Past Italia! Catacombs of San Gennaro

Catacombs of San Gennaro, Naples

In Naples, where history is told through layers of earth, an ancient tomb offers a window to the distant past… Deep beneath the streets of northern Naples, on the slopes leading up to Capodimonte, in the area officially known as Rione Sanità, but also sometimes called the ‘Valley of the Dead’, lie le Catacombe di San Gennaro, where the remains More...

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Susa, Piedmont
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: September 2018

Welcome to another gallery of glorious photos from Italy – all of them captured by Italia! readers for our monthly competition… This month’s winner:  “Strolling through the beautiful historic town of Susa, More...

Zingaro Nature Reserve, Sicily
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Zingaro National Park

Looking out into the Tyrrhenian Sea from Sicily’s Zingaro National Park… a view that has mesmerised mankind since time immemorial Sicily’s Riserva naturale dello Zingaro is a spectacular place. The park More...

Cremona cathedral italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: August 2018

It’s summertime and we’re dreaming of sunny days in Italy – our readers have captured some spectacular photos from across the peninsula… This month’s winner:  “A photo of Cremona Cathedral More...

Santa Maria del Monte, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Past Italia: Santa Maria del Monte

La Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte climbs to the church of St Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone, Sicily   The Church of Saint Mary of the Mount in Caltagirone dates back to the 12th-century; its staircase More...

Cacti Glasshouse Pallanca Exotic Garden Bordighera
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Giardini Esotici Pallanca

The cactus greenhouse at the Giardini Esotici Pallanca in Bordighera, where just some of the Garden’s 3,000 succulents are kept… Giacomo Pallanca left the olive oil trade in 1861 to work with the German botanist More...

Modica Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Italia! photos of the month: July 2018

We love seeing your photos and this month we’ve got some fantastic snapshots from all over the Italian peninsula – enjoy! This month’s winner:  “Modica 2013. Cathedral San Giorgio Cathedral with More...

The church of Saint Peter on the promontory if Porto Venere in Liguria, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Past Italia: La Chiesa di San Pietro

St Peter‘s (La Chiesa di San Pietro)  in Portovenere stands on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Poets Saint Peter’s at Portovenere is built on the site of a 5th-century church, and before that an earlier, More...

Bridge of Mary Magdalene near Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca), Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Viewpoint: Ponte della Maddalena

The Devil’s Bridge is one of Italy’s most beautiful, and most strange… The Ponte della Maddalena, otherwise known as the Ponte del Diavolo, straddles the Serchio river at Borgo a Mozzano, in Lucca, Tuscany. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Viewpoint: transhumance in Aosta

The transhumance of livestock in Italy is a tradition that dates back centuries, even millennia…   Transhumance, the act of moving livestock ‘across ground’ to new pastures, has been practised in Italy More...