from across the Italian peninsula! This month’s winner:  “Ragusa Ibla in the evening. My wife and I visited for a week at the beginning of October.” by Hugh Campbell, Newton Mearns More of our favourites this month… […]

Viewpoint: Calvary of Manduria

The Calvary of Manduria. Puglia. Italy.

In a small town in Puglia, at the edge of the Piazza San Francesco, stands the Calvary of Manduria in Puglia, the work of a 19th-century artist… Photo by Getty Images Calvary (also known as Golgotha) was the hill where Jesus Christ was crucified, and a calvary (calvario in Italian) is an artistic representation of […]

Italia! photos of the month: June 2019

venice carnival

This month we have a gallery of glorious photos from our readers, showcasing the very best scenes from up and down the Italian peninsula… This month’s winner:  “Wonderful Venice Carnival 2019, away from the crowds.” by Johannah Duckett, Southport More of our favourites this month… “Looking over the beautiful ‘Bay of Silence’ at Sestri Levante. We […]

Italia! photos of the month: May 2019

Venice, Italy

Check out this selection of gorgeous reader photos, guaranteed to make you want to pack your bags and board a plane to Italy right away! This month’s winner:  “While me and my mum were staying in Bellagio we took a boat across to Varenna and visited the beautiful gardens of the Villa Monastero.” by Melissa […]

Viewpoint: Carlo Colla & Sons

Marionettes in the warehouse of the Carlo Colla and Sons

A troupe of marionettes patiently await their curtain call in the warehouse of Carlo Colla & Sons before a show in Milan last year… Photo by Leonello Bertolucci/Getty Images In May this year, the Carlo Colla & Figli marionette company hosted a special show, La Poesia della Meccanica (The Poetry of Mechanics), in Milan to […]

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 […]

Viewpoint: Bosa old town

Bosa in Sardinia, Italy

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 we visited Bosa in our ‘Homes in Sardinia’ feature recently. This is the first coastal town of notable size […]

Italia! photos of the month: April 2019

Ostuni, Italy

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 main church in Ostuni. It was very busy that day in September.” by Mike Allton, Guilden Morden More of our favourites this month… […]

Italia! photos of the month: March 2019

Lake Moveno, Italy

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 somewhere quieter than Como or Garda. I found Lake Molveno, in the Dolomites, by taking a bird’s-eye view from […]