Food for thought: a tasty tour of Puglia

Puglia picnic with altamura bread

Mark Nicholls follows the culinary contours of Puglia on a walking – and eating – tour around this unique region of southern Italy Words and photos by Mark Nicholls The darkened inner walls of the baker’s oven begin to glow as the fire takes hold. With a long-handled tool, the baker loads the creamy-coloured dough of the famed Altamura loaves More...

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Fiat 500 tour Rome
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Rome in a Fiat 500

Italy has given us many great cars, but there is one that is more iconic than any other. Mark Nicholls experienced a tour around Rome as a passenger in a classic Fiat 500… The streets emit a cacophony of toots More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, December 15th, 2017

Insider’s Rome: the Villa Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) was a patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. The Baroque legacy at his Villa is a wonder to behold… People are often surprised to learn that, at least as far as major European More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 27th, 2017

Verona and Garda: share the adventure

Traveleyes is a company that offers holidays for visually impaired people. Rachael Martin went with them to join a group of sighted and visually impaired tourists on a trip to Verona and Lake Garda. It’s a Sunday More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Rome’s best ice-cream parlours

Summer in Rome can be a sweltering affair, so here at Italia! we believe that ice cream is necessity. Lorenza Bacino and Michela Di Carlo seek out the best ice cream parlours in the city to ensure you enjoy the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Things to do – Italian Events in April

There are some important dates in Italy this month, with Easter Sunday falling on the 26th, Liberation Day on the 25th, Rome’s birthday on the 21st, as well as St George’s Day, St Mark’s Day, and not-to-be-missed More...

The Colosseum, Rome
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

For the first time you can explore the Colosseum at night

Say hello to the late-night tour at the Colosseum Following a major restoration, the Colosseum in Rome more polished than it’s been in 2,000 years and now visitors can be taken through the ancient arena More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A Grand Tour of Puglia

The expression ‘Grand Tour’ was coined by Richard Lassels, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest and travelling tutor, in his book The Voyage of Italy, Or a Compleat Journey Through Italy. Castel del Monte Lassels More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Top 5 Great Lakes

Italy is blessed with several spectacular lakes that are beloved worldwide. So many lovely destinations to choose from – which is the best? Italia! picks five favourites… Lake Maggiore Piedmont & Lombardy Peeking More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

On the wire – Italy’s highest and fastest zip wire

High in the mountains of Basilicata, the world’s highest and fastest zip wire gives fearless travellers the ride of their lives. Fleur Kinson straps on a helmet and prepares to launch… Forget lazing by the More...

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